Linky Love

Here are some links to love today:

From the Lifeways newsletter about gardening with small children throughout the year and different activities for children  from the garden: http://lifewaysnorthamerica.org/about/newsletters-and-articles/how-does-your-garden-grow

From the Lifeways blog regarding focusing on the present and being in the moment, even when going through difficult or challenging times within the life of the family:  http://lifewaysnorthamerica.org/about/newsletters-and-articles/saying-yes-motherhood

enjoyed this post of Melisa Nielsen’s here regarding outside activities and the Waldorf home, and balancing the needs of younger and older children in the family:  http://waldorfessentials.com/blog/2012/06/outsidestuff/

I liked this post about Donna Ashton’s view of color and classrooms in a Waldorf school setting and how that might translate to home:  http://thewaldorfconnection.com/waldorf-homeschool/the-color-of-grades/

I am enjoying the Simplicity Parenting Blog here: http://www.simplicityparenting.com/2012/03/ah-no-thats-our-shopping-errandscleaningvisiting-day/  and a great post for those of thinking about rhythm and schedules for school:  http://www.simplicityparenting.com/2012/01/schedule-unschedule/

Lots of love,
Carrie

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2 thoughts on “Linky Love

  1. Thank you for these links. I am feeling burned out this summer from too many activities for myself! I have been going to the chiropractor twice a week for about a month now for chronic neck pain and I also started an exercise class at the same time, also twice a week. Between those two things and our weekly CSA, I feel like there is no time to just “be.” It is getting to be too much but I don’t know what to drop. Physically, I feel stronger and lighter from the exercise class but getting myself and 3 kids (9, 6, 2) out the door by 9 a.m. is stressful/tiring. How do I stay home more but do some things for myself that make me feel better physically and emotionally?

    • Robin,
      All i can think is trying to schedule the chiropractor right before or after the exercise class, so there are only two days for that kind of work plus the CSA day…or seeing if a babysitter or family member could come and watch your children whilst you do the exercise class so at least they don’t have to get out the door as well. Or trying to find an exercise class that might at a time your spouse or significant other is at home so the children could stay there. It is so hard to find that balance, especially when we are doing things that need to be done because we are physically suffering. I hope you feel better soon. My friends and I talk about this dilemma all the time – and have not navigated any spiffy answers yet! I think one thing too, is to think about this being a short season and maybe it only has to be this way for a certain time period and then perhaps you won’t have to go to the chiropractor as often, for example. Sometimes when I think in terms of a month or a block of time it helps me get through some things that seem overwhelming when I am just looking at a particular week.

      Blessings,
      Carrie

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