Fevers

Fever is a hallmark of most childhood illnesses. It is what prompts a parent to call their child’s doctor. It is what tells the mother to keep her child home from school. What is the relationship we have with illness? What is the relationship we have with fever,...

Warmth

This past Saturday, the kindergartens, first and second grades enjoyed their Winter Spiral ceremony. One could breathe in the warmth of the room, thanks to the parents and teachers who spent the morning creating the atmosphere using fresh pine and bay leaves. The...

Running on Rhythm

We hear so much about rhythm in Waldorf schools. “A parent’s job is to create a strong sense of rhythm in the home.” Most of us adopt consistent bed and eating times, at least during the school year, fully trusting the wisdom of the teacher. And then most of us, our...

Outlaws

What does warmth in today’s society look like? We have many families where it seems to take two incomes to support a household. Both parents are rushed to get projects finished at work, taking on extra duties to keep their job. Healthcare is oftentimes the carrot...

Tart Cherry Concentrate

Tart cherry concentrate is having a moment. I’ve been using this mouth-puckering goodness in many of my pediatric patients for the past year and a half. I have found it especially helpful in children with sensory disorders, autism, or the kid who just has a bit too...

Haiti Mission

The trade winds blow the mint-colored curtains making them dance in the sunlight over the bassinet. I wonder if Tata Islande will remember that image somewhere deep in his subconscious. It’s been five minutes, sitting in the plastic blue chair next to his bed. In the...

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