One thing that the changing of the months and years brings us is this steadiness. In an ever changing life and an ever changing world, the months, seasons, and festivals will always be turning round and round. It can bring us and our families peace and stability if we choose to embrace it.
What we are celebrating this month:
Rogation Days – May 27-29
Memorial Day – May 28 ( a great time to look at summer plans)
The main thing I am doing this month is taking my own advice about minimalism in my life, where I don’t have the opportunity super downsize and roadschool. We live a pretty typically American suburban life in many ways! You can read the advice I am going to take to heart here. Sometimes we really are our wiser selves and then lose track of that!
Our older two children (freshman and senior in high school) will both be attending hybrid high school programs in the fall. Our senior will have classes two days a week, and our freshman four days a week – both with modified shorter days. So whilst we technically will still be homeschooling, I will not be doing the teaching. I feel okay with this, as things are shifting for myself as I near age 49 and things are shifting for our family. As many of you know, I am going back to school myself beginning in July with a pelvic floor health certification and clinical doctorate in physical therapy and eventually hope to open a mother-sized practice for women’s health.
We will still be totally homeschooling our youngest child, who will be in fourth grade. He won’t have the opportunity to be in the one day a week program we were doing last year due to the long drive and my need to be on this side of town for teens. Instead, he will be banking on our local cub scout troup to get some time with friends and projects.
This will be the third time I have been through fourth grade, but first time with a ten year old boy, so I have many fun ideas and some things a little outside the box. If you want to follow along, try following @theparentingpassageway on Instagram. I will try to post homeschool plans both on there and on the Facebook page, but Instagram is the safest place to be to not miss anything!
where is the blog these days?
Well, unfortunately no one really reads blogs anymore. Compared to its heyday, readership here and in blogs in general, is super low. I write mainly for myself at this point, I think, and still hope to compile all these posts into ebooks at some point in the future.
For the most part, you can find me on IG (I am on Facebook as well, but I don’t always like the negativity and divisiveness of FB and therefore think about getting off Facebook daily, so IG may be your best bet to follow me). I will continue to write here as well, but I do wonder if it will drop off to be just IG in the next few years.
The other place you can find me is on the wonderful forum that The Child Is The Curriculum. It is an amazing place, and has all your curriculum shopping needs, discussion groups, book studies, and everything all in one place! I love it, and hope you do as well.
Lastly, you can always email me firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consult by phone – I have half hour and full hour paid slots.
Can’t wait to hear what you are up to in May!