Two Sick

Two Sick

Too sick to open presents, too sick to have birthday cake, too sick to have Birthday celebrations! Sadly our family came down with the flu this week and because so Elle’s Birthday has been shrouded with feeling ill. I had to cancel her Birthday party set for last night. All four of us have the […]

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Today was the Harvest Festival at Maya’s Playgroup. Once again, this year I am the Festival and Events organizer and so I enjoyed the preparation of the day. It is a small simple Festival, that today was held indoors due to tremendous amounts of rain we have been having. Parents arrived at 11am, for the […]

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

Welcome Fall…..we are excited you are here! Tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox, the only time during the year when the length of day and night are the same and the Sun is in the same plane as the Earth’s equator. Tomorrow Earth will experiences 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. To many, […]

The Spectrum of Gifts

The Spectrum of Gifts

I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful, colourful gifts Maya received for her Birthday. People enjoyed the rainbow theme so much that it carried over into gift selection. Maya was delighted by her rainbow gifts. Many of which were home-made….which as you can imagine is our favorite type of present! Thank you […]

Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore Lantern Parade

While we celebrated Summer Solstice, on the other side of the world it is Winter Solstice. Had I happened to be on the other side of the world I would have gone to the Lismore Lantern Parade. Lismore is the town I was born in, and lived in until I was about 18 years old. […]

Midsummer Night

Midsummer Night

Tonight we had a midsummers night picnic in the Park with Maya’s Waldorf Playgroup to celebrate Summer Solstice. The poetic, romantic, mythical night of the year when fairies might be seen along with other mythical creatures. The celebration of Midsummer’s night or eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice, the longest day […]

The Rainbow Sparkle Party!

The Rainbow Sparkle Party!

We had a fantastic day full of colourful party games and activities! Rainbow face painting, a rainbow pass the parcel, a rainbow pinata full of glitter, freeze dance and then the rainbow sparkle cup cake Birthday cake! It was an incredibly hot day and at some points we were all a bit heat exhausted….funny though […]

Due Date

Due Date

Four years ago today I was due to have Maya. Almost two weeks later I finally had her…and had someone told me at this due date point that I was going to go on to be 10 months pregnant…I would have cried….please no, can’t I have my baby now! Having had a drug free natural […]

We Wish You Could Come!

We Wish You Could Come!

Extending a virtual invitation to all of our family and friends too far away make it! Here is your invitation to Maya’s party that we wish you could come to! Dear Friend, To celebrate Maya turning 4 we are having Maya’s Rainbow Sparkle Party! 2-5pm, Sunday June 20th RSVP Kirsten@gmail.com  

Becoming a Mother

Becoming a Mother

I will always remember my first Mother’s Day. Not my official first Mother’s day, but the first Mother’s Day I felt like a Mother. I was three weeks away from my due date with Maya and it was my 30th Birthday. As was our family tradition we would have a big breakfast at Grandma’s house […]

Spring Fair of Yesteryear

Spring Fair of Yesteryear

This coming Sunday we have the Maypole Festival with Maya’s Playgroup. This will be Maya’s 3rd Maypole Festival, two of which we attended at the Cape Byron Steiner School in Byron Bay. Once when Maya was 3 months old and then the following year when she was 15 months old. I love looking back at […]

Spring Planting Festival

Spring Planting Festival

Today is the Spring Planting Festival at Maya’s Waldorf Play-Group. As it is a co operative playgroup, we are given a parent job. My job is to organize the Festivals and Events. As you can imagine I very much enjoy doing this! With Waldorf Education having strong roots in the environment, we celebrate seasonal change. […]

St Patrick Day Parade

St Patrick Day Parade

Brooklyn has an annual St Patrick Day Parade the first Sunday after March 17th. The Parade commences on Prospect Park West and 14th Street between 12- 1pm. This year the parade was a little smaller than last year, but our favorite marchers, the¬†O’Malley Irish Dance Accademy were there with their¬†wonderful curly wigs on. The wigs […]

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

For Valentines Day I gave Cam the game of Scrabble and for Valentines Day he played it with me! This was one of those gifts that I gave because I wanted it, and he played it with me because he knows how much I enjoy it. Finding things to do together, (beyond raising children) is […]