Haydee Montemayor

Author: Haydee Montemayor

The Most Important Lesson You Can Learn From A Millionaire Artist by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure www.loveandtreasure.com

The Most Important Lesson You Can Learn From A Millionaire Artist

As a creative and a writer, I recognize the immense importance that creativity plays in our early years and throughout our life.

 

But, if we stop to really ask ourselves how comfortable we are with creativity, most of us would agree that creativity is an uncomfortable process.

 

We think that in order to engage in creative tasks, we must prune our insecurities and deliver just the fruit.

 

But, it’s an oxymoron to think like that because:

 

“Creativity and insecurity go hand in hand.”

 

Don’t believe me?

 

Just think about it for just a second.

 

If I were to wave my magic wand (or A magic wand… I don’t have one, but it would be nice)… and grant you the ability to do the creative task that appeals to you THE MOST.

 

What creative task would you want to do?

  • Writing a book?
  • Writing a blog?
  • Watercoloring?
  • Cupcake decorating?
  • Sewing?
  • Card making?
  • Jewelry making?
  • Oh I know… singing?
  • Dancing?
  • All of the above?

 

It really doesn’t matter if the creative task that you’d like to do is in the list or if I failed to include it.

 

The following question is much more important:

 

WHAT is keeping you from engaging in this art?

Think about it for a moment. Listen to your internal dialogue and then tell me what your “inner you” told your “outer you.”

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10 Reasons You'll Love Mother Goose Time 4.14.17 by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog www.loveandtreasure.com

12 Reasons Why You’ll Love Mother Goose Time

In a world filled with too much information and too many products, it’s difficult to choose. So, what do we do? We read reviews, such as those on Amazon and we ask for recommendations from people who are in a similar situation as us.  So if you’re wondering what preschool curriculum you should choose, here are 10 reasons why you’ll love Mother Goose Time.

 

12 Reasons Why You’ll Love Mother Goose Time

 

Reason #1: You Get To Make Your Child A Priority

We have way too many things to fill our day with.

 

It doesn’t matter if you stretch your days horizontally and wake up earlier and go to bed later… you’ll always have more to do.

 

It also doesn’t matter if you stretch your days vertically and work every weekend and weekday, you still probably won’t have enough time to do all that you want to do.

 

So, I have a tip for you that I often have to remind myself of:

"Instead of thinking of the million different reasons why you can't spend more time with your child, make it your #1 daily goal to actually spend time with your child." - Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog www.loveandtreasure.com

“Instead of thinking of the million different reasons why you can’t spend more time with your child, make it your #1 daily goal to actually spend time with your child.” – Haydee Montemayor

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10 Reasons Your Kids Will Love Mother Goose Time Lessons 4.7.17 by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure Blog that you can find at www.loveandtreasure.com

10 Reasons Your Kids Will Love Mother Goose Time Lessons

When was the last time your child told you that they couldn’t wait to start a lesson?

 

When was the last time they followed you around the house to let you know that they wanted to do a learning activity with you?

 

If your answer is “never”… then let me tell you that Mother Goose Time Curriculum is a resource that your children will love.

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Mother Goose Time Makes The Stars Align by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure Blog you can find at www.loveandtreasure.com

Mother Goose Time Makes The Stars Align

You know how people say that life is easier when the stars align?

 

 

Well, the Mother Goose Time Curriculum aligns the learning stars. And it makes learning easier

 

It helps:

  • Children have a more wholistic view about the world through their multi-disciplinary lessons
  • You teach, plus your children learn, about patterns, which will turboboost their learning.

 

 

Bringing Learning To Life Through Multi-Disciplinary Experiences 

Some of the best experiences we can have are multi-sensory. And some of the best lessons we can be part of are multidisciplinary.

 

Multidisciplinary lessons are lessons that are from different disciplines, which are better known as subjects such as reading, writing, math, spelling and so on.

 

The neat thing about having a curriculum that combines many disciplines, is that you can customize the curriculum this curriculum not only based on your child’s needs but on your memories and experiences as a family.

 

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Holidays Bring Learning To Life by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog found at www.loveandtreasure.com

Holidays Bring Learning To Life

Do you remember how slowly one year seemed go by when YOU were a kid?

 

You savored every season. You were barely done celebrating one holiday when you wanted to celebrate the other.

 

And it wasn’t just those holidays that had a long vacation attached to them that you enjoyed. You enjoyed pretty much all of them, because they gave you the opportunity to celebrate in community.

 

 

Holidays At Home

One of the best things about teaching your children at home is that you help your kids foster a love for learning, and a love for holiday celebrations.

 

Introducing holidays to your kids for the first time is even more special because they’ll always remember (knock on wood) when you introduced them to this holiday. But even if they don’t remember everything you taught them, when they go to traditional school, they will already have a notion about what that holiday is.

 

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7 Factors To Consider Before Sending Your Kids to Traditional Preschool by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog www.loveandtreasure.com

7 Factors To Consider Before Sending Your Kids to Traditional Preschool

While everybody’s situation is different, here are 7 factors to consider before sending your kids to traditional preschool (if you have the opportunity to either send your children to preschool or not send them):

  • The cons of sending your kids to preschool
  • The pros of homeschooling your preschooler
  • Your kid’s desires and the impact consideration (or lack of consideration) of those desires will have on the relationship between you and your child
  • The importance of truly valuing the process of education
  • How to handle peer pressure
  • Listening to your heart and intuition
  • A happy solution for addressing early education

 

Top 5 Cons of Sending Your Kids To Traditional Preschool

As convenient as sending your kids to preschool may seem…. it is important that you fully think-through the ramifications of what sending your kids to preschool can mean for your family.

Let’s start off with the tiny things and work our way up.

  1. Propensity To Get Sick

    • Your kids will be exposed to more germs year-round and this will increase their propensity of getting sick. And getting their siblings sick. And getting you sick. (Bet you hadn’t thought of this possibility thoroughly, had you?)
    • Yes, this germ exposure will strengthen their immune systems, hopefully, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they’ll get sick.
  2. You Will Start To Chauffeur Your Child Around A Year Sooner*

    • (* Or more, depending on what age your kids are when you send them to preschool).
    • This might not seem like a big deal, but it’ll have repercussions on your night routine, sleep (or lack of it), morning routine, time, stress, gas, pocketbook, vacations and end-of-the-school-day arrangements.
  3. They Will Pick Up Bad Habits

    • Umm, how can we put this lightly? The more people your kids encounter, the more ideas they’ll get (whether they’re positive or negative). And no, our kids aren’t saints, but as parents we try our best to minimize their exposure to certain things in life, language, topics, bad habits, ways of being. And when they’re not under our supervision, what they get exposed to is not something that we can control.  And that will be tough on you. But more than ever, character development is important.
  4. You Will Surrender Teaching, Educating And Your Overall Time With Your Children To Someone Else During This Impressionable Age AND Your Authority, Whether You Like It Or Not, May Be Diminished

    • You will no longer be the only one your kids want to please. Take that in for just a second. Yep, someone else can be above you in their totem pole of “the important people in their life” and that will hurt your heart, your soul, and let’s face it, your ego. You will probably start hearing things like, “my teacher says that __.” or “That’s not the way my teacher Ms./Mr. (blank) taught me.” And while yes, there are other adults who can show your child about school subjects, life, and manners… sharing your child’s love, appreciation and admiration with other people may be difficult. Plus, knowing kids, what other people teach them can be used to challenge you.
  5. You Will Miss Your Child When They’re Away

  • And once you let them go to school… it’ll be a constant letting go. That time that you decide that you want them to spend in preschool will be time that you will never, EVER get back. (Don’t you just get teary-eyed thinking about it?)

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31 Questions To Help You Choose The Best Preschool Setting For Your Child by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog that you can find at www.loveandtreasure.com

31 Questions To Help You Choose The Best Preschool Setting For Your Child

One of the most important decisions you have to make in your child’s early life is deciding whether or not you will send them to preschool.

As parents, our ultimate desire is to do what’s best for our kids.

However, what we want to do and what we end up doing can sometimes end up being two very different things.

The reason why this happens is that in our busy-ness, we hardly ever take the time to ask ourselves the tough questions that we need in order to gain the clarity we seek, much less answer them.

 

So, if you have a child approaching preschool age or is already a preschooler, let’s take the time to analyze some questions to start thinking whether preschool is right for them.

 

You will explore questions about

  • The logistics of sending your kids to preschool
  • The potential Pros of sending your kids to preschool
  • The potential Cons of sending your kids to preschool
  • The alternative you should start considering

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What Makes The Mother Goose Time Curriculum Special? by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog at www.loveandtreasure.com

What Makes The Mother Goose Time Curriculum Special?

  • One of the things that I value the most is education.
  • One of my favorite values is intelligence.
  • One of the activities I most cherish is spending time with my kids and teaching them.

 

So, when the opportunity came up to receive the Mother Goose Time curriculum for free in exchange for sharing my experience with this curriculum, I accepted.

 

What Is The Mother Goose Curriculum?

The Mother Goose Curriculum is a curriculum for 2 1/2 to 5 year olds.

 

It is created for mothers to teach their children but it is so comprehensive enough that it is also used by many day care centers and pre-schools.

 

What Do I Love Most About Mother Goose Time?

What I love most about this company is precisely the vision they used to design this curriculum which is for parents to have the opportunity to have “more time to observe, know and be with your children.”

 

Isn’t that great?! I almost want to give a standing ovation to THAT!

 

What’s not to love about seeing your children bloom right before your eyes?

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15 Ways To Preserve Your Loved Ones' Digital Photos by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure blog at www.loveandtreasure.com

15 Ways To Preserve Your Loved Ones’ Digital Photos

One of my greatest frustrations in life is technology. It so happens to be one of my greatest loves. I love, love, LOVE it. So much so, that when my husband suggested that I stopped using it (since he has the inside scoop on how many issues I have with it), I thought he was out of his mind. ?

 

So you won’t believe what I’m gonna share with you today! Actually you do, since you read the title. I may very well be the last person that should be giving anybody advice on technology… BUT since I know how very awful it feels when technology fails you, I can’t help but share with you what I’ve learned in the process of losing some treasures… precisely to technology.

 

Of all the things you can lose when technology fails, losing digital photos is probably the worst. There’s no way to recreate the sane exact moment more than once…so when a snapshot of any given moment in your life is gone, it’s GONE.

 

So let’s focus on how to preserve the photos that you have stored digitally (although many of these tips also help you protect other documents you cherish).

 

1) Remember That No Computer and No Device Is Eternal

  • No matter how much you spent on your computer, cell phone or external hard disk… or how many 5 star reviews it had…. the question is not IF the device will fail you. The question is WHEN.
  • I know this sounds dire. Awful. Even cruel for me to tell you this.
    • But I’m the person that had to spend several hundred dollars to fix a failed INTERNAL hard drive on my laptop that SUPPOSEDLY was backing up to a super well-rated external hard disk… only to later find out that the EXTERNAL hard disk had broken down, too. So imagine that! Not one, but TWO hard disks broken at the same time. Sigh.
    • When this happens to you…which I hope it doesn’t (although it will), what you learn is not to trust technology. Which is SUCH a shame because technology is so cool and it allows you to do so much. Unfortunately, keeping your files forever is not one of them.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed If Nobody In Your Life Truly Listens To You

Five Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Ashamed IF Nobody In Your Life Truly Listens to You by Haydee Montemayor from Love and Treasure www.loveandtreasure.com

Do you have someone who really listens to you?

 

Like really?

 

If you’re less than lucky, you’re searching in your mind and trying to think of that one person who is a good listener, who you can tell absolutely everything to and still know they will be by your side no matter what.

 

If you were able to think of someone, that friend is more than a friend. That person is a TRUE treasure. And if the person you thought of is a family member, he/she is a double treasure, given the dismantled state of most of our families.

 

But if you’re mentally scratching your head, shaking it and have a semi-frown on your face because you can’t think of anybody who really listens to you, you’re not alone and I want to honor you.

 

I don’t want to give you tips on how to fix this.

 

Let me repeat, I want to honor you.

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