Monday Pep Talk No. 10

home|school|life magazine's Monday Pep Talk has lots of fun ideas for planning your homeschool week.

Another week, another dose of Monday inspiration to help make it a great one.

3 fun things to do this week

Take advantage of Museum Day on Saturday, when you can get free admission to participating museums across the country. (Find the participating museums near you here.)

Celebrate the autumnal equinox (it falls on the 23rd this year) by exploring the relationship between the sun and the seasons with this National Geographic video.

Celebrate Math Story Telling Day (Sept. 23) with some of our favorite living math books.


3 ideas for this week’s dinners

Apparently, National Great American Pot Pie Day (Wednesday) is a thing, but even if it weren’t, how can you resist a beef bourguignonne pot pie?

This Greek flatbread pizza looks delicious — and it’s gluten-free! (You could definitely add some leftover grilled lamb if you had it hanging out in the fridge.)

For a twist on the spaghetti-and-sauce standby, make spaghetti with parmesan and rosemary pork sauce. It’s pretty much the same process you’d normally use to make spaghetti but with a totally different flavor result.


one great readaloud

The Hobbit
By J. R. R. Tolkien

Celebrate Hobbit Day on September 22 with a readaloud of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. (It’s so, so, so much better than the movie.)


one thought to ponder

in case of emergency {because sometimes you need something stronger than inspiration} 

homemade milano cookies