Monday Pep Talk No. 28
3 fun things to do this week
- You don’t have to celebrate Easter to appreciate the fun of decorating eggs Lisa Frank-style.
- March is Women’s History Month, and Tuesday is International Women’s Day. Why not celebrate by checking out a biography of an under-the-radar woman in history? (We’ll be posting ideas all month on the home/school/life blog, so check back for more biography ideas.)
- Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone on March 7, 1876. Mark the occasion by conducting your own string telephone experiment.
3 ideas for this week’s dinners
- When you need a taste of spring and a wintry dinner at the same time (hello, March), you can’t beat this quick kale pasta with parmesan and breadcrumbs.
- A twist for your regular pizza rotation: Brussels sprouts and prosciutto pizza.
- These hoisin glazed pork chops are an indulgent weeknight dinner—but the real treasure here is the homemade hoisin sauce, which should liven up everything from chicken and salmon to tofu and green beans.
one great readaloud
- I had not heard of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay until I read an interview with Philip Pullman, who described it as his favorite children’s book. You might feel the same way when you finish—it’s delightful.
one thought to ponder
- “Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi