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Forum: Waldorf   01-11-2011, 09:27 PM
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Posted By melamama
I think there is so much variation with how...

I think there is so much variation with how people apply Waldorf.  Waldorf-inspired is a giant category.  From one side of it, there's a real consumer piece about having and owning the "right"...
Forum: Waldorf   01-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,271
Posted By melamama
While Waldorf has many consistencies across...

While Waldorf has many consistencies across Waldorf schools (ie-exact curriculum from 1-12g, same home life expectations-no media/screens) schools vary tremendously, and within schools I think you...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-06-2011, 10:58 AM
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Posted By melamama
We're at about 5400 ft. and I have no luck with...

We're at about 5400 ft. and I have no luck with traditional recipes.  For mainstream baked goods I rely on a high altitude cookbook called Pie in the Sky (she has tested her recipes at altitudes up...
Forum: Waldorf   11-18-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By melamama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by VegMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1279917/questions-about-warmth#post_16054730)
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Forum: Waldorf   11-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By melamama
We like older books---Milly Molly Mandy, A Happy...

We like older books---Milly Molly Mandy, A Happy Little Family, Up and Down the River, Jenny & the Cat Club, The Wind Boy, Noisy Village, Betsy & Tacy, Betsy, Tacy & Tib.  The Laura Ingalls books up...
Forum: Waldorf   11-18-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By melamama
We do both. The children put their shoes out...

We do both.
The children put their shoes out for St. Nicholas who leaves a small chocolate coin in them.  They all hear the story of Bishop Nicholas at school so St. Nicholas sort of exists in a...
Forum: Waldorf   11-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By melamama
This doesn't make sense at all to exist in a...

This doesn't make sense at all to exist in a Waldorf kindergarten.  Waldorf kindergarten is not about being "Ready to Learn".  It is a place focused on play.
 
I also find it hard to believe that...
Forum: Waldorf   11-12-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By melamama
I don't know of any GF bread recipes that you...

I don't know of any GF bread recipes that you can knead, they're all pretty batter-y.  I also haven't heard of any GF Waldorf folks doing different grains of the day.
 
But as far as sources of...
Forum: Waldorf   11-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,659
Posted By melamama
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Forum: Waldorf   10-30-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By melamama
I also want to add that their wool longies are...

I also want to add that their wool longies are great as the knees and bottoms are reinforced---many other great wool brands (Hocosa, Engel) are not reinforced, so if you have children that wear them...
Forum: Waldorf   08-18-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By melamama
Here is an article...

Here is an article (http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/home2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19613&Itemid=30) that talks about Lazuring classroom walls, it mentions

"In a Waldorf...
Forum: Waldorf   08-18-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By melamama
Quote: Originally Posted by lyrebird...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lyrebird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15747280)
I would love to find a natural alternative...
Forum: Waldorf   08-17-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By melamama
I would agree on not reacting. It really sounds...

I would agree on not reacting. It really sounds like something another child has said, and she's repeating it to see how you take it.

We believe what we believe, and regardless of how old the...
Forum: Waldorf   08-13-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By melamama
I have found the W.S. Reading List to be...

I have found the W.S. Reading List to be helpful. Though I think it's one of those books that only one friend in a circle needs to own--that it can be passed around.

I think it's most useful...
Forum: Waldorf   08-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By melamama
Quote: Originally Posted by TulsiLeaf...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TulsiLeaf http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15686613)
A green witch?

As in definitions above,...
Forum: Waldorf   07-31-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By melamama
I don't know that there is a blanket statement...

I don't know that there is a blanket statement that Waldorf believes in witches or not. I don't think of them having an "official" place like gnomes. There definitely are witches in folk tales and...
Forum: Waldorf   07-31-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,584
Posted By melamama
I want to mention that we have a smaller rainbow...

I want to mention that we have a smaller rainbow stacker, and it is not symmetrical. There clearly is a correct way to fit the arches together, and it doesn't really look proper when they're not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By melamama
It's such a bummer to get the comments from...

It's such a bummer to get the comments from other people (and family members) but it's so not a big deal. I have a 6m old who I am not stressing about starting solids with. She is sort of curious...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-29-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By melamama
Quote: Originally Posted by CookAMH...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CookAMH http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15000638)...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-29-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By melamama
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-29-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By melamama
One thing I wanted to add is the 9 year change....

One thing I wanted to add is the 9 year change. I've never seen much about it in mainstream child development lit., but we're in a Waldorf school and learning about and preparing for the 9 year...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-29-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By melamama
Egg yolk is a perfect first food--provided there...

Egg yolk is a perfect first food--provided there are no sensitivities.
This time I'm also going to add liver as described in NT.
I also hold off grains as long as possible.
Banana is also good.
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By melamama
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By melamama
Can anyone instruct me on the second kombucha...

Can anyone instruct me on the second kombucha ferment?

I'm just not clear on the quantities and the exact process.

tia!
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By melamama
Is there a nonstick finish on the aluminum...

Is there a nonstick finish on the aluminum insert?

I have a ceramic insert. I remember the discussion of lead in the ceramic. But I think as long as the glaze is intact there was no issue of...
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