There are so many glorious things to celebrate about May: flowers and greenery, bees buzzing, spring time alive, and the activity of children everywhere perking up. The world is ready to be outside in May in the Northern Hemisphere, and we feel the liveliness and promise of Spring.
This month we are celebrating:
1st- May Day – you can see back posts here and here
14th -Mother’s Day
19th- The Feast of St. Dunstan
20th- The Feast of St. Alcuin
22nd-24th- Rogation Days – you can see this back post, “A Rogation Heart”
25th- Ascension Day – here is a post about celebrating this feast with children
29th- Memorial Day
31st- The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
We will be strawberry picking. Normally we also go camping in this month, but we camped in April instead and will be using May to finish up school. I will be speaking at the Waldorf Homeschool Conference in Orlando, FL on Saturday, May 13, so preparing for that has been part of my month of May! I hope to see some of you there!
Other things on my mind:
- De-cluttering and deep cleaning with natural cleansers
- Skin care (yes, skin care). Time for radiant, dewy skin in May!
- Spring tales for children and puppetry for small children
- The lake and the pool. Our pool is opening for summer this week, and the lake is beckoning
- Spring menu planning!
- Exercising. April we were gone a lot and it was hard to get a schedule, so here is to a balanced May that involves spending an amount of self-care (receiving) closer to the amount of time I spend caring for others (giving).
- Screen Free Week starts today! Here are some real-life strategies for reducing children’s screen time.
I would love to know what is on your mind for this month of May.
We are loving bike rides in the sunshine! Getting the garden going. Daffodils…and tulips just starting to bloom! And with the return of light, I’m finding the energy to add 10 minutes of abs and hand weights to my afternoons. Also enjoying not falling asleep with my child every night, leaving time for talks and snuggles with my husband and listening to sermons and lectures while knitting.
Happy Spring, Carrie! I hope the conference is wonderful. I do SO wish I could be there!