Killer fashion (literally), how to do a better job navigating the situation if you find yourself in a Broadway musical, a little love for the world's rule followers, and more stuff we like.
around the web
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Roald Dahl’s contributions to the world of food.
Finally, a fashion “get the look” I can get behind.
I wouldn’t say that I’ve been running around gloating about passing The Strand’s new hire book test, but some of the people I live with might. (You should take it, too!)
Maybe it is all the Hamilton, but this article about the secret language of colonial handwriting was fascinating.
And speaking of history, this was kind of depressing.
This article about the Olympics Refugee Team made me want to cry, hug my children, and cheer these guys on. (I would love to see them earn a medal.)
at home | school | life
on the website: So I always want to share good book deals when I see them, but I also stress about cluttering up people’s feeds with stuff they don’t want to see. I finally bit the bullet and set up a page on the website where we can highlight notable books on sale. (Don’t worry — this isn’t one of those crazy every-book-that’s-cheap lists — we’re only listing books we genuinely recommend for your reading list. And if you’re not interested in book sales, you never have to see it!)
on the blog: Sometimes you just want to look at pretty school supplies and imagine how they could make your homeschool so shiny and organized.
in the classroom: Registration for fall classes is open!
on the podcast: I brag a little about getting my AP U.S. History syllabus approved this week, but it was all very exciting.
in the magazine: We’re starting the (months-long!) process of collecting data to update our Best Cities for Homeschool Families, and we’d love to hear from other homeschoolers about their favorite places to homeschool.
on my night table: All the Birds in the Sky (our next podcast read pick), The Memoirs of Aaron Burr (resistance was futile), Don’t Tell the Grown-Ups: The Subversive Power of Children’s Literature, The House of the Seven Gables
watching: Like everyone else in the world, we binged Stranger Things. #bringbackbarb
eating: I made a giant batch of blueberry jam to give as favors at my sis-in-law’s baby shower.
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3 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK
The summer Olympics start on Friday! Here are some fun ideas for Olympics projects you can work on together while watching the events.
Use your science skills to make your own ice cream for Ice Cream Sandwich Day (Tuesday).
Make a a batch of fizzing sidewalk chalk and decorate your driveway.
3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS
Ready in the time it takes to cook spaghetti: spaghetti with tomatoes, bacon, and eggs
This vegetarian take on the classic gyro is a great base for whatever summer veggies you have lying around.
Miso corn soup may just be my new favorite summer soup.
ONE GREAT READALOUD
Celebrate Yorkshire Day (Monday) by reading the book that puts your Yorkshire accent skills to the test: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic The Secret Garden.
ONE THOUGHT TO PONDER