Adventures in Homeschooling in Southern Indiana

Monday, April 28, 2014

Celebrating the Empty Tomb?

Christ executes a flawless DFA move on the unsuspecting Marys, taking first-place in the Battletech LARP Tournament.

Since I’m a pathetically stereotypical Catholic homeschooler (Except for the jumpers, but only because my husband refuses to buy me one), I’ve read quite a few suggestions about how to teach your kids the ‘real meaning’ of Easter. The more memorable ones included exploding marshmallow rolls and miniature tombs. I realized that I’ve been doing Easter wrong. Once we get home from the vigil, it’s all chocolate, eggs, bunnies and hams.  But Easter lasts for 50 days, and I should probably help my kids really live the Gospel experience. 

Right now, the message they’re getting is, “Catholics like to party. Especially if chocolate is involved.”  This is not going to win them any ‘apologist of the year’ awards. I really have to step up my game if my kids are going to win gold medals in the Catholic Homeschool Olympics.  So, I’ve decided to really use the next few weeks to hammer home the message of the empty tomb.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Fresh Start for Easter

Lent is almost over, and I’m relieved.  I had really good Lenten resolutions this year. I was going to get my prayer life on track. I was going to actually take the time to read and reflect on the Bible every single day.  I was going to work through A Mother’s Rule of Life, Holiness for Housewives, and even The House That Cleans Itself. I was going to take time to reflect on my vocation, and really strive to be an excellent wife and mother.  

So how did that go?