You’ve decided to bring a holistic Waldorf-inspired approach to your homeschool. You’re a dedicated and loving parent - ready to grow, connect, and really show up for your family. (You inspire me!)
At the same time, I imagine you might sometimes feel uncertain as to how to implement Waldorf at home...
I know I sure did! I even felt overwhelmed from time to time - or maybe much ofall the time!
For the month of April, we're mixing things up a bit! In Spring (or Fall if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), we tend to lose focus. Our plans have been adjusted so many times, and we're not sure how we'll finish out the year. This month, I'll be holding Office Hours on Fridays inside our community and inviting members to get individualized feedback on your homeschooling plans.
It’s not just you. In the hundreds of conversations I’ve had with Waldorf homeschooling Moms, every one of them wonders, “Am I doing it right?” Or, “Am I doing enough?” Or even, “Am I capable of doing Waldorf at all?”
And to top it off, they feel a bit lonely, too.
Perhaps you’ve tried other approaches and they just fell flat. Or, you’ve pulled your child out of school and wonder, “Now what?”
Maybe you’ve even been struggling to bring Waldorf alive in your home for a few years.
You know what you want: to bring nature and the lively arts of music, movement, painting, and stories to your family.
You thought the answer was figuring out which curriculum to buy.
But now you’ve bought all the curriculum and resources, the art supplies and books. And they haven’t given you exactly what you need. They haven’t resolved your issues.
You may still have so many questions.
Hi, I'm Jean, mother of three (two boys and a girl), experienced homeschool educator, and homeschooling mentor. We started Waldorf homeschooling back in the 1990s - yup, awhile ago!
I have a Master of Arts in Teaching and have taught in public and private schools. I experimented with various educational methods and settings, but when I discovered Waldorf education -- that was it for me.
And when I brought it home to my own children, it was the most magical (and challenging) time of my life!
During the last 13 years, I've helped hundreds of parents find their way to thriving in Waldorf homeschooling. It has been such a joy.
In 2013, I founded Art of Homeschooling (previously Waldorf-Inspired Learning) where I offer online courses, coaching, planning tools, an online support community, and in-person retreats for Waldorf homeschoolers.
I live in northeastern Ohio with my husband (all three kids are now in their 20s & 30s) where I love to hike, sing, read, and cook!
I feel incredibly honored to support so many families in homeschooling, parenting, and forging connections with our children.
A mentorship community of like-minded homeschoolers
who are all on this path together!
Receive help applying the Waldorf theory to your own unique family. So that you can know that “yes, this is what I’m meant to be doing.”
Put into practice what is described in books.
With a monthly Masterclass and weekly group Coaching Calls with me, you’ll get the support you need to bring your children a beautiful homeschooling experience month after month.
Plus, a private Facebook group for questions and conversations with other homeschooling Moms on the Waldorf journey.
We help you toggle between planning meaningful activities for your children and doing the lessons. With lots of laughter and lots of honesty.
Because the magical missing piece is support for the doing.
You can't buy this in a curriculum. I will support you on whatever you need help with right now. So you can let homeschooling be uncomplicated and easier to implement.
Walk hand-in with someone who's been there.
“The live Coaching Calls are my favorite part. I know I am not the only one who left uplifted and significantly less anxious than before the call began. Jean is lovely, helpful, and gives you the confidence you need to do this.”~Jen, homeschooling mother of three
“Jean's Homeschool with Waldorf Masterclasses have been so encouraging! I have been homeschooling for 10 years and having this support is so amazing. I love how Jean emphasizes the advantages of homeschooling and building a strong connection with your kids. Her advice and encouragement are always spot on. I have been so excited each month to find out what the new topic is going to be; it is like a little gift to myself!”~Sarah, homeschooling mother of four
“Not being alone in this homeschooling endeavor is invaluable. Highly uplifting…and if you’re homeschooling, you need uplifting! I’ve been delightfully surprised at how much the community of other Waldorf homeschooling parents means to me. Jean’s teaching and wealth of knowledge paired with a dedicated virtual time and place to plan with others has been a real game changer for me in my homeschool year. There are so many different ways to connect through Jean’s community. And so many ways that Jean encourages you to steer your own ship. She’s like a little bit of Waldorf magic that always shows up at just the right moment. Highly, highly valuable. Thank you, Jean.”~Eshanne, homeschooling mother of two
“Homeschool with Waldorf helps me not feel so isolated. I have a few nuanced questions every week about lesson planning for which Jean's advice and that of the community has been invaluable. I have for a few years now felt like my homeschooling efforts are like when you hear someone striving to hit a note, but they're just not quite on it and you cringe hoping they'll just adjust to hit that note. Jean's Plan Alongs and Coaching Calls have been very helpful in moving toward hitting the note.”~Jay, homeschooling father of three
Imagine...being free of self-doubt and negative self-talk.
Free of information overwhelm and ready to understand how to use the curriculum and resources you already have.
What would it be like if Waldorf homeschooling was simple and doable?
To gain the confidence and clarity to bring this beautiful method to your family?
Just like you’re not pursuing your children’s education in the traditional way, you don’t have to pursue Waldorf homeschooling in a rigid way either.
You have options.
Come join a committed and lovingly supportive group of homeschoolers in Homeschool with Waldorf.
I want you to feel good about yourself again. I want you to know that you have options within this method, and that you’re not required to do it all.
This community is a warm and welcoming place to get the support you need. You can join for one month at a time, or a full year. Your choice. I’d love to see you on the inside.
Is Homeschool with Waldorf a curriculum?
This is NOT a curriculum. This is a monthly membership community where you can get the training, guidance, and support you need to keep homeschooling sustainable. I can help you develop the specific skills you need to use the curriculum and resources you have. You’re never left alone to figure it out on your own. Because the magical missing piece is support for the doing. You can't buy this in a curriculum. Focus. Accountability. Guidance. Support. And a whole bunch of hugs to go along with it.
How much does it cost to join?
You can join Homeschool with Waldorf for just $37 per month. This is a recurring fee unless you cancel. Or you can join for $370 per year which gives you two months free! You can join at any time and cancel at any time.
Can I pay annually?
Yes! You can pay $370 for an annual membership - that way you get two months free!
I’m just starting to homeschool. Is this good for newbies?
Absolutely! Wherever you are on your journey, I can help you to understand the Waldorf approach and implement it in your homeschooling in a gentle and doable way.
I’ve been homeschooling for years. Is this good for seasoned homeschoolers?
For sure! This community will give you the strength you need to sustain homeschooling over many years. I can help you re-engage with your children in new ways and bring back the joy.
What’s inside the Masterclasses?
Each Masterclass has 3-6 lessons depending on the topic. Most of the lessons are videos that you can watch whenever it's convenient for you. There's also an Action Guide to go along with each Masterclass to help you take action on what you're learning. (Plus Bonuses!) And a brand new Masterclass comes out the first Sunday of every month. You have access to all masterclasses as long as you remain a member.
What if I join and find it’s not for me…can I get a refund?
Yes, of course. Once you join, you have 30 days to claim a refund if you feel like Homeschool with Waldorf hasn’t offered you any value. You can also cancel anytime if you find this mentorship community is no longer serving you.
When are the Coaching Calls? What if I can’t join in LIVE?
We have WEEKLY group Coaching Calls every Thursday at varying times (either 1pm or 4pm ET). You can join in LIVE plus all REPLAYS are available inside of our Learning Studio for watching ANYTIME!