Waldorf Handbook Giveaway!

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Congrats to Erin Fischer Bullard!

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Here’s what everyone is saying about The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook:

“When we began our Waldorf homeschooling journey a few years ago, there was so much information out there. I thought that if we had a few curriculums to choose from, it would give me a great source of information and would inspire me to build wonderful lessons. However, I soon discovered that too much information from different sources only caused confusion and I became overwhelmed.What I like about Donna’s handbook, is that it’s clear and simple, it guides you through the planning process for your schooling with wonderful suggestions and her own experience and this will ensure that you don’t become trapped under a mountain of different curriculums unable to navigate your way back to shore.Even though we have been homeschooling for a while now, I have found reading this Waldorf book very refreshing and I will be looking at our homeschooling from a different angle and  implementing a few of the suggestions offered. I feel that this book is such a gem not only for those new to Waldorf homeschooling but also for those who have been moving along the Waldorf path of a few years already.”- Linda Dawkins, Natural Suburbia


“I’m nearly done with the book & I absolutely love it!! It is truly what I was looking for when I began homeschooling my children years ago.  It arrived at just the perfect timing for us, as we’ve decided to go back to Oak Meadow next year for our two children still homeschooling. All the best.”- Stephinie Miner at Gypsy Forest

“At last! A book that will lovingly hold your hand and guide you through all you are searching for with Waldorf homeschooling. This book is pure gold. I can’t tell you how much I love it…seriously, this is a breakthrough for Waldorf. You have made Waldorf accessible to all in your beautifully written and easy to read and understand handbook.  I have marveled at how homeschooling moms can feel brave enough to set out on the journey of Waldorf Homeschooling. I have wished for a book that brings all Waldorf threads together and knits them into a handbook, a what-is, a how-to. Well, here we have it, folks, seriously… this is it!  With this in my hands, I could do it… I , really, REALLY, could!  This book is like having a mentor right there in your home. It is beautiful to read, inspiring, motivating and utterly informative. It does not make you scared, it empowers.   It leads and guides and shows you where to find what you need to know.”- Donni Webber at Magic Onions

“This book came to me when I needed it most and I am so grateful for that. I have already read it cover to cover but I keep it on my nightstand for constant  reference and inspiration.  Donna really simplifies things and brings you back from feeling overwhelmed to feeling like I can do this! I have been using the daily rhythm guide featured in the book to get myself back on track and to figure out areas that haven’t been working for us. For example, I wasn’t balancing our in-breath and out-breath activities and didn’t even realize it until it was mentioned in chapter two. I have since begun adjusting our rhythm and things are already running smoother.”
-Nicole Spring at Frontier Dreams
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You can purchase a copy of the book here.


  1. Alessandra Defavari says

    I would so much love a copy of this! There is not much information about homeschooling to be found in my Country (Brazil), and I feel I still have so much to learn so that I can get ready to take on this challenge with my two girls (2,5 and 4)!

  2. Michele says

    We love Waldorf Connection at our house and what an amazing resource this book would be for us in our homeschooling journey!

  3. brittany says

    I’ve been stuck in our house for 3 years. Only have one car and husband needs it. I’m slowly gotten into a deeper darker hole, and been wanting to have a routine, but its to overwhelming, and with them close together kids, I Ted to go into a hole when I get stressed out. This would help me, in ways most wouldn’t understand. To win this gift, would probably be a life saver.

  4. Mina Klein says

    I am starting Waldorf Inspired homeschooling in the fall with my 5 year old and would love to win the book to set us up on the right path. Thanks for the giveaway and great videos!

  5. Erin Fischer Bullard says

    We love all things Donna has to offer here at the Waldorf Connection! I have been looking forward to this book for a long time, and win or not, it will be in my library by spring! I’ve heard so many great things about it. We have a solid rhythm, thanks to Donna, and now ready to start adding more. With a 5 and 3 year old, (and soon a baby), a little guidance will go a long way!

  6. Shannon Riddell Norstrom says

    Wow – There are so many reasons. My husband is planning on starting the Waldorf teacher training program in the fall and we are planning on homeschooling our two children during his years of training. We would love to have them in a Waldorf school but, at this point, its not financially possible. Hence, homeschooling. We are really excited about this new adventure and have been reading a lot lately. We’re just not quite sure how to put all that knowledge into practice and teach it. Does that make sense? Hoping your book can provide some guidance. Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. Joanna says

    I have three children, 8, 6 and 3 and the plan is to homeschool all three this coming Fall. Yikes! I could use all the help I need in trying to maintain balance (translation – sanity). There’s a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming. The need to simplify my life is strong and I’m hoping to find answers in Donna’s book. Blessings 🙂

  8. Elisha Kayne says

    I am a stay at home mom of a three year old. I am also a sophomore working hard toward my degree in education. I have fallen in love with Waldorf education both as a way to live at home but also as a way to teach. It is expensive however, not only do I need to finish my degree but I will also have to attend three more years in Waldorf training (and student loans do not cover this). I am rich in life but poor in money and I have searched the internet for Waldorf Curriculum. I simply cannot afford three hundred dollars for books, it’s hard enough to find the money for crafts and handwork. This book would be a godsend, and it would help me plan our days better, and work toward homeschooling with the grades in a few years. I would love to get a copy!!!!

  9. Meghon Ross says

    I’ve been homeschooling for six years and this would be a welcome “boost” to the inevitible February weariness!

  10. Deb Cogan says

    I teach a group of homeschool children ages 6-10 several days a week and I am always in need of additional Waldorf resources. I have completed a year of Waldorf teacher training (foundation studies) but there are still so many things that I don’t know. It would be so helpful to have a copy of your manual. It looks wonderful!

  11. Noelle B says

    OOoh we are just starting to homeschool this fall and I would absolutely love this resource for myself and our two girls. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Katy Rizzuti says

    As my son turns six I wonder if I can take on his education. I know that I should because it is in his best interest. I have sat in the public school and private school classes. They will not fit his way of learning, his creativity, and our lifestyle. A friend turned me toward Waldorf and for what I have seen it appears to be a fit for us. But where to start? I am happy to find this site and your book. Affordable and inspiring, I hope to get a copy soon through the giveaway or on my own. Thank you! katy.sketch@gmail.com

  13. says

    We’re in the beginning steps of our homeschool journey, and Waldorf is one of the philosophies I know the least about.I’d love to learn more and apply it to our homeschooling life.

  14. rui e vieira says

    would love to. we, some 10 parents and respective children, are in the first steps of starting waldorf homeschooling for our children . . . it would be very helpful. thanks. rui. ruiev@hotmail.com

  15. says

    I have been eagerly anticipating this book’s arrival and the timing is perfect as we are just beginning our own homeschooling journey. I would love the chance! Thank you so much!

  16. Ray Ray Cartucci says

    I have heard amazing things about Waldorf. I would love to have this to help with my 5 year old autistic son….my Jackie boy!

  17. Lynne' Sleiman says

    I have an 8, almost 6, and 2.5 year old girls and have always been homeschooling them, but am leaning closer and closer to Waldorf for our “school” .. that is, I’ve been trying to add more of Waldorf into what we are doing, but it’s difficult to know where to start and I get discouraged with the amount of information out there and choices. Waldorf is the only method that I’ve read about that makes me feel like I can breathe, but I don’t know how to really make it happen fully. Lynne.sleiman@gmail.com

  18. Jadwiga Kondracka says

    I’m a mother of three boys (Julian 6,5 Franciszek 5 and Gabriel 3,5). We lived 7 years in Camphill. From last Semptember I was offered position in Waldorf Kindergarten, I also at the Steiner Kindergarten Teacher Training. Our place is developing and we do have a dreams/plans to start primary school as well. The foundation of that will be homeschooling by me:) I would love to gain more knowledge from that lovely book. Thank you Jadzia ja_gna@wp.pl


  19. Lim Fang Qi says

    A Waldorf nursery parent in Singapore who has grown to love the education philosophy and want to do more to incorporate waldorf activites in home life and share it with the local community. As there are no waldorf schools in Singapore beyond preschool right now, this will come in very handy in considering homeschooling as an option.

  20. Taryn Paladiy says

    What an amazing giveaway. I was just looking for this book this morning, as I plan to begin homeschooling my daughter for third grade in the fall! My family has been blessed with amazing Waldorf schools and teachers, but we are moving in the fall to a place where there are no Waldorf schools. I am so looking forward to the beautiful adventure of homeschooling my beautiful daughter!

  21. ashadele says

    I would be SO blessed to have a copy of this book! I have been reading all that I can get my hands on, but I still feel like I’m treading water in how to implement it all in my home for my sons. We are using Oak Meadow right now, and it’s such a nice, peaceful change from the “traditional” school method that was boring us to tears. I just wish that I had a mentor to hold my hand and show me how to make the magic happen in my own home! I’m doing my best, but I know that I have not arrived yet. This method seems so right to me…allowing my children to be children, and to love life. I believe that this book would really give me the key that so I’m desperately searching for. Thank you for the chance to win! ashadele@gmail.com

  22. jaylyn says

    I know a little about Waldorf education, but every activity I see on the Magic Onions blog is awesome! My children enjoy doing all the crafts and reading and everything that I’m inspired to try out. Anyhoo, would love to take a gander at this book:)

  23. laura weekes says

    I’m a state school teacher who has just finished a two year course in the class teacher years. I’m 21 weeks pregnant with my first child and would love for him to experience a steiner waldorf education, whether I homeschool or am able to find a school for him to attend. The more I read/see the more inspired I am and convinced that a waldorf education is much nicer for the child. This book would be an amazing resource for my budding family.

  24. Concerned Parent says

    I would love to learn more about Waldorf at home, even though my kids are now at our local Waldorf school. My youngest is only there two days a week and I would love to keep things consistent at home.

  25. Gayathri says

    Hi Donna, I’ve been following your talks and posts and one of the most important thing that I appreciate is your lucidity and clarity of thought. I love the way everything always seems clear and simpler when you say it. Would love to read more!