I just want to share a wonderful post at the Down to Earth Blog. It is about living your life deliberately. It is the way our family has chosen to live. We also often posed the question - how is it possible to do this with children? Are we sheltering them? Not giving them all they "need"?
One way that I respond to these queries is that our children can always choose the world's way, but by being raised in our simple, hands on learning/working environment they will have lived a different life and now have a choice on how to live their lives as they mature. Living deliberately won't be foreign to them. They may choice to opt out even more than we have or they may choose to be in the corporate world, live in the suburbs and go on extravagant shopping sprees. Whatever they choose we will love them with all our hearts.
It is possible to consider everything that we do and be deliberate - with or without children.
Read the article here - it is great food for thought.