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What a wonderful giveaway. I love Donna's stuff and I love Nicole's blog...very inspiring.
Congrats Kristine! Please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks everyone for entering. I hope you all check out the expo.
I recently had the pleasure of chatting a bit with Donna Ashton. Donna is the host of The Waldorf Connection, a tool for homeschooling families to increase their knowledge on Waldorf related subjects, parenting and rhythm. By hosting online workshops with Waldorf teachers, experts & visionaries, she bring this information to families who are using Waldorf-inspired education.
I have to say that I am really excited about what she has put together. She truly has created a great resource for Waldorf homeschooling. One of the reasons why I, personally, have been afraid to try homeschooling is because I feel so overwhelmed with all of the choices out there, and I am so afraid of doing something wrong. It seems like with her information I would feel a lot more confident and prepared to handle it all.
In her own words:
I am a homeschooling mom of twins, 7. We live in a serene beach town, where homeschooling support is minimal. In fact, there are only a few families that are using Waldorf -inspired methods.
When I began my homeschooling, I realized I needed much more that what was available to me locally. I turned to the online Waldorf community and what a help it was! I honestly don’t think I would be homeschooling in this way, had it not been for the resources I found online. At first, it was hard to find anything much about Waldorf. But in the last year or so, a wide variety of wonderful materials has become available!
To me, it was still a challenge to figure it all out. I am a visual person that like to “see it”. Or at least, ask someone questions until it makes sense to me. I was tired of waking up in the night wondering if, “Am I doing this right?” “Should I be doing more? less?” As homeschooling parents we make some very important decisions about our children's education and lives. I like to see all the pieces of the puzzle before I put it together.
That’s why The Waldorf Connection was created. A venue to ask questions, get ideas and put the pieces all together.
"The Waldorf Homeschool Expo" starts May 27 and runs through June 29. It was designed after a regular Homeschool expo, but online. I am hosting 15+ workshops on planning, grade overviews, parenting, rhythm, multiple-age homeschooling, rites of passage, music and more! Are you wondering which curriculum to choose for next year? Come listen to your favorite speaker and see what they offer before you buy. Peruse our Vendor Room with online store displaying their books, supplies, curriculums, toys, etc. Registration and all workshops are *free*. Just sign-up at thewaldorfconnection.com
Even though K is starting at a Waldorf school this fall, I plan on signing up for the expo. I feel it is important to continue the teachings at home. Plus, I am planning on homeschooling C (when she is old enough) and it's never too early to start preparing.
Donna has generously offered a wonderful giveaway - an entire set of all the Expo Workshops on MP3- over 15 hours of content. (value $57) You can listen to the workshops again and again, download to your Ipod or burn to CD. An excellent resource to keep for the future, as your children grow or just to refresh your knowledge.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. If you would like more than one chance to win, post about this giveaway on your own blog and then come back here and leave another comment letting me know you did so. That will earn you two extra chances to win. I will close the comments on Monday May 24th at 8pm PST and then announce the winner later that evening. Don't miss out - I would enter this giveaway myself if I could!
Thank you so much Donna for this opportunity. Good luck everyone!!