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    Healthy Eating and Sleeping

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Exploring how healthy eating and sleeping relate to the Waldorf approach... In this episode I'm speaking to my own experience growing up attending a Waldorf school and how it came across that healthy eating and sleeping were related to the Waldorf philosophy. I'm also hosting returning guest, anthroposophical doctor, Dr. Adam Blanning, to speak with me about the relationship between Waldorf and healthy eating and sleeping. In addition, towards the end of this episode, I wrap up this final episode of the seventh season and speak about what's next for Waldorfy. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: To learn more…

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    Simplicity

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I loved having Megan Rose Wilson back to speak with me in this episode all about simplicity and Simplicity parenting. Simplicity parenting was first coined by Kim John Payne, who also authored a book all about this topic titled, "Simplicity Parenting", which we reference many times throughout this episode. I mentioned to Meagan when we were recording that I felt this approach to parenting and to really just participating in the lives of young children is SO tied into the Waldorf approach although I've never seen that said or spelled out any where. It felt I really had to cover this…

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    Screens

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I loved exploring the topic of screens, media, and the use of digital technologies for young children with guest Eloise Rickman. Our conversation gave me so much to consider as we explored how nuanced this topic is. I truly loved having Eloise on the show and I'm so excited to share this episode with all of you. I felt she was incredibly eloquent speaking to something that can be so challenging for families to navigate. Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Firstly I have to mention Eloise's website there you can learn more about her and all of her offerings including…

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    Wonder and Awe

    Subscribe to the Waldorf Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher In this episode we're exploring what we mean when we talk about "wonder and awe" for young children, and how this relates to the Waldorf approach. I was so fortunate to get to host Waldorf teacher, Meredith Floyd-Preston, as my guest for this episode. Meredith hosts a podcast about Waldorf education from her perspective as an experienced Waldorf teacher called the Waldorf Journey podcast. Follow Waldorfy on Socail Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Meredith has an incredible website with loads of resources. She has a wonderful podcast, a blog, and courses as well. Definitely a resource you must check out! Meredith has a podcast episode…

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    Play

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Play. It's such a simple topic, but one I really felt had to be highlighted in this season due to how integral it is to the Waldorf approach. In this episode, returning guest and listener favorite, Tim Bennett is back, to speak with me all about play. Together we explore why play is such a big part of the Waldorf approach, how play supports a child's natural development, how we as parents carers can create plenty of space for play, and so much more! Follow Waldorfy on Social Media TwitterFacebookInstagram   Special Thanks to Waldorfy Podcast Partner Sparkle Stories Get Access…

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    Rhythm

      Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher   Why rhythm? Why establish a daily rhythm in life and work with young children? How to start moving into a daily rhythm in your home or school setting with children? All this and more is explored in this episode by Ashley, (me!). In this first episode where I speak sharing my own expertise, I'll talk about what I've learned about daily rhythm, and how integrating a daily rhythm has benefited my family, PLUS how it's supported me as a caretaker. Follow Waldorfy on Socail Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: In this episode I mention a previous Waldorfy podcast episode back in season…

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    Waldorf Birthdays

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher I really have to give my guest, Chinyelu Kunz, all the credit for this episode. I'd wanted to have her back on the show since she spoke with me earlier this season all about the Mood of the Fifth back in episode 605. I adored having her so much that when I wrote to ask her to speak with me again I threw the ball in her court asking if she had any ideas for topics for this season for us to discuss. I'm so glad she suggested Waldorf birthdays. I know many are familiar with the beautiful photos all over social…

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    Bringing Stories and Songs to Young Children

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy PodcastApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher For the very first time I'm hosting TWO GUESTS AT THE SAME TIME! Returning guests, Ashley J May, and Meagan Rose Wilson join me for a conversation focused on being critically conscious in bringing stories and songs to young children. Follow Waldorfy on Socail Media TwitterFacebookInstagram Resources: Here is where you can check out the project achieve for "Thirty Sunsets and a Moon", Ashley's zine, a collaboration with Jessica Lewis Stevens of Sugar House Workshop. Here is a link to Ashley's Instagram. Here is a link to Meagan's Instagram. Below are resource recommendations from Ashley May: Early Childhood Favorites (Story + Song) Step It…

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    The Mood of the Fifth, Songs, and Music for Young Children

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher My guest, Chinyelu of the We Nurture podcast, and I discuss what exactly the mood of the fifth is and why it is used in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Chinyelu gives us a few examples of songs in the mood of the fifth in addition to chatting with me about songs and music in general for young children. Chinyelu was born and mostly raised in Enugu, Nigeria, West Africa.  After she graduated from high school, she left Nigeria to attend university in the United States and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture followed by a Master’s in Architecture. It was in…

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    Waldorf and Chest and Breastfeeding with guest Judy Fayre, RN, IBCLC

    Subscribe to the Waldorfy Podcast Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher In this episode the incredibly loving and wise Waldorf mama  Judy Fayre speaks with me about whether or not chest and breastfeeding does or does not have anything to do with the "Waldorf approach". Judy Fayre is currently a registered nurse and IBCLC (lactation  specialist) who has spent the last 20 years working closely with adults  in their early parenting years. From helping mothers who have just  given birth, to supporting parents during the weaning process, she listens to the goals of the family and helps them reach them. She has  facilitated prenatal classes, breastfeeding classes and has held weekly newborn support…

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