Autumn


The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 1

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 1

In October, life kicks into a gear that is challenging and stretching. And in that transition I feel ill-equipped as a career "relaxed" homeschooler for this change. But maybe everyone feels that way, homeschooler or not. Maybe we all feel dragged along by the machine.

November for November's Sake

November for November's Sake

In November you face the inescapable truth that this year's growing season is over; September teases, October dazzles, but November tells it like it is. And I appreciate the honesty. Something is coming to an end, and there is comfort to be found in acceptance (and warm sweaters).

The gift of an eastern October

The gift of an eastern October

My spirit wants to simply acknowledge, every fall, how much I love this season, and how many memories are attached to orange pumpkins, shiny apples, and red leaves.

October Gratitude

October Gratitude

It's a Thanksgiving time of year so perhaps my heart is more tuned in to feeling grateful, but I feel especially thankful right now for a few things in my life.

October

October

October promises fresh, crisp air right from the get-go and except for the fading flowers in the garden, summer is done.

It's time to change pens (and other ways to honor a seasonal shift)

It's time to change pens (and other ways to honor a seasonal shift)

The turning of the season is an important marker for me. During the threshold from one time of year to another I like to think about the coming months and plan accordingly.

My Autumn Worship

My Autumn Worship

I'm not much of a church-going worshipper these days. But that doesn't mean I'm not experiencing God.