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Mama Scout Holiday Lab - 2021



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every day for 1 week - starting December 1!

It is that time of year again! Are you ready for Holiday Lab 2021?

Last year we were vibing on the '80s and there will still be a vintage feel (HELLO CALICO!) but this is also a year where I will address grief and trauma - because it has been hard for every person I know. We will continue to enjoy simple joys, reflect on the past and build the future while practicing deep self-care.


What is this?

Daily emails and creative challenges, Facebook camaraderie, and support from the Mama Scout tribe will help you set intentions for what you hope to create this holiday season.

As always, we will cover ways to prepare for the holidays, ideas for clearing space (mental + physical), simplifying (+ making) gifts, dealing with family struggles, creating + sustaining traditions, honoring nature through solstice celebrations + field trips, ways to give back to your community and more.

The key is to think, write and communicate with others NOW so you can have the calm, restorative, creative season YOU want.

How does it work?

Each day (for 10 days) you receive a lab directly in your inbox. This lab is yours to keep forever (you can print it out or create a file in your inbox for it).

Each lab contains some combination of a topical essay, a writing prompt, an open-ended creative project, a recipe, additional resources, and more.

We will also have a private Facebook group for this class. In this group, we can share additional resources and support.

The group can even decide if we want to organize a card or ornament exchange between families or maybe collect family recipes together. We can create whatever we want, depending on where the current takes us.

I will be available to you on FB and through email daily to support you.

Who is it for?
This lab is for anyone who wants to set creative intentions for their holiday season.

If you want to stop the frenzied, empty season that is promulgated in much of our culture and slow down, simplify your traditions, be present, and stay physically and mentally healthy, this course will help you.

If you are looking for inspiration for simple (and in some cases unusual) holiday projects that connect you to your family, this is for you.

What if I do not have time to do this now?
You do not have to do the labs each day. You can do them as you find the time and feel the need. You might want to print them out and put them in a binder to work on throughout the season.

The FB group will stay up through the end of the year, so you can bounce ideas off other participants for the next few months.

Is this a Christian course?
No. We celebrate the cultural holiday Christmas and this course centers on things like family traditions, decorating, gift-giving, solstice, and charity. I think the lab is broad enough to serve any religion or ideological framework.

How do I sign up?
The cost for the lab is $30. It is an investment in yourself and your family that is not much more than several pumpkin lattes but hopefully will result in a better, more meaningful season.

What if I have already taken Holiday Lab?
The content subjects are similar, but I add new bits and bobs every year. This year there are some new gift-making ideas and recipes. And I know I am in a very different place than I was last year, and I will be you are too. I suspect that we will each react to the lab in new ways this year. And the group is the most fabulous support group for this at times a stressful season.

Lab starts December 1!

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JDXN Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This really helped set the tone for the whole month. I got so much more out of it than I was expecting and I really enjoyed the chance to get some perspective from some really interesting and lovely people.

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Deanne Dec 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

FABULOUS!!! Love every lab I take from Amy!!

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What a cool idea- I am loving it. The Labs are so interesting!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Oct 26, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

so much fun!!!

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