We don’t do link-ups often, but with a few busy weeks under our belts, it seems like we need some sort of catch-up post, so Seven Quick Takes with Kelly it is.
- There is a new Charlotte Mason Instagram account to add to your follow list @charlottemasonIRL. A conglomeration of some of your favorite CMers showing what homeschooling looks like in their home. We aren’t professional photographers with pristine homes – rather than aspirational, we are calling it practical inspiration.
- So… we are past the ides of March and still haven’t talked abut the next room in the Delightful Home. Let’s just say the stomach bug has made our home less than delightful recently. Then we had very delightful visitors, which meant living life rather than writing about it. We haven’t forgotten though!
- Hair braiding. That’s a handicraft, right? I’ve only got one daughter (and Amy with her four daughters is too far away to give us in person tutorials) and we’ve been using YouTube to figure out how to make fun braids.
- Last term of school starts Monday! We are officially on the downhill. Does anyone want a post of what books we are using? I always like seeing what other families use in their home schools and thought you might also.
- Happy St. Patrick’s day. No corned beef around here because it is also Friday, which means we abstain from meat. I am feeling rather more authentically Irish about the holiday though, since the Irish are great fisherman. I mean, they invented the proper woolen sweater just for fishing. Fish and chips it is!
- The giveaway closes on Monday! Head over there to enter – you have three chances, so the odds are good one of those Riverbend Press prints could be on your wall soon! Also, the webinar registration is still open for our tuesday webinar on that painting. I can’t wait!
- Lastly, would you say a prayer or two for Amy – she is part of a panel on Monday discussing character formation in schools and she is the representative of Home Schools. The discussion is being moderated by David Brooks of the New York Times, so its pretty exciting. If anyone wants to know more, maybe Amy will write up her experience here. She will be presenting her research on CM and character formation at the National CMI Conference in Kentucky this June, if you’ll be there.
Have a wonderful weekend!