There are many traditions that occur around the world on Easter Monday; some are religious and some are national holidays. I personally love having a festive breakfast and a good hike or precious time at the lake on this special day!
This is a beautiful day in Eastertide and a time to think of those many spring and Easter crafts, spring recipes, spring songs and more! I love to take this time to do some spring cleaning and re-set my ideas regarding rhythm now that the days are getting a bit longer and warmer.
Rhythm is an ongoing process of change and adjustment based upon the development of your children and the seasons. In some ways, it doesn’t change very much from when children are little – it may be that meals are generally at the same time, the need to be outside and moving is there no matter what the age of children, the meal planning and errand running day is still there, the quiet time after lunch, the bedtimes can be adjusted up or down according to age and seasonal activities.
If you are struggling with rhythm, I think there are two things that really can make a lot of difference for mothers. One is just to step back and observe for a few days and write down what you are doing when. Are mealtimes and bedtimes really all over the place or is that your perception because you feel scattered? Are you really going out every single day which is making mealtimes and bedtimes later than they need to be? These sorts of questions and answers lie within you, your own observations and your own goals. What small step can you take with rhythm that would help the most right now?
I also find this is a great time for homeschooling mothers to take stock as to plans for fall (in the Northern Hemisphere). What grades will you be doing, do you have start and end dates and vacation dates in mind yet based upon how this year went, what blocks will you be doing, what resources do you need to order?
I hope you are having a joyous week!