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.
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.
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.
Do some research on Waldorf and early childhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: It’s here!
Seasons of Joy Martinmas e-book
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!
This past weekend to welcome autumn we made one of our favorite playdough recipes from Autumn Seasons of Joy.
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.