Stuff We Like :: 9.18.15

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

This week we celebrated my birthday, knocked out a big chunk of the fall issue, which just may be our best issue yet, and logged a lot of couch hours. (Only three more weeks until one of my boots is scheduled to come off!)  

around the web

I love this: A hotel in Sweden keeps your sourdough starter going while you’re on holiday.

Hilarious: Five television shows they will never stop making. (The Adventures of Mr. Superabilities and Detective Ladyskeptic!)

If you have kids in college, you will appreciate these letters from medieval students hitting their parents up for more money.


at home/school/life

on the blog: We’re digging Shelli’s husband’s online history lectures. Check them out if you haven’t already.

on pinterest: These DIY architectural building blocks would be fun to make together.

from the archives: I love Idzie’s post on gaps in unschoolers’ educations. (Spoiler: They are nothing to worry about.)


reading list

I didn’t love Louis Sachar’s new book Fuzzy Mud, which made me sad because I always love Louis Sachar’s books. The kids thought it was just okay. Maybe we’re missing something?

I can’t cook, so I’m reading cookbooks nonstop. Right now I want to make everything in the Salad Samurai cookbook, especially the grilled miso apples and Brussels sprouts salad.

I finally convinced the kids that we should read Museum of Thieves, and they are totally enraptured. You should definitely include this one on your library list!


at home

My friend convinced me that Grey’s Anatomy is the show to binge-watch if you’re stuck on the couch. She may be right. (It’s streaming on Netflix.)

I need a new knitting project. I’m thinking maybe Shleeves because I love my Sleeves so much and this is kind of like a fancier version of that. Has anyone else made it?

We’ve fallen into the habit of playing Power Grid in the evenings. I seriously think this game could replace the average high school economics class.