A hearth is the heart of the home. It is where we come to gather, especially at the end of the day. We draw about the fire to warm ourselves; we take in the smells of the cooking, nourishing our bodies; we come to tell stories of our day, nourishing our spirits. Yearning for the wisdom of the past, I hope those who come to this blog will feel the warmth of the hearth.
I am homeschooling my Grade 5 twin girls using Waldorf inspired education and that is the primary focus of this blog.
I have spent quite a bit of time documenting our Grade 1 year, which can be found through the links below. Grade 2 is sparse and for that, I apologize. Grade 3 is even more sparse as life keeps us more and more pressed for time. Nonetheless, I have decided to leave this blog up because I know how much I have relied on other blogs to enhance my children's lives and even if I don't have time to put as much content up as I did when my twins were younger, I hope the efforts I have put out in prior years will help inspire other families who have embarked on their own unique journeys.
Ostheimers at 20% off through the GreenTaraMama YahooGroup!
Just an fyi for those who aren't members of the GreenTaraMama Yahoo Group, Michelle is running a sale for 20% off Ostheimer figures from Germany. The Snow White pictured above is one of our Ostheimers (the deer is hand carved by Anne Moze). We have used a lot of our Ostheimers in free play and in school. They are great for creating scenes to enhance the various stories, especially in the younger years and I try to keep up an Ostheimer seasonal table. I enjoy it as much as (maybe even more than) the girls do.
Anyway, if you're interested, you can join the GreenTaraMama Yahoo Group here - membership is free and she runs a lot of wonderful sales tied into holistic living! I'm stocking up on our stash of tooth fairy surprises...it's been a great way to add to our collection slowly! If you join, you can access the database on the group's main site to place an order! Enjoy!