So far, the books we have read chapter-by-chapter on this blog have included “Tapestries” by Betty Staley, “Discipline Without Distress” by Judy Arnall, “Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma” by Nancy Samalin with Catherine Whitney. You can find the posts regarding each chapter under the “Book Studies” tab along the top.
I am pleased to announce our next book will be “The Well Balanced Child: Movement and Early Learning”, by Sally Goddard Blythe. This is such an important topic, and one that is near and dear to my heart given my background as a neonatal/pediatric physical therapist.
As far as a new special series…
I have a dear friend who was talking to me about a situation where I didn’t really want to weigh- in my opinion on a matter. I was keeping so silent, and finally my friend said, “Carrie, you know, we like road maps! Give us a road map! We can modify the map, but at least it is a starting point.” Her words startled me out of my reticence to comment to the group we were addressing, and it also led to a thought for this blog.
How would you like a starting point toward creating the family and homeschooling life you have always wanted? How would you like a place to exchange ideas to help each other and where you could take what resonated with you for your family and your situation?
I guess the closest I ever got to this idea of a road map in the past was “Twenty Days Toward Becoming A More Mindful Mother” – were any of my current readers around then and followed that series?
I have been speaking with many mothers locally regarding what challenges they are facing in their families and how they are trying to build a scaffolding to support homeschooling, so I thought perhaps this summer would be an excellent time to pave the way toward a happy, healthy family for fall.
I am planning to post one to two concrete, small, “do-able” things to make your real family life more in line with the family life you envision during this time.
I hope you will enjoy this and plan to join me!