Oh, Autumn 🍂 Over the years I've realized that we just don't do well with the traditional school schedule — embarking on an autumn start, or a new school year. Our home learning rhythm has come into tune with each of my children, the season, life as it unfolds. It was a struggle otherwise. At one point I felt bad about it — my children do not really know what grade they're in (does it matter?) or the difference between school & break. I've really embraced it though, you know? A strength! Together we decide on when we need a break or a fresh start — refreshment or a new point of view, a new book or interest, the building, the brainstorming. The seasons naturally lends so much to this — and I'm thankful for this autumn, after a long hot summer it's exactly what we all need — we're good at being us 🍂 & if you need a bit of motherly homeschool inspiration, Lessons at Blackberry Inn by Karen Andreola is lovely, her compassionate days inspire me.