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A Little Story for Saint Patrick's Day

A Little Story for Saint Patrick’s Day

Festivals and Saint's Days offer us the opportunity to mark the turning of the seasons and to connect with our children. I hope this little story for Saint Patrick's Day makes you smile. It's a fun one to tell! The ... Read More
Awesome Gifts & Toys for a Simple Childhood

Awesome Gifts & Toys for a Simple Childhood

What makes an awesome gift for a simple childhood? I say either experience gifts (like museum memberships or creative activities), or toys that encourage open-ended play. This gift guide can help: Awesome Gifts & Toys for a Simple Childhood. Whether ... Read More
Reassurance for Homeschoolers

Reassurance for Homeschoolers

My three children have all graduated now from high school and homeschooling. My husband and I are officially “empty nesters” after almost 30 years of parenting! And I will tell you that the adage “the days are long but the years are ... Read More
A Steiner Verse for an Uncertain World

A Steiner Verse for an Uncertain World

Waldorf education was created over 100 years ago by Rudolf Steiner in Germany. Steiner’s motivation? To bring about social and economic renewal after the devastation of WWI. Waldorf education was created for healing. Steiner also inspired initiatives in the fields ... Read More
Busting Homeschool Myths So You Can Take the First Step

Busting Homeschool Myths So You Can Take the First Step

The other day I was talking to a mom who shared, “I’m considering homeschooling next year.”  This isn’t the first time she’s considered this path for her family. The last time she thought about homeschooling her two kids, she did ... Read More
108 Simple Ways to Have Fun at Home This Summer

108 Simple Ways to Have Fun at Home This Summer

One summer when I was 8 years old, my friend Betsy and I organized an outdoor theater performance in our backyard. (Just one example of simple ways to have fun at home this summer.) Our play was called The Lemonade ... Read More
Read a Good Book in the Shade

Read a Good Book in the Shade

Summertime provides a great opportunity to read a good book in the shade. Sunny days, slower schedules, and a break from lessons can be a much needed in-breath for homeschooling families. Here are my top picks of summer reading for ... Read More
Sprinkle Some Smiles on Your Homeschooling Day

Sprinkle Some Smiles on Your Homeschooling Day

Need some inspiration to bring some sparkle back into your home and homeschooling? Sprinkle some smiles on your homeschooling day with these three games.😊 Sometimes the days seem so long, like we’re just going through the motions of homeschooling lessons, ... Read More
The Ultimate Guide to Wholesome Media Choices for Children

The Ultimate Guide to Wholesome Media Choices for Children

There’s such a wide spectrum of family values when it comes to screens and devices in our children’s lives. And we all want wholesome media choices for children. As you may know, I’m here to support you with Waldorf-inspired homeschooling ... Read More
When All Seems Lost in Homeschooling

When All Seems Lost in Homeschooling

One of the very best things you can do for yourself as a parent with children at home is to be prepared for those days when all seems lost in homeschooling.  Make a list today of simple ideas you can ... Read More