We managed to get in one more longer hike this week before we start school next week! I’m still hoping to go for more during our school year as we’re continuing with our 4-day school week, but we’ll also have co-op on Fridays so it won’t be as easy to get out for hikes as often. I’m also hoping to continue going for walks around our neighborhood as this has been something we all enjoyed over the summer. Hopefully my introvert self doesn’t chicken out when we have to switch from morning walks to afternoon walks when more people are out and about.
On to the links!
Forget the Box | Embracing Your Child’s Otherness “Let’s embrace what makes them different, what’s so unique about who they are. Let’s not make apologies when they stand out, but smile because they don’t blend in. Let’s encourage them to be themselves. Let’s demand that the world make room for them instead of begging our children to shrink. Let’s look with pride upon the sore thumbs, the distinctive, the different. Let’s get to know who are different kids really are instead of trying to force society’s identity upon them. Okay, so they don’t fit in, they’re not like the others, they always draw attention or make things more difficult. And? So? They’re already aware they’re different, they’re not fooling anyone. The cat is out of the bag, so let’s let them live outside of the box.” ❤️❤️❤️
5 Recipes for a Virtual American Road Trip Cincinnati Chili is one of my favorite dishes ever. This is a fun little way to experience new food!
Nature Study Hacking: Mammals My friend Joy released the latest ebook in her nature study series that goes along with The Handbook of Nature Study! I’ve mentioned these guides several times before, but for good reason as I have found them to be so helpful!
Inspiring Homeschool Rooms + Printable Supply List I love looking at the homeschool setups of other people. I have gotten some of my very best ideas for how to arrange our own space this way.
4 Words I Say to Myself to Lift Heavy Things “What’s lifting you today?”
From the blog…
Charlotte Mason Picture Study Aid: Johannes Vermeer I’ve mentioned in the past that I love the fact that I get to make art available to the homeschooling community and that is especially true in the case of Johannes Vermeer. He is one of my very favorite artists which is why I was excited to make a little announcement this week! I recently re-did the Johannes Vermeer Picture Study Aid that I offer and changed a few of the pieces as well as added an extra one and because it’s now no longer going along with the AmblesideOnline rotation, I’m able to offer prints as well! Every time I pull them out to ship them off to someone, I can’t get over how well this particular set turned out, and C now echos her mama in saying, “they’re just so pretty!” whenever she sees them.
(2019) Charlotte Mason Homeschool Kindergarten Plans (Take 2) It’s the season of planning and here’s a little recap of my plans for my daughter’s kindergarten year last year….
(2018) Charlotte Mason Homeschool Second Grade Term 1 Plans ….and my plans for son’s second grade year two years ago….
(2017) Charlotte Mason Homeschool First Grade Plans …as well as my plans for his first grade year three years ago.
(2014) Babies Don’t Keep I have been having a lot of nostalgia lately for my babies as B just turned ten last week. I miss those days of having littles around, but I know they were hard too. This post is a good reminder in so many ways.
Have a lovely weekend!