Family Year is an on-going collaboration of parents and teachers who met through a Waldorf school. We are real people raising real children; and our real lives are by turns nourishing and stressful, challenging and joyful. But our experiences with Waldorf education and our friendships with one another inspire us to bring more harmony and balance to our families' lives. Family Year is our way of sharing our questions, conversations, and discoveries with you.
At the heart of Family Year is a monthly calendar. It reminds us that we all live embedded in various earthly, cosmic, and cultural rhythms. Tuning into nature, the seasons, and the unique qualities of each month is a simple but profound way to move in harmony with the changing year. Flowing with these rhythms, we'll post our favorite ways to nourish our families, connect with nature, create beauty, and celebrate life.
Every season and every new stage of growth also brings its challenges. How can we meet our children appropriately as they mature and change? What about the changes that we go through as parents? Each month at Family Year, we will explore relevant cultural issues, answer questions for today's parents, and share helpful resources. We hope you will join us.