It's back! I LOVE Friday Make and Dos:) Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your weekend. Clay and I are heading to a lecture about meditation tonight and having our second tennis lesson(!) on Saturday. I'm guessing Sam and I will be squeezing in some felting; it's our new obsession. What are your plans?
We've had such a wonderful experience with the kids' preschool Waldorf teacher. When I used to think of Waldorf I thought of pretty wooden toys, play silks and imaginitive, fairytale-inspired play. While I still have a LOT to learn, this is what I now know about Waldorf and here are a few resources to get you started if you're interested too:)
You've probably heard this quote before. "The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." It's so true, as is the inverse. Knowing that they are nestled safe not just within a loving nuclear family, but within a loving network of extended family, is huge for kids. The other night I came home to the sweetest thing.
Tonight Vivian and I read lovey, Valentine-y books for bedtime. This book is one of our favorites :)
It's a tricky thing, isn't it? Raising kids to be aware of the world and the people around them, the sadness and the hard things of life (remember when Sam first discovered homelessness?), finding that balance between righteous outrage and optimism while not totally freaking them out? There are so many things I just don't even want my kids to know about yet. But someday, if they're going to change the world, they're going to need to. I really don't have all the answers, but here are a few things we try to do.
We're deep into a chilly and gray winter, but I feel that familiar optimism that hints of spring bring, despite the fact that hints of spring are few and far between. Maybe it's lingering optimism from the new year. Or maybe it's just taking extra doses of Vitamin D to ward off the winter blues:) Anyone else get feeling saggy and baggy about this time of year? I usually do, but for some reason
Friday is the first day of summer but it feels like we've been in full swing for at least a month! We've been cramming picnics, farm trips, shorts and tees, lemonade, butterfly catching, gardening and every bit of summer fun we can into every sunny day we've had so far. What have YOU been up these sunshiney days?
It's that time of year again! The LDS Holistic Living Conference and Expo is right around the corner. And I have a little surprise for you...
You guys, I'm super excited about this Herb Fairies Book Club I just signed up for, but I feel so bad because the sign up period has already closed! I found out about it just before it closed and only barely got in in time, otherwise I totally would've mentioned it on here earlier. But it will open up again next April, so bookmark it, or pin it, or whatever, because it looks awesome!