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Our school plans

I often get asked what our plans look like for the year – especially my big kids since we don’t have a grade 8+ guide yet. Here is our master plan for the year.  I do the big folded paper to begin and then as I narrow things down, I put it all into Evernote so I can have it with me at all
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Comic Con & You

I often talk about relationships and how we can relate to Dad, this post will touch that a bit but is more about how you can have fun at cons and conventions and enjoy time with your family and also support small artists. Artist list at the end of the post Waldorf + Comics??? I often get emails criticizing my support of the comic
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Love + Marriage + Waldorf?

I have been working with a lot of families lately that are struggling with this whole love and marriage bit.  I spent some time this weekend putting together a few thoughts that I hope are helpful. Marriage, Waldorf & Attachment Parenting pdf download

Our Summer Sale is HERE!

Welcome to our summer sale for 2014! We have some fun things in store. Week 1 (Today-6/13) Enjoy 30% off of everything in our store, including TFW!  We have an awesome drawing at the end of the week for this book and a golden yellow playsilk to go with it! Week 2 (6/14- 20) Enjoy 25% off of everything in our store, including TFW!
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Fun Summer Sale on It’s Way!

Come back Friday morning, June 6th for some great announcements for our summer sale   We have some great giveaways we are preparing for you!  Come back Friday!  Mark your calendar!

A Melisa Update :)

  I have so many people ask me how and what happened that I thought I had better get it all out.  ~*~*~*~*~ My only brush with high blood pressure was when I was pregnant with Sariah.  Once she was born, it returned to normal and I didn’t often think about it.  In December of 2013, I broke a tooth and the dentist told
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Dangling Off the Cliff by Amber Hellewell

  This post is for those of you who are dangling off the edge of the parenting and homeschooling cliff; you may be feeling exhausted, alone, frustrated, angry, depressed or just plain worn down by the pressures of life. The cliff feels enormous, your shoulders are aching from the over-sized backpack you are carrying… the sun is beating on your back… you are sweating,
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Spring Song Book!

We are happy to bring you our newest pentatonic song book!  This one is full of Spring.  Below is a sample from the book and a link to it in our store   Blessings! Super Sam and the Snail  It was a crisp spring morning and Super Sam opened his eyes excited to work. He had been asked by Hummus,  the head garden gnome
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The truth about inner work…

I am going to try not to make this book length, but this topic takes more than a few lines to tackle so stick with me I get a lot of requests for a more secular approach to Waldorf or ways to use our curriculum in a more secular way.  In the years that I have been working with Waldorf families, I have found
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Beginning zoology… (from the archives)

From the archives, October 2008 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To start the zoology block for grade four, it can be helpful to discuss the differences between a rock, a seed/plant and then an animal.  I like to let this unfold by asking questions like “What is this rock? how is it different from the seed?”  Once they understand the line of questioning, it is easy to pick
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