Greetings from Whole Family Rhythms!
Whole Family Rhythms are Seasonal Guides for Mamas (or carers) who have young children at home and who are yearning to slow down, create and connect with the rhythm of their days together.
The Guides are designed to help you plan, create and animate a peaceful, balanced and holistic rhythm in your home, flowing between structured, adult-led activities and child-led, imaginative free play.
Each Guide contains a seasonally inspired early childhood curriculum (or rhythm) complete with ingredients and supplies master lists; early childhood stories and fingerplays and detailed directions for daily themes such as whole foods baking & cooking, watercolour painting, beeswax & salt dough modelling, drawing, crafting and hiking.
The Guides also contain weekly mindfulness meditations for mothers or carers, simple monthly handwork patterns, as well as seasonal nursery rhyme and picture book recommendations.
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SouleMama: Since the last time you were featured on SouleMama, in what ways has your business grown or changed? Is there anything new you'd like to tell us about?
I’m Meagan, Mama to 4 beautiful souls: North, Indigo, Juniper and Sage and loving wife to Brad. After living ten years in Sydney, Australia we just recently took flight and put down new roots in the Canadian countryside just outside of Toronto.
I began researching play-based learning, natural parenting and early childhood education in 2008 after the birth of my first child and on that journey I stumbled across some Waldorf inspired blogs that resonated with me deeply (especially SouleMama!). From that moment on I spent countless hours reading about the importance of rhythm and developing, planning and animating our own daily rhythm. With each new year, new child and new stage & age our daily rhythms change and adapt to our needs, but the steady beat always supports us.
My vision is to to connect and inspire mothers, carers and communities with each other so that they feel empowered to raise children who are wholly connected with themselves (head, heart and hands) and to the planet. I believe from the bottom of my heart that peace begins in the home.
Since my last visit to SouleMama, I have added a new eBook to the shop: Whole Family Traditions. Creating a meaningful and conscious holiday season that is in line with your family values can be challenging for the current generation of parents. There are many of us who do not hold strong religious beliefs or adhere to many of the rituals our Grandparents did, but who would still like to retain a strong sense of family spirituality, gratitude and reverence in connection with the holiday season. Here at Whole Family Rhythms, we believe it is our human responsibility to make a real and daily effort to walk in the footsteps of others. An interfaith dialogue is essential to this process.
Although the purpose of this new Guide is to help you and your family find and create meaningful traditions that are authentic to you, it is my hope that it also promotes acceptance and can help to shed light on how others choose to pass their values down from generation to generation. Whole Family Traditions includes many worksheets, editable lists and printables to help you and your family gain clarity on what you want to celebrate, why and how.
This weekend, Whole Family Rhythms is generously offering the following gift to ONE lucky SouleMama reader:
The Winter Guide includes twelve weekly guides consisting of a weekly story, hiking theme, recipe, seasonal craft and themes for watercolour painting, drawing and beeswax modelling, an Ingredients and Supplies Master List, Seasonal Book Recommendations, Twelve Weekly Caregiver Meditations and Three Caregiver Handwork Projects.
In addition, Whole Family Rhythms would like to offer all SouleMama readers a coupon code SOULEFAMILY for 15% off the Northern Hemisphere Winter Guide and the Southern Hemisphere Summer Guide. Expires 12/26/16.
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9 am EST on Monday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after. Comments closed. The winner is...
what our family needs! thanks for the chance!
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