Good news for young rockers! Mr. Louis Ontko, is offering a rock band camp throughout the summer months, for Austin kids, age 7-12. The name of this program is “Tribe Of Rocks,” starting the first Week of June.
Here’s a FREE recording of one of Mr. Louis’ music lessons, with some top secret tips for singers. 🙂
The 18th episode of Wild Family TV is called “Mom Moments.” It’s an early celebration of Mother’s Day, with video interviews about motherhood. This episode launched on May 10, 2017.
Haunting and Heavenly
Here in the Austin area, it’s the season for wildflowers and whippoorwills. By the roadsides and in the countryside we see gorgeous green fields full of flowers. The blossoms most abundant right now are called firewheels, Indian blankets, or sundance flowers. They’re the ones with red centers and yellow edges.
In the nighttime, we hear the song of the whippoorwill bird. One night this week, we recorded some whippoorwill calls. A single bird sang repeatedly, a thousand times throughout the night. The whippoorwill appears in numerous legends. In American folklore, the singing of this bird is a death omen. It is said that the whippoorwill can sense a soul departing, and can capture it as it flees. Here, have a listen:
Kabir is a 15th-century Indian mystic poet, considered both a Sufi and Brahmin saint.
His poetry is celebrated alongside Rumi and Hafiz, promoting unity and harmony among all people, preaching a religion of love. Here is our family favorite: “The Blue Sky Opens Out.” Read More
Asking for help is a humbling, beautiful thing. We asked for help through a housing transition this month, because we felt stuck. Stuck in a pattern of feeling loss and feeling lack. Stuck in a trap of worrying about work, and doubting ourselves, and fearing change. Read More
This month, we received the sad news that we have to move again–for the sixth time in six years as a family. Daniel offered some valuable words of condolence to his mom, who was crying when she first read the email informing us of our 30-day notice. “We’ll be OK as long as we’re together.” Read More
Our family’s first day of homeschool began with a sharing circle. Kat introduced the school, the structure, and the intention. Our mission is this: Co-create a school in which we all learn and grow together as a family. During this exercise, Daniel shared a dream, Rosalie spoke of nightmares, and I spoke of some feelings of sadness. Kat encouraged us all to be real with our feelings as we continue moving forward. We all agreed on our first topic of study: the dolphin. Read More