I took a tiny bit of an unplanned break this week on the blogging/online front, but for good reason! This was our first week of school…my first week with two kids in grade school. As such, the majority of my focus was on them and our success in our school days and I’m glad I was able to do that. I’m happy to report that it went very well, actually better than I expected, and I feel really good about this school year!
Last week we had well-child appointments for both kids with a new family nurse practitioner who I absolutely love. She is 1.5 hours from us but completely worth it! It’s such a relief to have found someone who aligns with our family’s views on overall health and wellness. I am also so glad to know that I have a resource who will give me good, solid advice that addresses the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms when we’re experiencing health issues.
In other news, we didn’t get a hike in this week, mainly because of the fires in the western part of the state that were causing air quality issues and subsequent warnings to stay inside. One of the fires just passed the mark as the largest in recorded history here in Colorado. 2020 continues to be a shining beacon of joy in the landscape of history.
On to the links!
Ruminating on Recitation If you’re going into the school year wondering how to implement Recitation, and even if you’re a seasoned veteran who isn’t sure you’re doing it properly (I know I wasn’t), I can’t recommend this article and Maria’s Recitation Guidelines and Logs enough. They revolutionized my Recitation planning this year and I love the direction we’re going now. Definitely read her article before you download the logs!
Want happier, calmer kids? Simplify their world. This makes me want to purge toys….
The Myers-Briggs® Personality Types as Homeschool Parents Any other ISTJs out there?
From the blog…
(2019) Homeschool Room Tour I offered a little tour of our homeschool room, which is also our family room, last year. A few things have changed since then that would warrant an update to this post, but overall, it’s still the same, cozy space it was last year.
(2018) Commonplacing: Curiosity and the Desire for Knowledge (Ourselves) “When we read a little here and a little there and merely dip our toes in a topic mentioned ‘somewhere,’ are we really desiring knowledge of that topic? Or are we just grasping at ‘tit-bits’ and trying to make them into real knowledge? Are we sacrificing true and personal knowledge of a topic ‘for the sake of miserable scraps of information about persons and things that have little connection with one another and little connection with ourselves’?”
(2017) Charlotte Mason Printable Quotes Did you know I sell printable (and printed) Charlotte Mason (and John Muir as well as Bible verse) quote designs in my shop? This is actually the first thing I started selling from my website three years ago. 🙂
(2012) Once-A-Month Cooking the Nourishing Traditions Way I used to be a little obsessed with once-a-month cooking, but at the time, Once a Month Mom (now Once a Month Meals) didn’t offer any kind menus that lined up with the way we eat. This post was an announcement of my first attempt to make a OAMM with recipes from Nourishing Traditions. It really makes me want to re-visit this idea as I never really got into the habit of once-a-month cooking and OAMM now offers a variety of menus for different diets.
Have a lovely weekend!