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In February of 2010, I came across this article posted on the SurLaLune blog and felt compelled to respond with a balancing point of view.

The original article, Is It Possible To Avoid The Princess Phase? by Shelley White was posted on the Parent Dish blog and can be found here:

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The Three Vain Princesses

On July 1, 2011 By

Please note ~ This is a companion piece to Who Are You Calling A Princess?

Once upon a time, there was a King who had three daughters. All three of the daughters were very pretty but each one wished to be the most beautiful of all. No matter how […]

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American society has come a long way in a relatively short time, just the past half century really, toward breaking down many of the destructive social stereotypes that have curtailed individual freedom for centuries. Many hard and even fatal battles have been fought to free society from racial and sexual prejudice and stereotype. At a […]

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Before we get started – Please Note!

This article is intended to help parents, teachers and caregivers understand the deeper meanings imbedded in a particular fairy tale. The way this article is written and even the format in which the story is being presented is not suitable to share with […]

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Materials needed:

Jars to hold the paint
Painting Boards
Paint Brushes
Paint
Water Jars
Paper
Sponge or Cloth
Painting Smock or Apron

The Details ~ Jars to hold the paint~

Little, little baby juice jars to hold the paint

~Painting Boards~

These […]

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By Renee Gaul

I am sometimes asked what we do for kindergarten, what curriculum we use, etc…

I have been intending for a while now to write a post sharing some of our favorite Waldorf books and resources. And since my youngest child will be turning 7 in just a couple […]

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How to Make a Coloring Pad

On June 1, 2011 By

Wednesday is Our Coloring Day

When you consider Mercury what comes to mind? Liquid? Gas? Colors? Temperature? Hermes was the messenger god, consider him. Transformation? Carry the question through your day and see what arises. Moms, do you color? When was the last time you sat down for fifteen minutes and focused on your drawing? […]

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Ready to paint? Set up here.

For each person, set out:
(You might like to do this the night before or have it set up in another room, if you have a group of children)

Little paint jars, one for each color Painting board Painting brush Water color paint Pint […]

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For those of you who are new to homeschooling, congratulations! You are embarking on a grand adventure which will bring growth to you and your entire family. Homeschooling is exciting and liberating in so many ways, the parent sets the tone, creates the environment, organizes the calender, chooses the […]

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What Are Fairies?

On May 18, 2011 By

Welcome back to The Wonder of Childhood. In the April issue, I promised that I would do a bit of  analysis on a fairy tale each month. But before we begin this, let’s explore the whole arena of “elementals” or what are commonly referred to as fairies. Are they real or “just a fantasy for […]

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