Feasts and Festivals

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The election behind us, we can now move ahead to the next celebration: Martinmas!

First and foremost, I would like to introduce Seasons of Joy’s brand new Martinmas book. This book is meant to give you the means to create your own Martinmas celebration and lantern walk, and features stories, recipes, fingerplays, crafts, a book list, songs, and more. It’s only $5 and it is my prayer that it will guide you in making your celebration light-filled and magical.

Purchase Seasons of Joy’s Martinmas e-book now!





Martinmas Celebration E-book!

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UPDATE: It’s here!
Seasons of Joy Martinmas e-book





Lantern walkYes, I know this would have been more helpful had it been completed a week or so ago.

Yes, I know this is short notice.

But better late than never, right?

I’ll have the finishing touches on this tonight (promise!) but I wanted to share a preview of the Seasons of Joy Martinmas Celebration e-book. It’s meant to guide you through a Martinmas gathering with friends and/or family and features stories, fingerplays, recipes, activities, and music. It will be $5 and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Begging forgiveness of my non-American friends for a decidedly American topic.

At last, Election Day is upon us! Hardly an early childhood topic, it’s also so prominent it would be hard for most children to miss it. At our house, Election Day is a special day. The children know that something is afoot and since we’re unsure how long the lines at the poll will actually be, we plan on making a holiday of it. Obviously, partisan politics are not suitable for little people. We want to impart our values, yes, but the often bitter machinations of the campaign process are really Grown-up Business.

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Blessed Sunday! I’ve been spending the day in bed with a head cold, cuddling various and sundry children as they wander in and out, and drinking some of my vice, Turkey Hill Iced Tea, which my husband lovingly brought for me to soothe my scratchy throat. I’ve also kept busy in between naps checking out this awesome Waldorf Inspirations website and creating my About Me page.

Sunday, September 16
Today is Katie Grace’s baptismal anniversary! She was baptized 11 years ago, one week following 9/11. I remember how much peace and healing there was in her baptism. She was baptized by her godfather, a Lutheran pastor. He and his wife, her godfather, are good friends who are dearly missed.

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Oh my goodness. It’s Monday. And not even the beginning of Monday, but almost Tuesday. For some reason I thought it was Sunday. Or possibly even Saturday.

This happens to me all the time. My husband shows up at 5:15, reasonably expecting dinner to be almost ready (or at least started) and I’m bopping around the house thinking it’s 1:oo, 2 at the latest. I don’t know why I can’t hold time.

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Oh. My. Goodness.

It’s been about a billion years since I’ve written one of these posts!

Well, not quite. But it has been a long time! I finally feel like we’re getting settled in our new home. It’s only been three months! One of the upsides to being in a big city is that there’s always something to do. One of the downsides? There’s always something to do besides that thing you should be doing. I am learning to pace myself and say “no thank you!”

So, what do we have going on this week?