“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, mom, grandma. 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.