Susan Sachs Lipman (Suz) is the author of Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World, which grew out of her award-winning blog, Slow Family Online. She writes for the Christian Science Monitor’s Modern Parenthood blog and is the Social Media Director for the Children & Nature Network, an international movement to connect all children and their families and communities to nature. A longtime Girl Scout leader, Suz enjoys gardening, hiking, soap crafting and food canning. She lives with her husband and daughter in Mill Valley, California.     The Blessings of a Slow Family

  Cindy Baldwin is a freelance writer and homemaker, in addition to being a lover of all things handwritten. Her work has appeared in Segullah and IDAHO Magazine. She blogs at Being Cindy.   By Hand

  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.   Brighten Your Table with Cloth Napkins
Discovering a Sense of Place
Sew Your Own Reusable Sandwich Bags

  Andy Hawbaker lives in Northern Colorado where he enjoys hiking, camping and exploring the Rocky Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When he isn’t on the trail Andy shares his experiences on the Sierra Social Hub.He is a member of the social team at Sierra Trading Post.   Nature Lovers

  Alexandra White lives with her husband and two children in Northeast Iowa. She loves being outside,  especially in the fall, otherwise known as “Apple Season”. By day she works as an IT operations  consultant, and by evening and weekend she enjoys cooking, photography, and crafts. She writes about her family’s adventures at her blog, Talleygilly.   Inspiration in Your Own Backyard:: Fairy Houses & Crowns
The Story of an Apple

  Amy Hughes is a wife, a mama, a writer, a candle-lighter, a bread baker, and an addicted knitter and reader. She homeschools her 7 children over a hill near the California ocean and blogs at To Love   To Live Each Moment

  Brenda Massei wonders where the day went while being entertained by her three boys, ages 6, 4, and 38. She blogs about pioneer inspired living at her space. She has Waldorf-inspired toys, knits, and wool items at her etsy store, Pail and Pie.   Knit Lollipop Pattern
Twisted Cord Jump Rope   

          Lucy Pearce is a free-spirited, free-lance writer and mama to three little ones aged 6, 4 and 2. She blogs at Dreamingaloud. She has recently launched her first book: Moon Time: a guide to celebrating your menstrual cycle which is available in paperback from e-book format from her new website Thehappywomb, a hub for womancraft and mama souls. She is contributing editor at JUNO magazine.           Random Acts of Beauty
Dancing With the Flower Fairies
Color Me Happy

  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 Faeries
A Season of Rebirth

  Krista Arias is a mother, minister, midwife, mentor, philospher and poet. She loves words, wonder, and all things earthy. Through MamaMuse, she helps mothers who want joyful births, authentic family and connection to the rhythms of the earth. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family where they run the Tierra Soul Urban Farm & Guesthouse, home-school, and live deeply into life’s magical glow.    10 Steps Towards Getting the Break You Need, Tired Mama, Without Relying on TV

  Anne Douglas is a part-time curator and full-time wife and mother of two young girls in North Carolina. Her Etsy shop stocks hand-made items for home-made celebrations.    First Day of School Cones

    Katharina Sandizell has a PDHom in Homeopathy, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and has her Masters in Counseling Psychology. She lives in California with her husband and two boys. They love to hike, go to the beach, and make music together. She does homeopathic consultations in person and over Skype. Find out more at Resonant Homeopathy.   Healing the Deepest Parts of Ourselves and Our Children: Homeopathy and Waldorf Education
The Case For Psychosomatic Medicine :: From the Persective of a Marriage-Family Therapist and Classical Homeopath

  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
Dance Like a Tree 

  Suzy is a dreamer, poet, mama of five girls, artist, maker of happy messes, fan of unmade beds. She is inspired by sunlight and those still unkempt sacred wild places. And prays daily to ever more, listen, love and live a soulful life. She writes here.     Sew a Simple Scarf
Apple Cinnamon Baby Bear Porridge

    Nicola Alesandrini lives in Northern California with her family, where she spends her days chasing kids, enjoying bits of nature, and avoiding laundry. She’s a jack-of-all-trades who loves economical and ecological living. She writes and crafts whenever she can squeeze it in and she blogs about it all at Which Name?  

An Educational Journey
Sharing Gratitude
Peach Cream Pie
Bringing Birds Home
Spring Flower Crafting
Holiday Countdown
Apple Adoration
Wooly Sheep
Butterfly Celebration

    Megan Devine lives with her husband and four children on the edge of the wilderness in Northern Minnesota. She is an early childhood educator and enjoys learning from all of the wonderful children that surround her in her life. Megan can be reached at via email here.  

Simple Acts, Extraordinary Love
Needle Felted Chicken Ornament Tutorial


  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
How To Host A Birthday Celebration Ritual

Positive and Purposeful Parenting::Five Quick and Easy Tips for Happy, Well-behaved children

How to Make a Summer Tealight Candle

Jack and the Beanstalk :: Grow your own magic seed of storytelling for fun family times

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

Celebration Bunting
Knitted Harvest Flower Vase


  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 of crochet and sewing patterns on Etsy.   Repurposed Baby Pants Tutorial Repurposed Baby Legwarmers Tutorial
New Baby Crocheted Spring Dress
Reversible Crochet Baby Hat
Winter Baby Beret

Spring Flower Baby Hat

Saving Summer’s Blooms

Crocheted Fabric Nesting Baskets
Pretty Fall Scarf

  Justine Uhlenbrock is an urban homesteader, a minimalist mom, a writer, and a doula-in-training living with her husband and two young girls in Arlington, Massachusetts. She is passionate about sustainable living, health, frugality, and her quest for real food and family heirloom recipes. She blogs at The Lone Home Ranger   Homemade Cheese Crackers
Call of the Summer Wild: Cultivating a Love of Nature
No-Bake Fall Treat::Haystacks

  Mary Ellen VanMarter has spent most of her career as a Montessori educator, but has benefited greatly from Waldorf wisdom, both as a teacher and a parent. Additionally, she is a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and holds an MA in Reading and Literacy. She lives with her wonderful husband and children in North Carolina. You can find her at her space.   When The Student is Ready

  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
Simple Knitted Apples

   Jojoebi is a Brit living and working in Japan. She is a designer of adorable sewing patterns and crafts for kids and can be found blogging at A Bit Of This and A Bit Of That and her goods are available on Etsy and PDF patterns on Craftsy   Tanabata Wish Tree
Using the Kitchen as a Place to Bond

  Meryl writes about chickens, babies, knitting, gardening, and whatever else tickles her fancy on any given day at My Bit of Earth   The Chicken TV :: Why We Adore Our Backyard Flock Trash to Toys: Three Easy Toys From the Recycling Bin
An Easy Shadow Puppet Show

    Kathy Stowell lives in a Kootenay Mountain town with her rock climbing husband, two munchkins, and an assortment of farm critters roaming their seven acres. She offers a series of ecourses to help mamas draw in more simplicity, rhythm and flow to their lives, including a free one on how to move from crummy to yummy in ten days, at her online home, Bliss Beyond Naptime  

Flannel Doll: First Sewing Project
Spring a Hea
Wet Felted Cowls

Autumn Fleece Wash

Heart Garden
Four Fall Simplicity Seeds 


  Zane Kathryne Schwaiger lives in on a Northern Michigan hill with her husband and two daughters. She blogs about the things she loves at her space.   Wild Apples :: Wild Apple Sauce

  Jae Jun is a mother, former Montessori teacher and the creative force behind Bella’s Casa. It is a learning community for parents, as well as an Etsy shop selling handmade toys and materials for infants and young children.
  A Magical Trio to Inspire Budding Citizens of the World

  Makenna Johnston lives, breathes, and loves in Middle Georgia, where she is an Adjunct Professor and Doula. She’s embarking on a new blogging adventure at CALL SIGN: Wife where she discusses simplicity, air force wife-dom, and prepping for motherhood.   Getting Lost in Life’s Cadence
Simple Homemade Ricotta Cheese

    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
The Magic of Raising Butterflies

How to Host Your Own Food Swap

Make a Quill Pen and Natural Ink

    Anne Douglas is a part-time curator and full-time wife and mother of two young girls in North Carolina. Her Etsy shop stocks hand-made items for home-made celebrations.  

First Day of School Cones

    Erin Barrette Goodman is an interfaith minister, yoga teacher and passionate builder of community. She is the founder of the Rhode Island Birth Network and the creator and host of Behind the Blog and the 10-Day Family Recharge. As a mother of two, she also packs lunches, drives the carpool and bows to the power of PBS Kids. You can connect with Erin at, on Facebook and on Instagram (@eringoodman).    Interview

    With an encouraging voice and beautiful photography Renee Tougas inspires mothers, homemakers and homeschoolers to live creative, healthy, and joyful lives. Fresh and honest, her blogis a story of intentional family living.  You can find her books here

Partnering with her husband, Damien Tougas, Renee writes at their space where she encourages families to think outside the box and embrace adventurous living.