Category Archives: autumn

Simple Preparations for Yom Kippur

Simple Preparations for Yom Kippur

I am passionate about renewing the festivals that are important to us so that we celebrate them in a way that is authentic to our unique family values and culture. I have noticed that there are many guides and articles about how Waldorf-inspired families celebrate Christian and/or Pagan festivals but very few about how others… read more

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Winter Storytelling : Stone Soup

Winter Storytelling : Stone Soup

The weather continues to bite and we continue to warm our bellies with soups, stews and casseroles. A favourite in Waldorf Kindergartens and in our home is “Stone Soup”. A simple and nourishing stew that when accompanied with the magical story below will have even the pickiest of eaters enjoying all of their vegetables! Read… read more

School Lunchbox Ideas

School Lunchbox Ideas

Almost two months into school and sometimes it’s hard to think of anymore lunchbox inspired recipes. I’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite lunchbox meals, snacks and treats. With three of the four children at school we use A LOT of lunch containers. I choose stainless steel and glass over plastic. The brands… read more

Simple Preparations for Hallows’ Eve

Simple Preparations for Hallows’ Eve

According to Pagan folklore, on October 31st (which lands midway between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice) the veil between this world and the spirit world is at its thinnest, allowing the dead to walk among us. In light of this tradition people would set the table for relatives who had passed and symbolically… read more

Simple Preparations for Michaelmas

Simple Preparations for Michaelmas

Michaelmas is celebrated on September 29th each year and marks the true beginning of Fall at the time of the Autumn Equinox. The story of St. Michael (sometimes helping the earthly, St. George) conquering the dragon of darkness with his sword forged from the stars, symbolizes triumph over the approaching darkness. On an even deeper level… read more

Setting the Intention to Get Outside

Setting the Intention to Get Outside

My children spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s a natural part of their daily rhythm. I’m lucky that we have a big backyard so I only need to open the door and they’re off. I on the other hand tend to linger indoors a little too often. There are always so many things to… read more