October Beauty

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

Make lanterns

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

The benefits of rhythm in the home

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!



4 thoughts on “October Beauty

  1. Hi Carrie,

    I wanted to send you a note to say thank you for always sending out such beautiful posts. Just reading your writing today, (not yet having opened up the supporting writings that you have attached,) has brought me to tears. I can feel the love and warmth that is infused in your writings. I have 6-year old twins who have just stated at a Waldorf school near us. They are at school part time this year and your ideas have given me inspiration! A heartfelt thank you is being sent your way. ❤️

    Also, would you mind sharing with me how you infuse the bone broth with the healing herbs? As I have a cup of bone broth next to me now, getting the kids to drink it ‘plain’ is a challenge.

    Warmly, Stephanie Marman

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you for your very kind words. Typically, I just infuse the herbs into the bone broth while it is cooking in a crockpot over night for up to 12-18 hours and then strain the herbs out. Sometimes to get tiny children to drink the broth, I actually use it in cooking rather than just plain. So I might cook the grain of the day in it or cook veggies in it, and that way the children start to have the benefits. Then I use the broth for the soup of the week.
      Blessings, and thank you for being here,

  2. Hello!
    I enjoy reading your beginning of the month posts about what to do each month for different ages. I also like links to your Pinterest boards. Thank you for giving me good ideas!

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