How to bring Waldorf into your home… a series

When I first discovered Waldorf, I didn’t know what I had happened across, except that it was beautiful and I wanted to know more. Something about ‘Waldorf’ spoke to me, of innocence, beauty and wonder.

It happened one day, when I was looking for craft ideas to enjoy with Dino Boy. I was searching for nature crafts and happily stumbled upon The Magic Onions and Beneath the Rowan Tree. There I discovered whimsical, simple and lovely ideas for crafting with my boy.

From there my journey of discovery continued, I devoured the Discovering Waldorf articles on The Magic Onions. I spent hours seeking more of these ‘Waldorf blogs‘ and liking what I found.

What was it I was seeking though?

For by then, it was more than crafts. It was a way of making a home and a way to parent. A way that spoke to me and felt right for my family.

I remember chatting to my wonderful friend Fraggle and telling her about my discovery of Waldorf. And it was lucky that I did share my excitement, because she asked whether I was looking into our local Waldorf school.

I hadn’t even realised we had a local Waldorf school!

But before you could click your fingers three times we were enrolled for playgroup and for school when it was time {ok, I did explore it some more before enrolling, but it was pretty quick!}

Along the way, I also started devouring all the books about Waldorf I could get my hands on *grin*
And I must say, my passion for Waldorf continues to grow.

So over the next little while, I’m going to share the ‘baby steps’ I have taken, and continue to take, to bring Waldorf into my home…

~ I will share the blogs that inspire
~ the books that inform
~ the craft stores that will send you broke (hee hee)

…and the journey I continue to be on… and I hope you will join me.

And if you are a fellow Waldorf inspired parent and you are interested in being part of this series I’d love to hear from you!

Happy days,
Kelly

This post was part of the series

How to bring Waldorf into your home…’ 

by Kelly of Happy Whimsical Hearts

You can see more from this series here.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Bekka Joy September 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Can’t wait to join you! 🙂 How wonderful of you to share with us! xx

  • Reply Nicole Justice-Kleemann September 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Lovely post 🙂 xoxo Glad to see you!

  • Reply Hannah White September 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    the warmth and simplicity (and rhythm which is like air to me!) are what we have felt drawn to… though we are not strictly waldorf. Those elements, which we had already embraced in our home were/are what draw me to the waldorh-ish life.

  • Reply Kim Corrigan-Oliver September 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Awesome! Will share this series with some friends who are just venturing into Waldorf. Can’t wait to read all about your journey.

  • Reply Danielle Sheridan September 8, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Lovely Kelly, really looking forward to your next post! We get home on Tuesday and back into our rhythm, would be great to be involved in your series xx

  • Reply Danielle Sheridan September 8, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Lovely Kelly, really looking forward to your next post! We get home on Tuesday and back into our rhythm, would be great to be involved in your series xx

  • Reply Rebekah P September 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I look forward to this series. While I wouldn’t call myself a Waldorf Mama, I appreciate a lot of aspects of Waldorf family life and education. Especially maintaining a rhythm of the home, using open ended toys for play, waiting to begin formal education later, and outdoor play.

    You mentioned the blogs that inspired you for a Waldorf lifestyle, and your blog has become one that I look to for Waldorf inspiration.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Parenting Party!

  • Reply Racheous September 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Very excited to follow along!

  • Reply Rez P September 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I love the magic onions too- great post Kelly, ill be following 🙂

  • Reply Kate Grono September 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I am very intrigued because I don’t know much about Waldorf and look forward to reading more 🙂

  • Reply theoldmilkcan September 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    So glad you are sharing – my Waldorf discovery was similar with my children and then we moved and we have no school anywhere near :(. I try and keep the magic going at home though so I am looking forward to reading your posts.

  • Reply Amie M September 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I have been really looking forward to these posts! I love Waldorf for the mothering aspect. It has helped me to be gentle with myself and to lead my children by example. Looking forward to your next post and we would always love to add to your posts where we can 🙂

  • Reply Danya atDanyaBanya September 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Oh exciting! I’m still in the intrigued, liking what I’ve seen so far, and want to find out more stage. So this is perfect for us. 🙂

  • Reply Caz September 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading along with your series, I love Waldorf too. Our girls seem to respond so well to natural environments and play things.
    On a side note that dress Miss Q is wearing in the first photo – divine!!

  • Reply Jodie Clarke September 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    One of the things I love about your blog is the sweet glimpses into Waldorf so I can’t wait to follow along with this series. Especially interested in your crafting store resources!
    I just adore that photo of lil miss looking at the chooks…pure innocence x

  • Reply Kate Gribble September 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful series 🙂 And I completely understand about the stores that will send you broke haha 🙂

  • Reply peacefulparentsconfidentkids September 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I am a Waldorf newbie but like you, am drawn in by it’s beauty and simplicity. I am really keen to learn more and am looking forward to following this series.

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche September 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I think this is going to be a lovely series and I really can’t wait to explore more about Waldorf and how you are bringing it into your home and lives. 🙂

  • Reply Be A Fun Mum September 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

    That picture with the chickens just made my day.

  • Reply Elise Ellerman September 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I am very excited to learn from you more about Waldorf in the home. I will be following along.

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