A few weeks ago, I read a line in a book that has been rolling around in my head.
“If not you, then who?”
Years ago, I enjoyed a blog that had a ‘what I’m reading’ weekly round-up. Bloggers would link favorite posts they had read that week, favorite recipes, obscure news articles, etc.
Since then I’ve often thought a homeschool blog should do that. And this week it occurred to me–“if not you, then who?”
So. I guess I will do it.
The details are different but there was much I could relate to in Confessions of a Read-Aloud Slacker. Figuring out how family life looks in my family and being willing to embrace it has been a recent struggle for me.
10 ways you’re making your homeschool day harder than it needs to be gave me a serious reality check. I read it just before the busy holiday season began, piled high with holiday expectations and an even higher pile of schooling goals. Even if you aren’t a homeschool family, this one is worth the read. In the age of Pinterest & social media & more parenting books than anyone could read in a lifetime, it is increasingly difficult to let things go, not micromanage and let everyday life create the memories our children will cherish.
High school chemistry and I were not friends. Begrudging acquaintances, at best. So when I read that the periodic table’s 7th row was now complete, I pondered whether I knew there even were seven rows in the table (I did not). Still, I’m a news junkie and I found this interesting. Not interesting enough to compel me to take another chemistry class…but interesting, still!
Late in the week, I enjoy making some type of dessert for an afternoon snack. In the winter I crave sweets that are spicy and not too sweet. A new recipe on King Arthur Flour’s website, Chai-Spiced Pound Cake, sounds perfect. I can’t wait to make it next week! A cup of coffee, a good book & a slice of this sounds nearly perfect.