Stuff We Like :: 6.12.15

home|school|life's Friday roundup of the best homeschool links, reads, tools, and other fun stuff has lots of ideas and resources.

We are busy-busy-busy wrapping up the summer issue and getting ready to launch our new website, but don’t worry: We’re still making plenty of time to hang out at the pool, catch up with old friends, and enjoy the pleasures of summer.

Around the Web

I wrote this piece on putting together your own homeschool retreat (a.k.a. homeschool conference for introverts) a few years ago, but I’m taking my own advice this summer.

Loved this blog post from Christina Kelly about losing your career identity as a parent. (We’re actually launching a new department in the summer issue that’s about just that.)

This genius 10-minute kids’ room cleanup method may solve our “at least clear a path to the bed” battles for good.

Here’s the reason I so seldom assign a reading level to the book reviews here on home/school/life: Kids know what they want to read.


On home/school/life

On Pinterest: Fill up your queue with Shelli’s favorite documentaries

On the blog: I’m so inspired by Idzie’s musings on the benefits of travel for life learning.

On the blog: Check out the first book in a great new series: Jackaby by William Ritter. (It’s a little bit Sherlock, a little bit Doctor Who, and a whole lot of fun.)



Casting on for another Sleeves in KnitPicks Gloss Lace. I love this pattern, which is basically a shawl with sleeves so it doesn’t require constant repositioning. (Maybe that’s just me?) I’m making a summer version in a lace-weight yarn to wear with sundresses and tank tops. - Ooh, and KnitPicks has all its Swish line (DK and worsted) on sale for $3.75/ball. I'm trying to justify stocking up!


At Home

I’m making my way through The Magicians again because Suzanne swears the last book in the trilogy makes it all worth it.

New glasses! I love how crisp and shiny everything looks. Have you guys tried Warby Parker? I love that they send you a selection to try on at home, so you can test out their stay-on-your-nose ability while knitting, building marble runs, or typing.

I am hooked on the podcast On Being. Are you a listener?

This broccoli-edamame-arugula salad is so good, I’ve had it for lunch two days in a row. (Keep scrolling to get the recipe at the end of the post.)