A little sneak peek of something @natalietrusler is crafting for the new #wholefamilyharvest Guide. I am really honoured to be collaborating with a some very talented women who truly make magic with their hands. Click the photo to visit the crafting contributors for this upcoming Guide. 🍄
Another beautiful share from @katrinajmassey of her children making rainbow fruit kebabs - one of the simple recipes from the Whole Family Rhythms Summer Guide that children can help to prepare all by themselves. 🌈 Thank you for sharing Katrina! #wfrsummerguide
My favourite season. My favourite Guide and the first Guide I wrote just over five years ago. For those who are new here- welcome! For those who have followed along for a few years- thank you for being here! And for those who have been journeying with me since I started my tiny little blog (ecoMILF Mother Into Living Fair & then This Whole Family 🙈🙊)- I cannot thank you enough for your love and support and honestly, patience with me! The internet is a big messy place, but boy has it given me the freedom to express myself, meet like-minded folk, learn, grow, create and make a living while simultaneously staying at home with my young children during their formative years. Autumn is the season of gratitude. And it is already pouring from my heart. 🍂🍁#wfrautumnguide
Beautiful photo of Honey and Oat Muffins - a recipe I share in the Winter Guide and which you can also download free from the website in the Resources section. Did you know that each Seasonal Guide features unique WEEKLY seasonal stories & fingerplays, recipes, crafts, watercolour painting prompts, beeswax crayon drawing prompts and hiking themes? See my stories to click through to this recipe and to buy your copy of the Autumn Guide just in time for the new school year. Thank you @hollyblues for the gorgeous photo share. 🍯 🍂🌾 #wfrwinterguide
My littlest it starting preschool this Fall and to be honest, I’m getting more than a little anxious about it. She will be just over 3 1/2 and only going three days each week, but I look at her and think, she’s still so little! I’ve gone through this transition enough to know that she will very quickly learn to love the strong Waldorf rhythm that school provides and that I’ll cherish our home days together even more. But there’s a little part of me in mourning, as enthusiastic as I am to have that tiny bit more time to develop my own career and interests, I am also acutely aware that she is my last baby, and the exhausting yet precious stay-at-home phase in my life is coming to an end.
“A child must foster a deep connection with a toy in order to be inspired to play with it, to use it creatively and to use it often. The fewer toys a child has the more he is able to connect on a real and whole-hearted level. Choose wisely. Observe your child and trust your intuition as their parent. Do not feel guilty because you have kept things minimal and simple because – less is more.” Paraphrased from one of my parenting and teaching mentors Ebba Bodame, one of the wisest and most experienced Steiner ECEs in Australia. 📷: @ostheimerwoodentoys