Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rising Bread

Homemade sour dough and braided egg bread rising on my stove :-D

Friday, September 11, 2015

Weekend Reading Commitments

I love reading but during the week I'm always too busy and too tired to get much done. So this weekend I'm setting weekend reading commitments with myself :-D Happy Friday!!

Monday, August 3, 2015


With our move to a new home in a new town and the opening of our Waldorf preschool I've been too busy to blog. We are having a great summer! Catch up with our preschool over at

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Waldorf Presentation in Moapa Valley.

Today I was honored to give a talk on the Waldorf method at a homeschool symposium in Moapa Valley. After the speakers presented we each had a table where we could interact with the attendees and answer questions.

The picture above is a sampling from my table :)

I always pray to know what to say but I always find that God would rather I listen to others. I felt so inspired with these families today and even had a very direct answer to prayer come my way. :-)

Many blessings!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Amazing Banana Chocolate Brownies. Gluten free, diary free- 230 calories

These brownies are everything you want from a dessert - soft, yielding, delicate flavors playing off one another. Did I mention they are only about 230 calories for a big piece?

You have got to try them!

I modified a recipe we used during a Young Women's activity night to create these.

Did I also mention these are healthy AND Gluten free?

Perfection in a food.

1 c oat flour
1/2 c cacao powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 c stevia powder
1/3 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat to 350. Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl, in another bowl mix the dry ingredients. Add the wet to dry until just mixed. Place in a well greased 8x8 pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. Top with chocolate chips if desired.

Makes 6 brownies.
You are very welcome :-D

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Our May Fair!

Today St. George Waldorf hosted our first May Fair! Here are some pics ;-)

Friday, May 1, 2015

LDS Waldorf: Kindergarten

In our home we take the Waldorf model and adjust it to fit with our LDS faith. Keeping the subjects as close to the Waldorf developmental model as possible we add in appropriate LDS based stories, scriptures and history. I'm going to start sharing our outline, grade by grade, here on my blog.

Here's a peak at what subject I teach during each month of a typical Kindergarten year.

These lessons are brief, only 20 minutes or so and are supported by much playing, art and story telling.


Water color painting. Starting with just two colors we explore the look and feel of painting with water colors. If you are trying to use Waldorf but stick to a more traditional reading learning schedule (for those accountable to school districts or in-laws) this would be the time to use the water color painting to paint the ABCs, in capitals only.


Sewing. Using an embroidery hoop, a needle and thread we review some simple sewing stitches. Letters can also be added for those using letters.


Cooking. This is our intro to science. Using recipes from Festivals, Family and Food I let my kindergartner help cook lunch each school day.


Gift making (service). Using Pinterest we gather supplies to create simple gifts for people we love and talk about being of service and having a Christ-like heart.


Using Kimber Academy's book Heavenly Father’s Favorite Numbers we memorize the 10 commandments and then continue to learn to count past ten. You could also use my 10 commandments finger play during this time.


Painting groups of numbers, three sheep, four bunnies, etc. If you are not delaying reading/writing you can also introduce the 123s via water color painting.


Arithmetic. Essentially we do word problems using stories. I like the Christopherus story using the squirrels named Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division who take the problem of counting their nuts to the wise old owl Mr. Equals but you can also use gnomes with the same names and the character of King Equals to create stories. I like to draw the stories out on the chalk board.


Drawing shapes, form drawing or, if you aren't delaying reading and writing, practice writing this month. 


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