a few years ago i was taking to a friend about my work as a mama. i said it was like i was the novice master in a monastery. mine was the job to make sure these children learned the customs of the house, learned to heed the seasons and keep the feasts and fasts, learned to pray and to work. and it still seems like such an apt metaphor for my work as a homeschooler and my wider work as a mother.
for the next thirty-one days, i want to write about the ways our family observes Advent, the life-giving ways we have found to welcome the new one in our midst. these practices are particular to our season of life: a family with young. but i hope you can find patterns–ways of opening yourself to the circle of the year as the days darken. the light is coming. watch!
as we travel through the thirty-one days of keeping Advent, you’ll have time to ponder and gather, time to remember and prepare!
you can find each of the posts on the keeping Advent page (just under the blog title!). and each day’s post will have the keeping advent button. you can click it to find all of the posts too!