Monday, May 31, 2010
The Waldorf Connection Homeschool Expo workshops!Rick and Jennifer are speaking this month at The Waldorf Connection.
Dates: May 27 – June 29 5pm Pacific/6pm Mountain/7pm Central/8pm Eastern
Calls length: approx. 60-70 minutes
Replays are available for 48 hours after live call for free. You may also purchase mp3 files. You must register in advance. Free registration: http://thewaldorfconnection.com/dap/a/?a=8
“Grade Decisions- what level is my child ready for?”-Rainbow Rosenbloom
“Simplicity Parenting- using the power of less to raise calmer, happier children”- Kim John Payne
“Steiner’s 12 Senses”- Kristie Burns
“7 Skills Parents Can use to Invite Cooperation”- Adele Faber
“Recorder/Penny Whistle Intensive”- Jodie Mesler
“Creating Rhythm in your Day”- Shariffa Oppneheimer
“From School to Home School”- Tammy Takahashi
WEEK 4 Super Saturday! June 19
“Grade Overview 1st-3rd” by Rick Tan
“Grade Overview 4th & 5th”Sylvia Hurdle, Linden Waldorf School Teacher
“Grade Overview 6th-8th” by Barbara Dewey
“Juggling Homeschooling with Multiple Children”- Tanya Burgoyne
“Pentatonic Music & Color Program”- Aurore Henze
“Rites of Passage & Rhythms”- Shea Darien
“Handwork: Planning Your Year”- Jennifer Tan
“Planning Your Homeschool Year”- Melisa Nielsen
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
An excerpt from the blog:
Confession #1: I love food. Food that is tasty and fresh, diverse and creative. Don't even ask me to pick my favorite foods. I simply can't decide.
After many years of homeschooling, my two daughters began attending a brick-and-mortar school this year. To my dismay, I was suddenly faced with the agony of PACKING LUNCHES on a daily basis. I had visions of soggy sandwiches and bruised banana halves -- eeeeew!
Confession #2: Boredom and I don't get along very well.
Oh, sure. I asked veteran school-mom friends for advice. I researched recipes on the internet. I just didn't find many ideas that were particularly inspiring. I like a classic PB&J or veggies with ranch dip as much as the next guy ... once in a while. NOT every week.
Confession #3: I can't resist a good challenge.
Now what? Succumb to bland brown-bagging, or reinvent the notion of the packable lunch? I think you can guess the answer. I found myself on a mission to banish lunchbox boredom!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Our family attended the annual Griffin Dyeworks Dye & Fiber Retreat this year in the beautiful mountains above Castaic, California. This was the 4th year for the whole family, and Mommy and Joey's 5th year attending. Definitely one of the highlights of our year!
Camping on the Hillside
Punch Needle Rug Hooking
Soldering a Pebble Dish
Making a Spindle
Teaching Tunisian Crochet
Selling our Fiber Arts Tools, Books and Totes
Time out for fun -- basketball, star-gazing and musical improvisation
It was a jammed-pack weekend filled with sweet, wonderful, talented people -- and teaching, learning, sharing and creating. Thank you to the amazing staff and supporters of Griffin Dyeworks for hosting this event!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Jennifer will be presenting a tele-seminar on Aromatherapy Thursday night at 5pm PST/8pm EST! It's free to listen. Sign up at http://themindfulconnection.com/dap/a/?a=17
Lots of wonderful tele-seminars coming up at The Mindful Connection:
*Life Organizing- How not to get lost in the cracks!
*Aromatherapy for Parent, Child, & Home
*Raising Eco-Friendly Children
*Children as Healers
*Finding Sacred Moments in your Everyday Life
*Beyond Natural Cures
*Nurturing Ourselves as Women & Mothers