I need some help. I am fresh out of ideas this week, and the CM support group will be meeting on Thursday. Please help. This week has been flipped topsy-turvy, and I just can’t think straight. Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.
Note: Our last couple of meetings involved picture study – at one we listened to the MP3 of Sonya’s seminar at ICHE last year, and the other we shared resources and ways that our families had incorporated it into our schooling.Cindie2ddsMember
Getting outside and the importance of being still (in your mind) and observing God’s creation. We take our sketchbooks and spend time outside at least once a week. This was hard for me to just go outside. It didn’t feel productive at first. Anyway, that’s my two cents.missceegeeParticipant
The importance of habit training. You could share resources and ideas that have been helpful.
Thank you, ladies. 🙂 These are great topics which spark a lot of conversation, too. Unfortunately, these were the first couple of topics covered this school year.
Would you please pray that the meeting topic would present itself. This is just one of those weeks where I wish there were two of me to do all that needs to be accomplished.suzukimomParticipant
Proper ways of doing Narration?
CM’s math recommendations?
Thank you suzukimom. I am just seeing this. There are a couple of those suggestions that we haven’t done recently that will be excellent topics for discussion. Earlier this afternoon I read Sonya’s new ebook, A Thinking Love, and have a rough layout for the meeting tomorrow. I will let you all know how it goes, in case you’re interested. 🙂
Thank you all for your help and suggestions.
Now you’ve piqued my curiosity. I’m wondering about your group….is it moms only at the meetings, or do the kids do something in a separate area? How often do you meet? I’ve wondered, sometimes, about attending a group for moms, but with our regular schedule and a couple of groups here and there for the kids, there never seems to be enough time. (And leaving my autistic son for an evening is sometimes tricky.)
Please do update us on how the meeting goes.
The meeting went pretty well. We did get off topic a bit, but had new faces and there were concerns that spiraled off of the topic at hand. I prefer to stay on topic, generally, however.
The material I pulled together came from SCM blog, the Thinking Love book, and a couple of other blogs in the CM blog ring. At any rate, the material flowed rather nicely but for our diversions.
As to your questions about our specific group, yes, this is a parents/ moms only meeting from September – May. The reason for that is so there are no distractions for parents. While this is in my home, my kiddos are in other rooms at the time of the meeting and it is relatively quiet. Having said that, my girls sometimes invite their friends over since their moms are attending the meeting, but these girls are not being “watched” per se, and they know the rules of the house, IYKWIM. There have been a couple of times when my older girls volunteered to watch the children of a couple of the ladies who attended, but again, it was in a different area of the house, and the moms were separate from them. Nursing babies are welcome. Also, our meeting is from 7 – 9, and I prefer to start and end on. time. since there are people who are attending from 30 – 40 minutes away in all directions from my home. This time the socializing time went a bit longer than normal, but again, there were new faces with new concerns, so that accounts for some of that.
During the months June – August, we switch our meetings to mid day, people bring a sack lunch, and the moms chat while the kiddos enjoy some time together. It’s a nice meeting time for everyone and the kids really look forward to this. As a matter of fact, one of my daughters just asked tonight when we could start the “Ambleside Meetings with the kids” again. She and her friend are apparently counting down the months. 🙂
Personally, unless there is a very pressing reason to cancel, I’ve had these meetings without fail. This last one fell on my birthday, and I didn’t reschedule because I needed to recharge with this group as much as the other need it. I have a few that will attend without fail & were even willing to try driving on the icy roads one month, but I canceled that one for safety reasons. We really get so much out of talking together, exploring the ideas that CM shared in her books as well as all of the other resources that are out there that I consider this the most important meeting of the month that is not church related, and if you knew me well, you’d know that’s saying something – and it’s not because it’s at my home. 😉
I’m not sure I really answered your questions adequately, so feel free to question away if you desire.
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