Giant Beach Bubbles

I’m at the beach this week with my family.

We thought it would be fun to let the beach winds blow giant bubbles. Mia and I whipped up some special bubble juice with ingredients from the grocery store. Before we left, we thought about how best to make the bubble wand (Olivander doesn’t do this sort of thing) but then we realized that we had an old plastic one from a birthday gift from a few years back. Perfecto!

We tried them out when we first got here on a beautiful sunny day – but the winds were too high – perfect for kites but not bubbles.

Today is just right, perfectly calm and slightly overcast. As soon as I brought down the bubbles a little crowd formed to watch the magic. Mia is the Bubble Master so I gave her the wand.

 Our new little friend Blake and his baby sister Claudia helped too…

Of course, you can always bubble in your own backyard.


“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!