“Building on a child’s ability to feel joy, rather than pushing it aside, wouldn’t be that hard. It would just require a shift in the education world’s mindset. Instead of trying to get children to buckle down, why not focus on getting them to take pleasure in meaningful, productive activity, like making things, working with others, exploring ideas, and solving problems? These focuses are not so different from the things to which they already gravitate and in which they delight.”
– Beverly Amico for the AWSNA Executive Team

In a nutshell, this is why I love Waldorf a education!


Childhood Snow!

When I was six, my big sister dressed me up all in black like the Beatles and took this picture of me.

If you have snow to play in, make a snow angel for me!


It Is February 7th!


Although I must admit that April 8th is my favorite day of the year, a very close second is February 7th, my dear mother’s birthday. I wrote this silly song for her a few years ago, and I’d like to share it again because, well, I think it is pretty funny. See what you think.

Happy 86th to the beautiful and brilliant B-O-N-N-I-E!


Birthday Poem for Jereme

Children at the Cincinnati Waldorf School are given Birthday verses, usually written by the teacher, on his or her special day.

As a songwriter, I love the chance to create these personal poems for my wonderful Third Grade students.

This is one I wrote today for my dear Jereme.

I hope he likes it as much as I enjoyed writing it.