I decided to take a little break this week from posting and I think it was a good decision as it ended up being a very busy week for us. My friend Joy Cherrick interviewed me for her YouTube channel on Monday (find the link below!), Tuesday I had a meeting with my co-op during which we made plans for our upcoming year (I’ll be teaching picture study, Shakespeare for the lower forms, and folksongs this year), and Wednesday I had another interview recording with a podcaster….I’ll be announcing that one later this summer. 🙂 Thursday, my kids had a FaceTime playdate with the daughter of my friend Anna. Again – I’m so thankful for technology that allows my kids to grow friendships even when they can’t be together, either because of viruses or distance.
On to the links…
YouTube Chat about Charlotte Mason Kindergarten with Joy Cherrick from Nature Study Hacking As I announced above, my friend Joy recorded a chat we had earlier this week about what a Charlotte Mason Kindergarten year can look like. I am not photogenic or….videogenic? at all, so you have to forgive my awkwardness and lack of finesse. Also, I promise I wasn’t picking my nose in the beginning! 😊
Idyll Challenge 3 My beloved Charlotte Mason book group is shutting down this year, so we will no longer have our monthly meetings. Sad me. Anyway, I missed the first two years of the group, so I’ve really only read most of Charlotte Mason’s original volumes and not all of them. I am seriously considering joining this year’s Idyll Challenge to read all if them in two years….but it’s a tiny bit intimidating. Is anyone else out there doing it?
What Is Underneath Anger? I have found as I’ve gotten older that usually anger is a coverup for something else….sadness, fear, anxiety, etc. This has been a good thing for me to keep in mind especially when trying to navigate being a mom. I love the reminder Shawn offers here.
How World War II fiction is helping me navigate this pandemic I have an affinity for WW2 fiction as well, but I never thought of how it was applicable during the pandemic. It does make sense! (Also, All the Light We Cannot See is one of my very favorite books.)
Greek Salad with Chickpeas and Homemade Dressing I made a big batch of this (from my favorite cookbook, Nourishing Meals) earlier this week and it’s been so convenient (and tasty!) to pull out of the fridge at lunchtime rather than having to make anything!
From the blog…
(2019) Simple Morning Reading Routine for Moms A little outline of my very own (simple) morning time which I’ve been doing almost every day for a year now.
(2016) Charlotte Mason’s “Ourselves” Quotes (Part 2) More quotes collected from Ourselves, my favorite of Charlotte Mason’s volumes.
(2012) A Day in the Life of Reb A day-in-the-life post from 8 years ago! B was so tiny….
Have a lovely weekend!