What a Time for Handwork & Crafts

With Groundhog day and Candlemas just behind us, what a time for handwork and crafts! What did you do to celebrate?  We always take the time to make beeswax candles. Not only is the winter season great for blocking out time for creativity, we also have Valentine's Day ahead.  So, whether you … [Read more...]

Talking Time & the Year with Your Kids

When I plan out my blocks for the year, I purposely set this Time block for January.  The New Year celebration seems to lend itself to this perfectly. We talk about the new year looking from the perspective of whole to parts.  We go into the Seasons.  Of course, we have been talking seasons for … [Read more...]

A New Month, A New Year: Rhythm & Verse

Happy 2017! It is a new year, which means a new chance to clean-up what is NOT working in our lives & embrace new ways that WILL support us. What are your goals with homeschooling for the year? Your rhythm has probably gone out the backdoor after the last month of holidays, right?  No … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice Inspiration

The Winter Solstice is nearly here, and while it means that the cold days of winter still lie ahead, it also means we turn towards the light.  This is such a lovely festival and hope you are excited for this year's solstice.  Do you have your activities planned? If you are still looking for some … [Read more...]

Simply Delicious Holidays

Well, here we are!  December has arrived.  And, surely with it a mixture of emotions. This time of year is a flurry of activity.  While we all have good intentions, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all we want to do. Remember to keep it simple. Think about what's MOST important for you … [Read more...]

Winter Festivals Prep

With the first days of November past, Winter Festival time begins! Michaelmas & Martinmas have slipped away.  While our winter celebrations may seem a little farther off it's a great time to get some easy prep done to be ready.  Though life seems to speed up this time of year, it also … [Read more...]

It’s Festival Season!

Festival Season Is Upon Us! With Martinmas just under 2 weeks away, I thought I would do a “Festival Season” post.  It feels like there are constant celebrations from now until Three Kings Day (January 6). We actually started our festival season with Michaelmas, (on Sept. 29) with the coming … [Read more...]

Creating a warm & nourishing homeschool

What can compare to a loving hug? Or a snuggle on the couch with your child? When it comes to homeschooling, an aspect you may not have thought of before is warmth. And not just the "wearing a sweater" warmth (though that is important!) I mean the content, warm feeling that resonates inside us … [Read more...]

Seasonal Homeschooling Tips

Let Nature Lead You October 8, 2016 by Waldorf Connection Blog Fall greetings! This time of year in North America is a brilliance of color.  The crisp autumn breezes blow in a longing for coming together and celebrating family. Homeschooling in nature can be a teachers dream and a … [Read more...]