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 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!
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.)