Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Links - March 16, 2013

I don't think Jessie will be hosting a link up this week - we're hoping she's working on a much bigger and better project (that is: giving birth to her newest little guy).

But I, as usual, have plenty of links to share so let's get on with 'em!

Spiritual / Inner Life
Marriage / Parenting
Homeschooling / Education
  • Funny but true: Learning to Love Books (First Six Stages for Babies). Miss Lili is pretty much in Stage 4. While I read to her big sisters at night, her daddy reads to her. I hear this conversation: Miss Lili: "How 'bout 'Good Carl'?" Her daddy: "OK, we can read Good Dog, Carl." Miss Lili: "And 'Mouse Cookie'." Him: "OK, we'll read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie too." Her: "And 'Baby Dear'." Him: "Lili, no, we just read that one last night. Not Baby Dear." Her: "BABY DEAR!" Sometimes when we're driving home from church on Wednesday nights she starts telling us all the books Daddy is going to read to her when we get home. The list is never shorter than five books.
  • Why Can't Learning Look Like This? From FIMBY.
  • On the Introverted Mom Homeschooling Extroverted Children by Jamie Martin at Simple Homeschool.
  • Great round-up of posts dealing with homeschooling excuses: I Can't Homeschool Because... I need to write a post like this on the excuse "Because we don't have enough space." Shorter version of that hypothetical post: Trust me: you do. You do not need a dedicated school room, wall to wall bookshelves (although, wouldn't that be nice) or separate desks for each of your children.
  • Creative Blogging for Kids. Our oldest would like a blog. I'm thinking about setting her up with one (private, of course) because she could use the writing practice.
  • If you're a parent, whether homeschooling or not, you need to read Deb's post: On the Common Core.
  • Homeschooling and the Struggling Learner by Jessica at Molding Minds Homeschool.
Homekeeping / Personal
Pins of the Week:
Sweet Pea still has trouble with this so I was grateful for these ideas:

This looks like a great way to inspire more water drinking:

And this t-shirt pictures my life pretty well right now. Baby Boy is a Wild Man, is all I can say.

So, what caught your eye this week? Feel free to share your links in the comments!


Gram said...

Hmm... I know a taekwondo Master who would just love to have a student that has been practicing since he was in the womb! ;)

Deb said...

I love that t-shirt!

I can't even hear about the super germs. It's way to upsetting. La-la-la-la-la I can't heaaaarrrrrr youuuuuu.

Thanks for the shout out. The Common Core is quickly becoming something I am impassioned about.

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