Assorted Friday notes

August 5, 2016 @ 1:18 pm | Filed under: , , , ,

I did a Periscope yesterday on a topic that had been requested by a Brave Writer mom: How I make time to pursue my own interests and hobbies while homeschooling, writing, juggling doctor appointments, etc. Great topic!! Had a lot of fun with this discussion.

And here’s the book I mentioned in the scope: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher. As I said, this was my second time reading it, so you know it was enjoyable. A comic yet touching epistolary novel in the voice of a beleaguered, earnest, overly frank, romantically inept English professor at a second-tier university. Now, you know I’m a sucker for an epistolary novel! This one’s academia setting gives it a unique flavor. You’ll never read letters of recommendation like these in the real world (alas).


What’s happening in my house today:


Receiving a fax from Grandma and Grandpa. Today’s lesson in technology brought to you by 1992. (I’m amazed the thing still works!) Huck really wanted to reply by putting his piggy bank through. Perhaps we’re still a tad fuzzy on how the tech works. (Let’s face it, it always seemed like magic to me.)


This one’s for Emily:


My “things that influenced my homeschooling style” slide from the Brave Writer Retreat.



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    Kortney says:

    Wait! *Which* catalog with really good copy?

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    Jen says:

    The first time I read “Little Men” (age 8 or so) I knew I found my plan! I am currently reading a biography of LMA that had somehow not come to my attention before, the author is Harriet Reisen–I highly recommend it!

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    Carlie says:

    Haha! I love love love this! Makes me want to make my own….and re-read Little Men! Also…I had no idea that there was a John Holt magazine!