Transitions – into September and a new school year

Our nature table got neglected a bit over the summer, and the boys start back to school this week, so last night I cleared it off and started fresh. The golden candle holder has joined Mother Earth – eventually the days will get shorter and we will need the extra light, and Mother Earth stands … More Transitions – into September and a new school year

Sparkle Party!

I have a box of costume jewelry that I’ve inherited from various family and friends. I was recently speaking with a fellow parent (and jeweler) about what to do with it, and he advised me it might contain lead, so it was probably best not to hand it over to the children (or their friends) … More Sparkle Party!

transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall

This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support of Avid Inkling The seasons are changing on our Waldorf-inspired nature table. The Carrot people are moving to the right/southern corner of the shelf, eventually they will be moved off entirely as fall, and then winter scenes sweep across from the north. The Carrot people … More transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall

Herb’s Garden

Our backyard has come a long way since we moved in, and I am continually working to make it a more child (and people) – friendly place. We recently splurged and had the mulch-pit redone, it was turning into a muddy pit when it rained (all winter), so it was scraped, re-weed papered and freshly … More Herb’s Garden

P’s New Baby

For Christmas 2011 Oliver was gifted Howie Baby, a Waldorf-inspired heavy baby doll that I handmade over many many months. Today, Patrick was gifted a similar doll (also handmade, but I used a kit instead of going to weeks of mommy-and-me classes). P’s new baby was carefully swaddled in one of his old baby blankets, … More P’s New Baby