Stuff We Like :: 5.27.16

home|school|life's Friday roundup of the best homeschool links, reads, tools, and other fun stuff has lots of ideas and resources.

On our weekend to-do list: Shopping for fishing lures, baking lemon bars, cleaning out the crafts cupboard, and making mole. What we’ll probably actually do: Grill asparagus and sit in the sun.

around the web

You had me at Great Lakes Vowel Shift.

Being pretentious may not be as bad as we thought. (But it's still pretty annoying.)

Possibly related to pretentiousness: “Kafkaesque” has lost its meaning.

What your Venti Iced Skinny Hazelnut Macchiato, Sugar-Free Syrup, Extra Shot, Light Ice, No Whip says about American culture.

I love Martha Plimpton.


at home | school | life

on the blog: I’m sharing what 2nd grade looked like for my son this year.

on the website: Suzanne and I are in the process of recording the very first home | school | life podcast.

on instagram: When your knitting is so pretty you don’t want to give it away

in the magazine: Pages for the summer issue are looking amazing! We’ve been resizing them to read better on tablets, which has been a process, but I think we've figured it out.

in the archives: The new summer reading series is coming soon, but if you can’t wait, here’s a link to all of last summer’s book posts.


reading list

on my night table: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (honestly just so I can keep up with Suzanne), A Little Life: A Novel, Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

on my 14-year-old’s night table: Go: A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design, Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics, Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

on my 8-year-old’s night table: Clementine

together: Henry Reed’s Journey


at home

watching: The kids’ Craftsy crochet class

knitting: I hit the halfway point on my Goldwing.

planning: My first off-road walking expedition since the Great Ankle Injury of 2016—wish me luck!

eating: Ricotta toast (my new favorite eat-while-you-binge-watch snack)

listening: Invisibilia