How Do You Like Me Now?

Again, a big thank you to Dr. Rick Tan of Syrendell ( for The Parenting Passageway’s lovely new logo.  You will notice things are much easier to find as listed under “Development” by age and “Homeschooling” by grade.  “Development” also includes Adult Development as the human being is continually changing and growing throughout this life, so you can find posts on inner work and personal development there.

“Discipline” is divided into authority (so all those back posts on holding the space, boundaries, etc are there), general support and tools.  “Family Life” includes many things, including sibling relationships, anger,  festival life, homemaking, dealing with sleep challenges, and more! 

The book study series are now in one place divided by book, along with those one-post reviews, and “Twenty Days Toward More Mindful Mothering” and “Back to Basics” series are now available under the “General Wisdom” tab.

Thank you for being my reader, I hope you like the new ways to find things!



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,