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Forum: Waldorf   05-17-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By babygirlsmama
Claudia, great idea about the alliance with...

Claudia, great idea about the alliance with imaginary friends.  I use that trick occasionally, for example, I have a sock puppet who is very persuasive about teeth brushing.   I never thought of it...
Forum: Waldorf   05-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By babygirlsmama
Those are good suggestions.  We've only been in...

Those are good suggestions.  We've only been in the new house a month.  And, yes, she does pretty much stay near me.  Today I worked in the yard, and she played imaginatively nearby, and also helped...
Forum: Waldorf   05-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By babygirlsmama
Hello!  My daughter is 4, and we have been...

Hello!  My daughter is 4, and we have been involved in Waldorf education and communities since she was very young (10 months).  As a result, one of my core parenting philosophies has been that...
Forum: Waldorf   01-23-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,776
Posted By babygirlsmama
My four year old also can't read...and frankly I...

My four year old also can't read...and frankly I get a little nervous when she seems to be trying to figure out words or letters, lol.  Seriously...I had a pretty unbalanced childhood because I was...
Forum: Waldorf   01-23-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By babygirlsmama
I'm about to paint my daughter's room, and was...

I'm about to paint my daughter's room, and was thinking of doing it a color similar to a Waldorf classroom.  I know I've seen teachers doing the painting process, but I don't know what it is called....
Forum: Waldorf   01-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By babygirlsmama
I don't know for sure, but the last I looked the...

I don't know for sure, but the last I looked the Suncoast Waldorf School and the one in Sarasota were the only full fledged schools in Florida.  I'm not sure about initiatives.  I do know that the...
Forum: Waldorf   07-09-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By babygirlsmama
I have a vague memory of a Waldorf teacher...

I have a vague memory of a Waldorf teacher explaining how you make your own wooden stumps for indoor use (or wood toys, etc). 
 
We had some treework done, so I have some pieces that were just cut...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-04-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By babygirlsmama
Update:  I just bought India Tree colors (set of...

Update:  I just bought India Tree colors (set of three, Red, Yellow and Blue) from Whole Foods.  We will see how they do! 
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-01-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,078
Posted By babygirlsmama
I completely understand your decision!  It is...

I completely understand your decision!  It is the same thing I did, as I felt pretty strongly about not using a pacifier.  My daughter was exclusively breastfed, and I basically allowed her to nurse...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-01-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By babygirlsmama
Does anyone have experience with natural food...

Does anyone have experience with natural food coloring?  I'm planning my daughter's birthday cake and ideally would like to use a subsitute for artificial food coloring.  Does anyone have any...
Forum: Waldorf   08-27-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By babygirlsmama
I'm hoping folks here have some good ideas given...

I'm hoping folks here have some good ideas given Waldorf's emphasis on avoiding screentime.  We, too, have done everything we can to eliminate it from our daughter's life.  Which means no TV, no...
Forum: Waldorf   08-27-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By babygirlsmama
I've noticed the same sort of pattern with my...

I've noticed the same sort of pattern with my daughter, who will be 3 in October.  For a few days, I let her skip nap and realized it was not a good idea.  She was progressively getting fussier, and...
Forum: Waldorf   07-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By babygirlsmama
Oh yes, finger puppets.  I forgot about how much...

Oh yes, finger puppets.  I forgot about how much mileage I can get on those!  :)
Forum: Waldorf   07-05-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By babygirlsmama
I suppose I could also say media-free, or...

I suppose I could also say media-free, or something, but I'm looking for ideas to help amuse my 2 and a half year old toddler during a 3 hour flight, and the corresponding return flight, not to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-21-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By babygirlsmama
All this makes a lot of sense.  My daughter is...

All this makes a lot of sense.  My daughter is now about 32 months (age 2.75 or so).  And her night nursing has been decreasing very gradually over time.  She now nurses only 1-2 times typically...
Forum: Waldorf   03-26-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By babygirlsmama
So, putting aside all the controversial comments...

So, putting aside all the controversial comments in the previous posts, I'll just comment on what I think is the most important thing --
 
When it comes to Waldorf education, I think if you don't...
Forum: Waldorf   01-17-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By babygirlsmama
DS Mama -- I just re-read your original post and...

DS Mama -- I just re-read your original post and realized that you are both working full time.  Wow!  Kudos to you and to be doing that and still wanting to achieve simiplicity and rhythm.  I would...
Forum: Waldorf   01-10-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By babygirlsmama
I think these are lovely ideas -- I especially...

I think these are lovely ideas -- I especially like the Sabbath Moments concept, and I do think it connects with the Waldorf concepts. 
 
One thing I've learned is that one big event per day is...
Forum: Waldorf   01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By babygirlsmama
Not to worry....the Waldorf approach is more...

Not to worry....the Waldorf approach is more about simplicity, being home-centered, letting your child blossom from within, and finding the simple beauty in everyday life.  Especially at your...
Forum: Waldorf   12-29-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By babygirlsmama
This works for about everything:   "This is...

This works for about everything:
 
"This is the way we take off our shoes, take off our shoes, take off our shoes, This is the way we take off our shoes, early in the morning."  "This is the way...
Forum: Waldorf   12-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By babygirlsmama
Hi, I know of a few things that are more current...

Hi, I know of a few things that are more current that may be helpful and are easy for mainstream folks to access and digest:
 
--The recent New York Times article about Waldorf Education (you can...
Forum: Waldorf   12-27-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By babygirlsmama
Well, ideally, the emphasis with young children...

Well, ideally, the emphasis with young children would be on simple games and storytelling that is fundamentally and naturally more alive between the child and parent, as opposed to a written...
Forum: Waldorf   12-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By babygirlsmama
Can someone point me to an article that does a...

Can someone point me to an article that does a good job of explaining the how and why of the Waldorf approach of delaying teaching reading?
 
I'm about to have a new part-time nanny help me 3...
Forum: Lactivism   12-27-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,114
Posted By babygirlsmama
On a positive note, I once got cheered by a...

On a positive note, I once got cheered by a whole carload of women while I was walking and nursing my baby in the Ergo.  Loved that!
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-27-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By babygirlsmama
Oh -- and don't even get me started about the...

Oh -- and don't even get me started about the health benefits!  My daughter has never had an ear infection, serious illness, or anything more than a few colds and sniffles.  That is another...
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