Hi Magic Friends,
The Magic Onions was created in 2009 as a way to include my far-away family in our daily happenings. I soon discovered that there was a whole community of like-minded families who are following a similar path to the one we have chosen and I am honored to share our lives with each and every one of you. What started with a few followers has grown into this strong and thriving community of more than 6 million beautiful visitors. I am deeply touched to be at the center of The Magic Onions but believe with all my heart that your love, support and willingness to share with me, is the life-force that has nurtured this magic space. Thank you… and please continue to be a precious part of The Magic Onions.
I write about our family life, our crafting, our explorations with nature, our journey into Waldorf education, my needle felting endeavors and other every-day miracles that make life so precious.
My name is Donni and I am the Mom of two sunbursts of joy; my precious Kitty is 10. I love her curly brown hair, the freedom of her imagination and her deep, sweet innocence. Teddy is 7. He is my blond, blue-eyed bear. He makes me laugh. They are the inspiration behind EVERYTHING I do and I am truly honored to be their mother. I am married to my Good Man and together, the four of us are happily crafting our beautiful life.
We have incorporated many Waldorf philosophies into our home and my children go to our local Waldorf school that we helped to set up 6 years ago. Many Waldorf philosophies resonate with us but I think the one that is closest to our hearts is the active nurturing of creativity. Children are encouraged to be creative and imaginative beings. Creative, artistic and musical talent is regarded as highly as is academic talent. Kindergarten children do not learn to read or write. Instead they learn to paint and sew and play. And they learn through painting and sewing and playing. My daughter is now in Fifth Grade and is an avid reader. She is also learning two foreign languages, she is playing the flute and violin, she recites poems, sings songs and narrates stories, she knits, she sews, she weaves, she paints, she dances, she cooks… all through the everyday Waldorf curriculum. Through all of this, she is still very much a child. She is not being rushed through childhood. We love that. The Waldorf mantra is ‘Head, heart and hands’… teaching targets those three aspects of the child equally. There is a Waldorf tab in the navigation bar that will lead you to a wellspring of Waldorf information.