What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ~George Bernard Shaw
photo courtsey of Annie Lance
My name is Jenifer and in my life before children I was a professional ballet dancer. (Yes, I was a ballerina). After the birth of my first child, priorities changed and I saw everything differently. I walked away from my career and became a stay at home mom. Thanks to some close friends, I was introduced to Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner and while we are far from Waldorf purists, I do try to incorporate as much Waldorf inspired living into our lives as possible.
Five years later, I am now a homeschooling mom who is fiercely passionate about preserving the sanctity of childhood. I try and surround our family with nature and beauty and am careful to allow the kids the freedom to be kids. To run, climb, get dirty, laugh, explore, dream, imagine, and most of all just play. Ten years ago I would have never thought that I would be here, but here I am all the same and I am truly loving every minute of it.
This blog is a way for me to document what we do, the big moments and the small, mundane ones. So often, we race through things only to realize that we were so busy looking ahead, that we never bothered to look where we were. Sitting down to write makes me stop and look around at were we are.
I am the writer and co creator of Mariposa Forest, a subscription service that sends seasonal stories from the forest to children by old fashioned snail mail.
I also own an Etsy shop Two Little Dragons.
There I make and sell needle felted creations used for story telling, nature tables, seasonal displays and also for playing. Stop by if you have a chance and take a look around.
Thanks for being here and feel free to leave me a note!