May 18, 2024


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November Light | The Parenting Passageway

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November is the starting of the time of gentle – Martinmas provides us a gorgeous chance to imagine about how to unfold mild into our communities in a earth of darkness.

I really like November in all its crisp -leaved, golden sunset, chill temperatures perfection.  The leaves are Finally turning here wherever I stay, and it feels like the elegance and coziness of fall is on us at final.

This is a excellent month of celebrations for our spouse and children (of course, even now that our little ones are 20, almost 17, and 12!)

  • November 1 and 2 – All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Working day
  • November 8– Election Working day
  • November 11 – Martinmas (and there are quite a few other posts about Martinmas if you use the search engine box!) It’s also Veteran’s Day, which we rejoice each working day with my spouse and father in regulation who are veterans.
  • November 20- My handsome husband’s birthday!
  • November 24- Thanksgiving
  • November 27- Very first Sunday in Advent
  • November 30- The Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

Learning and celebrating:

  • Understand tunes for a Martinmas Lantern Wander – you really do not have to have a lot of men and women to do a Lantern Stroll! I have performed Lantern Walks with just a person other spouse and children and I have done Lantern Walks with above a hundred people today! You an also test your area church buildings – if you reside in an place with a German population, there may be a church keeping a celebration of this working day. I went to a Lantern Stroll a single calendar year at a German church and they had St. Martin on his white horse and all the things!
  • Use transparency paper to make window silhouettes and transparency reduce-outs and lanterns.
  • Bake bread on the cold days
  • Appear for bird’s  nests as the trees reduce their leaves make feeders start to be crammed all the time, make treats for the birds
  • Dip leaves in glycerin or beeswax and protect them
  • Cook points with cranberries, corn, and pumpkin.
  • Attempt the book Cranberry Thanksgiving and make cranberry bread!
  • Discover some Thanksgiving tracks and practice so you can play them after Thanksgiving Evening meal!
  • Come across a area to volunteer to provide Thanksgiving evening meal
  • Make Thanksgiving Baskets and leaving them on your neighbor’s doorstep!
  • Gather greens and purely natural merchandise to use for an Introduction Wreath.  We do this at church from the regions encompassing the church and it is really attractive!
  • Obtain guides, cozy blankets and pillows, and mark off half times for just studying and lounging all around. Pull out candles, home made Martinmas lanterns, salt lamps  and scatter them all over.  Cuddle up and read with some wonderful tea or warm chocolate.
  • Find handwork tasks that you will enjoy and get began.
  • Purchase some woolens for your household users my beloved put to get them is Inexperienced Mountain Organics
  • You almost certainly already have identified your hats, mittens and gloves and coats, but we are a tiny slower down in this article with chilly temperatures coming later so I just did that this week!

For littles specifically:

For the older young children:

  • Get them concerned in your autumn traditions – baking, cooking, cleaning, getting treatment of the birds outdoors, climbing, star looking at, volunteering.
  • Think of traditions of gratitude and light-weight.  Some teens may possibly no extended like a lantern walk (though I however enjoy it and I am an adult), but some teens might go for a significant bonfire with friends on Martinmas.
  • Some thoughts:  Cultivating Gratitude in Children
  • How do we aid more mature youngsters internalize the spirit of helping the most needy, the most destitute, the most bad? That is the do the job for this age.

Inner Do the job:

Other Suggestions for this month:

  • Get a tiny soar on presents for the vacations. Right here is my Pinterest Board of holiday break items to make
  • Make certain you are still obtaining your Vitamin N and get out in character!
  • Dream a little about the following school year in homeschooling 
  • I often opt for a word to encompass my year – this calendar year, my term for 2023 has arrived early. It is the term Daring, and I have some greater projects prepared right after some much more busy but additional fallow many years here in this space. Much more about that later!

A lot of blessings and peace to you and your relatives,


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