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How to Parent When You Are Sad

how to parent when you are sad

The particulars of my story Truth. Today I woke up with the desire to do nothing…. There was no conceivable reason for it. We celebrated a great Solstice [our first] yesterday. It did feel very biochemical, my sadness. I also had no desire to try and shake it. One of my promises to myself yesterday …

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Minimalism and Homeschooling

minimalism and homeschooling

What is minimalism? That is a question for everyone to answer for themselves. For me minimalism is being intentional with my time, energy and other resources and eliminating all the clutter. It is not this thing you do this one time – where you throw out everything you own and replace it with new items …

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What is Waldorf Education?

Waldorf Education is A philosophy of education started by Rudolph Steiner. Steiner lived in twentieth century Austria and believed that children should be educated through the “heart, hands, and head”. He argued that there was too much focus on children’s intellectual development and he was interested in educating the “whole” child. For Steiner this meant …

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Homeschooling | LANTERN FESTIVAL

The Lantern Song The sunlight fast is dwindling, My little lamp needs kindling, Its beam shines light in darkest night, Dear lantern guide me with your light. November is the beginning of festival season in Waldorf traditions. Actually that is not true, there are always festivals. St. Micheal starts the year off in late September. …

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October Homeschool Reflections

october homeschool reflections

October was our first full month of forest school. [Two days a week my little attends a forest school program for homeschoolers]. Homeschool October| Reflection: Homeschool Is For Us! It was glorious. My little marches into the forest, pack on, bounding out of the car. As I write this, he shouts “I love forest school” …

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Thanksgiving

thanksgiving 2020

This post is not really about Thanksgiving. At least I don’t think it is. It is about resolve, and feeling more comfortable with homeschooling. Today we had the most awesome day, or I should say, I had the most awesome day. We went to a forest with a Dam [which I have never been to], …

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Waldorf Homeschooling Curriculum

This is a summary of the Waldorf homeschooling curriculum offerings. I will keep adding to it to make it more detailed. However, at the moment it covers what is available in the North American sphere and my reflections based on studying the samples available and many facebook strings [this is a popular question]. I have …

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