Weekend links

weekend links
My Elijah turned eight this week–here he is sporting the new bike he received! I honored him and the story of how he joined our family on Steady Mom if you’d like to check it out.

For those readers based in Connecticut, I wanted to invite you to Newtown on April 28th to take part in a free Family Fun Day at Two Coyotes Wilderness School from 1-4pm.

This event is completely free and will include food, drinks, and fun nature activities for the whole family like building a fire, wildlife tracking, edible plant hike, and more.

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More information:

Date:           Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ages:           Boys and Girls 5-16 & their parents
Cost:            FREE
Activities:    Family Nature Stations                1-4 pm
“The Healing Effects of Nature” talk    3-3:30 pm
Discussion and Q&A              3:30-4 pm
Place:           Sticks and Stones Farm – 197 Huntingtown Road, Newtown

To register:

Click here and enter the Campfire Code: Simple Homeschool

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.


  1. Screen time, should moms work or stay home and how can your kids socialize if homeschooled…very important topics I believe.Years ago none of these issues were around. There were no screens, most moms were home and all the kids played with each other since there were no screens to keep them indoors..

  2. Jennifer says:

    I appreciate all the links, resources and information you provide. I was disappointed in the article about screentime, though. It is, of course, a valid point, but I thought the tone of the article was pretty condescending, rude, judgmental. It’s one thing to provide statistics, encouragement for parents to choose better activities for kids, and hopefully a little empathy for parents who are already worried about the five million ways they might “wreck their kids.” It’s another thing to tell them outright that they are wrecking their kids, call them abusive for letting their kids play a video game, when the author doesn’t know a thing about the family passing her on the street. I think there are articles out there that make the point in a way that is better received. Of course I know you didn’t write the article, but I thought you might like to know how it came across to at least one reader.

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