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Hello! My name is Marnie. I grew up in Maine, a wonderfully down to earth play to grow up, and over the past decade have meandered my way to the Pacific Northwest. I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a twin, a little sister, a writer and a runner. As you can see I am many things, which is what brings me to Carrots Are Orange, aka, my outlet to keep two feet planted firmly on the ground. What began as a virtual journal has swiftly evolved into a platform where I get to share what I learn through reading & research but mostly through my experiences as a parent and my Montessori journey. With a BA in Economics, a graduate degree in business and nearly a decade of professional experience in finance and investment management, a big passion lies in teaching kids how to be responsible with money. I am currently pursuing Montessori certification in early childhood.

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My goal is to be resourceful and accessible to YOU. I also want to make you laugh. I suspect that I will learn a lot through this process. I hope you do too. I hope my sharing with you will enrich your life somehow, someday.

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Thanks for stopping by…I hope that I can inspire you.


  1. Celeste Casello says

    Marnie! You are such an over-achiever. I really enjoyed your blog and am so glad you sent the link. Thanks for sharing of yourself and your ideas.

    Kudos to you to embracing motherhood with such gusto! I missed not seeing you guys at the last PEPs group. Hope you’re all doing well.

  2. rodney says


    love the blog! any chance we can chat a bit about how you customized your wordpress? i am having issues with mine.

    hope all is well with you guys and jack.


  3. mrcray21 says

    definitely. i will email you so we can set up a time to chat. hope cate is feeling well these days! cheers, marnie

  4. says

    hey marnie! it's philip andelman. just wanted to congratulate you on the blog, it looks incredible, makes me want to eat lots of baby food. anyways, good to see you at the reunion, sorry for writing on the comment page but i didn't know how to email you. hope all is well!

  5. brooke williams says

    You have a great blog!


    I have a blog as well, but I’m only able to update it when
    big events occur so I can remember them later in my daughter’s life. J


    I am a freelance writer and I was wondering if you’d be
    interested in a writing opportunity I have for moms.


    Email me for details: djforjesus@hotmail.com

  6. says

    Hi Marnie,

    I noticed you were a contributor to the kid friendly blogs on Pinterest. I found your blog through that link. I write a kid friendly blog you might enjoy.


    I’m a kindergarten teacher, mom, wife, blogger, and homemaker. You can find all three of my blogs at http://www.homeiswheremystorybegins.com.

    I live in the Seattle area too!


  7. says

    Marnie – this is an excellent idea and I’m sure it will be a great resource to people. Great work! As a new uncle I hope to pick up some tips!


  8. says

    I’m really glad I found your blog. I have some things in common with you (I am studying to be a CPA, have a toddler, and I live in Bremerton, but just moved here from Seattle) and feel that I can take a lot from it. Maybe I’ll see you around!
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  9. says

    Beautiful picture Marnie! I love that you didn’t come from a typical ‘teacher’ background but rather you evolved into a teacher-mom with such fantastic ideas! You have a fantastic blog; keep up the great work!
    Mackenzie :)

  10. Prema says

    Hi Marnie, I just came across your website and love it. I am a big proponent of Montessori but haven’t doen a great job of incorporating it at home :( and no Montessori school nearby to me. I wanted to get your advise on a few things (i) I have twin boys who will turn 3 in Oct. Is it too late to incorporate Montessori? (ii) I am also in the corporate worls and would like to take up Montessori certification (haven’t decided AMI or some part time version). Did you quit your job to pursue the certification?. Again is is ‘too late’ for me to attempt it?
    Thank you for your effort to share your experience with all other. Truly appreicate it.

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