Hi, I’m Kelly Ehrman! I know first-hand what a magical experience Waldorf-inspired homeschooling can be for the whole family. But I see too many parents struggling with confusion and pulling it all together.
I’m on a mission to create a curriculum that captures all the beauty, imagination, and flexibility of the Waldorf method without adding to your overwhelm. The Lavender’s Blue Curriculum is as detailed, organized, and easy to follow as it is magical!
I’m a single homeschooling mama and former mixed-age kindergarten teacher.
I live in gorgeous small-town New Hampshire with my daughters Aiya and Sierra. We spend our mornings learning fascinating things in engaging and creative ways, exploring the woods, and occasionally-ish throwing our plan out the window to read just a few more chapters out loud because read aloud is our favorite thing. But when people ask my girls their favorite subject, they both say “math” and I have to admit, that makes me proud.
Most afternoons (and sometimes late nights and weekends too), mama gets to work! And I’m incredibly fortunate to have the best job in the world. It is literally a dream come true to be able to homeschool my girls, support my family by putting my unique blend of creativity-plus-obsession-with-detail to work, and share the joy of Waldorf-inspired homeschooling with you.
And how did I get here?
I graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. with High Honors in Psychology and a research job in developmental neuropsychology. I enjoyed research, assessment, and data, but I found that I loved working directly with children (both with special needs and without) and their parents the most.
I eventually became a Head Teacher at a funky and fantastic community school in Los Angeles. My mixed-age kindergarten class spent our entire days in an outdoor classroom that inspired creativity and open-ended play. This was a school where children were respected as whole people, on a not-to-be-rushed developmental journey, and connection was paramount. I for sure learned more from my kiddos, their parents, and my co-teachers than I ever taught any of them.
I decided to stay home for a semester when Aiya was born in 2007….but in truth, I never looked back. I discovered Waldorf as a new mama, and as an avid reader and researcher, dove right in! When Aiya reached preschool age and I couldn’t find the homeschool resource of my dreams, I started creating it from scratch….and Lavender’s Blue was born.
Here’s what I know for sure. Your children matter to the future of our planet, and parenting is your most important job.
In a world that is increasingly disconnected, rushed, overstimulated, and out of sync with the needs of children, homeschooling provides a powerful balance point.
Homeschooling allows you to slow down, put family and connection first, and give your child the environment, experiences, and education he needs to thrive.
At Lavender’s Blue, I teach about holistic homeschooling. Holistic homeschooling is creative, engaging, and respectful of the child as a whole, developing person. It’s also highly effective - because when we engage our children head, heart, and hands, lessons are memorable and children love to learn.
Homeschooling isn’t for everyone, of course! But once you decide to jump in with both feet, let’s make this a joyful experience for your entire family.
Because you can jump into homeschooling with enthusiasm and fall in love with Waldorf methods, but pretty soon find yourself confused and not sure where to start.
Waldorf-inspired homeschoolers often feel overwhelmed at first….and even worse, burned out in the long run.
That’s normal. But it’s not inevitable!
Choosing the right curriculum will free up your time, energy, and worry so you can do your most important homeschooling job - focusing on your family.
And that, my dear, is why I created Lavender’s Blue.