This forum is slooooooowwwww as of late, LOL! We all know how much we Waldorf-inspired families relish peace and quiet, but this is too quiet! I know you are out there mamas! Pop in and say hi! Lets get this forum hopping again
Ok, I will start...
We are an unschooling family that is Waldorf-inspired in our overall approach to childhood and the home environment. We have 4 sons at home right now and they are all in different stages! We have a teen, a tween, and two young sons, 4 years and 18 months. It makes things challenging! I am a SAHM and DH works long hours. We are in a new state and I don't know anyone yet, really. No Waldorf school here, we are in a small town of <10,000 but there is a nice crunchy vibe and alternative schooling is definitely respected here.
I have been focusing hard on getting a good daily rhythm going and its making a difference in how I feel about being home. Today I had the opportunity to have the car for the day as DH went in to work later than usual, and it was tempting, but it would have put us in town most of the day and I really just wanted to stay home and keep our rhythm. I was kind of surprised at myself since even a few weeks ago I would have jumped at the change of pace. But I am starting to really see the rewards of that predictability, for the kids and for me. I didn't want to give that up!
We also got rid of our TV 100% just a few weeks ago. I just couldn't justify it anymore. Despite monitoring it and only doing select DVD's, etc, it was just becoming too much a focus for the kids. I am truly in the camp that its addictive by its very nature, regardless of content. Its sitting in our garage and I am looking forward to it finding its way to a recycling center soon.
So that's me, of late. Looking forward to hearing from you!