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Before you panic, CURRENT Lifetime members are just fine, NOTHING will change.
A few years ago when I started our Thinking, Feeling, Willing program, my intent was to create an amazing space for families new to Waldorf to learn the foundations of Steiner’s way of teaching. I wanted to see it grow and WOW did it grow! We went on to have a Monthly, Annual and Lifetime option. These have always included some sort of one on one mentoring so all of our members could have close access to me as they needed. We have hundreds of members and our program is thriving as one of the top notch programs of it’s kind and we are always getting compliments on our customer service. I love that. It is exactly what I was aiming for. It makes my heart full to work with so many amazing families.
Winds of change.
Last summer, as I was meditating on how I could bring even more to our families, I was prompted to do something that felt counter to my goal at first. I was spiritually directed to limit our Lifetime memberships. It was the best thing I could have done. Since this summer we have refined things further to include an interview process. This allows me to make sure we are a good fit and it helps me see what the true needs are. Last month I was again pondering how to bring forward the work that is burning in me but sometimes has to take a back seat due to time, and it was VERY clear that I needed to bring this amazing program to an end.
Don’t worry, our Thinking, Feeling, Willing program isn’t going anywhere, in fact, it is going to get even better! But, our Lifetime program is ending. We will be replacing Lifetime with a program that will be a bit different. It won’t include one on one mentoring as it does now. It will continue to include our private Facebook group where I will continue to be there for questions, comments and all the fun stuff in between. The online community is an amazing group of supportive women that I am so blessed to rub shoulders with.
Everything changes on January 1st, 2017 – do you want a chance to become a member before it all changes for good?
I have VERY few slots open between now and the end of the year. If I fill them this week then it will close before the end of the year. Once the slots are full I will stop advertising for the current program.
What are others saying about this program?
“Working with Waldorf Essentials meant gaining a lot of self confidence in my role as a mother, wife and educator. It has been highly empowering.”
“If it weren’t for Melisa Nielsen, I would not still be homeschooling for my fifth year. Not only has she been my mentor, she has become my great friend. TFW taught be all the basics and I come back to them every year.”
“We initially came to Waldorf Essentials for the curriculum, for Kindergarten and to have all of the content there as our children grow. What we didn’t expect was to find a trusted friend in Melisa, who has been there offering unfaltering support and inspiration from the start. What we love most about W.E is the ‘head, heart and hands’ approach, for the parents as well as the children. This makes all the difference to us as individuals, as a couple, and as parents, and for that we are forever grateful.”
“Melisa Nielsen, goes all out with her dedication, love and support to homeschooling families. I’m grateful to have her friendship.”
Ready to check it out before it ends? I am offering at a special price, fill out our interview and let’s get to know each other.
Advent is coming fast! I pulled the Advent stories from our Before the Journey text to share. Many blessings of this season to you and your loved ones.
Advent Stories ~ PDF
I get questions from time to time about what is on our menu, how we eat, etc. I thought I would do a post with a regular week for us. We eat a varied diet that includes some meat, poultry, some dairy, some fermented foods. The Instant Pot is my best friend in the kitchen, I use it almost everyday. We eat whole, organic when ever possible and shop local as much as we can. The farmer’s market is a weekly walk and we incorporate those foods into meals and snacks.
The biggest life savers for me are the rhythm I have for my weeks.
Monday is the whole chicken in the Instant Pot. I make stock/bone broth after. That chicken lasts for several meals.
Tuesday we make homemade marinara.
Wednesday is tomato soup from the left over marinara and stock. If there is left over stock then it is used to cook the black beans on Friday.
I do have variations. Some weeks I make a different soup and a different pasta. All of our pasta is gluten free. Any tortillas come uncooked and we cook them as needed, they are much less pasty than others. Not gluten free, but for sure organic. I also don’t have my ferments listed on the menu, I eat them more than others in my house so they are usually part of my lunch or dinner.
Farmer’s market is Wednesday night so Thursday is the best bet for fresh fruit in our house. We have 5 people total at home right now but have had as many as 7 and that can be a little tricky for cooking so using left overs in a rhytmic way helps us not have a lot of wasted food.
Need help? have questions? Just ask!
Menu form credit: mayicarles.com