October | The Parenting Passageway

Staci S. Wright

Mother nature! Your maternal becoming

I have in my deepest will

The hearth of my will makes powerful

The mettle of my spirit

And as a result is born that perception of self

That steels myself to have me

  • The Illustrated Calendar of the Soul: Meditations For the Annually Cycle with 52 Photos by Anne Stockton

Michaelmas is continue to right here, calling us to turn into sturdy, to obtain ourselves, to carry ourselves and our inner mild via the wintertide of character and the darkness of the planet. May possibly you steel your self to glow brilliant this month!

The greatest way to locate this and do this is to set boundaries. Boundaries are the place I conclusion and the place I begin. In which I can walk beside you, but I are unable to be you. I obtain a ton of folks are genuinely having difficulties with boundaries, regardless of whether from childhood or from attempting to guardian in a various way than the really authoritarian way they had been raised. If you would like to get some of your boundaries in purchase headed into drop and the holidays (the place generally several boundary concerns appear up!), listed here are a couple again posts for you:

https://theparentingpassageway.com/2010/11/19/making ready-for-the-sixseven-yr-adjust-the-worth-of-boundaries/

October is a golden month at the farm. The nights are crisper, we are making ready for colder weather conditions. I just cleaned out a bunch of closets and drawers since simplicity and significantly less muddle is cozy!

This month we are celebrating:

Oct 4-The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (we celebrate at church with the blessing of the animals)

Oct 9 – Our youngest little one will be 13! Incredibly enjoyable!

Oct 31 – Halloween, which seriously is very low crucial in our residence, specially on the farm mainly because no just one will come below. Even so, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are major!  You can see a again write-up about Halloween In The Waldorf Property, and this 1 about making ready for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

The minimal factors that make ordinary Oct times magic:

Taking part in in the leaves

Apple picking

Pumpkin farm visits

Generating pumpkin muffins and breads

More time nights with deeper and later snooze

Warming meals

Fuzzy flannel sheets

Warm teas

Lantern making for Martinmas but I appreciate to gentle lanterns in the college home as the days get darker and the darkness gets previously and more time

Getting strategies to make for vacation presents

Moreover, the previously mentioned put up, I constantly believe about:


Warming Meals – this back post is from January, but it may possibly give you some strategies for warming foods

Autumn Circles and Autumn tales for tiny kinds

Make lanterns

Re-instating tea time if you missing it in excess of summer time and early fall– so warming and lovely

If you have tiny children, you may well definitely get pleasure from this article from Liza Fox about meaningful function for toddlers

Rhythms From Scratch:

If you are pondering in which I was this time of year a several many years in the past, try out this again article: https://theparentingpassageway.com/2016/10/21/oct-rhythms-and-meal-planning/

Right now, I have a distinct agenda:

Get up, enable get horses in unless of course my husband and daughter are doing that, feed barn cats and puppies. My substantial college senior drives herself to her hybrid large university. Shortly we will be placing horses out all through the day as a substitute of at night, so we will feed and let them out and clean almost everything.

If it is a perform working day, I am out the door. If it is a college day, we commonly do opening actions, math apply and language arts/ spelling exercise proper off the bat since it is hated and if I go away it it will not transpire, Most important Lesson, study alouds. We normally get a split to check on the horses. Afternoons we ordinarily both go to the park, our son has horseback riding classes or 4H or we do the job on the farm. This period I will be setting aside various afternoons a week to develop vacation presents and make artwork.

At meal time we have dinner and feed all the animals. If the horses are in, we test on them about 9 and make sure they are excellent for the night.

Weekly I approach one thing for myself – lunch or evening meal with friends. This week I have a facial scheduled which I have not possibly carried out in 4 many years, so which is fun. We go to church most months, though I do tend to take a person weekend a month and stay house and clear, organize, and relaxation. My husband and I consider to do day evening a number of occasions a month, but it’s much easier for us to do that as our small children are more mature. 🙂

Seventh grade homeschooling – the initial time I went by seventh quality, I in depth what we did weekly. I did not put up it in one big block as people frequently get issues from this web page and place it in a curriculum and I figured it would be more durable if the info was unfold out.

My unique program was to commence the calendar year with physics, but we truly ended up setting up with Medieval as we had been at the rear of from sixth quality. We also included quite a bit of African geography. Designs are generally evolving but I am planning on sticking to my first approach for the relaxation of the yr, though I am thinking about sneaking in a minor physiology. Our seventh grader experienced a lot of physics past 12 months at an exterior class, so I am not sure if I will swing back to that or not or just tack on a little time this summer months and overview some of the key principles with him in preparing for eighth quality.

SEPTEMBER 26-30 Slide Crack

Week  Eight October 3-7- Renaissance

Week Nine October 10-14 – Renaissance

Week 10 Oct 17-21  – Renaissance

Week Eleven  October 24-28 – Renaissance and Father-Son Excursion

7 days Twelve  October 31-November 4 – Point of view Drawing

Week Thirteen November 7-11 – Viewpoint Drawing

Week Fourteen November 14-18 – Capture Up 7 days


Week Fifteen November 28-December 2 – Astronomy and Navigation

Week Sixteen December 5-9 – Astronomy and Navigation

Week Seventeen  December 12-16  – Astronomy and Navigation

DECEMBER 19- JANUARY 4  – Christmas Crack

Week Eighteen  January 5/6 – Grammar and Producing

Week Nineteen January 9-13 – Grammar and Composing

Week 20 January 16-January 20 – Grammar and Composing

7 days Twenty One January 23-27 – Chemistry

Week 20 Two January 30-February 3 – Chemistry

Week Twenty Three February 6-February 10 – Chemistry

FEBRUARY 13-17 Wintertime Split

Week Twenty Four  February 20-24- Math Main Lesson

7 days Twenty Five February 27-March 3- Math Major Lesson

Week Twenty Six March 6-10- Math Principal Lesson

Week 20 Seven March 13-17 – American Colonial Moments

7 days Twenty 8 March 20-24 – American Colonial Times

7 days Twenty Nine March 27-31 – American Colonial Occasions


7 days Thirty  April 10-14 – Writing (almost certainly will foundation in physiology)

7 days Thirty A single April 17-21 – Crafting

Week 30 Two April 24-28 – Writing

Week Thirty 3 May perhaps 1-5 -Writing

Week Thirty 4 May perhaps 8-12 – Catch Up Week

I would like to listen to what you are up to!



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