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- Slate, you are drunk. Adults should be reading YA. :: From contributor Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy
- I can’t homeschool because… :: iHomeschool Network (Great series!!)
- Don’t let your preschoolers forget how to play :: Janet Lansbury
- A summer of stories :: The Art of Simple (Keep your kids writing this summer!)
- What you do vs. how you do it :: My post this week on Steady Mom
My recommendations this week:
Sometimes don’t you just wish you could hear from someone who traveled this crazy road of alternative education & came out the other side successfully?
I tore through the pages of The Call to Brilliance years ago and felt so inspired by the story of Resa & her kids: “Unable to read until ages nine and ten, they entered college at eleven and twelve, became systems administrators, chief technology officers, trained with the Berlin Opera and Hamburg Ballet, and more, all before the ages of eighteen.”
I got SO much beauty & reassurance out of Sarah Mackenzie’s new ebook, Teaching from a State of Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace. As I said in my official review of it: “Sarah beautifully reminds us that we will never be able to give our children the ‘perfect’ education. Instead of crumbling under the weight of our attempts to do so, we can let the burdens fall off our tired backs.”
Highly recommended as a summer inspirational read before the new school year kicks off. And make sure you check out Sarah’s blog as well.
If you’re a mama who hates clothes shopping (like I do!), you may find Stitch Fix to be your answer (like I have!)
5 items delivered to your door each month to try on (according to a style profile you complete), keep the ones you want, & send the rest back in a prepaid envelope.
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I’m not what you would call a “crafty” mom, which is why Green Kid Crafts has been a help to our family!
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“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
~ William Shakespeare