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I'm hoping ten years of experience gardening in our Australian urban backyard is going provide enough experience to plant a proper veggie patch on Canadian soil now. We've been consulting a Moon Planting Calendar, we've started germinating seeds and building cedar garden beds and we've scoured the Companion Planting by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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We all have very specific and personal parenting triggers- heavy and heated guttural emotions that arise from our own children's behaviour or actions. Often these come from our past memories, experiences and childhoods and have little to do with the actual behaviour that is happening in that moment. One of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Drawing is a very centering activity for children (and adults!) of all ages. Colouring time is also useful for transitions- such as arriving home from school or after waking up from a nap or 'quiet time'. Drawing is a planned part of the weekly rhythm in the Whole Family Rhythms... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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It's not yet been a week since we arrived at our new home in Northern Ontario, Canada. A long drawn-out journey from the children's native home in Australia. They have squealed with joy and delight in seeing their first snow. The below zero temperatures are something we are all getting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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A cherished Autumn Story featured in the Whole Family Rhythms Autumn Guides: The Little House with no Doors and no Windows There was once a little boy who grew tired of playing with his toys. "What shall I do? He asked his mother and his mother suggested, "Why not go... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Sharing with you today a few of the treasured titles we have in our Easter book basket... The Story of the Rabbit Children by Sibylle Von Olfers The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams The Country Bunny by Dubose Heyward The Easter Egg by Jan Brett Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Go outside with the family and collect some natural materials- twigs, seeds, pods, pinecones and nuts (add some glitter too if you have a little one like my daughter who loves anything that sparkles!). At home, warm some beeswax between your hands, tell an Easter story and create some Easter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Autumn is a time of bounty, harvest, connectedness and community. and emergence, It contains the gesture of coming together and reaping the rewards of hard work. Each season our activities, celebrations and daily rhythm can reflect these seasonal archetypal qualities. I have created a PDF 'Autumn Vision Board' (see link... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Spring is a time of emergence, rebirth, renewed hope and growing warmth. It contains the gesture of opening up like a bud blossoming into a flower. When creating our seasonal rhythm, our activities, celebrations and daily rhythm reflect these seasonal gestures. I have created a PDF 'Spring Visionboard' to inspire a joyful Springtime Rhythm that is unique to your family. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Making butter is a fun and warming activity, perfect for a cold winter's day and especially while waiting for your homemade bread to bake. Simply Pour some cream (not thickened, no fillers) into a glass jar with a marble and make sure the lid is tightly sealed. Now shake, shake,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Valentine's Saltdough Ingredients plain uncoloured saltdough: 1 cup white flour 1/2 cup salt 1 cup water 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon cream of tartar plus: 1 beetroot, chopped into small chunks dried rosebuds cinnamon Let’s Begin Make a batch of plain salt dough if you don't have one already Cover... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Wet-on-wet watercolour painting is commonly used in Waldorf preschools, kindergartens and through the early grades. Wet colours are painted onto wet paper so that the colours flow and blend with each other in beautiful and formless ways. Most children from about 2 1/2 -3 are ready for a two colour... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Whole Family Rhythms Basic Saltdough Recipe 1 cup white flour 1/2 cup salt 1 cup water 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon cream of tartar We added natural red and green food colouring to this batch as well as the Young Living Essential Oil 'Christmas Spirit' blend to add a spicy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
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A simple holiday ornament for ages 3 and up. Simply cut out two identical shapes with felt, thread a needle and blanket stitch pieces together making sure to leave a small opening to stuff with wool roving. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Sometimes I catch myself distracted by busy-ness. But within the seemingly mundane daily chores lay the opportunities to learn and model mindfulness. To live each moment in joyful presence is the goal, is it not? My children naturally gravitate towards me as I flow from task to task. Oftentimes they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Tree Weaving Materials wool roving in brown and greens a green twig or branch that can be easily pulled into a circle brown yarn scissors (optional) glue gun Let's Begin Form a circular hoop and tuck the ends in to hold the shape Tie the two ends together with yarn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
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(originally published at thiswholefamily.com) Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
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Dry Ingredients 2/3 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup chopped cashews 1/2 cup chopped almonds 7 cups of rolled quick oats 1 cup shredded coconut generous dash of cinnamon Wet Ingredients 1/3cup organic butter 1/3 cup raw honey 1/4 cup sesame oil 1 tsp vanilla Final Ingredients Currants, Raisins or other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
@ Brook It's Steiner's colour, grain, planet and plant of the day through the week. Don't know a lot about it but I like wearing the colours if I can. : ) x
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The lovely Little Black Cow Farmstead in the Hunter Valley. http://thelittleblackcowblog.blogspot.com.au Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms
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(in case you're curious she is grinding egg shells in the mortar and pestle to add into the chicken feed and garden beds) Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Whole Family Rhythms