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Melisa Nielsen
Idaho, USA
We are a blended family with four children, homeschooling with Waldorf and publishing guides to help others do the same.
Interests: Waldorf, Homeschooling, Handwork, Family, Baking, Inner Work, Travel, Chocolate
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Hello! We have moved our website to a new home. Come and see us at waldorfessentials.com Blessings to you! Continue reading
Three Fold Utah Reminders for this week: We will have our Thinking Feeling Willing class Friday (March 2nd) at 7pm, the focus is the Waldorf Curriculum in depth. I know many of you already know this information so if you feel confident, then do not stress about coming (although I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at ThreeFoldUtah
February is almost upon us and I wanted to give a heads up for those attending events at Three Fold Utah. Candlemas is Thursday. We are nearly full in all the time slots, we still need to collect some payments, please contact me if you have any questions. Our first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at ThreeFoldUtah
Welcome to yet another home for our radio shows. If you are new to listening to us then you'll see these shows have a lot of range, a bit of craziness, and their share of technical issues, but through it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at The Gnomes Home
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Posted Jan 7, 2012 at The Gnomes Home
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Posted Jan 7, 2012 at The Gnomes Home
We are gathering our schedule for Candlemas. We will hold sessions for candle making (mother & child) through out the day on Thursday, February 2nd. We'll host 3 times through that day, you can pick the time that works for you. The cost will be about $10 per family, we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
Attendance to these classes requires participation in our program Thinking Feeling Willing, if you have questions, please just drop us an email. February 3rd 7pm Mom Lesson 1 - Rhythm Beginning with the foundation of Rhythm. Rhythm is MUCH more than what we do each day. This class will help... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
Hello everyone! Erik and I have been so excited holding onto this news and now we can't wait anymore! We have been running a program online that is Waldorf teacher training for the homeschooling parent, the program is a full year of lessons for MOM to learn, grow and LIVE... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
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I want to extend a big thank you to those that helped make our advent spiral a success. The biggest thanks go to my husband, Erik and our children. Thank you to Amber for bringing bread and to Debbie for leading us in song. The beauty and wonder could be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
EDITED 11/28. WE HAVE CHANGED THIS WORKSHOP TO THE 6TH OF DECEMBER AT 6PM. THE CLASS IS PROBABLY ABOUT TWO HOURS LONG. BRING A SNACK IF YOU WOULD LIKE. BLESSINGS. Our needle felting workshop will cost about $22, you will all get to take home the project plus what ever... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
When: December 21st 6pm-7pm Where: Our home, 748 East 7800 South, Midvale (SLC) THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. PLEASE DRESS WARM. We have an outdoor fireplace that will be burning and a space heater closer to the house, but this is outside, please dress warm. Our patio will shield us... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
We will be kicking off our foundation and our workshops on November 5th. Please join us for an introduction to wet on wet watercolour painting. Space is VERY limited for this workshop - we only have room six, RSVP is a MUST. This will be a series so if you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
Welcome. Three Fold Utah is a work in progress. My name is Melisa Nielsen. My husband, Erik and I write and publish Waldorf curriculum for the homeschooling community and Waldorf teachers. Earlier this year (2011) we were living in Idaho, praying and meditating about the changes we wanted to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at ThreeFoldUtah
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Hedgie does so many things to keep that Tomten from getting Henny's eggs... they try mushrooms... strawberries... it can be a fun week of trying new foods. Don't forget to try eggs too! Any chance you can go play with some hens? or even a hedgehog? At our little zoo has both and Sam LOVES to visit them in the afternoon in the summer. Blessings! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Life with Sam
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Here's a couple more: These two books are so much fun! They are great near the holidays but we also love them through the year. It gives us a great excuse to make gingerbread! We love to bake. Gingerbread cookies... (there is a great recipe right in the book!) pancakes...so many options. We also love to model with beeswax... a great use of brown! Blessings! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Life with Sam
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This book is another favorite: This is such a fun one... we enjoyed making freezer jam and fresh bread. We took the opportunity to make butter too.. so easy - we put cream in a jar with a marble (or a flat math jewel works too) and shake, shake, shake... such a fun morning! Sam delights each subsequent morning as he gets the jar of jam and butter out to spread on his toast... and he LOVES delivering jam to our neighbors. Blessings! Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at Life with Sam
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I am often asked "what do I do with my 4yo????" This can be a really tough age, especially if you have older children. At this point they see their siblings working on school and they start to want *something* to do. The biggest mistake a Waldorf mom can make is to get stressed and start planning a school day for this child. Remember that they need to play now more than ever. Just a year or so ago they were just getting the hang of talking, going potty on their own... now they are in full little kid mode...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Life with Sam
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Mar 15, 2010
I hope you will use the stories! I was so sleepy last night, I laid down and Sam told me that he would tell me a story... guess which one he told me? LOL There is so much to retelling the same story over again - they really love it. We are brewing something new. Blessings!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2010 on Super Sam Issue 1 at Life with Sam
Thanks Lauri! I think it is so easy to get caught up in the adult - social justice sort of super hero that we experience today when these little ones are so impressionable.... the real super hero is one that doesnt go looking for a fight or even see a fight... a real hero is one that helps others heal, connect, find good qualities in him/herself. Plus he just loves a good story. Blessings.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2010 on Super Sam Issue 1 at Life with Sam
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Since my big kids were little I have told them stories. I am not a profound story teller, for a long time I didn't think my stories mattered a whole lot - then I wrote "Before the Journey" and I began telling some of the stories from when my big guys were little, writing them down, etc. and I realized how much they meant to my family. Sam is different... he loves stories of gnomes but he also has this odd love of super heroes. Erik and I often joke that Sam followed him around before he incarnated, reading comic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2010 at Life with Sam
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Do you know how mean my mom can be? I want to watch Iron Man and Hulk with my big brother but she said no. Sometimes she lets me watch this. We like to dance to the music, it is really happy. It is a nice treat. Tonight I asked her to take a picture of me and my plate at dinner. It took her five tries because I would not stop laughing about my favorite fork... it is a spoon-fork - my big brother says it is for camping and called a spork but I told him this one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Life with Sam
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If you don't buy me those candies Dad, my mom will be mad at you. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Life with Sam
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Mommy! We need to let in the squirrels. They are cold. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Life with Sam