I've been absent for a while. I've been absent because I have been pondering. I have made a very good friend through my blog. Amazingly enough, she has my mind, in a body I have never met, living somewhere in Florida. She has become a wonderful friend, a great sounding board, and also a reminder. … Continue reading Call and Response
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?
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?
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?
I feel like Isaiah is a social experiment. Well, I don't just feel like it. It is almost intentional. The fact is, I completely shelter him from outside influences. There is no pop culture in his life. No TV, no movies (post 1970), no pop music (post 1990), no video games. We are living in … Continue reading The Social Experiment Part One
Watching my 72-year-old mother and my 6-year-old Waldorf home schooled child attempt to write a letter using Word is nothing short of hilarious. I've got the impatient technophobe (my mom) with the creative free-thinker. My mom is yelling to me as I'm trying to make dinner "Jennifer, I don't understand, how are we supposed to … Continue reading Grandma vs. The homeschooled child