Spirituality for Stay-at-Home Parents
This group is for those who might identify themselves as "Spiritual But Not Religious" and/or "Theologically Progressive." As parents of children in Loudoun County, there exists much concern about our Kindergartners having to absorb a full-days worth of curriculum in only three hours. Many of the classrooms have had to eliminate the playtime and arts & crafts activities (the very means through which young children learn) in order to meet state requirements. Breathing Space is designed to provide three things:
A playroom filled with toys (most appropriate ages are 2-6 years old) is available for kids to simply play. That's their only job. To play with other kids in an unstructured environment and to simply have fun!
Many stay-at-home parents crave opportunities to spend time with other adults throughout the day. While the kids are playing, the grown-ups can talk. With progressive spirituality (think Oprah's Super Soul Sunday) as the umbrella topic, we will use Podcasts, TED Talks, book reads, etc. to help facilitate our conversation.
Quiet & Contemplative Time
When you're home all day with small children, it can get pretty loud. Finding a few moments to be still and quiet can help add balance and sanity to our everyday lives. There will be an opportunity for individuals to take a turn spending quiet/contemplative time in the Breathing Space Meditation Room or outside, walking the Labyrinth. The meditation room contains books, devotionals, short ipod meditations, and themed/interactive prayer stations. (See video below)
For more information on how to sign up and participate, please visit the meetup.com page at:
90 minute gatherings take place at the home of Samantha Tuttle.
Samantha, (ordained in the United Church of Christ) will organize and facilitate the meetups.