I love when the first story for the next issue comes in the same week the current issue goes out to subscribers. It makes me feel so productive!
around the web
This American Life presents the state of U.S. education in “The Problem We All Live With.” Definitely worth a listen.
Strunk & White: Grammar Police. This is a series that needs to happen.
Fascinating read: What happens when Amazon dies?
in the magazine: Our fall issue is out!
on pinterest: Painted rocks with owls! Hello, Monday art project.
on the blog: I loved Shelli’s post on how to set—and achieve—academic goals in your homeschool.
I am a pretty vocal proponent of rereading, but every once in a while, I wonder what I’m missing out on by reading something again instead of reading something new. Then I reread something like East of Eden, and I know I am not missing anything.
Mo Willems is a sure bet in our house, so it’s no surprise my son is digging The Story of Diva and Flea. My daughter has been digging A School for Unusual Girls, which is about a spy school for rambunctious young ladies, set in the early 1800s.
Why yes, I have watched the Wonderfalls series twice in a row all by myself.It’s the perfect antidote to feeling sorry for myself.
I have started my December sweaters for the kids—I like to try to knit each of them a sweater every year. I’m making another Fisherman’s Pullover for my son (one of my all-time favorite knitting patterns) and a Boxy for my teenage daughter, mostly so she will quit "borrowing" mine.
I'm trying to find my way back to a workable fitness routine for the next six weeks of my recovery, and chair yoga has been a pretty good start.
AMY SHARONY is the founder and editor-in-chief of home | school | life magazine. She's a pretty nice person until someone starts pluralizing things with apostrophes, but then all bets are off.
Shelli tries calligraphy to inspire handwriting, builds with Zoob, brings in a new readaloud, and more stuff we like.