Yet another week with no baby news. Due date is Monday. All of our babies have been early or on the dot. This one may make his mark by being our only late baby. Next midwife appointment is Wednesday, so we’ll see what happens after that, if he doesn’t come sooner.
But while we wait, (and wait…) here are some links I’ve saved this week:
- Reading Readiness Has to Do with the Body by Laura Grace Weldon. Loved this. I’m thankful for the flexibility homeschooling has given my children. At least one was reading fluently at six. Another hasn’t achieved that same fluency until eight. Neither case has been an amazing success or a horrible failure story. Children are different. (I know, what a “duh” thing to say, but it feels like it bears repeating these days.)
- My friend MacKenzie shared a list of her son Jonah’s Favorite Folk and Fairy Tales. Fairy tales are not just for girls (or boys)!
- 5 Things A New Baby Can Teach Us About Homeschooling by Beth Watson for Simple Homeschool. Sweet reminders.
- Setting Attainable Goals for Your Homeschool from Tressays. Wise words.
- Personality and Learning Styles by Mystie at Simply Convivial. I loved this one, of course. (You can also see my post about what my ESFP daughter and I -an INTJ – are teaching each other.)
- Can We Declutter Our Way to Christ? by Kate Shellnut for CT. Loved this line: “Just as we readily acknowledge that our stuff itself cannot make us happy, we have to be able to admit neither can a lack of it.”
- 7 Pinterest Free Ways to Enjoy Summer WITH Kids by Gina at Someday Saints. Don’t let Pinterest set you up for summer failure.
- Why The Duggar Abuse Scandal Matters by Sheila Wray Gregoire at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum. Yes, I am heartily sick of this story. I kind of just wish the Duggars and their fans (AND their foes) would go away. But there are several reasons why that can’t (and won’t) happen, so I’ve saved a few posts about the situation that I thought covered some important points. This is the first of those.
- Here’s another: The Duggar Family Scandal by Carrie at Reading to Know. Thoughtful words.
- The First Principle of U.S. Foreign Policy by Dan McLaughlin for The Federalist. Long but thought provoking treatment of a tricky subject.
- The Only Path to Societal Renewal by Dan McConchie for TGC. Yes, this.
That’s all I’ve saved this week. Maybe by next week we’ll be introducing our newest family member?