Anchor: a person or thing that can be relied on for support, stability, or security; mainstay: Hope was his only anchor.
When we work to become the author of own family life, we take on the authority to provide our spouse and children and ourselves stability. An effective way to do this is through the use of rhythm. If you have small children, it takes time to build a family rhythm that encompasses the year. If you are homeschooling older children and also have younger children not yet ready for formal learning, the cycle of the year through the seasons and through your religious year becomes the number one tool you have for family unity, for family identity, for stability.
I wrote about my homeschool planning method of marking seasonal and liturgical ideas down for each month in past posts. I have written monthly anchor points posts for August, September, October, May and now would like to extend our mood of celebration into June!
June is always an interesting juxtaposition for me personally. It is a month where I often feel very inward because it is often during this time I am going through all the closets, drawers, cabinets and garage space in my home. I organize my school room and take stock. And I am homeschool planning for fall. So in some ways I feel so wrapped up in my own little inner world. I am certain I am terrible company for those around me!
Yet, the juxtaposition is all the time we spend outside in the sun Continue reading