La Tela di Carlotta
Hello friend!

We are not raising children, we are raising adults.

I want to show you an alternative way of raising kids, so that everyone's potential – parents’ and children’s – can shine. Because alone, I can’t change education, but together we can.

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The blog

I write mainly about Montessori, parenthood, and multilingualism. Here are some recent posts.

Mums, dads & kids
We don't know how to be parents, we learn it everyday as we go. This is my way of motherhood, the small victories and the bitter defeats, my inconvenient truths and the endless life lessons. And also all the baby products and toys we love the most.
Story of a burnout
Happy 6th birthday, Oliver!
My kid doesn't want to apologise
How to leave the playground without power struggles
This is life
Audiobooks of real-life stories for kids
Let's not project our insecurities onto our kids
Question authorities
Parents need to be constructively selfish
One more step towards self-acceptance
Montessori
One day a few years ago my husband came home and said, "Why don't we put a mattress on the floor in the baby room? It'd be much more natural". "Never" was my reply. That's how our Montessori journey started. Since then we've been living, breathing and applying the philosophy at home day in and day out, starting from ourselves. Because educating children starts from the parents.
Montessori VS "the real world"
Consent: workshop for kids
Montessori express: change the sentences into positive
Montessori express: everything is NOT fine
My baby cries desperately in the car (15 months)
Take care of the mother behind the woman
Montessori express: ask instead of correcting
Montessori express: describe instead of criticising
An example of how I practice empathy with my kids
How I show empathy to my children
Living sustainably
Living sustainably for me doesn’t only mean to have a more eco-friendly lifestyle. It means to make decisions that are sustainable for our planet, the people on it, but also for our life, our lifestyle, and our happiness. It means to take any daily chance to evolve and be happier, healthier, kinder, more responsible and more caring human beings—the only sustainable way for a meaningful future.
Face yoga is an act of self love
Why you should wear the same outfit twice on Instagram
The power of creating habits (and why you should do it, even if you then break them!)
Responsible eating is the diet of the future (Would you like to teach it to your kids?)
The power of NOT complaining: can you do it for a whole month?
Clean up your planet, please!
Infographic: 8 steps to switch to cloth nappies (a guide for reluctant parents)
A personal note on happiness
A personal note on social media
A change of life always widens your horizons
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I’ve prepared collections on various topics that I’ve written over the years. Perhaps you’ll find one that interests you.

Podcast

On my podcast, “Educare con calma”, I talk about various topics, from Montessori to sustainability. Only in Italian!

Apr 16, 2021 00:20:58
Sensi di colpa (parte 1): "Sto sbagliando tutto"
In questo episodio di Educare con calma parliamo di sensi di colpa, del perché se li provi non hanno motivo di esistere e di come dare quindi a questi sentimenti un'accezione positiva. —  Come appoggiare il podcast: Io non faccio pubblicità e non accetto sponsor, perché le pubblicità mi danno fastidio e non voglio sottoporvi a più pubblicità di quelle che già vi sommergono nella vita quotidiana. Se vi piace il mio podcast e volete aiutarmi a mantenerlo vivo, potete acquistare uno dei miei cor...
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Apr 10, 2021 00:43:02
Sostenibilità: accettiamo i nostri limiti personali / con Camilla Mendini (Carotilla)
In questo episodio di Educare con Calma parliamo di un argomento che mi sta molto a cuore: la sostenibilità. E questa volta ci concentriamo soprattutto sulla moda sostenibile con l'aiuto della mia ospite Camilla Mendini, conosciuta anche come Carotilla. Ho adorato chiacchierare con lei e spero che l'episodio piaccia anche a voi. 🌸 I canali di Camilla: Youtube Instagram Blog 🌸 Le domande che ho fatto a Camilla (gliene avrei fatte altre centinaia): 1:26 Qual è stata la tua scintilla che ti ha f...
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Apr 2, 2021 00:18:57
Storia di un burnout
In questo episodio di Educare con Calma vi racconto la mia esperienza con il burnout. Ne parlo questa settimana, perché ne sto superando uno, che per me non è stato il primo e credo non sarà l’ultimo. Vi spiego quali sono generalmente i miei campanelli d’allarme, che cosa provo durante il burnout e qual è la mia “routine” per prendermi cura di me stessa e superarlo. Vi parlo anche di quale sia il ruolo della mia famiglia (mio marito e i bambini) nel burnout. Per chi ascolta il podcast su Spot...
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Travel

We sold everything to travel the world for two years. We're currently in New Zealand.

Books

In 2020 I wrote 4 books for the Italian collection “Gioca and Impara con il metodo Montessori” curated by Grazia Honegger Fresco. The collection is a project by Il Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport.

We also implemented the workshops of the last 15 volumes of the collection with Oliver and Emily.

Instagram

I update Instagram almost every day to be "close" to my family far away.

Why La Tela di Carlotta?
I dreamed of the name La Tela di Carlotta. One morning I woke up and in my dreams I had created a blog named just like the American novel (Charlotte's Web). Many years and endless ups and downs later, this web of thoughts and stories is my work. It took me a long time to understand what kind of online presence I wanted and today I know: I'm transparent, I show real life, I don't advertise, I only recommend sustainable brands (and not only because they pay me) and I believe in the value of my blog and my courses—because if we don't believe in the value of our work, no one will believe in it for us.
Carlotta
Carlotta dreaming of La Tela
I know! I don't want it to be over yet either.