We have been trying to find our rhythm around here for awhile now. Part of the problem is that we as parents haven't been totally committed to following through with what we have planned on trying. Being so exhausted all of the time doesn't help. The days here have been getting out of control. There has been no consistency and so our days lately seem so chaotic. I have been feeling overwhelmed with the way life has been going and feel that I am not parenting at my best. Change needs to happen now.
Most people know that we have a high regard for Waldorf education. I became interested in the whole philosophy before Ian was born. We apply Waldorf philosophy loosely right now, but we are now interested in taking it to the next level. This means first and foremost creating a family rhythm that works for us. Other parts will come later as we slowly progress into learning more about Waldorf education.
I have a number of resources on hand to inspire me to create our daily rhythm. Today I received Sharifa Oppenheimer's book Heaven on Earth in the mail and it has given me the inspiration to do some planning. This week will be busy reading and learning and trying to put the house back together into a calmer more peaceful space.