Happy New Year! (Even if you don’t celebrate Rosh Hashanah, everybody could use a bonus fresh start, right? :)) We have had a wonderful week because my sister-in-law and her sweet family (including my new baby nephew who is perfect in every way) are visiting and I got to complain a lot about how terrible Agamemnon is while teaching the Iliad. (He’s the Worst, though!)
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Ha! Excerpts from the all-girl remake of Lord of the Flies.
You know I will read anything about libraries in history, so obviously they had me at “Jacobean traveling library.”
on the blog: We’re bringing back the newsletter!
on the blog: Maggie has some great advice for when your student can read but doesn’t want to.
one year ago: Carrie on why homeschool parents need field trips, too
two year ago: An imaginary friend helps a boy through a tough time in Crenshaw
I’ve got Sourdough waiting for me on my bedside table—hoping I have a chance to pick it up before the library demands it back!
I ordered a copy of the 10th anniversary edition of Veganomicon. My copy is pretty battered at this point, and I couldn’t resist 25 new recipes.
I’m still trying to find my balance between teaching and working and homeschooling and mom-ing, but I keep reminding myself that I’m incredibly lucky that I love all the things I’m trying to balance.
Suzanne and I joined litsy together as home-school-life-reads. (This is totally because of Stephanie, and she says you can blame her if our obsession with this Instagram+Goodreads social media app makes us late with the fall issue!)
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