School Year 2016-17

 

Another school year is upon us.  Home schooling is on the verge- but not yet there- so the children will have to go to school.  Trusting this will be a better year overall for them- especially G, who had a very bad experience last year and actually pulled him out from school for the last month!

This year though, it will be different on many aspects.  I learned so much in the past few months. Met so many people who where an inspiration to me. Made new friends for me and the kiddies and overall I feel prepared to meet  this years’ challenge.

We are endorsing the Waldorf method of schooling and life.  I have always been inclined that way, but finally, I can truly see it at work and I am happy inside and out.

I will still be homeschooling the children full time this year despite them going to school.  This way it will support them in their spiritual growth and balance off the stress of public school.  Most of our days will be spent baking, telling stories, knitting, moving and drawing.  We will exercise the will, the patience, the love, the courage, the whole body.

This week we started Maya’s school year at home 🙂 We are telling the story of Super Sam the gnome.  Since this week’s story Sam picked peaches and preserved them, we did the same.  We bought some peaches, ate some, preserved some and baked with some.  Next week it will be apples I am so looking forward!

Moon Time

I am the happiest woman in the world! My moon time, my monthly cycle, my period-whichever term you prefer, has come back after 26 months!

I truly missed it…..it is part of being a woman, what defines me.

The cycle of a woman is more than just having the possibility to become pregnant.  It takes us through a journey every month.  Sometimes we are energetic, others we are not. Sometimes we are loving and other times we are wild.  The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone.

Knowing where I am in my cycle, helps me plan my days to suit my needs without compromising those of my family.  My moon time, is a gift from above, making me a lucky person indeed; and that monthly trickle of blood is the reminder of it.

The road less taken

We took the plunge.

It still feels surreal and we are still being hounded by the authorities but our child is safe with us home.

He is learning to unlearn if that makes sense…..you know, you get used to the system and now we are unlearning the system while keeping things afloat for this unexpected change of events.

I am not prepared!

I have only just found what I feel is the perfect fit for our family and am still learning on how best to go about it; let alone having a complete plan.  But we are striving and working.

It’s been tough 2 days, yet at the same time oh so much easier!

The anger is still there, but ever so slightly diminished already.  For 7 months I have endured the children’s continuous teasing of each other and like a miracle it is practically gone already. It is the first thing I noticed with great relief!  But the biggest relief you could see it in my son when on Monday he realised that for real he was staying home.  For that whole morning there was not a single fight in the house!

Today it was different, the children are now trying to get their own bearings and G is de-stressing so a lot of pent up feelings are coming out as tears.  So tomorrow we are holding a family meeting to help everyone and get some footing on the ground.

And since home education is not really yet on the table, I have to look for alternative schools for next year.