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I’m speaking at Great Homeschool Conventions again this year. I’ll be at two of them: Texas and California. Registration opened October 1st and now is the time to get the cheapest pricing, so if you know you’re going, might as well register.
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Speaking of conferences and conventions, there are only a few spots left at the AO Camp Meeting in April 2019, if that’s more your style. I’ll be there, too! ♥ I’ve been privy to enough of the details to know it’s going to be very special. ♥
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We’ve recently finished some read alouds and started some new ones. Goodness, reading aloud is my favorite thing! ♥ Right now I’m reading:
- 1493 for Young People to all four kids at lunch
- The Magician’s Nephew to all four kids after dinner (and occasionally other times)
- Little Britches to my two younger children on Wednesday nights while the big kids are at youth group
- The Two Towers to everyone (including Si) on weekends
About four years ago I realized that having just one read aloud wasn’t going to cut it. I had started skipping because “everyone” wasn’t there. It took me a while to realize that we were going to do a lot less reading if having “everyone” there was still a criteria when Some People were getting big and going places. So now we always have three or four going and it works much better because I just pull the book that is appropriate for who is present at the time.
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E-Age-16 owns his own podcast editing and engineering business, which means he uses screens quite a bit in the evenings. I’ve read enough about blue light affecting circadian rhythms to be slightly concerned about the effect of this on his sleep quality. Enter these ugly orange glasses. I bought them to put in his stocking for Christmas (shhh…don’t tell him!) and since he’s mentioned the blue light fatiguing his eyes at night, I think he’ll actually wear them.
This is a win-win in my book.
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This month in 2015:
DecemberTerm is a long standing tradition at our house … but I rarely talk about it anymore! It really is one of my favorite things. This post includes a look at my plans for the 2015 Advent season.
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This week’s links collection:
- D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together from Foundation for Economic Education
- Because parents couldn’t possibly be capable of handling these things themselves.
- Sometimes anarchy is appealing? Hmm…
- Priceless trove of poems by English writer Gerard Manley Hopkins is discovered after the tortured genius saved his handwritten gems from the world from Daily Mail
- “All these poems were written in obscurity, and without any hope of being published. Yet they are among the most magnificent things written in English.”
- Academia is a cult from The Washington Post
- Was there ever any doubt? 😉
- Thousand Oaks Shooting: Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus ‘Died A Hero’, Wanted To Retire This Year from CBS Los Angeles
- This is so sad! My husband was on the other side of the 101 when they shut it down for the procession to the examiner’s office. Just awful.
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