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Beautiful Music While You Read
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His music is so beautiful. I often have these sessions playing in the background while I work or blog. They are “there” and are so soothing, but they don’t intrude on my thought process. You can see more on my site under Cozy Piano Music.
Advice For A Weary Ghost from Rod Dreher
This is one of those posts where the comments are just as valuable as the actual post. Lots to contemplate.
The piece is a letter to “Polly,” the pen name of Heather Havrilesky, New York magazine’s advice columnist. I’m going to post the entire letter here. You will need to follow the link to read Polly’s advice, which is truly horrifying. First, the letter, headlined, “I’m Broke And Mostly Friendless, And I’ve Wasted My Whole Life”
Mail Call! from Isabella Alden
This is a great little history piece with lots of pictures to share with your kids.
“Person-to-Person delivery” meant that mail carriers delivered mail into their customers’ hands . . . literally. If a customer didn’t answer the carrier’s knock, ring or whistle, the carrier kept the customer’s mail in his satchel until the next trip.
By 1914 city mail carriers spent up to an hour a day waiting at doors, trying to complete person-to-person deliveries. That changed in 1923, when all city customers were required to provide mail slots or receptacles in order to receive mail.
An Excellent Commentary On Science from Dr. Jay Wile
We live in an age of shocking scientific illiteracy, and to add insult to injury, some of the loudest “cheerleaders” for science are some of the most ignorant when it comes to science. No one illustrates this better than Bill Nye, who is considered by many scientifically illiterate people to be today’s spokesperson for science, despite the fact that he is woefully ignorant about the science upon which he pontificates (see here, here, here, here, here, and here).
As a result, it is refreshing to run across the work of someone who is not even trained as a scientist but can write about science realistically. I was recently sent an article by one such person: Robert Tracinski.
Does God Care? from Bacon from Acorns
How often have we wondered whether there is a God who really cares. While this question can be asked in an academic vein, for most of us the question presses itself upon us in the trenches of daily life. It demands to be answered—at times when our ability to endure the strain of life itself comes into question.
Encouraging a Homeschool Mom – 57 Bloggers Share Their Most Encouraging Post from Sallie Borrink
Homeschool moms need encouragement. Lots of it. For the vast majority of us, we’re doing something we’ve never experienced before personally. We’re often striking out in a new direction among our family and friends, not all of whom are always supportive. Even other homeschool moms can tear us down. Add in all the complexities of parenting with homeschooling and we’ve taken on a big task. I believe that encouraging a homeschool mom is one of the best things I can do.
I asked a bunch of my fellow homeschool blogging friends to share with me the one most encouraging post they’ve written. I received so many wonderful posts to share with you. They came from bloggers who utilize different homeschooling styles, follow different curriculum, and have very different families. But the common theme running through all these posts is this:
You are not alone and you can do this!
Our Reading Nook from Aiken House and Gardens
Now, I want to show you one of the projects we have been working on with the help of a carpenter. In our living room (which was our bedroom several years ago) there where two closets side by side that we didn’t need there anymore so I thought the space could be better used as a little reading nook or extra seating when all the family etc. come for a visit.
So we had a carpenter come and tear out the wall dividing the closets and build this cosy little nook.
Beautiful Homeschool Planners
Editable Homeschool Planner – Pink and Teal FlowersEditable Homeschool Planner – Lavender and Teal FlowersEditable Homeschool Planner – Blue and Peach FlowersEditable Homeschool Planner – Turquoise and Orange FlowersEditable Homeschool Planner – Pink Vintage FlowersEditable Homeschool Planner – StrawberriesEditable Homeschool Planner – Pink RosesEditable Homeschool Planner – Aqua and Yellow