- Hello Friends~
I am writing to let you know of our new venture...a PRINTED Journal!!!
WCE is an holistic journal for mothers inspired by Waldorf Education
and, to varying degrees, anthroposophy (some readers have little or
no interest in the latter). If you are a Christian who is offended by
the mention of more ancient ways, this journal is not for you. If you
are a Pagan who feels attacked by a Christian prayer or the lighting
of sabbath candles, or an anthroposophist up in arms over the thought
of family beds or long term nursing, it is also, simply, not for you.
This is not a "religious" publication, but it is one meant to help
you contact your spiritual inner voice and inspire your own inner
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Kytka Jezek is a mother, daughter, sister and wife. She holds a
Doctoratein Naturopathy & is a Certified Childbirth Educator. Until
recently she was the owner of Hedgehog Farms catalog which
specialized in Waldorf-Inspired toys and books, and often writes on
the subjects of Waldorf Education, homebirth, natural health,
extended breastfeeding, attachment parenting, the family bed, and
everything else that she considers "common sense parenting." She has
acted as both Advisory & Trustee at Three Cedars Waldorf School as
well as leading the parent toddler group. She is currently
homeschooling and building the W.I.S.H.(Waldorf Inspired Students at
Home) website at
She is expecting her third child.
Ceridwen (Anya) Coit has been involved with the Waldorf Homeschooling
movement since 1985. She has a background in Folklore & Mythology,
Celtic Studies, Comparative Religions and Ecotheology. She has worked
for domestic violence shelters, taught healthy relationships and teen
dating violence awareness to young people, and been involved with
domestic violence support groups which, while promoting the rights of
women, have not shirked from exploring the religious lives and
questions of women, including those of the more conservative
Christian element and healing ceremonies for Celtic Reconstructionist
Pagans. She has helped families apply Waldorf methods of learning to
Fundamentalist beliefs, been active in the promotion of Native
American earth views, Jewish Waldorf impulses,and EcoSpirituality in
general. Her Website is located at:
in the value of traditional women´s work, while we also value the
rights women have fought to attain.
in the shared strength and struggle of women. We acknowledge that
there are injustices that still exist for many of us -- but we are
not about anger. We hope to be about healing.
in the power of grassroots movements and our right to live our own
lives in our own unique ways.
in simplicty -- that more is less, and that caring for the Earth is
not only necessary adult work but as good for our inner selves as it
is for the planet.
that childhood should be as joyous as possible without creating the
false impression that life exists without both work and struggles.
that children should grow in wonder of the natural rhythm of the year,
allowed to simply breathe and be while unfolding into who they
that play is the true work of childhood which is sadly undervalued by
and adversity, regardless of how you define your family.
If you believe in synthesis, are able to take what you want and leave
the rest for those who feel otherwise, then you will find here a
sense of warm connection -- an offering of thoughts and joys to
inspire your own personal path. This journal is for you.
The Waldorf Community Exchange is published bimonthly by WISH (Waldorf
Inspired Students at Home) and can be contacted at:
WISH -- Journal
PO Box 1034
Bellevue, WA 98009-1034
SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR ONE YEAR:
United States $30.
Canada & Mexico $38.
Single/Sample issues $6.
WHAT IS IN THE MAY/JUNE ISSUE:
Babbling Brooks and Field Frolics (A Thoughtful Look at Families and
Seasonal Activity: Miniature Maypoles
Second Year Journal (Life with 2-Year-Olds)
Children and Their World: Nurturing Their Natures
Poetry -- Sacred Oak
Understanding Art in the Waldorf Curriculum
Wise Women -- The Pages of Shared Wisdom and Ideas
Memories -- At Home in Kitty Kottage (MEMORIES is a section dedicated
to learning from our own childhoods)
A Lesson in Laziness (A Story for children written in the style of an
Irish Folktale by a Waldorf Homeschooled Student)
LETTERS AND SUBMISSIONS:
We welcome your letters and submissions! (and ask that you get
inspired to share YOUR wisdom and send them in!) Please include your
name, address and telephone number. Also indicate whether you wish to
remain anonymous or if you would like credit for your piece. Include
a brief bio about yourself and your business if this applies. By
sending in your submission, you are indicating your willingness and
explicit permission to have it published by Ceridwen
(Anya) Coit, Kytka Jezek, W.I.S.H., or the Waldorf Community
Exchange. We reserve the right to edit.
NOTE: (We will also make special arrangements with people who want to
share something of their own larger writings or projects -- meaning
if you need or want to retain specific copyright we will not rule out
something that you send. We do ask that you consider making letters
and articles as donations so that we can share with a wider audience
across various mediums and thus get the message to more people about
what options are available for their family life. We will also
happily point people in the direction of your own websites or printed
We are both very excited about the new Journal and look forward to
many wonderful issues in the future... We hope to hear from you soon!
Love & Light,
Kytka & Anya