April is for acknowledging hardship & embracing hope
Don't try to do it all! Pick one topic and build upon what you learned together next year.
This month we create rituals of closure before opening ourselves up to the hope of new things
Also we talk about:
The difference between Appreciation & Gratitude - and how getting them confused gets toxic
Spring emergence & trying new things. Even when it’s hard!
Lying our asses off and messing with people: A National American Observance For Some Reason(?!)
Shutting down Autism Bewareness.
Also, and more importantly: VELOCIRAPTOR BEWARENESS!!!!!
A fun family holiday where we light shit on fire and picnic on our ancestors graves
Eid al-Fitr, and why we don’t just say ‘Ramadan’ when referring to the holiday
Vaisakhi, Armenian Genocide, Mahavir Jayanti, and our embarrassing lack of knowledge or resources on these important observances
Siblings - will they ever stop bickering? OH MY FREAKING GOSH WHEN?
Also more probably!
There’s something for everybody in here, is what I’m trying to say.
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Coming up next
I’ll be back in May with more cool stuff to reduce your workload while raising kind & courageous kiddos.
Meanwhile - over in the Luminary Braintrust, we’re voting on this year’s spring experiment and collaborating on workshops. » Join us! «
You are doing a good job. Be patient and kind with yourself.
PS: Our second annual 6-week Summer Parent Activist Collective starts July 10th, with live hangouts Fridays at 1pm EST. Join the wait list to get first dibs when enrollment opens this May.
PPS: Too busy to organize & mobilize on your own? Become a Project Ally to sponsor an initiative and help a full-time parent activist support the community while still feeding their kids.
PPPS: My kids are too old! I’m looking for tiny book-lovers: Volunteer to read board books with your toddler and get a free LBT membership.
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Thank you for the monthly reminders!! Even though I haven't been able to be as involved with this community lately as I'd like, these monthly updates are a nice reminder that some season I'll be able to jump back in and in the meantime there's so much awesome stuff folks are doing ♥️