The holidays are fast approaching and I know I could use a dose of inspiration! So let's share our favorite holiday rituals (whatever holiday(s) you celebrate) and some of your family's best tips for projects, outings or games.
Do you make handmade gifts?
How do you save money and make every holiday feel luxurious?
Share photos of your past celebrations and talk about what parts mean the most to you.
Unschoolers are really great at thinking outside the box and I'll bet there are some great ideas out there about celebrating in meaningful ways. Personally, I'd love to see recipes too.:)
I have a couple of old posts to share, as we're so busy celebrating with friends right now there doesn't seem to be any time to write.:)
Last year as we were preparing for Halloween I wrote a late night stream-of-thought about kids growing up and the idea of celebrating this life every day: http://radicalunschooling.blogspot.com/2007/10/random-late-night-st...
Lisa at "Perpetual Joy" talks about coming to terms with Christmas after leaving the Christian faith and what makes this time of year special for them. A Christmas birthday is part of their family traditions (but not the birthday many people celebrate at Christmas.;)) http://perpetualjoy.blogspot.com/
I feel bad because I haven't submitted blogs for the past two carnivals and I was using it as motivation to get my feet wet with blogging. I think I am going to try to write two posts in the next weeks about your past topics...tribe and traditions..and go ahead and give you the links if you think you can still add them. If not no biggie..I need to try to do this anyway. :)
How do you guys do it...your blogs are so gorgeous...
haha!! You should go back to the beginning of MY first blog. Booorrrrinnnnggg. No pics or anything.:)
I would love to add posts after the fact. I think it's a great way to archive certain topics and use as a reference for people that might have questions. It's fun to see what other unschoolers are up to anyway.
So please submit anything you'd like.
Remember, all of this comparing to each other is leftover SCHOOL think!! icky-poo. Let it GO.
There are people like Ren who have gorgeous blogs. There are people like Sandra (Dodd) who have blogs/websites chock-full of useful stuff. And then there are those of us who have mere pedestrian blogs. Mine is mostly just postings from the sewage pit of my subconscious and places behind and beyond.
ren, i tried to send you a private message but i couldn't figure it out. then i tried to invite you as my friend, so i could send you a message, but i don't know if that worked!
so here is my blog link http://perpetualjoy.blogspot.com/
if its too late, thats fine. i had a fun time writing it this morning, even if it was a bit rushed. :P