Montessori schools exist in Japan and this list is here to help you (hopefully) find one near you. It is worth saying that there is often a wide range when it comes to "authenticity" in Montessori education, as in how much the school follows the method illustrated by Maria Montessori herself. When searching for an [...]
How to become a Montessori teacher in Japan (and elsewhere)
I've recently begun studying to become a Montessori guide and I have had several people ask me how I am doing this in Japan. I thought I would write a bit about it based on some of the research I have done. This is only my research and my interpretation of the options available in [...]
5 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding in the First Four Months
My son is just over four months old now and exclusively breastfed. We've been through a lot in our breastfeeding journey, here are five things I've learned since we started: Breastfeeding will feel completely normal the moment your child is born. When I was pregnant I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel about breastfeeding. For [...]
Take a look inside Tokyo’s Aiiku Hospital!
When I first found out I was pregnant in Japan and going to be giving birth in Tokyo, it didn't take long for Aiiku Hospital to come up on my radar. For Tokyo moms wishing to give birth with an English speaking OB and at a hospital that guarantees access to an epidural, Aiiku is [...]
My Labor and Delivery Playlist!
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember but especially as I've gotten older and started to develop my own sense of what I like! I listen to music every time I do a workout, so I thought why not make a playlist to use during labor? I [...]
Packing My Hospital Bag in Japan // SUGGESTIONS VS REALITY
So it's official, with a little under 6 weeks to go...I am finally packing my hospital bag! So before I begin this post I just want to let you in on a little known secret about hospitals in Japan: you stay for a long time! I think the average length of stay in the US [...]
My Pregnancy At-Home Fitness Routine!
Maintaining your fitness during pregnancy can be a daunting task, especially when up against morning sickness, constant fatigue, and feeling like you are fighting an uphill battle with your growing baby bump! However, since I am planning an unmedicated vaginal delivery (fingers crossed!) I felt like I needed to be as physically prepared for the [...]
The First Trimester: Acne, FOMO, and Still No Baby Bump!
Hi everyone! It's taken me up until my third trimester to realize that I haven't really been keeping track of my pregnancy symptoms as I've experienced them. Since I am hoping to have more children in the future, I would like to have somewhat of a write-up so I can compare notes in my next [...]