About Volcano Mama

Rachel ProfileHello!  I’m Rachel Peachey, a professional freelance writer, Montessori teacher, and mother.

Originally from Lancaster, PA, I’ve always been a curious and adventurous type.  I completed my university studies in International Development at the University of Guelph in Southern Ontario.  Then, after gallivanting around Central America, I found my way to Guatemala.  Here, I began teaching ESL and completed a degree as a Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher through NAMC.  I taught at a bilingual Montessori school for nearly 4 years in both the primary and lower elementary classrooms. A true fan of the method, I continue to learn more about Montessori as I parent and have begun some informal homeschooling with my kids. I live with my husband and three children, a boy, born in 2013, a girl born in 2015, and another boy, born in 2018, in a small town outside of Antigua, Guatemala.  I am enjoying the journey of parenting with all of its joys, challenges, struggles, and laughs.

If you’re looking for samples of my writing…

In addition to the blog on this website, I’ve developed a small list of some of my work. Feel free to contact me with any inquiries through the contact form below.

Montessori and Parenting:

Child-Directed Speech: How Much Will It Help Your Child Learn to Speak?

The Joys & Challenges of Raising Bilingual Kids

Donated Breast Milk: The Best Alternative to Breast Feeding

How to Cure Baby Neck Rash: Get Rid of It Fast!

Check out my published books on my Amazon author page. Or see them here: