Rhythm

#1 Best-Kept Secret for More Joy at Home!

Does this sound like a bad late-night infomercial? I know, but it’s not; it’s for real. What is this “secret”? It sounds almost too simple to be as powerful as I have experienced it to be…it’s rhythm. What do I mean by rhythm? I mean a predictable, reliable order to your family’s days, weeks and…

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The Humble Meal Plan

I get it — making a meal plan doesn’t sound exciting. I doesn’t hold the same aesthetic promise as other “Get Organized” ideas, such as Kondo-ing your socks or putting all your pantry items into weck jars (I mean, really, how pretty is that?). BUT, BUT! this humble, almost retro task (doesn’t it just evoke…

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Looking Ahead to School

While the children of some of my friends, who live in other parts of the country, have already gone back to school, we here in Portland still have a good four-weeks before back-to-school time hits. While there is still plenty of time for trips to the pool, a few last camping trips and days at…

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Portland Children’s Festival

Three weeks from today, Portland families will have the opportunity to attend a summer festival unlike amy other! The Portland Children’s Festival will feature storytelling, eurythmy performances, puppet shows, crafts and parent lectures. Put on by Portland Eurythmy, a performing group made of up of Waldorf educators, the Festival promises to be a creative and…

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Summer Rhythm

In my Simplicity Parenting classes, we talk a lot about rhythm; what it is, what it feels like to experience (I create consistent and dependable rhythms that repeat each class) and how to bring more of it into family life. If you are not familiar with the concept of rhythm, which is different from scheduling…

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