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It’s been FAR too long since I’ve done one of these. I’ve been working on a lot of things … just things you can’t really see on the blog. 🙂 I’ve got two big “secret” projects in the works! But you’ll get to know about them really, really soon.
What I can share today, I’m sharing below.
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In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting about mother’s diaries and singing lessons. These are two things I’ve been working on that are starting to come together.
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I recently switched from dryer sheets to reusable wool dryer balls. It’s been a so far, so good situation! I’m excited about it. When my children were little, I had to switch to all chemical-free washing supplies because two of them had such sensitive skin.
I’ve read some complaints by people who switch saying it doesn’t get all the static out of their clothes. The recommended solution (apparently) is to use white vinegar in the washing — which is something we have done for years. It doesn’t leave clothes smelling like vinegar at all and I love the softening effect it gives — without chemicals, of course.
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I spent a number of hours this week editing Scholé Sisters Episode 23 featuring the one and only CINDY ROLLINS. It’s not coming out until next Friday, but you’ll want to listen because we’re discussing homeschooling high school boys.
Until then, you can listen to Episode 22, which I have been told multiple times is laugh-out-loud funny:
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This month in 2013:
In this post, I mostly matched up quotes from Charlotte Mason and Jane Healy (along with a bit of commentary from yours truly) — it was totally fun to write — my own little science of relations!
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This week’s links collection:
- The Truth About Polio Vaccines from The Chicago Tribune (March 5, 1961)
- I find that most people don’t know their vaccine history and aren’t familiar with any of the debates that have gone on over the past, say, 100 years. This one is interesting and a good place to start when it comes to some of the controversy surrounding polio statistics. This was, of course, back when people were allowed to discuss vaccines intelligently without anyone getting offended. I think I find the polio vaccine interesting because my aunt and her brother both contracted polio after being vaccinated for it.
- Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked from The New York Times
- Did you get one of these phishing emails? I did, but I deleted it. Here’s what to do if you clicked.
- Study: Putting kids to bed early means better mental health… for mom from Today
- They didn’t need to do a study — they could have just asked me! The most stressful thing about my children getting older is that there is always someone awake. I feel like I can’t escape they way I did when they were older. At 9:45 one night this week, I was trying to convince my two oldest children that, regardless of how riled up they were from youth group, they really needed to go to bed. Because tomorrow.
- I put my children to bed at 7:30 pm for years and I highly recommend it. Save your sanity for when they are older; you are going to need it.
- Being bored is a luxury – and for kids it can be magical from The Guardian
- I still remember that magical boredom of childhood, don’t you? I can still conjure it now and then, but it’s usually crowded out by the running to-do list.
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What’s in my podcast app these days? It was packed to overflowing, so I deleted a bunch that I wasn’t getting to.
I haven’t had as much time (relatively speaking) to listen lately — this is the downside of TMP … too many projects. So here’s what’s making the cut while I attempt to reach my daily step goals:
- Cultivating the Lovely
- Generally encouraging on the homemaking, homeschooling, Bible study, and motherhood fronts.
- Pints with Aquinas
- This is a way of keeping up my relationship with Summa Theologica while I don’t have time to read it.
- Live to 110
- A health podcast that is sometimes a bit too woo woo for my taste, but I like her focus on minerals. I don’t think I’d actually want to live to 110, though.
- Simplified Organization
- Because Mystie is still my pretend life coach, even after all of these years…
- Your Morning Basket
- My favorite of Pam’s many podcasts.
- Mortification of Spin
- Good humored Reformed theology.
- Deeper Theology
- My church’s theology class.
- The Mason Jar
- Cindy Rollins’ podcast … Cindy was the one who introduced me to Charlotte Mason, about 13 years ago.
- Center for Lit
- What’s not to like?
And yes all of these can be found and subscribed to in iTunes … which means they are probably in most other podcast players as well.
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