one: joy school.
people here in london keep asking me if i have registered my not-quite-three-month-old for nursery and primary schools. say what?! apparently it is a thing (for both prep schools and state schools!) to register a baby at preferred schools on the very day he/she is born ... so apparently we are way behind. it's crazy, and i'm not sure how it's all going to shake out for us (we definitely won't be living in our same neighborhood when it's time for moses to go to school, and we are not sure where exactly we will move!) ... but one thing i do know for sure is that i have a preschool plan - because i'm obsessed with JOY SCHOOL!
if you haven't heard of it - joy school is essentially a co-op preschool that a group of parents can do together. parents trade off hosting/teaching, and instructions for lessons/activities/stories/songs/games are provided online. the curriculum is built around joy - which leads to a love for learning, true character and kind confidence. there are nine units in joy school, and i just love them!
the joy of uniqueness
the joy of the body
the joy of sharing and service
the joy of goals
the joy of confidence
the joy of honesty and communication
the joy of creativity
the joy of the earth
the joy of wonder
joy school helps prepare children academically for kindergarten and beyond, but much more importantly, it prepares children socially, emotionally, creatively, even physically, for life. i just think it's so cool.
it's not too late to start doing joy school this school year! it's a fantastic way to be really involved in the very beginning of your child's schooling, to develop relationships with other parents and children, and to remind yourself to find joy like children do so easily. click the image above to learn more and register your preschooler in JOY SCHOOL!
two: the mom conference.
next week, a FREE ONLINE conference will feature presentations from twenty best-selling authors and parenting experts. you can tune in from wherever you are (and whenever is convenient for you within the three days!) and pick up loads of powerful, concrete tips and ideas, and lots of motivation and support. topics of the online interviews range from managing kids' screen time to preparing healthy family meals to strengthening marriage to helping kids avoid an entitlement attitude to developing a strong family budget.
i heard from several friends, who took part in the mom conference last year, that this event sincerely changed their life, in awesome ways. i am so excited to tune in as a new mom this year. the speakers are each unique and fabulous and i know i am going to learn so much.
you can register (FOR FREE!) today by clicking on the image above!
baby moses and i are having a happy day in london, and we hope you all are, wherever you are, too!