The Best Curriculum Search — 1st Grade

What curriculum are we going to use next year? This is a question on the minds of many homeschoolers and I am among that group. I already explained where I am in the search so far for my soon to be 7th grader and now I am going to share my thoughts on our 1st […]

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What to buy a 2 year old for her Birthday!

I am going to share with you my top 5 list of things to buy for a 2 year old as my little one is turning 2 next week so the topic is on my mind and that of friends and family. Maybe this little list will help you. I like the number 5 for […]

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Waldorf Water Color Painting

Water color paining is not hard, but many parents seem to worry about it. A great book to get is Painting with Children, linked below. It shares the theory around why it is important, the spirit in which it should approached, how it done, color stories, examples and so much more. It is makes it all […]

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Inspire me with rainbows!

I have been sick.  Thankfully my littles have not been! This does mean though that the house will need some scrubbing and they need some balance! A few too many videos games, a bit too much chaos, and our rhythm is all off! Mommy needs some inspiration! I was once told to never home school […]

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Homemade Light Box Fun

Homeschooling is not all books and the kitchen table for most of us. For my family we love being creative and hands on working! Helping our pre-k daughter and Kinder son with writing is a lot of fun! We are always looking for ways to keep it fun! This time we made our own light table.  We […]

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The power of books on children.

   We know that there are down sides to TV time and how it effects how we think and even behave because of how it effects our brains. It is not all down sides in my mind, though most waldorf homes are TV free. Ours is not one of them as we want to bring […]

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Keep Warm

      The importance of keeping warm is something I was not always aware of. Doctors, Nurses, Books, all seemed to say the same thing, dress the baby, the child, as you are dressed. As in, if I am comfortable in shorts at 80 degrees, my baby should be to. I did not really […]

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Winter Handwork

This is not my best photo ever to say the least but I can’t really go wrong when trying to capture the moods of my tween. This is my Hope Pixie, she is 12, in 6th grade, and we do waldorf inspired homeschooling. Part of homeschooling for us, that is not common in other traditions, […]

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Dec 7th — Wordless Wednesday

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10 wonderful Natural Toys for 1-2 year olds

natural gifts for 1 and 2 year old babies

I often get asked what I will be getting my children for the holidays, and their birthdays. Of course love and yummy food and time with family but what loved ones really want to know is what gifts they can give kids that they will love! As for toys, a lot of thought goes into […]

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October 11th — Importance of instruction

This picture is of my Kinder sons main lesson book work for the letter C, using Oak Meadow curriculum for Kindergarten. Simple enough, a curved cat representing the one in the story that we read. Waldorf inspired homeschooling has the parenting instructing the student with most things. The parent will draw their own image, showing […]

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October 7th — Play Silks

One of the questions I was asked this week was “What gift to get a 2 year old?” and the first thing to pop into my head was play silks. We had discovered them on our homeschooling waldorf inspired journey and we love them. From baby to tween! The above photo is of my 3 […]

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October 4th — Video Games

One might wonder why a waldorf inspired homeschool family would support video games, or for that matter be a military family, the latter I have spoken of before and will again, but for now let me explain former. My husband and I are Geeks. Is it that simple? Course not. We would not expose our […]

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Sept 9th — Wool Roving Fun

Night time in the Summer! Part of Mr. Handsomes curriculum with Oak Meadow is art. As Oak Meadow is waldorf based, it really values art and natural items. His project instructions where to express his summer. We did so with wool roving. One of the things we all enjoyed doing over the summer was counting […]

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Aug 30th — Make Butter

The Prairie Primer had us making butter today! While they did it on the old days with a church and some people have the patience to do with with a jar and a marble we went with using a mixer! 1. 2 cups (1 pint) of heavy wipping cream. (Organic if you can find it!) […]

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Aug 29th — Home Sweet Homeschool

It is exciting to be starting another homeschooling year, this time with a 6th grader, an official kinder, and a pre-k, along with the baby of course! As exciting as it is though, it is also a bit intimidating and I must admit I am behind in planning. We had planned for the three olders […]

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Day 156 — New to Homeschooling – Relax

How much people can learn at any moment depends on how they feel at that moment about the task and their ability to do the task. When we feel powerful and competent, we leap at difficult tasks. The difficulty does not discourage us; we think:Sooner or later, I’m going to get this. At other times […]

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Day 144 – Handwork

As our school year starts to end, our state paperwork finished and sent, thoughts for me turn to next year. Next year our 5 year old will be doing Kinder, waldorf inspired homeschooling. I am excited about it and so is he. Little sister wants to do school just like him as well so we […]

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Day 19

Today Mr. Hansom was very determined to make bread. He loves to help with this just as much as he loves to eat home made bread. We have started to use a recipe we fell in love with from a friend, sorry it is not mine to share! Thank you Janice! I would love to […]

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Simply Cookies

While I see the superficial clouding the lives of some I know I just have to cling to the simple things. Like cookies! I laughed this past week as a theme seemed to be shouting at me. Others thinking that I must have easy children… if you have baby sat for me, or are close […]

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