Stuff We Like :: 3.30.18

It’s a short Stuff We Like this week because the work and life compartments of my existence are in full-to-overflowing mode.



I’m hard at work wrapping up the spring issue of HSL. This has been a particularly challenging issue — and I mean that in the good way, where it’s pushed me to think harder and dig deeper into some of the big homeschooling questions. Working on it has been really fun.

Suzanne’s Library Chicken list this week includes a haunted house-slash-book about a children’s book author that jumped right onto my reading list, too.

I just loved this piece from Shelli about one of my favorite parts of homeschooling: The only pace you need to keep up with is your own.

The story of King Midas gets a chocolate makeover in this week’s readaloud of the week.

one year ago: A living books list for your Civil War studies, great movies set in the Middle Ages, and nature books for your spring reading list

two years ago: Thirty fun ways to celebrate National Poetry Month and citizen science with the Great Backyard Bird Count

three years ago: Why homeschooling should include dangerous skills and spring bug documentaries

four years ago: Aw, look, it’s our very first issue



I totally judge other people by their bookshelves. (This is partly why I knew I could be friends with Suzanne.)

It’s almost Passover, and I think you will enjoy this celebration of Jewish food — plus, the spinning table is awesome. (There’s flódni!)

Bullying young women online has been going on for as long as the internet, and that makes me so sad. (See also: Twitter violates women’s human rights.)

I used to pore over every issue of the J. Peterman catalog, so I loved this piece about the history of the catalog’s unique illustrations.

How much money does the patriarchy owe you? (Homeschool mom spoiler: It’s a lot.)



I’m mostly busy finishing the spring issue and cleaning everything for Passover, so this has been a slow entertainment week. We did start the new season of Masterchef Junior, which is one of our family favorites — it’s no Great British Baking Show, but we love warm-and-fuzzy cooking competition shows.

Since we’re focusing on the Enlightenment in the fall, I’m finally going to give Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle a fair shake. Stephenson is hit or miss for me, but since it’s Enlightenment historical fiction (Leibniz and Newton are characters!), Quicksilver has migrated to the top of my night table pile.