• Podcast,  Rhythm in the Home,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Waldorf At Home

    Check Out Our Incredible Waldorfy Supporter! Palumba believes that imaginative, open-ended play with simple toys, crafted from beautiful, natural material offers children warmth and a sense of well-being when discovering their world. In this episode I speak with Rahima Baldwin Dancy author of, “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher”. I felt so honored that Rahima accepted my invitation to speak on the show. She had so much wisdom to share. Rahima is internationally known as the author of You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, based on the indications of Rudolf Steiner for early childhood (birth to age six).  The book came out in a new US edition in 2012…

  • Podcast,  Waldorf Homeschooling,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Waldorf Homeschooling with Melisa Nielsen of Waldorf Essentials

    It was such a delight to have Melisa Nielsen come on the show to speak with me about Waldorf homeschooling. I’ll be honest, I was intimidated to cover this topic since it’s something I know almost nothing about. So many of you requested that I cover Waldorf homeschooling and I didn’t even know where to begin. I asked the Waldorfy social media audience, who they would like to hear from on the topic of Waldorf homeschooling and overwhelmingly the guest that the most people wanted to hear from was Melisa. I personally didn’t know Melisa and because I’m always trying to bring you all the very best of guests and…

  • Podcast,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf in the Home,  Waldorfy Podcast

    Media & Screen Time: What’s the Waldorf Approach

    What is the Waldorf approach to media and screen exposure? It is, and has been for many years, a strong view that media and screen time should be limited to nothing for very young children and minimal for children in primary school. Although many Waldorf schools are understanding of the difficulty in creating such a limit in today’s world, this viewpoint has stayed fairly consistent. In this episode my fantastic guest, David Sewell McCann and I explore this topic. As a story teller and former Waldorf teacher, David recognizes that early on it’s important to develop an image rich life. Through life experiences, hearing stories, and looking at picture books,…

  • Anthroposophy,  Podcast,  Waldorf and Religion,  Waldorfy Podcast,  What is Waldorf Education

    Are Waldorf Schools Religious?

    I have to tell you, I put more effort into this episode than any other this season. I really wanted to do this topic justice. As I mention in the episode, when I googled “Are Waldorf Schools Religious?”, way back when I was just starting Waldorfy, I found a lot of really confusing conflicting resources, articles, and blog posts. Based on my personal experience attending a Waldorf school, as well as my husband’s experience (he’s also a Waldorf alum) I knew that this wasn’t as hard a topic to tackle as some of those really challenging to understand resources made it seem. I could not have asked a more perfect…

  • Podcast,  The Waldorf Approach,  Waldorf Parent Perspectives,  Waldorf School,  Waldorfy Podcast

    How Waldorf Works

    In this episdoe I speak with guest Sarah Lee. Sarah is the mother of three adult children all of whom went to a Waldorf School all the way up through grade 12. Sarah is also the founder of Sarah's Silks. Sarah’s Silks is a family owned company specializing in Waldorf inspired sustainable toys for children. They supply playsilks, capes, fairy dresses, streamers and other toys to Steiner schools, boutique toy shops and families in the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan and many other countries. Below is a really nice video from the Sarah's Silks site introducing Sarah Lee. SUBSCRIBE TO THE WALDORFY PODCAST Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcher About this episode: I had…

  • Anthroposophy,  Touching on Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education,  Waldorf School,  Waldorfy Podcast

    More with Waldorf alum Theo Groh

    In this episode, 105, I continue my conversation from last week’s episode with Theo Groh. In this segment of the conversation we speak more about anthroposophy and the gift of Waldorf education from our experience as Waldorf alumni. Theo Groh grew up on a biodynamic farm in Wilton New Hampshire. He attended Waldorf school K-12 at Pine Hill and High Mowing School. He graduated with a B.A in Politics from Saint Anselm College, and is currently completing his masters in Digital Marketing and Design at Brandeis University. After spending some time working in politics and non-profits, Theo worked in admissions and marketing for High Mowing School. He is now a…

  • Waldorf School

    Affordability and Waldorf Education

    Ok, we have to talk about it. Waldorf school is expensive. For most families it’s really expensive. When I first started writing this post it was a from a very woeful place. I was thinking of how tough it is to be a good parent. How a parent might stumble on Waldorf education and find it a really good fit for their family. One might even find a Waldorf school in their area, go through the beautiful website, to find the tuition page, then, sticker shock. Why? Because this is America and the cost of a private education isn’t cheap. That’s how these institutions stay running. They collect tuition, cover…

  • Podcast,  Touching on Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education

    The Waldorfy Podcast!

    I've been a busy bee over here! First of all, thank you so much for your support. I've had a lot of wonderful feedback already and it makes me really happy that so many people are finding Waldorfy to be a helpful resource. Today, I'm most excited to introduce my newest project: the Waldorfy Podcast! This is something I've been working on for a few months now and I'm so pumped for it to launch! You can expect new episodes twice a month. Each podcast episode will be an interview with a Waldorf teacher or an anthroposophist discussing a particular area of their expertise. I hope to cover each topic…