I know, I know. I'm on a blogging break. So this post is *not* blogging. These are just non-blogging public service announcements for the good of my readership and the world in general. *Ahem.*
5 Natural Remedies for Pink Eye - Ask me why I was frantically Googling this subject this week. New experiences are broadening, right? (Mommypotamus)
Surviving Winter (Revisiting Contentment) - It's so funny that this blogger and I struggle for contentment in directly opposite environments. She longs for sunshine, I long for grey skies and storms. Contentment is always a struggle. (Treasures from a Shoebox)
Three Relationship Rules - I love these because they are so unique! I especially like #2 and #3. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), hat tip to Challies.com)
Building a Strong and Healthy Immune System - I do some of these, but I have so much yet to improve. Good reminders. (Always Learning)
How to Create a Spiritual Atmosphere in Your Home - Good stuff here. (My Joy-Filled Life)
From the Bookshelf
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
Oh, my goodness. Why did no one ever tell me about this marvelous book? (They did.) Oh, right. Okay, so why did I never get around to reading this marvelous book?
But early or late, this book is absolutely terrific. I highly recommend it! And for me, truthfully, the timing was perfect. I think that if I had read this gem earlier in our homeschooling career, I might have found it overwhelming to the extreme. But now the time is right, and I am enjoying this book to the full.
These chicken tenders (low-carb, grain-free) were awesome!! Definitely check them out. I'm not a fan of over-the-top oregano, so I reduced the oregano to one-half teaspoon (from one tablespoon) and might cut it farther next time. You can also reduce the paprika, since it's pretty much just for looks. Enjoy!
Especially for Locals
Open House at Falcon Field Airport
This is a great free homeschool field trip! There is enough stuff here to keep the entire family busy for the entire day. Check it out.
AFHE Homeschool Convention
Folks, it's that time of year! That's right, it's time to get ready for the annual Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) homeschool convention! Here are a few awesome things to note about this year's convention:
Deal for First-Time Attendees
"As a means to reach new families with information about homeschooling, AFHE offers a special discount rate of $25 per indivdiual or married couple to first-time attendees (limit first 500)... Starting March 6, 2015, we will begin giving out First-Time Attendee Discount Admission Coupon Codes. Please send an email in March with your first and last name to email@example.com with First-Time Attendee in the subject line. After verifying your eligibility, we will send you the coupon code with a special registration link and registration instructions."
- These go quickly! More info here.
Grandparents Attend FREE!
That's right... If you want your parents (your children's grandparents, obviously!) to attend the conference and catch the homeschooling vision, they can do so for free!
Check out the new tiered pricing structure, and make sure to catch the early-bird special, starting next week!
- For the two-day convention (held July 10-11, 2015):
- Earlybird special March 6-15 = $59
- March 16 through May 15 = $69
- May 16 through June 26 = $79
- At the door = $89
Thinking of Homeschooling?
Then make sure to catch the FREE pre-convention mini-conference on Thursday, July 9th! More information here.
Have a wonderful week, dear readers! I will continue to *not* blog until my project of updating our family book list is completed, which will hopefully be soon.
Love to all!