A hearth is the heart of the home. It is where we come to gather, especially at the end of the day. We draw about the fire to warm ourselves; we take in the smells of the cooking, nourishing our bodies; we come to tell stories of our day, nourishing our spirits. Yearning for the wisdom of the past, I hope those who come to this blog will feel the warmth of the hearth.
I am homeschooling my Grade 5 twin girls using Waldorf inspired education and that is the primary focus of this blog.
I have spent quite a bit of time documenting our Grade 1 year, which can be found through the links below. Grade 2 is sparse and for that, I apologize. Grade 3 is even more sparse as life keeps us more and more pressed for time. Nonetheless, I have decided to leave this blog up because I know how much I have relied on other blogs to enhance my children's lives and even if I don't have time to put as much content up as I did when my twins were younger, I hope the efforts I have put out in prior years will help inspire other families who have embarked on their own unique journeys.
Today is "Black Friday", which has the ability to make one's stomach turn. On one hand, the tradition of American families to wait in the cold during the wee hours of the morning to rush into a store and snatch up unbelievable deals for a fraction of the price puts a smile on some faces, while others hide in their houses and wait for this day to pass before venturing outside once again. Tragedies have occurred on this day when people have been trampled all in the name of saving money.
In any case, many people begin to think about searching for that special gift to leave under the beautifully decorated tree to oogle in delight at the bright faces of our children on Christmas morn as they unwrap their precious packages. Many of the people who visit this blog are very selective about which types of toys are allowed to enter their homes, so I'd love to put a plug in for this wonderful toy blog for those discriminating types: Sara's Toy Box.
Specifically, if you are shopping for the holidays or birthdays, be sure to check the blog for special coupon codes listed only at Sara's Blog! Every bit of savings helps and often these natural shoppes that don't usually post discounts will post them at Sara's.
Have fun shopping and many blessings to you and yours during this holiday season!