Consulting Services
updated September 3, 2017


My daughter Natalie Rose... the one who started it all... shown here in January 2007.


Personal Consulting
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My Professional Background
M.S. Curriculum & Instruction
trained in Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf


I am a professional curriculum writer and homeschool consultant, and I also run Little Bluestem, a new homeschool co-op for families in Southern Illinois who are interested in progressive education. I absolutely love my job and I would be very happy to support your family on this homeschool journey!

Pricing is below; however, if necessary, I will arrange a fee that works with your budget. I prefer PayPal but also accept money order or barter.

I offer several consulting services for homeschooling families and Waldorf teachers. Five options are listed below.

    I do occasionally write custom main lesson blocks for families requesting a unique topic. The pricing for this varies; contact me for more information. I also offer workshops on progressive education. Contact me to discuss my speaking fee for schools and homeschool co-ops.


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Mix and match from the options below to get exactly what you need, and nothing that you don't! Why settle for a pre-purchased curriculum when you can have something tailored to your family's needs, budget, and schedule? Get the support you need, with a school year designed for your child!


Option #1 - Phone Consultation

ONE HOUR initial phone consultation + a FREE follow up phone call! Just $40.00.

In addition, I will organize a list of all of my recommendations for you, with links, on a custom webpage.

This service is ideal for brand-new Waldorf families who are facing setting up family rhythms, designing the homeschool space, determining which grade level is best for their child, learning about main lesson books and watercolor painting and form drawing and other Waldorf-specific techniques, etc.

If you have a lot of initial questions, or you feel completely lost, a phone consultation is efficient and will immediately help you to feel supported.

Ongoing phone consulting is also available after the initial package, at a rate of $20.00/hr.


Option #2 - Lending Library Card

ONE YEAR of privileges at my extensive curriculum Lending Library (this includes Steiner/Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Montessori and parenting books). Click on the links to the left to browse.

Just $36.00. That's only $3.00 a month, and less than ten cents a day!

If you want to teach using the Waldorf method but your budget or space for curriculum materials is limited, or you don't want to buy something you'll only need for one main lesson block, this is perfect for you! It is also helpful if you are looking at Waldorf books online and can't decide, and you simply want to see a book for yourself before you buy it.

When you borrow books from me, we split the cost of the shipping. I pay to mail the books to you. You keep and use them for one month, and then pay to mail the books back to me.


Option #3 - Curriculum Plan

A complete curriculum plan for the current or upcoming year including the list of main lesson blocks which I recommend for your unique child, plus a booklist of recommended resources for all the main lesson blocks, links to free information, useful materials which you can find for free at your local library, and a custom page or pages on the website where all the information is organized and right at your fingertips. I do all the research and all the work for you! You can just dive into the teaching! Just $75.00.


Option #4 - SAVE MONEY WITH A SCHOOL YEAR PACKAGE!

Includes all of the above... a one hour initial phone consultation + a free follow up phone call... plus one year of privileges at my extensive curriculum Lending Library... plus a complete curriculum plan.

A value of over $150.00 for just $99.00! SAVE 40%!


That's only $99.00 for:

  • a one hour phone consultation (and a FREE follow-up call),
  • an entire year of borrowing privileges from my extensive lending library,
  • concrete help with daily/weekly rhythms
  • a customized year-long curriculum plan
  • a schedule and resource list for every one of the main lesson blocks for the school year
  • and a personalized section of the website - a project which we will create and update together - full of information, links, pictures, recommendations, and helpful suggestions for your family.

    See sample webpages - Kindergarten


Option #5 - Ongoing Email Support

Would you simply prefer to be able to ask someone a ton of questions?

How about unlimited ongoing email support? Just $25.00 a week.

I offer the opportunity for experienced homeschooling families to "pick my brain" as they go throughout the school year. Ask as many questions as you need to! Perfect for helping you prep for teaching a brand-new grade, or for getting over a rough patch in a particular main lesson block.

Please note: In my experience, this works best for families who are already familiar with Waldorf methods. For families who are completely new, a phone consultation is generally most efficient.



Not sure 100% sure about Waldorf?

I also work with families following traditional models, or families who are blending multiple approaches. I welcome the opportunity to work with your unique family!


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my materials for free. Any extra revenue is used as our homeschool budget for the month. Thank you for your support!

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