Liv is a homeschooling mama to three girls. She is a maker of many things sewn, knit, sawed, nailed, glued, taped, baked, stirred and drawn. She does her best to share her family’s work and learning on her blog  54stitches.


A Family Garden Journal
Paper Advent Calendar

Illuminated Silhouette Lantern





Jennifer DeWolfe lives in beautiful Wakefield Quebec with her husband and two little boys. When not off fighting dragons, launching rockets and exploring the forest near her home, she can be found cooking, knitting, baking, crafting, dancing, and sewing alongside her little guys. She blogs about her adventures at Dark Blue Dragon.


Winter Snow Fairies


Andrea Belcham is the author of Food and Fellowship: Projects and Recipes to Feed a Community (The Alternate Press, Fall 2011), which looks at the batch cooking group phenomenon more intensively. She cooks, crafts, and tends to her little patch of earth in Quebec.


The Batch Cooking Group: Cooking Large for Family and Friends

Saving the Tastes of Summer
Breadmaking for Busy Families


Margaret Bloom lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. When she is not busy feeding her baby and making up silly poems you can find her at her blog.


Time to Eat!

Grateful :: A Poem
Hardware Store Hannukiah


As a certified Simplicity Parenting© Group Leader, Allison Abramson is honored to help families build deeper connections and have more fun. She lives with her husband and two little girls in Providence, Rhode Island, where she blogs about their journey toward a Peaceful Life. More information about Simplicity Parenting© can be found here.


The Gift of Simplicity


Monte Peterson writes, bakes and tends her family in Ohio. Find more at Notes From An Escalator.


Sing For Your Supper


Kelly Patla is a stay-at-home mom, freelance writer, knitter and crafter (among other things) living with her husband and son in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She writes about how she creates her family home and her family’s adventures at home on her seasonal blog Creating a Family Home. She also sells her crafts and original knitting patterns in her Etsy shop.


The Excitement of Motherhood
Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins
Four Seasons Nature Box
Simple Sock Knitting



Jennifer Tan, MA Jennifer is a homeschooling consultant, fiber artist, musician and aromatherapist. She leads workshops, teleseminars, eCourses and writes eBooks for parents in the areas of Waldorf curriculum, homeschooling and handwork. Jennifer lives in beautiful Davis, California with her husband, Waldorf teacher Dr. Rick Tan, and their four children. Jennifer may be reached through her website (sign up for the monthly newsletter), her Etsy shop which features Tunisian crochet supplies, her blog, and on Facebook .


Pregnancy Tea
Felted Birthday banner and crown
Winter Tea
Making a Playscape

Tunisian Crocheted Baby Blocks



Nicole Kraft lives in Seattle with her husband, two sons and a lively Australian Shepherd. You can read more about natural health on her blog.


Make Your Own Herbal Throat & Cough Candies


Jessie Bryson lives in Pacific Northwest Washington. You can find her at Luna Pacifica, where she chronicles her unique spirituality and the seasonal lifestyle of her family and at Unplugged Sunday as a contributing writer.


Solstice Tree Blessing


Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord is an artist, educator, mother of two grown children, and the author of Handmade Books For A Healthy Planet. She shares her love of making books, her art, and celebrations of the seasons at Susan Gaylord.


Garden Tag Fan Book

Festivals of Light Accordion Book





Michala Haresnape is a mother of two little girls, 6 and 3, and a part-time high school teacher of Religion. She lives in Surrey, England and blogs here.


Winter’s Gifts


Shannon Kinney-Duh is the mother of two fun and energetic boys. When she’s not opening a box of new crayons and playing in her art room or having picnics in the park, she creates e-courses that inspire women to live more fully. Visit Free Spirit Knits to learn more.


Make YOU a Priority in Your Daily Life
Using the Garden for Inspiration

Cultivate New Beginnings and Allow Your Dreams to Bloom

Winter Fun with Felt

Capturing Your Mothering Memories Through Art Journaling
Honoring the Gifts of Winter  


Lauren Kindle is a stay-at-home mom who finds Beauty in the every day. She creates art for her greeting card business, Kindle Arts & Cards.


The Spiritual Quality of Beauty: reflections of an Artist-Mom


Sonja Lukassen used to get paid to bring city-folk into the forest. Now she does it with her family and friends in Ottawa, Canada. She blogs about their exploits and shares ideas at Kids in The Forest.


Woodsy Wednesdays


Danielle Grabiel is a mama, environmental policy professional and law student. She currently lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her musician husband, Pablo. In 2012, Danielle and her family will be moving to Oregon to fulfil their dream of wrangling chickens and living off of salmon and berries. She blogs at mamamusicman.  


Backcountry Baby

Ten Children’s Songs You Can Play By Learning Just Two Guitar Chords



Writer and Educator Amber Greene (B. Ed, ADCC) is mama to Henrietta (16) and Ned (2). Her work provides a flash of insight and bright ideas for a variety of topics including parenting young children, eco-friendly living and artistry in everyday life. She writes daily on her blog MamaMoontime. You can contact Amber via email.


Motherhood: Life’s First Autumn Season

Radiance of the Sun

Eight Spring Tips for Growing Gorgeous Children

Planting the Bulb of Contentment

Finding Truth, Beauty and Goodness in the Autumn Season

How To Host a Crafternoon



Courtney is a Midwestern mama who blogs about keeping a simple, mindful, beautiful, and sustainable home at A Life Sustained


Solstice Luminaries


Laura Hooker is a full-time mother, wife, Registered Nurse, and sewing and crochet-a-holic! She came about this wonderful world of crafting at an early age, and finds much inspiration from her lovely friends in blog land. She really enjoys coming up with and displaying her own patterns and tutorials. She is married and has a seven-year-old little boy and a new baby boy that was born in the summer. You can find her at her blog, Ravelry page or her store  on Etsy where she and her twin share sewing and fiber tutorials to inspire creativity in other Mamas.


Repurposed Baby Pants Tutorial

Repurposed Baby Legwarmers Tutorial

New Baby Crocheted Spring Dress

Reversible Crochet Baby Hat
Winter Baby Beret


Brittany McCardle is a happy wife and stay at home mom and still thinks Christmas is the most magical time of the year. She lives in Houston, Texas where she spends her days as a homemaker, learning how to live simply and gratefully. She loves writing, sewing, baking and photography. You can find Brittany’s stories of faith, family, and simple living on her blog.


The Joy of Celebration


Amy Good holds a B.A. in Elementary Education, certification in Montessori Education and is a Waldorf education enthusiast. She is currently pursuing an in-depth study on early childhood and motherhood from her two daughters ages four and six. Find her at The Wonder Years.


Shadow Puppetry and Shadow Play For Children


Nicole Justice-Kleemann is a stay at home mother to her two little children and a slew of poultry (who also fervently believe they are her children). After graduating with her Masters degree in Teaching, she has decided to homeschool her children in the Waldorf tradition. Her journey to Waldorf and her family’s daily adventures can be found at her blog. Also, her favorite food is pineapple!


How to Create Wood-Burned Gnomes and Faeries
How to Make Handmade Holiday Soaps


Amanda Blake Soule and Stephen Soule live in Western Maine with their five children. On their farm and in their days, they strive to live simply, close to the earth and to each other.

Amanda is the author of The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections and Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures.

Amanda is also the creator of the blog, where you can find writings and photographs about their family days.



An Interview with Amanda and Steve Soule – Authors of The Rhythm of Family


Valarie Budayr is the author of the book The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes came to our Garden. She is a mom to her three creative children, writer, photographer, gardener, crafter and an avid book lover. You can find Valarie on her blogs A Place Like This and Jump Into A Book.


The Storyteller’s Bag
Stories into Paper
Hello World
The Sit Spot
Santa Lucia Crown
A Santa Lucia Festival
Life in a Viking Village
The World of Louisa May Alcott and Little Women


David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade — the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through art, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf class teacher and parent, he has developed a method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through his website. Together he and his wife Lisabeth Sewell McCann have created Sparkle Stories.


Free Martin and Sylvia Audio: The Autumn Goose Pond
Crafting a Story: An Interview With Sparkle Stories

Sparkle Stories Affection: The Magic of Intuitive Storytelling

Jack and the Snowman A Free Sparkle Story


Meredith Floyd-Preston is a Waldorf teacher and mother of three who blogs about her adventures with her students at A Waldorf Journey.


The Shepherd’s Play: A Message of Simplicity


Sherene Cauley lives in Maryland with her husband and their two girls. They lead a life full of work and play, all hoping someone small and new will join the celebration next year. You can see more of their everyday adventures at her blog.


Experiencing Grief With Children
Eating Seasonally


Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND is a Master Herbalist and Naturopathic Doctor who enjoys teaching all ages about healing. She teaches classes for adults through The Avicenna Institute which gives adults the opportunity to earn certification in a number of natural healing practices and start a new career or enhance an existing one. Students at the institute include doctors, dentists, herbalists, reflexologists, teachers, mothers and homeschoolers. The Instiute is recognized by a number of International organizations. Kristie also offers classes for children as part of her Earthschooling Lifetime Member program, or through individual classes at Herb n


Teaching Kids About Herbs : Herbal Preparations
Teaching Kids About Herbs : Identification & Harvesting
The Sanguine of Spring

The Phlegmatic Temperament
The Melancholic Temperament
Teaching Kids About Herbs :: Healing Herbs for Winter


Kristine Brown is a stay-at-home mom of four children and two bonus (step) children, herbalist, homeschooler, homesteader and creator, writer and illustrator of the popular monthly pdf zine for children titled Herbal Roots zine. This month’s issue is all about Goldenrod. You can read more about it and subscribe at Herbal Roots zine.


Elderberries to the Rescue
Making A Pocket Herbarium
Violet’s Spring Splendor
Spice Up Your Life (and Cocoa)
Make Your Own Knitting Nancy



Pablo Andrew Grabiel is a family man, musician, small business owner, and fishing-guide-in-training. He earns his keep by providing musical entertainment for seniors, children, corporate executives, brides and grooms and anyone else seeking quality live music in the Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon metro areas. He also teaches children’s and adult music lessons. You can learn more about Pablo atPablo Grabiel and  Portland music entertainment.


Ten Children’s Songs You Can Play By Learning Just Two Guitar Chords


Elizabeth Sniegocki is a writer and advocate of simple, mindful living. She makes her nest in Sarasota, Florida, where she writes, gardens, cooks, crafts and nurtures two sweet little chicks. Elizabeth blogs about her community, mothering, homesteading and natural living at A Natural Nester.


Bringing Nature Indoors
Summer Fun with Seashells
Backyard Blessings
Pleasures of Potluck
A Mothers’ Circle ~ Uniting Ancient Magic with Modern Motherhood
Ring in a New Beginning with Homemade Prayer Flags


Nadja Van der Stroom is a late-bloomer who farms, discovers, and creates alongside her husband and six children on a small bit of earth in Tennessee. She writes about her chaotic, creative, sticky life on her blog, Patch O’ Dirt Farm.


Honey Carrot Fruitcake


Jeanette Merrill enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her husband and three young sons, and doesn’t let living in town prevent her from chicken-raising or beekeeping or gardening. She blogs at Urban Pioneer Story.


Fox and Geese Snow Game


Kerry McDonald, M.Ed., lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and three young children. She blogs about city homeschooling, natural parenting, and urban homemaking at City Kids Homeschooling.


Fom Mother’s House to Mine


Elissa Peterson is a homeschooling mom with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has written several articles for Yahoo’s Associated Content that promote creative exploration and play. Additionally she has maintained a family blog for six years that details the creative ways she manages to keep her children away from the television.


The Snowball Curriculum



Kelly Dahl lives in Ohio with her husband Erik and their two children, Cooper and Ellery. Kelly is always striving to find meaning as a working mamma, wife, and creative woman. She is the Editor of Sparrow Magazine and you can find more of her work as a personal coach at Perched to Fly.


A Recipe for Reconnecting


Elise Bowan lives in Colorado with her husband, two amazing boys 12 & 1, and two crazy dogs. She is an avid gardener, baker & cook, holistic healer, and adores simple living and a nature-inspired lifestyle. She is helping to develop a waldorf methods charter school in Colorado Springs with a goal of opening in the fall of 2013.She is also trying hard to convince her husband to get chickens for the backyard.She blogs at Mumacita.



Woodland Stick Frame



Chris Willow is a mother, crafter, storyteller and toymaker. She enjoys creating roots with mothers and children in her community. Her inspiration has always grown from her world she shares with her husband and two sons in the beautiful Missouri. She has a store on Etsy and blogs at Mamaroots where she shares her love of crafting, mothering and reading a great book!


Wood Fire Spirits
Summer Bindle
Story Eggs
Christmas Spider