This is a new blog, for a new focus in my life. I've been writing a blog focused on homeschooling for the last four years, but now I have a new focus in my life. I am the Director of Religious Education for a Unitarian Universalist church, and also still the homeschooling mom of two children. I am engaged in my own personal journey and spiritual practice, while also trying to support and facilitate the spiritual journeys of people of all ages.
My life has changed in the last year, and I am changing as well. It felt like it was time for my blog to change too. The new title is inspired by the book Curriculum of Love by Morgan Simone Daleo, but it is also a reflection of my own realization that the ultimate center of value for my life is love, and I want to live in a state of "radical loving kindness". The subtitle of the blog raises up the values that a wise minister recently listed to me as the core of my religious tradition. From Unitarianism I have freedom, reason, and tolerance, and from Universalism I have faith, hope, and love. That list is my goal as I work with children - a tall order to be sure.
If you read my other blog, The Learning Umbrella, I hope you'll switch over to this one. I still intend to post about children's books, my domestic life as an organic/simple/green momma, and homeschooling my kids. But I'll also be posting about my work as a religious educator and my own spiritual practice(s).