August is here! For some parts of the United States, August is like the deep, long, and slow Sunday of the summer. For some parts, like the Southeastern United States, public schools are already in session and summer is sort of over (although we still have hot, sweltering weekend days to celebrate!).
August is one of my favorite months. It makes me think of shooting stars, starry nights and campfires, lake days, sunflowers, lavender, and bees and honey. We have an abundance of dragonflies right now and all kinds of wildlife – especially the baby deer are out.
This month we are celebrating:
- August 6th – The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Grow Christians has a blog post about this Feast; this Episcopalian blog is one I follow daily and I find it has many good posts about tackling the Five Marks of Mission of the Episcopalian Church within the home and celebrating Feast Days)
- August 9th- The Feast Day of St. Herman of Alaska (this is one of my son’s favorite saints) (we love this book about St. Herman)
- August 15th – The Dormition of St. Mary the Virgin
- August 31st – The Feast Day of St. Aidan – you could tell the story of St. Aidan and his horse
Fun for the whole family:
- If school hasn’t started, the last of beach holidays!
- Physical fun – taking walks and hikes together; sometimes August is a great month for waterfall hikes
- Watching the meteor shows peaking on August 11 in the lower 48 states
- Sunflower crafts
- Making lavender crafts and this has many craft links for lavender if you scroll down
- Rhythm for the whole family- the heart behind rhythm
- Inner work for myself starting with the Anglican cycle of prayer
- Beginning a new school year
- New menu plans for the school year!
I just came back last night from giving the first “Parenting Passageway” workshop ever…so I am contemplating more workshops, topics, and what that would look like. Thank you to my first group of participants yesterday in North Carolina!
Please share with me your August plans!
Thanks for the link to Grow Christians! I’m always looking for good resources on faithful family life, but most aren’t Episcopalian. Not that I’m surprised – all the parishes my husband has served here in the Midwest are small and elderly. I trust there are communities of young families out there (real or virtual)… I just haven’t been able to find them! So I’ve been grateful for your blog over the past few years, as an Episcopalian, LLL leader, and one-time (and wannabe) homeschooler 😉
Come to Georgia! Young and growing over here. Our parish has about 900 families (Roswell, Georgia).
I am so glad to have a fellow Episcopalian reader here!
Thank you so much for the link to Grow Christians. It is what I have been seeking for so long.
On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM, The Parenting Passageway wrote:
> Carrie posted: “August is here! For some parts of the United States, > August is like the deep, long, and slow Sunday of the summer. For some > parts, like the Southeastern United States, public schools are already in > session and summer is sort of over (although we still ha” >
Thank you for reading and being here!