It’s a funny thing about growing up Catholic– I always think of Advent of the beginning of a new year. I actually feel pretty lucky that I get multiple beginnings this way–Advent, the actual new year, the beginning of the school year, each new season, new month, new week. To quote St. Benedict, always we begin again.
Part of being willing to begin again is realizing that beginning are not always perfect. And yet, to quote again, “from small beginnings great things come.” Read more...
“Smooth and clean and frosty white, the world looks good enough to bite. That’s the season to be young, catching snowflakes on your tongue” -Ogden Nash
Happy Winter! Just a reminder that Winter Seasons of Joy is here to help get you through those long winter days. The book includes…
Circle Time Themes
A Winter Movement Adventure
Winter Tea Time
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Boy Who Went to the North Wind
Handwork Ideas, Including
Dip Dyed Silks
Felt Doll Quilt Read more...
I’ve always found so many opportunities for new beginning throughout the year– the first day of each new season, New Year’s Day, of course, Advent, which is traditionally seen as the beginning of the church year, every new month, every new week– so many chances to start again!
There have been lots of new beginnings for us over the past few weeks. My birthday was a week ago. I turned 46, and it hit me hard. I spent 5 days in New York City, wandering about, thinking about life, and seeing lots and lots of shows. I saw The Saintliness of Margery Kempe, Mean Girls, School of Rock, Anastasia, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Read more...
To me, autumn has always been a time of new beginnings. As summer begins to cool down and the earth starts to settle, it’s a time for making plans and settling in.
I am making plans to blog again, and would like to start things off with a thank you to my readers. Today through Wednesday August 10, you can get my Autumn e-book for only $10. And, as an additional bonus, I will throw in the Martinmas e-book for free!
This offering is limited, although I have another special coming up for my birthday as well. You must use this button to get the special autumn offer. Read more...
I don’t think I blogged about it, but right before Michael (remember little Michael?!?!?) went off to college, he and I went on a trip to Disney World. We saw all four parks in our time there, and it was a wonderful relaxing time. I’d like to think we made some amazing memories, and it was so good to bond with him before he went away. I miss him terribly.
At one point, I looked at him and said “You know, I wish I could have afforded to bring you all here when you were little. As much fun as we’re having, it would be so awesome to see the look of wonder and experience the park through a small child’s eyes.” Read more...
Websites come and websites go, and ten years later, I realize that some of the websites included in my Seasons of Joy curriculum may no longer be functioning. And spring is coming soon, I promise! Here are some updated links to the Spring seasonal guide.
p. 54 “Online bonus material”
The link to making a bubble wand no longer works. Try these links instead!
* Make large and small bubble wands.* A do-it-yourself GIANT bubble wand from sticks and string.
*Invent all kinds of bubble wands from kitchen materials. Read more...