I've been reading bits and pieces on this forum after getting interested initially reading some of the fabulous craft ideas when I was searching for christmas gift inspirations and I've been coming back and back again.
A lot of ideas I've found here resonate for me, and maybe particularly at the moment when I feel so helplessly swept up in the craziness that is Christmas.
But the ideal of a media-free home is a long way off and without any of my relatives, and certainly not my DH on board, there is only so much I can realistically achieve. A waldorf school is not realistic either unless I'm prepared to drag my little ones through 3 hours of commuter traffic each day. But as long as they are home with me, I would like to create an oasis of peace and growth in our home, nurture their minds and practice a more harmonious way of living.
I feel like I'm constantly fighting the bombardment of branding, and the barrage of plastic toys and the constant pull of the television. Limiting their access only seems to make all those things even more enticing. I'm not sure where to begin or even certain what I hope to achieve??
So I'm looking for some suggestions on a couple of levels.
First, suggestions of where to begin - on the first steps - maybe some good links to resources and information. How did you begin?
But I'd also like to know what are the most important things that you do on a day to day basis - important to you and for you, I mean - what is it that stands out for you? I suppose I'm looking for the practical stuff, rather than the ideas.
I'd really love to hear also from anyone in a similar position to me - ie Waldorf inspired but perhaps not in a position to take it all the way