• How We Spend 5 Hours Outside in One Day

    To most people, 5 hours seems like a ridiculous amount of time to spend outside. Especially in the winter. Especially if you’re stuck at home (one vehicle family here). But it’s really not as daunting as it sounds! Parents often tell me that they get bored standing around outside while their kids play. I can understand that! Going to new parks or hiking trails is fun for the whole family, but many of us can’t do that on the daily. What about those of us who aren’t able to leave their neighborhood most days? First off, I’ll say that building your time gradually is important to not feeling overwhelmed with…

  • Creating Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

    A Waldorf Inspired Way to Simplify your Life and Live Your Values “Meaning hides in repetition:  We do this every day or every week because it matters.  We are connected by this thing we do together.  We matter to one another.  In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trip to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat:  the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.” Kim John Payne Quitting my job to stay home with my daughter threw me for a loop. I didn’t regret it for a second, but I was lost for a bit. Mornings…