The beginning of Lent is just around the corner. I feel like Ash Wednesday is sneaking up on us quickly this year. With a short time to plan for Lent this year, I am very grateful I began thinking about it early. Here are our plans for this year’s Lenten season.
This week had some great articles. Here’s some of my favorite, for your reading pleasure!
Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool – Year 3 – Term 2
Timing worked out perfectly for our finishing up our term using Ambleside Online Year 3 – Term 2. We were doing exams the week before Christmas! This was a great stopping point and we spent the rest of that week and the following two weeks on break. The kids and I needed the break and we will begin again today with term 3.
Here’s our recap of Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool – Year 3 – Term 2
New Year | New Goals | 2018
After taking a month and a half off over the crazy holiday season, I am feeling refreshed and ready for the new year. Life was getting a bit overwhelming so a break let me spend my extra time with the ones that need me most, my kiddos.
Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool – Year 3 – Term 1
We finished our Year 3 – Term 1 of Ambleside Online about a month ago. Better late than never right?!?!? As with the previous years we added a Catholic twist. Here’s our recap of year 3, term 1.
Some prayers you’ve known all your life, others you learn and love when you least expect them.
One of my favorite prayers from childhood and up to this day is the Prayer of St. Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
A few months ago, we ended our Ambleside Online Year 2 studies. After a few weeks off, we began Year 3 slowly. While we do homeschool year round, through the spring and summer we take it a bit slower to enjoy the weather and fun activities. What would normally take one week we are doing over two. This allows us a lot of extra time to enjoy a bit of a break and still have a structure in our days.
This year has also given us a chance to slowly transition into more independent work for both kiddos. At seven and eight years old they are both proficient readers. This slower pace is a great way to let them take on more of the readings themselves.
This is a great transition, but it does take a bit more work on my end in preparing Ambleside for the week.
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on motherhood, parenting and life in general. I keep coming back to the thought that we need to follow our hearts. Even when it is very different than what others think is best.