We had a little bit of a slower week this week, for which I am thankful! On Wednesday, we took a last-minute trip down to Rock Ledge Ranch with some friends and I’m so glad we decided to make the trek even though I was really wavering on it. The oldest daughter in the family is one of the docents there, so it was neat to be able to see her in her period costume as well as her presentation on the history of the place. 🙂
I also finally finished up my latest CPQ article this week, so I feel a little lighter having that load off my shoulders. This means I will have time to work on the Titian Picture Study Aid, which I hope to have available in August!
I also received a shipment of prints this week, so a few items are back in stock! These include the Henry Ossawa Tanner Picture Study Prints, Antoine Watteau Picture Study Prints, and a small number of Advent Art Devotion Prints!
And now for the links…
6 Things No One Tells You About Homeschooling… This! This! All of this! Written by a former public school teacher, this is excellent advice for those thinking about homeschooling!
How to Make Sunprints (& Who Was Anna Atkins?) I definitely think this is a handicraft to be in a future version of the kindergarten curriculum!
Get 3 FREE lessons from my homeopathy curriculum for kids This curriculum looks absolutely amazing and a wonderful option for handicrafts if you’re at all interested in homeopathy. I’ve been dabbling in it for years and was so glad to see she was offering a free sample!
14 books about nature to inspire your next outdoor adventure Another one from Modern Mrs. Darcy this week. I’ve read #2 and found it to be very, very strange. But several of the others need to be added to my TBR list!
From the archives…
Nature Study with Small Children This week on the blog, I have a post from my friend Joy Cherrick all about nature study with small children, including why to do it (and how it can bless you too!), how to do it, what your role as a parent is in that practice, and what the child’s role is as well.
A few of my favorite points…. “…going out into nature with your children is not JUST good for them. It is good for you too, and it is good for your relationship with them.”
And…. “Your goal is NOT to make them love nature study. It is NOT to force them to memorize lists of trees or flowers or seeds. It is not to drill the kingdoms or phylum or species of each thing they encounter. You will be leading them to nature.”
(2019) Charlotte Mason Picture Study Aid: Pieter Bruegel the Elder This is one of my favorite picture study aids to date, especially The Parable of the Sower and The Fall of Icharus!
(2016) Charlotte Mason “Ourselves” Quotes (Part 3) This is a continuation of collecting and commenting on quotes from Charlotte Mason’s Ourselves (which remains my favorite of her six-volume series). “Love, and the service of love, are the only things that count.” – vol 4 pg 155
(2015) Caring for the Unemployed Family I wrote this a year after my husband had been laid off from his job of ten years and had yet to find a new job. If you have someone in your life who has recently lost their job (which I think quite a few of us do), here are some tips on how to ease their load.
(2014) The Shadows “The ironic thing about all of this is that there is often more beauty in the shadow side than there is in the dark side. The struggles, the imperfections, the ‘realness’ of not having it all together are what attract us to one another when we are being honest with ourselves. We are saying, ‘this is me,’ and being accepted as we are, shadows and all, is how grace and unconditional love work.”
Have a lovely weekend!