- Calling Teenagers to Treasure Christ More Than All Things. My oldest is only 10 (almost 11) but we're already planning for her adolescent years. (And, P.S. Most Christian adults have a problem with this too.)
- Good to remember: Parenting is Hard for a Reason. One thing I remind myself (often): parenting these children God has given me is one way - perhaps the primary way - I am being sanctified by Him. Christian marriage and Christian parenting are less about happiness (although happiness is thankfully a major part!) and more about holiness.
- On a related note, I love this post: Redeemed Characteristics in Your Children. Imagine that stubborn streak used for God's glory!
- Considering adolescence in our culture, Sheila Gregoire asks, When Does Childhood End? This perpetual adolescence into our twenties and even thirties is ridiculous.
- I told you I was following along with Ordo Amoris and the discussion on Dorothy Sayers' book The Mind of the Maker. I enjoyed Cindy's post about Chapter II and also the points about whether we're creating or consuming things in our time spent on the internet.
- I hope we never need this post but I'm saving it just in case one of our daughters ends up susceptible to these: Natural Healing for Bladder Infections. One of our daughters had a tough time with this when she was little, even to the point of having a doctor ordered ultrasound to be sure she didn't have some anomaly. Thankfully, it turned out fine and she's never had another.
- Jamie shares a great list: 7 Ways to Make Your Words Mean More.
- 50+ Ways to Reuse Old Sweaters. I have some sweaters that need to find new life and you can find sweaters at the thrift store (in the Summer) for super cheap. How cozy would that blanket be?!
- How to Raise Readers (Or Convince Yourself That's What You Did)
- The Duchess of Cambridge at Remembrance Sunday Ceremony. I love reading about Remembrance Day in England. (I also love reading about what Duchess Kate wears. I am a strange mix of solemn and shallow, I'll be the first to admit it.)
- Pretty Life Anonymous asks: Are You A Thanksgiving Bully? Turkeys, Pilgrims, Giving Thanks: first; Jingle Bells, Sleigh Bells, Manger Scenes: second. It's not that hard.
- 10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home. Common sense, really, and yet we sometimes forget.
- I think I forgot everything I ever learned in Math about common household measurements and their equivalents (OK, maybe not everything) so you can bet I printed this out as soon as I saw it: Common Kitchen Measurement Cheat Sheet Printable.
- If you're on a budget this Christmas (and really, shouldn't we all be?) you might want to consider making some gifts. Here are 10 Fun Toys You Can Make.
- And if you want to make food gifts for some folks, here's a helpful post from Dewey's Treehouse: Tips to Keep Your Frugal Food Gift from Bombing.
- 11 Weirdly Spelled Words. And yet "weirdly" didn't make the list...
Loved this cozy spot:
Thought this outfit was adorable (and now I want a red print dress and red boots...)
Need to try to make these Orange Scones for my husband because he loved them at Panera long ago before they stopped serving them:
Need to make these for myself because I can't get enough Seafood lately:
There you go! Quite a list this week. And that may have to tide you over for a bit. I'll be out of town for most of Thanksgiving week so I'm not sure what that will do to my blog plans.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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