I used to hate going to the playground. I dreaded it to the point that I often avoided it altogether. To be fair, it wasn’t actually the being at the playground, but the leaving, that I dreaded so much. My kids never seemed to want to leave, no matter how much time we spent there. When I […]Continue Reading →
By DeAnna L’am
My daughter Ellah, and her friend Ella, both 9 years old, danced with abandon at the Goddess Crafts Faire this weekend. The belly dancers and musicians on stage were an inspiration: each elaborately dressed and decorated, these women were of all sizes and shapes: ample, curvy, skinny, and a stunning pregnant belly […]Continue Reading →
The Waldorf Journey
Waldorf education has grown enormously in the past few years, especially among families with young children. The internet, more specifically the blog world, has also grown and is bringing a picture of Waldorf education to families all over the world. Today many Moms have taken up blogging and blog about […]Continue Reading →
Reflections on Cultivating Maternal Confidence
I have a small doll, made in the Waldorf tradition, of a spiritual teacher named Ammachi. Amma is a living saint from India, the Divine Mother incarnate, my spiritual mother. The doll was given to me as a birthday gift by my sister-in-law long before the children were […]Continue Reading →
In difficult times such as these with environmental disaster of almost unprecedented scale and concern about friends and others in Japan at the forefront of our thoughts, it is not easy to feel the goodness in life. In an external crisis, our urge is often to listen and see the news and to share our […]Continue Reading →
By DeAnna L’am
Magic is the ability to change consciousness at will. As a mother of a nine-year-old girl, I am striving to teach her magic wherever possible.
The turning of the season is an excellent opportunity for using magic as a consciousness-shifting tool, and this past Spring Equinox was an exciting juncture for practicing […]Continue Reading →
The internet buzz is palpable around Liza Fox’s beautiful article Meaningful Work for Toddlers over at The Parenting Passageway.
Parents are loving the beautiful musing and practical list of chores to do with children and asking, okay how do I get my child to do […]Continue Reading →
The title of this piece may startle or surprise you. After all, few enjoy the limits and finality the word “no” implies. Could such a thing ever be considered a way to show favor toward someone, or to offer assistance, as the dictionary suggests a gift should be? In […]Continue Reading →
by Raelee Peirce
This morning my 5 year old’s eyes opened when I was standing by his bed. He smiled and crawled out of the covers, took my hand and said, “Mama,” in his little croaky morning voice, “I love you.” His arms wrapped around my neck; he wants nothing more […]Continue Reading →