From the Editors Desk :: January 2015

Hello January and Hello Twenty Fifteen!

a reminder of the inspiration for this site:

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” ~Rachel Carson




From the Editors Desk :: October 2014

Dear Readers,

October brings us more golden light, with golden leaves and ripe red apples and pumpkins. Halloween and dress up garner our attention and draw it in from the radiant colors of the autumn leaves.

Happy October!


From the Editor’s Desk :: September 2014

My Dear Readers,

September brings us back to school, the wonder of apple trees, apple picking, apple pies and warm apple sauce. The weather is turning and the harvest is ripe for picking and preserving.

Happy September!



From the Editor’s Desk

My Dear Readers,

I’m taking the summer off to fully savor summer.

The Wonder of Childhood will be back in September.

May your summer be full of wonder and may you find the spaciousness of time to savor it!



From the Editor’s Desk :: June 2014

Hello June!

June brings blossoms and graduation, and Midsummer’e Eve.

We have a delightful piece on that merry and mischievous topic from Christine Natale.

Happy June!



From the Editor’s Desk :: May 2014

Dear Readers,

Happy May!

This time, I’ll let the month of May speak for itself.

Happy May~ing!


From the Editor’s Desk :: April 2014

Dear Readers,

This month, I’ll let Robert Frost speak for the mood of April:

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”
– Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926 




From the Editor’s Desk :: March 2014

Dear Readers,

I hope the finds you warm and snug wherever you are.

Here in Northern New England, the month of March is said to “Come in like a lion”  and this year is no exception, the month of March has brought us the snow we’ve been waiting for, well, ahem, some of us have been waiting for. Others are looking forward to the Spring Equinox on the 21st and the warmer days that will come and loosen the soil in the earth to make way for the plants to shoot upwards to meet the warmth of the summer sun.

From the poet Emily Dickinson:

Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat—
You must have walked—
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

I got your letter, and the bird’s;
The maples never knew
That you were coming,—I declare,
How red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me—
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.

Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.

From the Editor’s Desk :: February 2014

Dear Readers,

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.”   –  Edith Sitwell

Winter is a time of comfort, to pile on layers, of snow, of wood on the fire, of clothing, of good company.  I hope this month finds you warm and cosy  and comforted by warmth of body and soul. Check out our nature table for some warmth and cheer here.

Lisa sig





From the Editor’s Desk :: January 2014


Happy New Year Dear Readers!


January, the first month of the year named for the two faced Roman god Janus, the god of beginnings and endings, of  transitions and thus of gates, passages and time. from Wikipedia

A new moon heralds in 2014 at the start of the month and comes back again at the end to welcome in February.

This winter has been a cold one for our readers in North America, to temper the cold, we bring you reflections on Warmth and Community.

Our hens have started, rather slowly, to lay eggs again and the length of day has become remarkable once again. A recent thaw of sorts has exposed some grassy spots and reminds of of what is to come. Author, poet and gardener Vita Sackville-West made this reflection on this time of year:

“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.” 

Happy January!

Lisa sig


46 Responses to Home

  1. Warm Greetings, Lisa!

    What a wonderful offering to our work!


  2. Lisa says:

    Warm Greetings to you Susan and thank you for your kind words of support.

  3. MARYANN KOHL says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful magazine. I’ll be following!
    MaryAnn Kohl
    art author and educator

  4. Sue Davidson says:

    Kudos to you Lisa! Love the magazine and a great mesh of important aspects of childhood! I’ll be following and let others know as well. Sue Davidson, 1st grade teacher

  5. Nicole says:

    I am so excited for you Lisa and for myself!!!! What a wonderful resource you are providing.

    Thank you, thank you.


  6. What a beautiful publication. Congratulations…we will look forward to reading your blogs, insights, advertising etc. Congratulations once again!!

    • Lisa says:

      Roseann, I just looked at your website/blog, what a lot of great information you have there! Megda Gerber’s work really helped me with young children. Thank you.

  7. This looks wonderful – I’m looking forward to reading it.

  8. Heather says:

    Oh, what a lovely, lovely place to linger, read and be inspired. Thank you for this incredible resource and for the thoughtful content. As a mother and a teacher, I will enjoy visiting often.

    With gratitude,

  9. Patricia says:

    What a wonderful accomplishment! I’m looking forward to reading each
    new edition. I’ll also let others know about your work.

  10. Pam Peters says:

    How do I subscribe?

    • Lisa says:

      Pam, I am working on setting up the sign up box so you can sign up to be notified by e-mail. No charge to sign up, though I am very open to sponsors and advertising!

  11. Am VERY excited for this! Thank you

  12. shawntanet Jara says:

    Oh, I am sooo excited about your magazine. Congratulations! Just wonderful!

  13. Hooray! Much needed. I will certainly be tuning back in often!

  14. Rachel C says:

    What perfect timing! I just joined the Yahoo group for Waldorf this week. I can’t wait for this!!

  15. kelly says:

    Dear Lisa
    What an incredible accomplishment. Wishing you all the very best with The Wonder of Childhood and thanking you for this fantastic resource. You really are so inspirational. Blessings to you.

  16. Lauren Elliott says:

    I cannot wait for tomorrow! Thank you so much for your warm encouragement to all of us at the start of our parenting journey.

  17. Tracie says:

    Oh I am very excited for this new resource! Much appreciation for your hard work!

  18. Aaiyn Foster says:

    Truly lovely,lovely. lovely ~ * It is beautiful ! Bravo ! What a wonderful gift at any age ~ * Thank you Lisa ! p.s. I support you to set this up for multilingual appreciation !

    • Lisa says:

      Aaiyn, thank you for your kind words. What a great idea to offer translation; I will look into that. Hiromi Niwa Douherty’s article, in this edition, in the parenting section, has a link to her article in Japanese.

  19. Lisa says:

    Thank you all for your kind words! Please come back often and share the link with your friends and colleagues. We are open to sponsors and advertising too!

  20. Genevieve says:

    The Wonder of Childhood looks fantastic! Thank you for putting together such a heartfelt magazine.

  21. Kat says:

    Well done Lisa! You have become my ‘go-to’ person for all things Waldorf/Steiner these days. The website is beautiful, full of inspiration and I look forward to becoming an avid reader of this site as I am of all of your others.

  22. Congratulations on the launch of a beautiful site, and much needed resource, Lisa! I just added a link to you from my blog, Moon Child.

  23. Wonderful idea, Lisa! Good luck with growing the magazine. :)

  24. laura says:

    YOU’RE AMAZING!!!! : )

  25. kim says:

    Lisa, I’m tickled all over by “the wonder of childhood”. You are one busy and generous gal. What an outpouring of love! ~Kim

  26. Janelle says:

    What a blessing you are to share your wisdom and love with us–by doing so, you are making the world a brighter place! I look forward to reading everything you write.

  27. Valarie says:

    I just discovered your magazine. What an absolutely incredible resource. I’ll happily being reading often. Be well and much success.

  28. Robin Watson says:

    Your Blog’s RSS feed does not work properly in my own browser (opera) how can i resolve it?

  29. Just wanted to give you a shout from the valley of the sun, great information. Much appreciated.

  30. Daniela Trifan-Garcia says:

    I discovered “The Wonder of Childhood” three days ago and I already have learned a lot and have been gently nudged back to my path which I had lost. Thank you for such a wonderful resource. Blessings on your work!

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