It’s a full moon this evening, the Hunter’s Moon of October, and a supermoon according to some. Even though there has been cloud cover over Edmonton the last few days, the effects of the full moon have sure been felt around here. In the few days leading up to full moons and a day or two after, patience is running a little thinner, attitudes are a little heavier, and volume gets a little louder.
In the past, I wondered why things would be going so great and then all of a sudden it felt like someone shook a snow globe. When I finally made the connection to the full moon, I armed myself with ideas to help dispel the not so super moods. I’ve been using essential oils heavily for the last few days and today, after a grumpy / attitude filled afternoon, we went outside to go sledding. We had to drive around a bit to find a hill with enough snow, and then we had to double back for a bathroom break, but the first run down the hill had smiles on everyone!
We love reading books, answering math questions and doing cool experiments. But in our homeschool, mental health and fitness is just as important as reading and writing. The best way for us to beat the blues and the grumpiness at home is to get outside, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy our surroundings, whether it’s going on a nature walk, enjoying the sights of the mountains or rolling around in the snow!
We’re at the halfway point so join us for the second half of 31 Days of Learning Through Unschooling.