We’re doing the great “get beds ready for winter” thing today, which involves washing bedding and making sure everyone has enough blankets on their beds. This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it inevitably is in a family our size. For instance, I know we have exactly four twin size white blankets for the girls’ beds. Guess how many I’ve found?
I’m a fairly organized person and I’ve looked everywhere a twin size blanket might be and yet: three, not four.
Stuff like this drives me nuts.
But enough about my life, let’s get to the linkage:
- I didn’t any many education / homeschooling links this week but I did find this interesting: John Singer Sargent Reveals the Private Lives of the Rich and Famous by William Newton. I’m filing this information away for a future artist study.
- Bandersnatch: Explore Your Unconventional Soul by Erika Morrison at The Art of Simple. Surprisingly deep questions here.
- Teenagers Aren’t Gremlins: Break the Rules from Tressays. Tressa continues writing helpful advice about parenting teenagers. (Somewhat related is my post: 3 Simple Ways to Save a Bad Day.)
- Today While I Folded Laundry… by Heather Sanders. “Stop stealing from yourself” is a message most moms need to hear (and maybe some dads, too).
- 3 Prayers We Need to Stop Saying by Todd Lesher at Relevant. I wasn’t sure where he was going with this at first, but I like where it ended up.
- My husband sent me this one: What to Do When Your Dream Job Makes You Miserable by Willow Belden.
- The Transformation of David Brooks by Danny Funt for Columbia Journalism Review. I found this interesting, possibly because I have Brooks’The Road to Characterin my reading stack right now.
- We’re Already a Cradle to Grave Welfare State by Sean Saffron at The Federalist. Sobering.
- Tim Challies addresses the recent Canadian election in I Went Away for Just 6 Days… Great reminders for Christians here.
- Buy the Product, Not the Sob Story by Leah Wise for CT. Inspirational but also practical.
- Why Yelp Restaurant Reviews Aren’t Trustworthy by Ellie Bufkin in The Federalist. This line jumped out at me: “When your clientele becomes the type of people looking for problems, it becomes nearly impossible to take care of them.” I think this has applications wider than just restaurants. (My mind immediately went to churches.)
- A Note of Sanity About Halloween by Joe McKeever at American Family Association. My friend Dawn shared this one earlier this week.
- And finally, this one made me laugh: Halloween with a Toddler: Fact Vs. Fiction from Honest Toddler.
On Living Unabridged this week:
Last year I finished up my 31 Authors Children Love series and shared some recommended books for November:
- What to Read in November
- 31 Authors Children Love: Michael Rosen
- 31 Authors Children Love: Maurice Sendak
- 31 Authors Children Love: Martin Waddell
- 31 Authors Children Love: Lynd Ward
- 31 Authors Children Love: Mo Willems
- 31 Authors Children Love: Miriam Young
- 31 Authors Children Love: Gene Zion
What caught your eye this week?
In honor of the World Series, Maestro Classics is offering their CD of Casey at the Bat for only $5. This is a fun musical story and would make a great Christmas gift too. (Only 8 weeks away!)