I love October. Autumn is my favorite season, and in the Deep South, October feels like one of the first true fall months with colder nights, the leaves turning colors, the warming foods of fall, pumpkin picking, bonfires, and more.
This month we will be celebrating:
October 4-The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
October 9 – Our little second grader’s birthday. Hello 8!
Mid-October Camping trip
October 31 – Halloween, which really is low key in our house, but All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are big! You can see a back post about Halloween In The Waldorf Home, and this one about preparing for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day
Some ideas for celebrating:
Besides, the above post, I always think about
Warming Foods – this back post is from January, but it might give you some ideas for warming foods
Autumn Circles and Autumn tales for little ones
Re-instating tea time – so warming and lovely
If you have small children, you might really enjoy this post from Liza Fox about meaningful work for toddlers
We are going to:
Plant fall bulbs
Make bone broths and infuse it with herbs – dandelion root, burdock, astragalus, and echinacea.
Change bed linens to flannel sheets and adding blankets and thicker comforters
Stock up on birdseed
Make sure we all have hats, gloves, snow gear and boots for winter
I am thinking about:
Our out-of-the-home activities for the Winter and Spring.
Physical and emotional clutter and having an ordered outer world for a peaceful family
As we head into the darker days of autumn and winter, I would love to hear what you would like to see on this blog! One thing I am considering compiling for my homeschoolers is a list of block rotations for first through eighth grade. If you read this blog for homemaking and parenting ideas, I would love to hear from you what you would like to read about!