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Lisa Boisvert Mackenzie

Lisa is a Waldorf parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, heart and hearth tending, mother of two amazing young adults. She has worked with parents and children for over 30 years in many capacities, wearing many caps including those of midwife, Waldorf early childhood educator, parent educator, group facilitator, caregiver and parent. She's run a home based Morning Garden in Micronesia and Vermont. She has trained and served in midwifery, childbirth education, Waldorf early childhood education, HypnoBirthing and Simplicity Parenting. She has served on the board of directors for LifeWays North America and on the WECAN Birth to Three Task Force. Lisa lives with her family in rural Vermont where she gardens and cooks, looks after hens, runs a business, and strives to parent from a place of slow and simple.

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About this course

Get Organized :: Sketch it Out 
Mid-Year Booster


  • Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed when you think homeschooling?
  • Is Waldorf education something you are striving to understand more deeply?
  • Are you wondering where to start?  what's right for you? and how to pull it all together?
  • Could you use a mid-year boost?
  • Would you like some help?

 I'm here to help YOU.

Get Organized :: Sketch it Out is an online planning class that is designed to walk you through sketching out your year.

I've been planning Waldorf homemaking and homeschooling years for twenty years and I love to plan!

In the summer of 2012, I decided to share my passion for planning and began offering Get Organized :: Sketch it Out!

In the summer this six week step -by-step online class, I'll guide you to explore the Rhythm of the Year in the context of planning your year. We'll look at why planning through the lens of the year is important. You will sketch out your year and create a plan to guide you through the year with homemaking and homeschooling.

In January, this class serves as a mid-year booster to help you re-orient yourself and firm up your plans for the rest of the school year. 

This course is helpful for:

  • Waldorf Homeschoolers
  • Waldorf Homemakers
  • Waldorf Teachers
  • Waldorf Childcare Providers
  • Lifeways Childcare Providers
  • Anyone who wants more rhythm in their life

Get Organized :: Sketch it Out includes:

  • Support and guidance through the process of planning your year.
  • A series of steps that if followed will sketch out your plan for the year
  • Sample Main Lesson Block Rotations for Grades 1-8
  • My Favorite Resources for Teaching Grades 1-8
  • Planning your Waldorf kindergarten in the home 
  • Plenty of support for homemaking with a Nursery aged child
  • An emphasis on incorporating movement, speech, storytelling, song and music, drawing, painting, modeling, handwork and drama into your lessons.
  • Re-run in January 2019 to provide mid-year support
  • Lifetime Access to Course including  All Lessons and Materials
  • Guest Speakers include Connie Manson of Starlite Puppets, Howard Schrager of LemonTree Press, and Lynn Jericho of Imagine Self
  • Weekly Roundtable Discussion with experienced Waldorf homemakers and homeschoolers, including Carrie Dendtler of The Parenting Passageway, Amanda Evans, Waldorf homeschooling mom and Denice Scott, of We Learn by Heart, also known as Ommama

I bring:

  • Over two decades of homeschooling and homemaking
  • A strong grasp of the Waldorf curriculum
  • A love of Waldorf education
  • Experience using many types of resources
  • A love for working with parents

"Lisa has helped me see Waldorf  that homeschooling and homemaking reflect the rhythm of the year. This has changed my relationship to rhythm and  homeschooling. It makes being at home so much easier."

"I LOVE Lisa's planning course, I do it every time she offers it and each time it helps me. She shares so many little details about Waldorf education that help me sooo much."

"Lisa's planning class helps me understand so much about Waldorf and myself,  (I didn't expect that) I know now, from doing it that Waldorf homeschooling and homemaking can be done  in a way that fits our family."

"I sketched out my entire childcare year with Lisa's planning class. That gave me time to prepare for storytelling and crafts. I recommend this course to all  childcare providers."

"Lisa is so knowledgable and experienced with Waldorf education. She helped me figure out how to homeschool my children. She is an amazing resource."

"Lisa is a midwife through and through,  with gentle guidance, she helped me see my strength and encouraged me to create a plan that is unique to my child and family. She helped me feel like I can do it. I am doing it!

The live class includes active coaching and guidance over six steps/six weeks.. It is possible to jump in, catch up or work at your own pace through the class. I do check in during the school year and you can give me a holler from inside the class anytime during the year. 

All members are Lifetime and will be invited into the new version of the class each summer. The class will have a 3 week re-run in January to help members plan the second half of the year. 

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no fee for Year Round Members of Celebrate the Rhythm of Life ~ living curriculum program



~ frequently asked questions

What  do I need for this eCourse?

You need online access.

How much time do I need to spend online each day?

Daily check in for 5-15 minutes is ideal.

What if I skip a day or several days?

That is fine, just go back at your pace and check in on the days you missed.

Do I need to be available or online at any specific times?

No. If you can check in once a day, for 5-15 minutes, that is plenty. The Roundtable Discussions, Guest Speakers and Weekly Coaching Calls are recorded for you to listen to at your convenience.

Can I sign up anytime?

Yes, you're welcome to join anytime  and work through the six steps anytime, at your own pace.

Is there a benefit to joining during the summer session?

The summer session is six weeks long with a more leisurely pace. The mid-year booster is faster paced. Both provide the same planning materials and support. 

Is there a re-run during the year?

Yes, in January I will walk you through the six steps in the month of January.

Will I be invited to next year's Get Organized :: Sketch it Out online class?

Yes, once you join the class you will be invited to return every summer to a new  version of the class.

How long will I have access to this course?

You have access forever, indefinitely.

Is it all on one site? How easy is it to access?

It is all on a private site that is very easy to access and navigate.

Who sees the comments and discussions?

Only the members of the class. 

Do I have to participate and comment each day?

Participation is voluntary and you are free to speak out or not. I notice that the more class members participate, the better the class is for everyone. The real work is in bringing the daily notes and suggestions into your day and applying them.

Do I have to be a Waldorf homeschooler, teacher or childcare provider to participate?

Not at all. Anyone who wishes to incorporate more Waldorf or more  rhythm into their life will benefit from this planning course. It does provide a strong Waldorf foundation and will go deep into Waldorf homeschooling planning and at the same time can guide you through the planning of whatever curriculum or style of learning you embrace. The common thread is planning the year rhythmically and to bring subjects that are age appropriate, in a way that is developmentally appropriate.