A simple holiday ornament for ages 3 and up. Simply cut out two identical shapes with felt, thread a needle and blanket stitch pieces together making sure to leave a small opening to stuff with wool roving. read more
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Whole Family Rhythms Basic Saltdough Recipe 1 cup white flour 1/2 cup salt 1 cup water 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon cream of tartar Combine all ingredients in a pot on medium high on the stove and stir continuously until it becomes so thick you can’t stir anymore. Remove from heat, take it out and as… read more
Today I share a guest post from Kerry at the Mothering Arts. Nurturing the Four Lower Senses in Babies and Parents How can we support babies in the first year? This question has swirled around me for many years, and I’ve finally come to an answer that feels right: In ways that are unique as… read more
The first light of Advent is the light of stone–.
Stones that live in crystals, seashells, and bones.
The second light of Advent is the light of the plants–
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.
The third light of Advent is the light of beasts–
All await the birth, from the greatest and the least.
The fourth light of Advent is the light of humankind–
The light of love, hope and thought
To give and understand. ~ Rudolf Steiner read more
Making bird feeders is such a lovely way to express and model our love for the animal kingdom and also provides a strong transition from a focused inside activity (in breath moment) to an outside activity (out breath moment). Little hands love having the responsibility of spreading the lard or peanut butter onto the pinecones… read more
Winter Feels Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner Own Moon by Jane Yolen Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle Von Olf\ers The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren Ollie’s Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer Winter by Gerda Muller The Hat… read more
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
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