What do you think of this Weekend Links post? Do you like seeing the things I’ve been reading? Is there anything different you’d like to see on this type of post?
Here’s what I’ve been reading this past week. I went to a homeschool curriculum fair last weekend, so a lot of my online reading this week has been focused on learning more about some of the things I encountered at the fair:
Classical Curriculum for a Flexible Lifestyle – If you are new to the whole homeschooling thing (raising my hand with you!), this post is great because it both encourages and helps you in all the decision making. There are so. many. options. when it comes to homeschooling materials, that it can get really overwhelming really fast. This post encourages you that you can siphon through everything out there and pick what works for you and discard what doesn’t. It also gives some really good ideas to get you started.
How the Apple Got Its Star – This is a fun and easy interactive activity that even toddlers can enjoy! Basically, you cut an apple in half the wide way to show the seeds arranged in the shape of a five-point star. The little story on this post gives a fun, imaginative way to talk about the beautiful star hidden inside the apple. We made our own little book to illustrate this story when we read it in school.
Road Map – If you’ve ever wished you had a roadmap (or at least a billboard or two!) to help you navigate this crazy life, this post is a must-read!
Cultivating a Servant’s Heart as A Mother – I know that I am so guilty of getting frustrated and overwhelmed by the small, mundane parts of being a mom. I know that my heart’s desire is to release my children into adulthood, prepared for life, in love with God, and with as much knowledge as I was able to pack into their brains in 18 years. But sometimes it feels like all I do is wipe noses, wipe butts, make dinner, and doll out consequences. It doesn’t seem very glamorous or full of accomplishment, but this post reminds us that being a mother is found much more in those little moments of sacrifice than in the big life-changing moments.
What have you enjoyed reading this week?