“To become a real boy you must prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish.” – from Pinnochio
Last weekend Ken set up the portable studio in our living room, and this image was my favorite.
from around the web
- How parents underestimate kids’ ability to do chores :: I’m guilty; many times I’d rather just do the chores myself than deal with teaching or overseeing the kids doing them — but that isn’t doing them or me any favors.
- Adoption doesn’t “fix” kids :: Because kids aren’t a problem to be fixed and adoption issues are complex.
- 8 things happy people do every morning :: Want better days? Try these ideas.
- Pink shuts down body shamers with positive message :: She handled this perfectly and now I like her even more. (Plus, she’s my hair idol.)
- The Moral Bucket List :: Thought-provoking post. Though I don’t agree with having to work to save our own souls, I really appreciate his insight here.
Kevin Swan is a driving force behind ALS research and awareness. This brief video is powerful.
on the blog (in case you missed ’em):
right here at home
This is yet another time in life when I’m thankful for the flexibility of homeschooling. We can modify our schedule to work for everyone — even me. I’m working with a mentor-trainer a few days a week. Even though I’m only out of the house 2-3 hours at a time, I wouldn’t be able to do this at all without Kathryn’s willingness to step up and help with the younger kids. She’s having a wonderful attitude about it all, and it’s so nice to come home to everybody getting along so nicely.
Bottom left: a kooky fish called a Sarcastic Fringehead. Who named that thing?
I plan Scout’s tablework but even on the days I’m gone in the morning, Kathryn can oversee and provide help if needed — then Kathryn and I can work through algebra or watch ocean documentaries, etc, later. I’m happy the kids all see me working towards goals and continuing my own education because it’s what I hope they’ll do, no matter what age.
Happy weekend, friends!
Wife, mama, homeschooler, dog-wrangler. Introvert who finds joy in good books, sunshine, and authentic conversation. Fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. Often seen with a steaming mug of tea in hand.