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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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