Weekend Reading – October 11, 2014

weekend reading


{Homeschooling / Education}




  • The Missing Thing: Parenting with Sincerity by MacKenzie at BRC Banter.
  • From Mommy to Mom: Navigating the Choppy Waters from Childhood to Adolescence by Jennifer Dyer for MomLife Today.
  • 5 Tips for Raising a Courageous Young Man by Lisa Jacobson. I’ve only been parenting a boy for 17 months, but I can tell this is right on. It’s hard though. For instance: I know I shouldn’t pick him up every time he falls, but what about when all the people around us just keep picking up? (For instance: last week we were on a church activity at a Farm / Corn Maze. The iBoy stumbled a few times. I would encourage him, “Get up. You can do it.” but our friends would pick him up and baby him and I looked like the Meanest Mom in the World. I’m going to hold firm on this though. Yes, I love my son. And no, I don’t want him to hurt. But I also want him to grow up to be a man and not a perpetual baby.)


We’ve had an interesting week. Our oldest daughter had oral surgery on Tuesday. (This was after she had braces put on last week) A couple kids have been fighting colds or viruses. (With five kids, it feels like they’re rarely all well at once. That’s an exaggeration but sometimes it feels true.) It has rained incessantly.

But today the sun is out, and we are going to hit the zoo. Hope there’s something exciting (or restful) on your agenda today.

(If you’re looking for some great books to read with your kids, don’t forget about my ongoing series in October: 31 Authors Children Love. We’ve covered some great ones so far.)

What are you reading this weekend?

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