We are so fortunate to have landed in a town with a homeschool group that celebrates the outdoors, handwork, cooking, children, and sharing. We feel so welcome at our group where every child is included in every game naturally and every mother has something to contribute.

At our last meet up we celebrated the Waldorf holiday Martinmas by making lanterns and going for a lantern walk. Mothers helped children decoupage tissue paper on glass jars and put wire handles on them, we all baked food to share while one resourceful Mom read the story behind the lanterns. For safety sake, as our group includes many diverse ages, we “lit up” our lanterns with battery candles and glow sticks. The wind blew, the leaves swirled, we marched together. What a peaceful, warm feeling a lit candle and like-minded company can create.


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