Day One, Part Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother


It takes time and space to develop; much like the time and space it takes to create a beautiful fluid painting.  The possibilities are endless; mindful consideration is called for.


We look at all the elements that create family life and work in an effort to blend them together:

Roaring, racing red that gives us form:


Shy, quiet blue that moves outward and permeates the home and family:


Extroverted, excited yellow, spiraling ever outward bringing fun and joy, the polarities of different things bringing balance to the family:


Until a beautiful, mindful family culture is created where individuals can unfold and grow…including the adults of the family.


Take a few moments this week to bring some fluidity and creativity into your life, into this business of parenting and creating a family life.  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Much love,

8 thoughts on “Day One, Part Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother

  1. I am a homeschooling mom newly exposed to the Waldorf way. Now I am on the path to learn and glean as much as I can. Thus, where do you find non-plastic pans (shown in your post) for watercolor painting? Thanks. BTW, I love your site.

    • Hi Isabel,
      Glad you are here…I think I got those from Blick Art Supply, but I imagine you could find them at almost any art supply store. You might also want to check Bella Luna Toys and see what they have or Meadowsweet Naturals…

      I soaked mine just in the sink or bathtub for a long time. 🙂
      Many blessings,

  2. Carrie,
    I am loving the “Twenty days to more mindful mothering” series so far and have committed to it. I am wondering if these will be daily or weekly? Your website is a truly excellent resource 🙂
    In Kindness,

    • Dear Sweet Charlotte ( love your name!)
      I am thinking twice a week, because otherwise it would take twenty weeks to get through twenty days if we only did it once a week. My father is very ill and I will be traveling some, but that is my hope. 🙂 I think if folks would like to print it out, then they could work with the material at the best pace for them.
      I hope that helps, thank you for writing to me.

  3. Hi Carrie. Really enjoying this. I really connected with your paragraph in Day 1 Part 1 about the mother that spends so much energy collecting information to help her raise and teach her children that she never gets around to actually ‘doing’ any of it. That was me!!! I am currently using my blog to answer the inner work questions and I wanted to let you know that I have pulled out my sewing machine and scrap fabric and I am working on a garland of gingerbread men…because it’s fun and I love Gingerbread Men (it’s for me!).

  4. I just stumbled across your blog today as I was researching Waldorf training for homeschool moms. What an amazing resource! I ordered Waldorf teaching in practice and am hoping it will be just the read I need to pull things together. I have been reading about Waldorf education for the last 5 or 6 years and struggle to apply it in our school. I have 10 children, 6 are school aged now, four have graduated and I have a three year old. I am looking forward to new posts and to gleaning from all the old ones too. I started the 20 days today and am excited to grow over the next 20 days.

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