Good day.



Good morning, friends.

Good (early) morning. Since we started following a more "formal" homeschool-like rhythm this week I've been unable to sleep past 5:00, regardless of what time I fall asleep. I'm up before the chickens (a feat in itself) out in the silvery moonlight, awaiting the sun's arrival over the trees.

It's like the first day of school jitters, but as a mama. I'm not clear on what my body and brain thinks needs attending so early, but as a morning person I can roll with it. It's a rare slice of quiet before we begin the work of this life, together.

And so, a good day to you, whatever time you begin.

I have so enjoyed the conversations here on the blog as well as on my guest post yesterday on Simple Homeschool. Such a lovely and thought-provoking conversation about children, parents, and the paths we choose.

And so we begin a new day.

A fresh start.

A beginning.

May you have many blessings to count as you embark on your day. There is
homemade chai in my cup which never ceases to make me happy. I'm hedging this
morning a bit with nettle, raspberry leaf, rooibos, and black tea, but that's how I
roll at 5 am.

And now? I hear the chickens requesting their breakfast. Time to start the day.

May yours – and ours – be blessed.



5 thoughts on “Good day.

  1. Casey says:

    My day began at 6am to the smell of chicken stock that’s been cooking all night, my hubs checking the beer he’s brewing in the basement, and the kids playing happily.

  2. Dhilma says:

    Hello Rachel, I need to ask some questions about homeschooling. It is a relatively new and amazing concept for me. I live in Sri Lanka, where all children are sent to school. They get 12 years of rote learning a lot of unnecessary facts and at the end of this dark tunnel the “lucky ones” enter the University and go on to become doctors/engineers/executives/lawyers etc. In our education system those few fields are considered the “best” and almost all the children are literally forced to choose them. Their inherent abilities are not recognised, their childhood is spent cramming for exams and most end up having a hi fi career which they realize doesn’t give them any satisfaction. But very few even realize they are unhappy. They just go on plodding and start doing the same thing to their children. We have no home schools. No one has ever even heard of it and were they to do so, they will drop dead with shock! Although I don’t think I am a good candidate for home schooling my son, I do love the Waldorf method of teaching. My question is this Rachel, by homeschooling, what kind of employment oppurtunities will the child get when they become adults? Do they learn certain skills (eg,carpentry, sewing)Please enlighten me.

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