Friday, March 27, 2015

Tidbits for March 27th

How to Get the Wedding Reception You Really Want - Thankfully this doesn't apply to me (been there, done that), but there is so much wonderful wisdom in this post - plus lots of links to other wedding-related posts. (Like Mother, Like Daughter)

Extraordinary - "The more extraordinary situations I uncover, the more I realize that at one time or another, we all fight something extraordinary. Things that make us feel alone and desperate... Sometimes that means our parenting choices look strange. These are the times when the world feels harsh, but we need it to be kind. I truly believe that if anyone should have compassion for parents, it’s other parents." (Raising Dystonia, hat tip to Contentment Acres)

If We Are to Have Godly Children - These are especially applicable for me this week. (Raising Homemakers, Guest Post by Emily of Blessed Homemaking)

10 Chapter Books for Dads to Read to Their Kids - Looking forward to checking out these books, and this site! (Redeemed Reader, hat tip to

How to Homeschool When You Have Babies and Toddlers - Homeschooling is not the hard part - it's keeping the babies and toddlers busy at the same time! Great tips here. (Growing in His Grace)

The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten - "Two major studies confirmed the value of play vs. teaching reading skills to young children. Both compared children who learned to read at 5 with those who learned at 7 and spent their early years in play-based activities. Those who read at 5 had no advantage. Those who learned to read later had better comprehension by age 11, because their early play experiences improved their language development." (The Truth About Education, hat tip to The Common Room)

6 Perks of Homeschooling - Though we've only homeschooled for four years, I have experienced each of these. (Treasures from a Shoebox)

5 Reasons Your Church Should Be Smaller - "The assumption that bigger is better pervades the church leadership culture. What if that’s the wrong tack?" I agree completely. (, hat tip to

From the Bookshelf

The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life

Absolutely fascinating! Quite a paradigm shift in the mental visualization of the causes of chronic illness. Also includes an illuminating history of modern medicine and how its origin in germ theory colors its perception of and treatment methods for chronic illness. I'm looking forward to finishing this book.

Recipe Corner

I have found my dessert for Easter: Key Lime Pound Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting. Thanks to Wendy at Contentment Acres for the link!

Also, this Juicy Roast Chicken was absolutely delicious. YUM. Next time I will skip the onion powder.

Have a great weekend, dear readers!

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