It’s so crazy to think that my daughter is a junior this year — we’re logging college visits, flagging schools in Colleges That Change Lives, and trying to make the most of every single minute. When we started homeschooling, she was in second grade, and I definitely didn’t think we’d keep doing it all through high school. Now I can’t imagine what else we would have done — this has been so exactly the right fit for her and for us. But I’m glad her brother is still several years behind her.
What’s Happening at home/school/life
We rounded up all of our favorite spooky (and not-too-spooky Halloween readaloud recommendations in one post.
Amy’s Library Chicken score creeps up with middle grades horror, YA superhero romance, and some old-school comfort books.
one year ago: Is it possible to homeschool and be a working mom? Also: 6 curriculum shopping tips that will help you make the most of your budget
four years ago: How to talk about homeschooling so that people will listen
Links I Liked
I think this is part of why I’ve struggled so much with the last couple of weeks: The cruelty is intentional. It’s the point. And if that’s true — where do we go from there?
… Maybe to our favorite children’s book heroes, whose imagined futures seem happily bright. (Peter’s is so perfect!)
Similarly: Mara Wilson on Matilda at 30. They are both perfect, too. And of course Matilda would be a librarian! Don’t all librarians have super powers?
And finally: You may have already seen this Helm’s Deep battle scene made out of Legos, but it is too amazing not to share.
What’s making me happy
I wish I could write a thank-you letter to the my-size Dansko wearer who donates shoes to my local thrift shop because now I get to wear these.
The new Doctor Who
This shawl I’m knitting for part of a Twin Peaks themed birthday present