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Simple Preparations for Ramadan

Simple Preparations for Ramadan

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

Simple Preparations for Passover

Simple Preparations for Passover

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

Christmas Saltdough Recipe

Christmas Saltdough Recipe

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

Simple Preparations for Advent

Simple Preparations for Advent

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

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