Monday Pep Talk No. 7

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

Here, without further ado, is your start-the-week dose of inspiration for your homeschool life.  

3 fun things to do this week

What better way to celebrate National Trail Mix Day (Aug. 31) than with a family hike? Whip up a batch of trail mix, and hit the trail at a national park near you.

Start the Stanford class on Behavioral Biology — it’s free online and utterly fascinating.

Make your own invisible ink and leave secret messages for each other.


3 ideas for this week’s dinners

This Thai zucchini soup is full of bright summer flavors — I’d top it with a swirl of pesto, roasted tiny tomatoes, and maybe some picked shallots.

Can’t everyone use more taco recipes? I love the playful combination of these chicken tacos with mango, and I think they’d be great with a quick corn salad on the side.

Zucchini stuffed with lamb, tomatoes, corn, and peppers?Sign me up. (I bet it would be just as good with beef if you don’t have lamb handy.)


one great readaloud

Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series)
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Book Scavenger is one of those stories that will utterly delight readers who love books. (And it definitely made me wish Book Scavenger were a real thing.)


one thought to ponder

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

frozen negroni