We got out for another hike this week at a very local place that we haven’t been to in a few years and as we were making our way along the trail, I absolutely could not figure out why we haven’t been there in a while. I think it’s going to have to be a spot we visit more often.
On to the links!
Your Morning Basket #76 Homeschooling Kindergarten In case you missed it, I was on Pam Barnhill’s podcast earlier this week talking all about Morning Time during the kindergarten year!
Mother & Child Are Linked At The Cellular Level “It’s now known that cells from a developing fetus cross the placenta, allowing the baby’s DNA to become part of the mother’s body. These fetal cells persist in a woman’s body into her old age. (If she has been pregnant with a male child it’s likely she’ll have some Y-chromosomes drifting around for a few decades too). This is true even if the baby she carried didn’t live to be born. The cells of that child stay with her, resonating in ways that mothers have known intuitively throughout time.” I love this for so many reasons.
FlyLady I found FlyLady years and years ago and used her cleaning routines off and on for a while. When I had kids, cleaning kind of fell off the map and I would only just panic clean every so often when company was coming. In more recent years, I used another cleaning routine that worked well in our old house, but not so much in our current, larger house. So this week I decided to dust off the old FlyLady muscles and started doing her routine again. I make a few modifications, but I’d say the week has been a success so far as all the bathrooms are clean and I managed to declutter a few spots also. I love a clean house.
The Fast Fashion Fix: 20 Ways to Stop Buying New Clothes for Ever “Less than 2% of clothing workers globally earn a fair living wage, with most trapped in systemic poverty at almost every stage of the long and shadowy supply chains. While we enjoy the ease, speed and abundance, it’s they who are paying the price.” This is another reason I love thredUP! Charlotte Mason even had something to say about this:
The young lady who thinks of the persons of others will not hurry her dressmaker for a new party frock which must be ready by such a date, if the dressmaker’s assistants have to sit up until midnight to get it done. She uses her Imagination, and sees, on the one hand, girls with pale faces and tired eyes; and, on the other, bright girls sewing with interest and pleasure at the pretty frock. Indeed, this sort of care not to do bodily hurt to other people should guide us in many of the affairs of life––should, for example, forbid us to buy at the cheapest shops; for most likely some class of work-people have been ‘sweated’ to produce the cheap article. A fair sense of the value of things helps us much in leading the just life.vol 4 pg 141
From the archives…
Simple Kindergarten Morning Time for Homeschoolers When my son started kindergarten back in 2016, I wasn’t sure what Morning Time was. Little did I know, it would end up being one of our favorite parts of our school time.
(2018) First Grade Homeschool Morning Time Another peek at how Morning Time looked in our homeschool when my son was in first grade.
(2017) Charlotte Mason Picture Study Aid: Peter Paul Rubens Another free Picture Study Aid from the AmblesideOnline artist study rotation!
(2012) From Pinterest to Real Life. Back when I had free time, I used to try a few Pinterest pins at home and reported on my results. Here is one of those posts.
Have a lovely weekend!