Washi Tape Flower Fairies

Earlier this year, I finally succumbed to lure of washi tape. While I have had issues with actually using my washi tape, because it is so pretty, so I feel upset that if I use it, then I won't have it anymore, Sola has h...more

27 Resources To Help You Plan Waldorf Main Lesson Blocks

Main lesson blocks are unique to Waldorf education. All academic subjects, except for foreign language, are taught during Waldorf main lesson blocks....more

CursiveLogic: A Handwriting Curriculum Review

We have been using a new program, the CursiveLogic Workbook by CursiveLogic, to teach my 3rd grader to write cursive. Today, my review is going to cover how we have used the book, and our thoughts on the method of learning....more

My Love and Hate with Homeschooling

I am so thankful to have a choice in how my children are educated. At times, the choices can be overwhelming too. I've had both good and bad experiences with public school, private school, charter school, and home school. For now, let's talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling your brood. ...more

A Dandelion Clock

Summer Fun With Summer Picture Books

Like many families, one of our favorite things to do during the summer is to go to the beach. Since we live inland of Seattle, a beach trip usually means a beach at a local lake....more

Convert a Two Wheeler Into a Balance Bike

Up until a week ago, Sola has absolutely refused to ride her bike without training wheels. I had begun to despair that she might never learn to ride a bike without training wheels....more

First Grade Nature Stories

Science in Waldorf first and second grades consists primarily of nature study. Nature stories are a big component of Waldorf inspired nature study....more

DIY Math Gnomes With Free Pattern

Waldorf educations introduces children to all four math processes during one of the 1st grade math blocks. Since, Waldorf schools often use gnomes to help children internalize the concept of the four math processes, I decided to make a DIY math gnome set....more

Homeschooling Differences: School Time

     It's one of those things that is a fact of life: we are different. Not in that way that each of us is a unique and beautiful snowflake; that's not what I mean. I'm talking about when you go to the grocery store, people stare at you kind of different. I've grown to ignore most of it. In fact, I'm pretty convinced that if we lived somewhere else, we wouldn't be that weird at all. We are simply different in this place and time because of the culture immediately around us. ...more