We recently celebrated Juniper’s fourth year around the sun. It was a simple day, as usual I opted for no birthday party (although I know when she finally has one it will be extra magical for her) and instead we spent the day with family giving gifts, playing and cooking food together. Over the years… read more
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Wet felting is such a warming and tactile experience for little hands. These wet felted eggs look lovely on an Easter Nature Table and can be carefully stored away after the holiday to be rediscovered and loved each and every year. Make sure you download your FREE printable PDF with photos and instructions below. If… read more
This Flopsy Bunny is an adorable addition to the Easter Nature Table or a wonderful addition to Easter Baskets. Make sure you download your FREE printable PDF with photos, template and instructions below. If you already have a Whole Family Rhythms Spring Guide, slot this PDF into the Easter week section. Flopsy Easter Bunny Tutorial… read more
Easter like Christmas can be a challenging holiday to celebrate for those who want to create meaningful family traditions, but who are also not strictly or philosophically connected to the Christian religion in any way. Although my oldest child is ready for Biblical stories and their powerful moral and metaphorical interpretations, my other three children… read more
Like many celebrations today, Valentine’s Day has become increasingly focused on the consumeristic aspect of the holiday: presents, gifts, cards and sweets. But the one word that always come to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day is LOVE. Some other values that carry the Valentine spirit and that you might like to honour during… read more
If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Winter will not come again. Candlemas, Imbolc, or Brigid’s Day is celebrated February 2nd (the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox). It is a traditional Spring festival that marks the end of Winter and the return… read more
Today I would like to share with you a simple and beautiful story from the Whole Family Rhythms Winter Guide. I told this to the three girls last week and they quite loved its simplicity and watching the flickering flames of the candles. This is slightly more serious or literal than most other stories in… 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