Nine books that have made me the homemaker that I am today.
A Guide to Child Health, by Michaela Glockler and Woflgang Goebel.
This is a great source both for practical advice on dealing with illness, as well as bigger picture theory on child development.
Festivals with Children, by Brigitte Barz
Explanations of the anthroposophical view of Christian festivals, with festival table and activity ideas.
Lifeways: Working with Family Questions, edited by Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors. A range of inspiring, encouraging and thoughtful essays on living the “Waldorf Way”
The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker, by Manfred Schmidt-Braband. A revolutionary discussion of the social task of the homemaker.
The Kingdom of Childhood, by Rudolf Steiner. The anthroposophical picture of the human being and child development, from the source himself!
The Children’s Year, by Cooper, Fynes-Clinton and Rowling. Crafting for and with children.
Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne. An approachable method to getting at the core of your family’s values, and letting go of the rest.
The Biodynamic Food and Cookbook by Wendy E. Cook. Wonderful recipes (will have to convert to US measurements) and information on nutrition.
Working with Anxious, Nervous and Depressed Children by Henning Koehler. Eye opening perspective on working with children who are struggling.