A Mother’s Feast, Year A

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Bedside Mother’s Feast, ready for long nursing sessions or quiet morning/evening times.

I’ve written about Mother’s Feast before, but it’s been awhile! And that’s because of back to back pregnancies, birth, and miscarriages. I’ve been a tired, brain-slogging momma!

Here are a few lovely articles about a Mother’s Feast (also known as “mother culture”):
Homeschool 101: Charlotte Mason Motherhood
Mother Culture (If I could personally give this an alternative title, it would be, “On Being a Person.”)
On Mother Culture
Moments With Mother Culture

When I first started this particular plan of resources, I was about 2 weeks away from getting pregnant with my newest little one. I did well until my first week of pregnancy, when I started sleeping later in the morning, very heavily, and taking naps. Ha. In the second and third trimesters, I found my mind completely unable to focus on longer passages of reading (in book or online), unable to process even simple trains of thought I was reading, and generally felt extremely crummy mentally.

So, it took me all of my pregnancy to get through 6 weeks of the first term on this list. I’m finishing up the last of term 1 of a Mother’s Feast, Year A, starting next week and ending right around the New Year. Term 2 will begin after the New Year, just as we begin the children’s schooling again as well. With a newborn! We will see how this goes. A positive already is that after birth, I was immediately able to think more clearly and read books again. Hooray!

I have created two documents for my own use that I would like to share with anyone interested in following along or taking part, in what I am calling Year A of Mother’s Feast. Any other mother’s feast rhythms I make from this point onward, I will be listing in alphabetical order.

~ Seasonal Weekly Rhythm
~ Mother’s Feast, Year A – weekly term layout

Below, I am going to list the resources I am utilizing this year. In years past, I have searched out a few books and purchased specific to the season of life I was in. This year, I’m utilizing books I already own… So I can read the books I’ve already have. One book I have already read before, Stepping Heavenward, but I need it again and haven’t read in some time.

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Term 1

  • Sunday ~ Home ~ Life Giving Home by Sally & Sarah Clarkson
  • Monday ~ Education ~ Home Education by Charlotte Mason
  • Tuesday ~ Health ~ Perfect Sight Without Glasses by W.H. Bates
  • Wednesday ~ Governance ~ Come Out, My People! by Wes Howard-Brook
  • Thursday ~ Literature ~ Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  • Friday ~ Sexuality ~ Father-Daughter Incest by Judith Lewis-Herman
  • Saturday ~ Faith ~ Seated with Christ by Heather Holleman

Term 2

  • Sunday ~ Home ~ Under the Apple Tree by Helen Wessel
  • Monday ~ Education ~ Home Education by Charlotte Mason
  • Tuesday ~ Health ~ Body into Balance by Maria Noel Groves
  • Wednesday ~ Governance ~ Come Out, My People! By Wes Howard-Brook
  • Thursday ~ Literature ~ Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
  • Friday ~ Sexuality ~ Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent
  • Saturday ~ Faith ~ 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice by Mark Virkler

Term 3

  • Sunday ~ Home ~ Under the Apple Tree by Helen Wessel
  • Monday ~ Education ~ Home Education by Charlotte Mason
  • Tuesday ~ Health ~ The Joy Of Uncircumcising by Jim Bigelow
  • Wednesday ~ Governance ~ Come Out, My People! by Wes Howard-Brook
  • Thursday ~ Literature ~ Dawn Again by Doniga Markegard
  • Friday ~ Sexuality ~ Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent
  • Saturday ~ Faith ~ The Veil by Blake K. Healy

Vocational Studies ~ 1 hour a day

  • Sunday ~ various CFT (craniosacral fascial therapy) sources that I am still putting together
  • Monday ~ Roll Model Method by Jill Miller
  • Tuesday ~ aromatherapy training (various sources)
  • Wednesday ~ 52 Weeks Biomechanics (not available to the public, but through Nutritious Movement Institute)
  • Thursday ~ Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew R. Biel
  • Friday ~ Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit

Videos

Framed learning rhythm and my 2021+ Bullet Journal (it includes the weekly term layout).

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