It is hard to believe that The Parenting Passageway has been around for over eight years now! Our “official” start up date was October 2, 2008 but my first “real post” was this one on challenging developmental stages. The next post was about fostering creative play, and The Parenting Passageway bloomed from there. Over the years, I think I have written about most situations parents find themselves in, and tried to combine the two things I love most: childhood development and Waldorf parenting/education. I have also revealed layers of my own journey and my own life philosophy for you all as time has progressed.
I thank you all for being here with me and reading along. I have a wide cross-section of readers – some homeschooling, some not, some involved in Waldorf Education, many not. Many come here just to think about family life and gentle discipline. I appreciate each and every one of you, and am always thrilled to receive your emails and tweets. Over the years I have even received donations made in my honor and little packages of Waldorf handmade goods, which is an incredible feeling! I am always especially shocked to find readers all over the globe! That always amazes me and is a new joy every time!
I truly hope these next eight years will be as good as the first. We are working on some new things over here; including a new logo and website design that hopefully will be unveiled sometime in 2017. I keep threatening to write ebooks and never seem to have the time as I am busy taking care of my own family and being active in my own community, but I do so hope to do some writings on parenting, development, gentle discipline, festivals and Waldorf homeschooling at some point!
I got to go to North Carolina this year to speak with some fantastic homeschooling mothers. I always learn so much from others, and enjoyed being with the homeschool community there. If anyone is interested in having me come and speak in 2017, please do contact me at admin@theparentingpassageway. I would love to talk to you about what you are looking for!
Most of all, I hope to keep connecting with my readers in this space and encouraging you all in parenting (and for those of you homeschooling, in homeschooling). Having a family is a blessing, and having all of you makes me feel like I have a large family out in the world spreading light and love in your own communities. Thank you all so much for being here.
Much love and many blessings,