A New Direction

or something like that.  Our lives.  Our home school.  Our parenting.  It’s bending in a new direction, though we are unsure exactly where that is going.

Our lives… trying to sell the house.  SO looking forward to less space and less stuff.  Moving to Australia in September or October.  Becoming more ‘green’ – more natural, more local, more organic, less pre-prepared food, less medicine.  Talking about Australia in using the trains system and buying bikes for everyone.  Finding all the local places for raw milk, meat, eggs, honey, veggies and fruit… self sustaining… though that is so far off its hardly a dream 🙂

Our home school… less school.  more life.  practical.  including them in our lives in the kitchen in the workshop (which we don’t have, but you get the idea).  more thinking.  more opportunities.  less planning. less tv and screen time.  less superheroes (is that possible – i think that is only my goal :)) more learning in context and interest led.

Our parenting… more positive. less punitive. more imaginative. less power struggle. more listening. less talking. more respect and honor all round. beginning with us.  more lead by example.  more family worship and family study and family learning.  Family meetings.  more follow through and consistency. more joy.

Its been happening a long time.  But now it feels like it is the both of us adults, not just me blabbing away and Bryan saying, sure, sounds great!

The next question we are dealing with.  Will I get dreads or not?  I have wanted them for a long time.  Bryan thinks its great.  We’ll see.

About reneegrace

A place to record my journey of creating a life of balance. First as God's child and bride, "wifing", mothering, homeschooling, leading worship, neighboring, mentoring, teaching piano, and the myriad of other things that clamor for my time and energy. And a place to put pictures to show my family whom I miss incredibly, and who live so very far away from us here in Alaska!! View all posts by reneegrace

6 responses to “A New Direction

  • Emily

    what a cool adventure you’re about to embark. I like your idea of becoming more ‘green’. I’m not really even big on that, but I like that there is less crap in the landfills when we stop buying food and start MAKING food at home. (which I do.)

    I vote no on the dreads, but you mentioned liking them once when I [posted a picture of my gorgeous cousin’s wedding photos. Her w/ the long blonde dreads. I personally think she’s going to regret it and sooner rather than later. 🙂


  • Anne

    Go for it. All of it. Even the hair…been thinking of what to do with Nolah’s hair. Only bad thing about dreads is having to cut them off to get rid of them. So glad you and Bryan are in this all together–can’t beat unity! love to you all, anne in IN

  • myderbe

    Love this! How very exciting!

  • Lori @ Just Pure Lovely

    I love this post! Sounds like what we’ve gone through in the past. You will love your new way of schooling. It requires putting on blinders (ignoring the “Joneses” and their plethora of classes and curriculum and activities and and and), but it is a full, living, lifelong, happy education and I would not want to trade these beautiful memories for any others.

    Give a hug to Australia! I would so love to go there.

  • EEEEMommy

    You’re exactly the kind of person I need in my life inspiring and encouraging! I Praise God for YOU! What a beautiful new direction!! I absolutely love love love it!

  • javamamma

    I saw on your hubby’s FB that you were going to move. Wow, so exciting! Maybe someday I can come visit you. Funny enough, I’ll probably get to Australia before I get to Alaska. :o)

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