It Is Anniversary Month At The Parenting Passageway!

This is the second year of The Parenting Passageway!  I wanted to thank everyone out there for reading, for passing this site on to your family and friends.  Last month this blog got over 40,000 hits.  I don’t know much about computers and don’t really know if that is high or not, but I do know that is much higher than the very first month of The Parenting Passageway where we generated about 700 hits for the whole month. :)

Anyhoo, in order to celebrate this month, I thought I would do some “Back To Basics” posts about parenting.  So, you may see some oldies but goodies and some new posts about realistic expectations, tools for the loving guidance toolbox, rhythm and probably a few on Waldorf homeschooling and a few Steiner-related surprises!

Thank you all for celebrating with me this month! I hope everyone is having a good month!

Many blessings,


Aww, Shucks.

This has been a week of people acknowledging the work that goes into “The Parenting Passageway” blog and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone.

This blog, specifically this post on Children and Chores (, was mentioned in the September 2010 E-zine by Simplicity Parenting author and expert Kim John Payne.  You can sign up to receive the free monthly E-zines here:

I also was one of the blogs voted on and recognized over at The Waldorf Connection as Number Two of “The Best Waldorf Blogs” here:

It is my fervent hope whether you are a parent seeking simplicity, a parent of small children or older children, a homeschooling parent or a parent whose children go to school, that you will all find something helpful here in this space.

Thank you all again so very much.

Many blessings,


Feedback Please!

At some point in the future I would like to move this onto a website and have it be more than just a blog.  One thing that increasingly concerns me is that there are now something like 400 posts on this blog, and I would like to have more permanent pages so it is easier to find things – maybe pages by chronological age of the child or parenting topic.

I hope at some point in the future to gather some of the scattered information and compose them into e-books as well. 

Any thoughts for what you all would like to see??

This blog got 700-something hits a MONTH in the beginning (last November) and is now getting over 1000 hits a DAY! Now that’s progress!  Thanks everyone!

Thank you for reading!