The surprise all started with this book! Continue reading
May I introduce you to Her Serene Highness, Queen Zero?
She is just one of a very talented team of felt-y friends helping my daughter learn her basic mathematic concepts.
Her Highness drops in for a visit during lesson time & tells a story – bringing it to life with her beautiful, glittering jewels.
Skillfully, she demonstrates the next step along the twisty, turny road towards Continue reading
Have you noticed that your child doesn’t jump up & down with excitement when you call “lesson time”?
More likely, they’re high-tailing it in the other direction !
Do you have those mornings when you cough a few times & think –
“Hmmmm, I think I’m getting sick – maybe I should cancel lessons today.”
When really all you want is a break from the struggles you have to wade through while trying to teach your child a thing or two?
– you’re not the only one with a super-sensitive, highly intelligent kid.
There are a lot of us like you – we all have extraordinary kids who resist being taught with stodgy, old factory-style methods.
You’re creative – yes you – because you’ve chosen to homeschool, a feat that is NOT for the faint-of-heart.
You’re already in the do-it-yourself game & it’s time to take it up a notch.
Aren’t you mixing & matching bits of this curriculum & that curriculum, anyway?
If you have a son or daughter who resists run-of-the-mill workbooks, and you are committed to figuring out how to give them a valuable homeschool education, let me reassure you — it’s possible!
You know … fresh-baked ideas & hands-on projects grab your kids’ attention quicker than a tray of piping hot cookies !
So, it’s time to roll up your sleeves – gather the ingredients your child loves & whip up a whole new flavour of homeschooing – filled with A-HA moments & mind-opening experiences.
If you present them with something better than the just-add-water methods found in boring old-style curriculums, you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labour in short order.
For more than 10 years, I’ve been studying the Waldorf method & have developed an innovative framework you can use to customize Steiner’s indications for your modern child while honouring their individual interests & abilities.
I know today’s children are still very much like those he had in mind when developing his method (back at the beginning of the 19th century) AND at the same time they so very different…. so come & learn how you can
experience homeschool lessons like you’ve always envisioned –
(& your kids dream about!). I’ll give you great ideas to help you weave them into your daily life to create a “wholistic” education – one which truly engages your child’s head, heart & hands.
P.S. The best cooks know you don’t always have to start from scratch to create something astounding & that’s true for homeschooling, too. Take what you’ve got, mix it up in a new way, season it with smidges of excitement, fun & love then watch your children ask for more!
Come see how you can make learning tastier for your child.
First of all,
let me assure you that this photo was not staged….
these little girls each happened to dress in their best “pink” clothes (without telling the other), the cookies just happened to be pink (mostly heart-shaped), we have a LOT of pink stuff in our house & well, I just “happened” to take a quick shot whilst they were deep in cookie-making concentration mode!!!
There was a time when people used to call me a small town Martha Stewart – a looong time ago in a land far away.
Around these parts, that title means pretty much little or nothing because believe it or not… Continue reading
Imagine we just met at a cocktail party (yes, here in France!)
In between nibbles of hot-out-of-the-oven fresh, crusty bread topped with chunks of delicious local cheese, we’d get to chatting.
One thing would lead to another & you’d probably ask me what I do.
I’d take a sip of wine, then say something like :
“ I have a virtual school where I teach
homeschooling Moms how creative handwork
can help their kids be happy, live well &
prepare for their future ”.
Then one of two things would probably happen…
You’d politely nod, catch the eye of the hostess & float off in search of a re-fill, thinking:
“Really? In this day & age? Why would anybody spend time teaching their kids manual activities in today’s digital world?
Ohhh, look – mini quiches…”
You’d lean in & say:
“Really ? Tell me more. I know handwork is important for kids but I can never really put my finger on why they need it .
Ohhh, look ~ just a sec, let’s get some of those mini quiches first…”
If you’re here & sticking around to chat, you know handwork is Continue reading
Yes, ladies (& gentlemen) – it’s finally here !
You know how people say
“you teach what you need to learn”?
Well, that is SO true for me & I always like to add another thought Continue reading
See you very soon….