A Small Grain of Hope for the New Year

A Small Grain of Hope

A beautiful poem full of hope for a new season. Because we need every small grain of hope we can get. For the New Year, 1981                             ... Read More
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Opening Address at the Steiner Cafe

On the eve of the Teacher’s Seminar in 1919, Rudolf Steiner delivered his “Opening Address” to those who would become teachers in the first Waldorf School. And right off, Steiner speaks of the necessity to make compromises. He explains that ... Read More
Making Candles for Candlemas

Making Candles for Candlemas

February 2nd is the halfway point. Here in the northern hemisphere, it's halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.  The rhythm of the seasons is a very real and natural phenomenon. One of the things I appreciate the ... Read More
Super Simple Menu Planning

Super Simple Menu Planning

I must admit that I've created many different systems for cataloging my recipe collection and for menu planning over the years. MANY! But a few years ago, I finally settled on a super simple system that saves me lots of ... Read More
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Meet Me at the Steiner Cafe

What would Rudolf Steiner say to us over tea at the European cafe where folks met almost 100 years ago to begin plans for the first Waldorf School? What would we want to ask him? Meet me at the Steiner ... Read More
Movement Games for Children

Movement Games for Children

Hand-on learning and Waldorf education are all about active learning. Movement games and activities get our bodies warmed up so that our minds are ready for the lessons. Everyone benefits from movement games for children. Clapping, bean bag games, rhythmic ... Read More
I Am the Decisive Element

I Am the Decisive Element

Wisdom from Goethe. Think about homeschooling as you read this quote to help you embrace how to be a more decisive parent. I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach ... Read More
Communication from Soul to Soul

Stories Communicate from Soul to Soul

"Communication must be from soul to soul," said Rudolf Steiner. And the medium? Stories! Stories that speak to our hearts, told in a way that "evokes a kind of silent thrilled awe." Read on for tips on storytelling in Waldorf education ... Read More
The Moment One Commits: Homeschooling Affirmations

The Moment One Commits: Homeschooling Affirmations

Why is it that as parents, we are so often second guessing ourselves? (What we need are homeschooling affirmations.) Why is it that as homeschoolers, we wonder if we have made the right decision, if we are doing enough, if ... Read More
One Small, Doable Change

One Small, Doable Change

My only New Year's Resolution is to focus on one thing at a time! One task, one activity, one day, one change. Enter the concept of one small, doable change. Lately, I've become painfully aware that my attempts at multitasking ... Read More