In the UK, six and a half weeks before Easter, people are whisking, frying, tossing and tucking into pancakes. It is a long tradition with its roots in Christianity, with believers ridding the house of rich ingredients before the start of Lent. Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it is also known, is a well-loved [...]More
Spring is the season that always sees the earth exhale. The sigh of relief as color returns, trees bud, and flowers bloom is one that is welcomed with open arms after the long, dark days of winter.
For many of us, spring is the season of rebirth, as we shift from the internal rhythms of autumn and winter, to the more extroverted desires that warm weather inevitably brings. We find our need for vibrant colors, home grown food, and outdoor play increase with those first signs of springtime, and we know that there is so much goodness to follow in the months ahead.
This season of Rhythm of the Home brings all of that and so much more. We celebrate the renewal of spring through creative pursuits, simple recipes, easy crafts, and light-hearted reflections. As always, this edition sees over 40 pieces from our incredible community to celebrate the season, and we hope that you enjoy its pages as much as we do.
Of course, don't forget to head over to the blog for our seasonal giveaway. Many of our contributors have fantastic items that you will not want to miss!
Grab a cool glass of iced tea, crack the windows, and settle in for another glorious season of Rhythm of the Home.
Once upon a time I would flush my system out with a deep herbal cleanse at the first sign of spring. I would chug down maple syrup and cayenne pepper cocktails for a week while fighting back nasty cases of the dizzies as I envisioned myself frolicking through meadows of wildflowers donning squeaky clean pores [...]
We follow Lent to follow Him A time of sacrifice and prayer We give up something we desire That His example we might share. -Excerpt from a Lenten poem by Elena dal Friuli My family has been on our Waldorf journey now for three years this coming Spring. Since then, we’ve added a new member [...]
At Rhythm of the Home, we love to see not only children engaging in creative play, but adults as well. Nature affords us, no matter what season, a space to come together and reflect. Nature is the perfect place to gather for any creative endeavor, to see our world in a bright and vivid light, [...]More
Making crafts from seasonal materials found in our backyards is a childhood tradition. For generations, kids have been pressing pretty flowers in the summer, making stamps from apples in the fall, gathering evergreen branches for wreaths in the winter, and using plants to make natural dyes for eggs in the spring. Even with all the [...]
This spring, we have been studying birds and their nests. We made a simple fabric mache nesting bowl to show the process of nest building, piece by piece. Materials 40 strips of fabric, cut 3/4 inch wide and at least 2 inches long 1 cup of Elmers school glue A bowl to use as a [...]
One of the great unexpected joys of parenting is watching my children play. My daughter, Fiona, is so imaginative, weaving intricate stories with her dolls and animals. Leading up to her third birthday, many of her stories centered around the adventures of her finger puppet fairies. For her birthday party, I wanted her imagined world [...]More
Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth, and the festivals celebrated around the world reflect this seasonal shift. Festivals help bring communities together to share the joy of the season, and to look forward to times to come. The following are spring festivals to many cultures and faiths, and include a list of resources [...]
Spring and eggs simply go together. They are intimately connected by a shared promise of new life, rebirth, growth, and change. As the cold, slow days of winter fade, and signs of spring emerge, I find myself craving eggs. I want to eat them, but I also long to look at them. I love to [...]
“Will you take my picture with the girls?” My grandpap asked this question often. He always followed it up with, “I don’t know when something is going to happen to me, and I want them to see their great-grandfather and know that I love them.” I would set my happy girls on his lap, and [...]More
Circling inward, eyes down, the sweeping lines of the labyrinth guide me. Though my mind wants to make sense of it, and plan ahead, I quiet it down. All I need is trust: follow the pattern, go with the flow. My feet follow the spiral path which will lead me to the center and out [...]
Most things that we seek deeply are found nearby. That was the case with my search to create rhythms for our family. At the tender age of three, our daughter Dane craves the feeling of predictability. Her growth is bursting at lightning speed and I can see her reaching for rituals that she can lean [...]