Hello kindred spirit mamas! I'm so glad to find you here. My husband and I have an (almost) 5 month old little one. We recently bought 5 acres of land in the South Sound (Washington State) middle-of-nowhere and are living in a little mobile home while we build our house. I was a lawyer in my previous life (was that really only 6 months ago?!), but now a stay-at-home mama for at least his first year -- and hopefully after that! I read voraciously about gently parenting, attachment parenting, and, recently, Waldorf parenting. The Waldorf ideas really resonate with me, so I'm now trying to build them into our lives -- in little ways for now, as I'm also pretty busy with the little one! I hope to learn to sew and knit and play the guitar in the next year or so, though that might be a little ambitious. :) And I'm trying to learn to create a beautiful, peaceful, rhythmic home life for us, which it completely new to me. The idea that housework is good for our family is a totally new concept, but I love it -- the movement aspect and the caring for our space aspect. Funny that I'm just now (at 31!) learning how to do most of these things!
After that long introduction, what I'd really like to ask is -- do you have any tips for getting some rhythm into our lives right now? It seems that as soon as we establish a bit of rhythm, the little guy starts getting a new tooth, or has a "sleep regression," or some other thing that totally disrupts it. His naps (which are always with me/on me) aren't very "rhythmic" yet, so for now, I'm just trying to make sure he gets enough sleep and that, in between his naps, we do similar things each day (spending lots of time outside on nice days, time on the floor playing together, time on the floor for him while I fold laundry, etc.). And we have a set grocery shopping day. Any other thoughts on what I might do now? The rhythm thing will get easier as he gets older and a bit more predictable, won't it?