Waldorf Wednesday Link Up

The twins in their birthday crowns. No, they’re not handmade. Yes, I am OK with that.

Phew. Now that the toothpaste is out of the one-year-old’s hair, I can put this up!

I thought about skipping 13 and going right to 14, especially since we missed last week, but decided not to because I’m not superstitious.

Except sometimes, I think I kind of am. I knock on wood, I don’t stop on cracks, and if I’m walking with someone and we get separated by a telephone pole and a passerby, I always whisper “bread and butter” lest we get in a fight.

Hello there!

It’s been quiet here on the blog. I’m finding myself processing some things—our Martinmas experience, the election, conversations with friends—and I haven’t really had a whole lot to say. So I am trying to tell myself that it’s OK to not say anything. It’s hard, because anyone who knows anything about blogging will tell you “content is king.” You’re supposed to throw something out there, anything, just to keep people coming back. But I don’t want this to be a space where I just spew out junk for the sake of traffic, so I’ll keep thinking until I think I have something worth saying.

Waldorf Wednesday #11

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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.

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It’s another Waldorf Wednesday!

We’ve had a nice week and it seems like we’re really transitioning into autumn now. We changed up the nature table and brought out the gnomies. We added gnomes to our circle time as well, and the babies REALLY love the Seasons of Joy Autumn Gnome Circle. It’s crazy how quickly they’ve learned all the rhymes and songs, and as soon as I start our circle time verse, they come rushing in.

Scamper like a squirrel!
March like a gnome!
Fly like a bird as he soars to his home!
Stand straight and tall,
Rooted like a tree.
Stretch to the sun!
Now shake hands with me.
Good morning!
Good morning!

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So, I had this nice block of time chunked out to plan this blog post—last night, during the debate, from 9 to 10. And I cracked open my laptop and promptly fell asleep.

Whoops.

We’ve been riding out that whole “season of change” thing I touched upon last week. I’ve been thinking a good bit about the song I posted last week as well.

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced,
Teaching us to breathe.
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green.
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me.
Summer, autumn, winter, spring.