April hurried by in a wink, didn’t it? 

Thanks for hanging out with me here at the blog during our Natural Homemaking theme!  I hope you enjoyed the posts, features, giveaways and guest posts at least half-as-much as I enjoyed sharing them.

Just for fun, I thought I’d round up April’s posts into a quick, go to list for you.  I included each of the Natural Homemaking posts we featured here at the blog last month, as well as a few of the archived posts on healthy living and homemaking.

Just for fun, I thought I'd round up April's posts into a quick, go to list for you.  I included each of the Natural Homemaking posts we featured here at the blog last month, as well as a few of the archived posts on healthy living and homemaking.| Natural Homemaking Articles @ Kristy's Cottage blog

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Essential Oils & Other “Green” Homemaking 

Getting Real About Keeping the House Clean 

Encouragement for Homemakers

And now it's May...  Life on the home front is off to a busy start... the days on our calendar this month are already bulging with activities, projects, places to be and things to do.  I've been thinking a lot about my one little word for this year, "quiet", and how I'm going to keep cultivating those needful, beautiful places in my life.   So...  I decided to start this month off on the right foot... with a long, afternoon nap or two over the weekend!  | Blogging in May @ Kristy's Cottage

And now it’s May…

Life on the home front is off to a busy start… the days on our calendar this month are already bulging with activities, projects, places to be and things to do.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my one little word for this year, “quiet”, and how I’m going to keep cultivating those needful, beautiful places in my life.   So…

I decided to start this month on the right foot… with a long, afternoon nap or two over the weekend!

I feel refreshed after the busyness of our family vacation last week, and am looking forward to a month to focus on organization projects around the house while we’re taking a break from homeschooling.

And speaking of homeschooling, that’s my theme for the month of May at the blog!

A few things to expect at the blog during the month of May:   Curriculum reviews from our second year using My Father's World  Book reviews for homeschooling moms How and why year-round homeschooling works so well for our family Why we only homeschool four days a week  2015/16 MFW Blogroll launch  Homeschooling Moms Online Community (Facebook group) launch Q&A about homeschooling young children (If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!)| Charlotte Mason Homeschooling @ Kristy's Cottage blog

A few things to expect at the blog during the month of May: 

  • Curriculum reviews from our second year using My Father’s World
  • Book reviews for homeschooling moms
  • How and why year-round homeschooling works so well for our family
  • Why I switched from “traditional” to “Charlotte Mason” homeschooling
  • How we homeschool four-days- a-week and don’t fall behind
  • 2015/16 MFW Blogroll launch
  • Homeschooling Moms Online Community (Facebook group) launch
  • Q&A about homeschooling young children (If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!)

My friend, Monica, who shared the fantastic Home Maintenance While Homeschooling mini series last week, will be writing again this month… this time on the topic of home education, so be sure and watch for her post!  It’ll be a good one.  🙂

As we take in life during the coming month, let's stay focused on the beautiful grace and rest God desires to breathe into our days.    Cultivate beauty in your life.   Take time to rest.   Give yourself some grace (for me, that means I use a lot of paper plates and am learning to take naps, even especially on busy days).  Make your time with God the hub of your day, not the spare tire.| Blogging in May @ Kristy's Cottage

I hope May is off to a great start for you!  

Whatever your plans, goals, needs or challenges are right now, let me remind you to embrace the beauty and eternal value of every moment in every day.

I found this quote by Sally Clarkson so encouraging in my early reading time this morning: 

“Expecting to be able to control life, children, husbands, friends, church, family is a road that leads to disappointment. We cannot make life behave by just trying harder or getting the right book, planner or instruction. Truth is, God wants us to rest, to leave our burdens in His hands, to learn a little more every day, how to walk by faith, love and become more patient, work hard and enjoy our days that He has given.”

Read Sally’s article here.

Honestly, a lot of the circumstances in my life (and probably yours, as well) are completely out of my control.  As we take in life during the coming month, let’s stay focused on the beautiful grace and rest God desires to breathe into our days.

Cultivate beauty in your life. 

Take time to rest. 

Give yourself some grace (for me, that means I use a lot of paper plates and am learning to take naps, even especially on busy days).

Make your time with God the hub of your day, not the spare tire. 

Blogging in May @ Kristy's Cottage | May is a beautiful month, so let's choose to enjoy it fully!    Thanks for following along with me on this blog... I'm deeply honored that you take the time to read, share, and comment!

May is a beautiful month, so let’s choose to enjoy it fully!  

Thanks for following along with me on this blog… I’m deeply honored that you take the time to read, share, and comment!

I have a few posts just for moms this week, then we’ll explore some homeschooling posts for the rest of the month.

Be sure and leave me a comment or shoot me an email if there’s something in particular you’d like to read about around here this month… or whenever.

I’m looking forward to sharing May with you!  

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2 thoughts on “Life & Blogging @ the Cottage in May

  1. Looking forward to hearing about MFW materials, as I came so so close to purchasing some recently. Have been looking into Ambleside Online, reading the modern rewrites of Charlotte Mason’s writings, and would love to hear your thoughts on the Charlotte Mason method. The creative and idealistic side of me wants to go this direction. The practical and realistic side of me says just stick to what you learned on (am a second generation homeschooler, mostly Rod & Staff curriculum) and don’t try to get too creative, what with the demands of multiple young children, and the need for efficiency on many fronts. Your input will be helpful! I’ve read everything you’ve written thus far about MFW.

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 7:05 am
    1. Thank you so much, Priscilla! I am looking forward to sharing about our experience this year with My Father’s World. It’s been a wonderful curriculum for our family so far. 🙂

      Posted on May 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm