Consulting Services
updated January 5, 2023

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

Personal Consulting

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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!

for specific main lesson blocks

Want suggestions tailored to your personal needs while Waldorf main lesson block planning? Try my NEW Ruzuku online courses for collaborative team planning as well as one-on-one support. This is the most economical way to have a homeschool consultant, since we only work together for one block.

Click on each course image or title for more details or to enroll. My courses are always open, so you can sign up when it works for you! And you'll always be able to go back and revisit the course content.

All courses include LIFETIME ACCESS.

Immersive Experiences are where you follow along with me step-by-step through the entire grade.
I post all my daily notes and photos there. We form a cohort (limited to 15) and travel through the school year together! All of the stand-alone Ruzuku courses for that grade are also included to support you in your planning.

Grades 1 - 8

How to Teach Spelling:
SWI in the Waldorf Environment


Grade 1

First Grade
Immersive Experience

cohort limited to 15
8 spaces already taken

Capital Letters


Four Elements


Four Seasons


Math Gnomes


Quality of Numbers


Grade 2

Second Grade
Immersive Experience

cohort limited to 15
6 spaces already taken

Aesop's Fables


Jataka Tales


Lowercase Letters


Native American


Place Value 2/3




Grade 3

Farming & Gardening


Fibers & Clothing


Grammar 3/4




Place Value 2/3


Grade 4

Grammar 3/4


Man and Animal


Norse Mythology


Grade 8

Human Anatomy &


U.S. History

cohort limited to 15


I offer consulting services for homeschooling families as well as support for new Waldorf teachers.

My pricing is below; however, if necessary, I will arrange a sliding scale fee that works with your budget. I prefer PayPal but also accept Venmo, personal check, money order, or barter. I also offer workshops on progressive education. Contact me to discuss my speaking fee for schools and homeschool co-ops.

So... why settle for a pre-packaged curriculum? Get a curriculum that's tailored to your family's needs, budget, and schedule. Get the support you need and a school year designed for your child!


Every Phone Consultation Package includes two phone calls via phone or Zoom. Just $75.00.

After our initial phone conversation I will organize a list of all of my recommendations for you, with links, on a personal webpage with a unique web address.

Then you'll get a second phone call to follow up and answer additional questions and provide suggestions, after you've had time to read the information and reflect.

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.

You may continue to purchase phone consulting, TWO phone calls at a time, for as long as you'd like, and I will continue to update your webpage with new suggestions as your children grow older.

currently NOT AVAILABLE due to the coronavirus crisis

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.

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, 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. There will be a fee for late books.


Includes a one hour initial phone consultation + a follow up phone call... plus a personal webpage... plus a complete curriculum plan and unlimited email support throughout the school year.

The 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 custom pages on the website where all the information is organized and right at your fingertips.

I can arrange teaching plans around the Waldorf books you already own, free online resources, or suggest the books which are most essential for you to purchase, depending on what makes the most sense for you. I do all the research and all the organizing work for you! You just dive into the teaching!

I'm also happy to create custom main lesson blocks for families requesting a special topic.

Are you craving a Waldorf school year which is all planned out for you and completely personalized for your one-of-a-kind family? AND you'd like to have a coach always by your side?

The school year curriculum package for grades 1 through 8 is $375.00.

If you have multiple children, please contact me for a quote. If you purchase school year support for more than one child I'll help you create a plan for teaching siblings which is doable and streamlined.


  • a one hour initial phone consultation (and a FREE follow-up call),
  • concrete help with daily/weekly rhythms,
  • a customized year-long curriculum plan and schedule of main lesson blocks,
  • a resource list for every one of the main lesson blocks for the school year,
  • unlimited FREE email support,
  • 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.

Child's Age

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!

If you are a Charlotte Mason family, I highly recommend Caroll Buitrago-Long as a homeschool consultant.

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