The amount of snow we’ve been getting lately is truly crazy, but I am so thankful for the moisture! Also thankful that we don’t have to drive in it. 🙂 Our homeschool co-op was rescheduled last week due to many illnesses, so we ended up having it on Wednesday this week, which was a little strange. That coupled with an emergency visit to the vet for one of our cats on Monday scrunched all of our lesson time into 3.5 days. We still managed to get everything done, but I am very ready for a week where nothing extra pops up!
Here are some links for your (theoretical) downtime during the weekend!
From the internet…
Living Books to Inspire Kindness I usually love book lists of any kind, but I especially appreciate those coming from other Charlotte Mason educators. This one gets bonus points for also aiding in habit formation!
3 Must-Try DIY Essential Oil Roller Blends I made the lavender and ylang ylang blend this week and I now have a new favorite perfume!
Have American Parents Got It All Backwards? “The parent I used to be and the parent I am now both have the same goal: to raise self-reliant, self-assured, successful children. But 12 years of parenting, over five years of living on and off in Japan, two years of research, investigative trips to Europe and Asia and dozens of interviews with psychologists, child development experts, sociologists, educators, administrators and parents in Japan, Korea, China, Finland, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, Brazil and elsewhere have taught me that though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like me (despite our very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards. Why? We need to let 3-year-olds climb trees and 5-year-olds use knives.”
Hoffman Academy You’ve probably heard of this online music lesson program if you’ve been in the world of homeschooling for any length of time. We just started lessons for B in January and we all absolutely love this program. I am thankful that we can learn and practice piano at any time (it fits nicely into our lesson time) and the kids are thankful that there are finger puppets. 🙂 It’s also extremely affordable in comparison to traditional piano lessons.
Pyrography: The Art of Wood Burning I’m always on the lookout for new handicraft ideas and I’m pretty sure B would absolutely love this.
From the blog…
Picture Study Aid, Easter Art Devotions, and Kindergarten Curriculum Updates I’m neck-deep in working on new downloads and products that I’m planning to post within the next few weeks, so I thought I’d just write a little post letting you know what’s coming up!
(2018) Simple Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup This is one of my kids’ favorite weekday lunches especially when the weather is chilly!
(2017) Kindergarten Morning Time When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t think I’d use Morning Time as I thought it was only for larger families. Eventually, I realized the folly of this thinking and I’m so glad I came to my senses! Here’s a little overview of how it looked for us during my son’s kindergarten year.
(2017) 3 Simple Ferments These are 3 quick and easy ferments that I make often in our home to add some probiotics to our meals!
(2015) Kind > Right “It feels like many stand firm on this foundation of being RIGHT and don’t take the time to think about how that RIGHTNESS comes across. How being RIGHT, in reality, may actually be wrong because we are stating what we feel to be a blatant truth but in some very unloving ways.”
(2014) The 13-Minute VBAC The births of both of my children were pretty crazy, but in different ways. C was born just 13 minutes after we arrived at the hospital, but it all worked out to be perfect timing.