After two weeks of stormy weather, we were blessed with brilliant double and triple rainbows two days in a row. The sunshine also revealed that our yard was looking both winter barren and unkempt. I can't do much about the barren part, but the kids and I worked on trimming back dormant plants and pulling weeds while on a different day my husband pruned our fruit trees and the kids helped him pick up fallen tree branches and twigs.
My daughter and I planted some early blooming flower seeds. I love Renee's Garden Seeds, everything from the packaging to the plants that grow from the seeds are pure goodness!
I finished Consider This by Karen Glass and learned a lot about the underlying philosophies behind Charlotte Mason, Classical, and Modern styles of education. I knew they were different, but I didn't know how to articulate the differences. Glass does so clearly.
The kids and I were in stitches over the illustrations in the Aylesworth/McClintock version of The Mitten. Since the first reading, I have read it aloud about 27 additional times.
This week I wrote about using Charlotte Mason's method of short lessons and why we started nature journaling. I also accidentally published a round up of free online workbooks that I use in our homeschool (Warning: very hyperbolized title.)
Homeschooling is the Smartest Way to Teach Kids in the 21st Century
"According to leading pedagogical research, at-home instruction may just be the most relevant, responsible, and effective way to educate children in the 21st century." This pro-homeschooling article is by Business Insider.
The Books You Categorically Don't Read
I identify with this post a lot. I cannot read books that graphically depict children in abusive situations. That is my category that I do not read.
Pray Something Big Before You Eat
How to move beyond our fallback prayers and pray bigger and better.
In a Country Where Abortion is Illegal
Of all the abortion and pro-life articles this week, this one was my favorite.
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