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And the winner is…


Happy Spring, Hannah, and I’ll be emailing you.

Thank you to all who entered and I hope all your favorite things about spring come to pass soon.

Here? It’s snowing again.


Spring Seasons of Joy

As we head into the final hours of the Seasons of Joy giveaway, I thought I would take a few moments to toot my own horn a bit, something I try not to do too much.

Célia Portal rainbow

First off, I need to say this:

You don’t have to buy anything.

If you have an internet connection, a library card, an imagination and a heart to deeply know and love your children, you really are set.

Internet connection?
Do some research on Waldorf and early childhood.

The second week of Advent

The second light of Advent is the light of plants–
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.

Now we’re moving up and away from the beautiful stones and crystals that look lovely, but do not grow or change, and into the plant kingdom. The focus this week is on growing and changing, the metamorphosis from seed to plant and back to seed again. It is interesting to note that the poem attributed to Steiner that serves as the framework for the Advent guide works its way through Aristotle’s classification of “the four kingdoms”— minerals, plants, animals, and humans. The minerals found in the soil nourish and strengthen the plants, the plants nourish and strengthen the animals, and so on.

Cyber Monday Savings!


Of course, there’s the Seasons of Joy special on our Winter and Advent books, which you can read more about here. It’s your only chance this season to get the Winter book for $10, the Advent book for $10, or both for $20.

I also have a list of things for sale here that might interest you—lots of Waldorf stuff, pregnancy aids, an Ergo carrier, homeschool materials, and more.

But I thought I would keep a running list of specials and savings that might be of special interest to Waldorf-inspired families here today as well.

Cyber Monday Special!

The special has ended! But thank you so much for your interest in Seasons of Joy. Please click on the store tab above for purchase.

Last year’s nature table

For one day only I am offering Winter Seasons of Joy (usually $15) and the Advent Seasons of Joy (also usually $15) for only $20! I will also have them available individually for $10 each.

You can read more about the Winter book here and the Advent book here, but you must use the buttons below to get them at the reduced price.

Waldorf Wednesday #11

Molly and Matthew in jammies Grandma and
Grandpa brought back from Florida

Phew! Goodbye election, hello Martinmas, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany!

Congratulations to Zanna L., winner of the Seasons of Joy giveaway last week. Check your email! And thank you all for entering and spreading the word.

I am up bright and early this morning, putting the finishing touches on Seasons of Joy’s newest book Martinmas: Let Your Little Light Shine. For only $5, you get over 20 pages that outline a family or community celebration, complete with stories, verses, fingerplays, songs, recipes, crafts, and more.

Martinmas Round-Up

The election behind us, we can now move ahead to the next celebration: Martinmas!

First and foremost, I would like to introduce Seasons of Joy’s brand new Martinmas book. This book is meant to give you the means to create your own Martinmas celebration and lantern walk, and features stories, recipes, fingerplays, crafts, a book list, songs, and more. It’s only $5 and it is my prayer that it will guide you in making your celebration light-filled and magical.

Martinmas Celebration E-book!

UPDATE: It’s here!
Seasons of Joy Martinmas e-book

Lantern walkYes, I know this would have been more helpful had it been completed a week or so ago.

Yes, I know this is short notice.

But better late than never, right?

I’ll have the finishing touches on this tonight (promise!) but I wanted to share a preview of the Seasons of Joy Martinmas Celebration e-book. It’s meant to guide you through a Martinmas gathering with friends and/or family and features stories, fingerplays, recipes, activities, and music. It will be $5 and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Waldorf Wednesday #10

Only 10 weeks and my, how we’ve grown!

Daniel hugging a dino while Nicholas and the babies watch,
following a costumed Harry Potter party at the Carnegie library

We had so many awesomely amazing posts last week! I can’t wait to go through them all and add them to the Pinterest board this morning.

Autumn Spice Dough and Seasons of Joy

This past weekend to welcome autumn we made one of our favorite playdough recipes from Autumn Seasons of Joy.

You need:
1 cup water
1 T. oil
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Orange food coloring (2 parts yellow to 1 part red; paprika or carrot juice also make a
nice natural dye)

Mix together over low heat. Knead when cool, adding more flour if needed.

And that’s all there is to it—easy peasy! And oh my goodness, it smells soooooooo good.

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