Living Arts Weekly: Watching

Living Arts Weekly: Watching

December 8, 2019 In today’s Living Arts Weekly post, we are sharing Sharifa’s second story for December, “The Fig Tree.”  This second story in a series of four features the plant kingdom in the form of a watchful little fig tree.  The theme of waiting and watching is a great one to share with children …

Living Arts Weekly: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Living Arts Weekly: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 24, 2019 Some of our readers are choosing to no longer celebrate Thanksgiving.  It certainly has a contentious history and is steeped with cultural appropriation.  If you have decided to ignore the holiday, I wish you a nice, restful long weekend with your family, and I hope you have a chance to connect in …

Living Arts Weekly: Autumn Leaves

Living Arts Weekly:  Autumn Leaves

November 3, 2019 Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullen Bryant Those lovely autumn leaves are falling!  Today’s Living Arts Weekly blog post looks at some ways to celebrate the brilliant tones of the autumn leaves. Creative Exploration Beeswax Candle Holders Simple to make, these are created by dipping small water balloons in …

Living Arts Weekly: Birth to Three

Living Arts Weekly: Birth to Three

October 27, 2019 In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured.  – Robert Brault For more than twenty years, LifeWays has been at the forefront of heart-centered, soulful parenting and caregiving of the child from birth to three.  This week, we want to …

Living Arts Weekly: Rhythm

Living Arts Weekly: Rhythm

October 20, 2019 Get rhythm when you get the blues.  -Johnny Cash   Today, we have a guest post from LifeWays graduate Emary Williams: “R h y t h m. There is so much magic in this simple concept. When I first encountered Waldorf education, I saw the beautifully painted watercolor daily rhythm charts in …

Living Arts Weekly: The Power of Touch

Living Arts Weekly: The Power of Touch

October 13, 2019 I was watching the kittens in our barn last week.  Our mama cat, Rosie, has a litter of seven healthy, well-cared for kittens who are five weeks old.  They spend the day pouncing on each other, nursing, and climbing all over their good-natured mama.  When they get too rough with their chewing …