October | The Parenting Passageway

Nature! Your maternal currently being

I have in my deepest will

The fireplace of my will tends to make strong

The mettle of my spirit

And thus is born that feeling of self

That steels myself to carry me

  • The Illustrated Calendar of the Soul: Meditations For the Yearly Cycle with 52 Pictures by Anne Stockton

Michaelmas is even now in this article, calling us to grow to be strong, to uncover ourselves, to have ourselves and our internal light as a result of the wintertide of character and the darkness of the earth. May possibly you metal on your own to glow bright this month!

The very best way to find this and do this is to set boundaries. Boundaries are where by I finish and where by I get started. Wherever I can wander beside you, but I can not be you. I discover a large amount of men and women are seriously battling with boundaries, regardless of whether from childhood or from trying to mum or dad in a distinct way than the incredibly authoritarian way they had been raised. If you would like to get some of your boundaries in buy headed into fall and the vacations (exactly where normally several boundary concerns come up!), here are a number of again posts for you:


October is a golden month at the farm. The nights are crisper, we are getting ready for colder temperature. I just cleaned out a bunch of closets and drawers since simplicity and considerably less clutter is cozy!

This month we are celebrating:

Oct 4-The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (we celebrate at church with the blessing of the animals)

October 9 – Our youngest youngster will be 13! Very thrilling!

October 31 – Halloween, which actually is very low key in our house, in particular on the farm for the reason that no 1 will come below. Even so, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are massive!  You can see a again post about Halloween In The Waldorf Dwelling, and this just one about making ready for All Saints’ Working day and All Souls’ Day

The tiny issues that make regular Oct days magic:

Playing in the leaves

Apple choosing

Pumpkin farm visits

Building pumpkin muffins and breads

Longer evenings with further and later on snooze

Warming foods

Fuzzy flannel sheets

Heat teas

Lantern generating for Martinmas but I enjoy to light-weight lanterns in the faculty home as the times get darker and the darkness receives earlier and longer

Acquiring strategies to make for vacation items

In addition to, the earlier mentioned put up, I normally believe about:


Warming Foodstuff – this back post is from January, but it could give you some tips for warming foods

Autumn Circles and Autumn tales for little types

Make lanterns

Re-instating tea time if you lost it above summer time and early fall– so warming and attractive

If you have small little ones, you may well really delight in this publish from Liza Fox about meaningful operate for toddlers

Rhythms From Scratch:

If you are pondering the place I was this time of 12 months a few decades back, test this again post: https://theparentingpassageway.com/2016/10/21/oct-rhythms-and-meal-planning/

Right now, I have a unique timetable:

Get up, enable get horses in except my spouse and daughter are executing that, feed barn cats and pet dogs. My higher school senior drives herself to her hybrid significant faculty. Shortly we will be placing horses out during the working day as a substitute of at night, so we will feed and permit them out and clean almost everything.

If it’s a function working day, I am out the door. If it is a faculty working day, we usually do opening activities, math exercise and language arts/ spelling exercise suitable off the bat mainly because it is hated and if I go away it it won’t take place, Most important Lesson, study alouds. We ordinarily choose a break to test on the horses. Afternoons we commonly possibly go to the park, our son has horseback driving lessons or 4H or we get the job done on the farm. This period I will be setting apart various afternoons a week to generate holiday items and make art.

At supper time we have supper and feed all the animals. If the horses are in, we check out on them about 9 and make confident they are very good for the evening.

Weekly I system something for myself – lunch or dinner with mates. This week I have a facial scheduled which I have not possibly done in 4 decades, so that is enjoyment. We go to church most months, while I do tend to choose a single weekend a thirty day period and keep house and clean, organize, and relaxation. My partner and I try out to do day evening a handful of times a month, but it’s easier for us to do that as our youngsters are more mature. 🙂

Seventh quality homeschooling – the to start with time I went by seventh quality, I thorough what we did weekly. I did not publish it in just one big block as people often get issues from this site and set it in a curriculum and I figured it would be more durable if the info was spread out.

My first system was to start the year with physics, but we essentially finished up starting off with Medieval as we had been at the rear of from sixth grade. We also protected pretty a bit of African geography. Designs are normally evolving but I am organizing on sticking to my preliminary strategy for the rest of the 12 months, even though I am considering sneaking in a small physiology. Our seventh grader had a ton of physics very last yr at an outdoors course, so I am not positive if I will swing back to that or not or just tack on a little time this summertime and evaluation some of the important principles with him in preparation for eighth quality.

SEPTEMBER 26-30 Tumble Break

Week  Eight October 3-7- Renaissance

Week 9 Oct 10-14 – Renaissance

7 days Ten Oct 17-21  – Renaissance

Week Eleven  October 24-28 – Renaissance and Father-Son Journey

7 days Twelve  October 31-November 4 – Point of view Drawing

7 days Thirteen November 7-11 – Standpoint Drawing

7 days Fourteen November 14-18 – Capture Up Week


Week Fifteen November 28-December 2 – Astronomy and Navigation

Week Sixteen December 5-9 – Astronomy and Navigation

7 days Seventeen  December 12-16  – Astronomy and Navigation

DECEMBER 19- JANUARY 4  – Xmas Break

7 days Eighteen  January 5/6 – Grammar and Writing

Week Nineteen January 9-13 – Grammar and Producing

Week Twenty January 16-January 20 – Grammar and Creating

Week 20 A single January 23-27 – Chemistry

Week 20 Two January 30-February 3 – Chemistry

Week Twenty A few February 6-February 10 – Chemistry

FEBRUARY 13-17 Winter Break

Week 20 Four  February 20-24- Math Key Lesson

7 days Twenty Five February 27-March 3- Math Most important Lesson

Week Twenty Six March 6-10- Math Primary Lesson

Week Twenty 7 March 13-17 – American Colonial Situations

Week 20 Eight March 20-24 – American Colonial Moments

Week 20 9 March 27-31 – American Colonial Occasions


7 days Thirty  April 10-14 – Producing (likely will foundation in physiology)

Week Thirty 1 April 17-21 – Producing

7 days Thirty Two April 24-28 – Producing

7 days Thirty A few May perhaps 1-5 -Crafting

Week 30 4 Could 8-12 – Capture Up Week

I would love to hear what you are up to!