The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook ~ for you!

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When Valarie asked me to review the newest book from Audrey Press, The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook by Donna Ashton, I was so thrilled! I've known both Valarie and Donna in the online homeschool circle for years and I was sure anything they created together would be full of magic……

The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook is exactly the thing I wished I had when I began learning about Waldorf education many years ago. While completely fascinated with this style of learning, I was so overwhelmed at the thought of doing it all. Donna does such an amazing job of simplifying the ideas of Waldorf, while encouraging you to explore more as time and need allows. She meets you right where you are on your homeschool journey, assuring you not only that you can do it, but that you don't have to do it all. That is the beauty of Waldorf inspired homeschooling. You can choose the things that resonate with you, the things you know your child will love, and go from there. 

In these pages you will find the basics of creating rhythm, a learning environment in your home, planning, choosing a curriculum, presenting the material to your children, and support from a mother who is currently on the very same journey. She also takes the time to address the importance of finding time for self care. This is something I personally struggled with greatly in my early days of homeschooling. I spent so much time care-taking and teaching and running the household that I forgot to fill my own well. I think as mothers this is a common issue, and I was so happy that Donna shared her thoughts on this. This book is the kind that will end up dog-eared and highlighted and revisited by the homeschooling mother.


Whether you are knew to, curious about, or a long time Waldorf inspired homeschooler : this book has something to offer you. Donna has worked so hard to create a support system for her fellow homeschoolers, and her book shares so much of her wealth of experience and knowledge. I'm so excited to be able to offer a copy to one of you!!

The book is specially priced for the new release right now, and if you leave a comment here you can enter for a chance to win a copy! This giveaway is open to anyone in the world. (Thank you Valarie!)

You can visit this page to learn more about this wonderful book. Feel free to share this giveaway with your friends & Waldorf communities.

Giveaway open thru Monday 2/17 ~ winner will be announced Tuesday 2/18.

Best of luck to you!




p.s ~ As a disclaimer of sorts, I want to be clear that Gypsy Forest is sponsored by Audrey Press. However I do not write paid reviews and opinions in this post are my own real true opinions. Both Valarie & Donna are long time friends of mine & I am genuinely happy to support their incredible work!


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congratulations Erin K! You are the winner! Enjoy~~  


81 thoughts on “The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook ~ for you!

  1. What a wonderful book! I would be honored to win a copy to help me with schooling my little boys. We are new to the Waldorf method, and I’m reading all that I can get my hands on. I love the gentle approach to learning. πŸ™‚


  2. Hurray! This sounds wonderful. I have recently signed up for the Earthschooling curriculum, and I’m sure this would compliment it well. If anyone has any thoughts on if this book offers a lot in addition to the Earthschooling curriculum and would be helpful to have even if I’m already using Earthschooling, please let me know!


  3. Thanks for posting about this. I’d love to win the book, but if I don’t, sounds like one for the shelves (and hands and eyes) regardless!


  4. I’ve followed Donna for several years now, and would love a copy of her book. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity!


  5. I heard about this book recently from a friend here in Portland, OR, as well. Thanks for posting this! Looks like a wonderful book that we’d get a lot from.


  6. Oh I love Donna!! I have had a chance to listen to her speak quite a few times and really enjoyed it. I would love to win a copy of her book . Thanks πŸ™‚


  7. This book is more about how to implement Waldorf in the home than actual curriculum, so yes! I do think it would add a lot to Earthschooling without being repetitive.


  8. Waldorf Ed. is a wonderful way to “educate” our children. Thanks for the give -away! Mary Ann Cauthen


  9. I have had my eye on this book since Donna announced she was writing it. I would love to have a copy for my library. Thanks for the chance!


  10. This book looks great, I’d love a chance at winning. I’ve been enjoying my visits here to your blog. (true, not trying to butter you up. ; 0


  11. This looks like just what i need right now. We took the autumn off from homeschooling, not on purpose, because we had a foster baby which threw a big monkey wrench into our rhythm! I’m still trying to bring us back to center. I am especially interested in Donna’s thoughts on not having to do it all…i sometimes experience homescholling Mama guilt for not teaching much handwork, drawing, flute, etc…!
    also, i love your recipes (quinoa patties…yum!) and your bread recioe was my weekly go to…until we had to go gluten free :0(
    Mary Lynn


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