Happy New Year! Can you believe another year has come and gone? For me, 2015 was a year of battles, some we won and others we lost. The deep ache we’ve carried in losing our sons has fueled our resolve to dream again with our kids in the new year.
One way we are dreaming as a family in 2016 is committing to loving life together. We have been on the road for a month now and that means that my preschoolers are learning on the go as well.
New Years to me always represents freedom – a reset button that I can hit and start again. It means newness and hope for our family. We thrive on it and that also translates to our kids learning adventures as well. Having freedom in our schooling process makes our family thrive. Instead of being subject to someone else’s or institution’s schedules, we have freedom to integrate learning in our lives, wherever we may be.
Last night, we arrived in Birmingham, Alabama and rang in the New Years. It was a great night of celebrating what God had brought us through, and encouraging one another to look ahead to what He will do in us in 2016.
This morning, we woke up in the New Year and made bells to ring in the new year. The kids were so excited to have their own celebration tools. I say it often, but the greatest resource that Mother Goose Time has given my family has been the gift of time. All of my supplies for the month come prepped and ready for the learning day. That gift of time means that I have more time to be with my family, and serve the other responsibilities of business and writing that I have to accomplish. Instead of being burnt out, I’m excited to be apart of my children’s learning adventures.
Each month, Mother Goose Time curriculum comes with a new book for our kids to learn and read. It is great because it is relevant to the overall theme of the month, and the kids love getting a new gift every month in the mail. This month, our book is called, “Mississippi Musicians”. Our kids loved this because we live in Mississippi, and while on the road, this book essentially gave our kids a piece of home to take with them.
Take a look at the memories we made on the road this New Year’s while learning!
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