It's 11:00 am, our homeschooling day has not yet begun. Why? Husband can't find my tripod. I'm not sure he really needs it, but when he gets an idea in his head, well, that pretty much takes over the day. And now - it's a treasure hunt. For a boy who gets to spend too … Continue reading A wasted day or a worth it day?
We had the best Halloween party ever over the weekend. My friends said it was like a Pinterest Halloween party. That made me smile. I like Pinterest, but I'm not an addict 🙂 We had a lot of fun......But without further ado, I want to show you the piece de resistance; The stars starting slow … Continue reading The Competition is on! Bobbing for Apples
So, I got this idea from a post I saw on pinterest about making a spiderweb puzzle to walk and challenge your kids, and as a plus I knew it would help sensory issues, like sensory processing disorder and sensory integration disorder. For any kid it was perfect for our gloomy and damp midwest fall. … Continue reading Rainy day balance game
So, I often tell people who I started this blog as a way to help parents deal with the many health issues that children deal with and seem to come along with, sensory processing disorder. When they ask me about my son I say, "Well we are pretty much past it now, we caught it … Continue reading and just when you thought you were done dealing with the sensory stuff….
Nope. He's not knitting, he's not reading either. I started to think about these things on my drive home from dog training class tonight. The conversation was sparked when I mentioned Isaiah didn't read, he's 7. I explained that we were following the Waldorf ideals in our homeschooling and someone else piped in, "well is … Continue reading Is he knitting yet?
I thought I was relaxing. I deserve to relax, and it was nice. For the past week, I have been watching my beautiful niece Josie, as well as attempting to home school Isaiah in his 4th week of first grade. It was tough in the beginning. OK, more like grueling. But It was OK and … Continue reading In case you’re wondering if dogs like wool
Does anyone else have pockets (or purses) filled with acorns, rocks and leaves? Mine are. The leaves don't usually make it. It's often a day or two before I discover them and move them to their new home, the nature table. As I emptied my pockets today, I had a moment. Being true to what … Continue reading Pockets Acorns Rocks and Leaves
Posted on April 19, 2009 by Carrie on The Parenting Passageway This post meant so much to me! During a time where I am not completely sure whether it's me, my son, or nature, it sure helps to hear it from someone who's been through it and has a background in development! The seven-year-old … Continue reading Peaceful Living with Your Super Seven-Year-Old
I don't know how many of you know about Waldorf education. Until three years ago, I had an idea. But it seemed oddly more like being a Jehovah's Witness in my mind. Well I couldn't have been more wrong. Making the choice to home school my son was not an easy one in light of … Continue reading How Bringing Waldorf Into Your Home Can Help Your Sensory Child Part 1 Rhythm
It's been a while since I've posted. And I'm sorry about that. I've been on sort of a mental sabbatical. And when I say mental, I truly mean that I believe my senses have been dangerously close to leaving me. It's amazing how easily you can forget who you are. Especially when the pressure is … Continue reading This is about “Breaking” the parenting mold, isn’t it?