Stuff We Like :: 11.10.17

It’s rainy and chilly, but I’m not complaining because it finally feels like fall!


Around the web

Relevant to our interests: Life lessons from Russian literature

Funny because it’s not funny: The unfortunately truthful resume of a young female professional

I love this: Person-centered language. 


At home/school/life

on the blog: 21 new books we’re excited about this fall

one year ago: Mindful Homeschool: It’s not balance, it’s a cycle

two years ago: Easy, thoughtful holiday gifts to make with the kids

three years ago: Raising children who love to write


Reading List

Suzanne lured me into reading The Just City because I’m reading Plato’s Republic with my humanities students right now—so obviously I would want to read about how Athena goes about putting Plato’s ideal society into practice. There are robots! And Socrates!

Speaking of Suzanne, we are in the process of putting together our best books of 2017 list for the podcast, so I’m trying to squeeze in all the books I’ve heard good things about but haven’t gotten around to yet. So of course instead of reading Turtles All the Way Down or 4 3 2 1, I’m rereading The Wishing-Ring Man. I need some comfort reading!

I am still figuring out the best way to balance homeschooling with working not-at-home, and I’m so thankful that we spent a lot of time over the last couple of years transitioning my daughter to more independent work. Right now, we’re both reading Things Fall Apart separately, but thanks to annotated reading and our habit of writing discussion questions for each other, we’re able to talk about it the same way we would if we’d been reading it together. Success!


At home

I have had a rough month, so I’m trying to focus on little things that make me happy. One of them is that I get to wear nerdy t-shirts (like this one!) every Friday.

I voted! :)