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At the beginning of 2019, I didn't have any resolutions to set. Mostly because I was about 3 weeks postpartum and couldn't even think about changing anything. The postpartum period is basically ruled by the little dictators and it's best if you don't have high expectations. If you don't expect to shower, you are thankful and surprised when a shower happens rather than snarling and demanding your right to shower. (Obviously, I have experience with the snarling. And also the thankfulness.)

Plutarch and Government

The kids and I are reading Plutarch's Lives and we just finished Numa Pompilius. I've already learned so much and there was one passage that particularly caught my eye.

Fear of the Sinful

In Out of the Silent Planet, Lewis talks a lot about fear and how fearful we earthlings are. We are terrified of aliens because we assume they would be the worst of us. They would come to take power and control. They would kill us mercilessly, or enslave us to do their work. This is exactly what we would do (and have done in the past). Lewis's point, I think, is that we really fear ourselves, that we project our own brokenness and sinfulness on God and those around us. So now I'm wondering, how many of my reactions are out of fear because I know what evil I could do?

The 2018 Books

When I was a kid, I loved to read. Inhaled books right and left. Then, when I was newly graduated, married, and started having babies, I didn't know what to read so I really didn't read much at all. A few years ago, I wanted to change that, so I made a rule that the only time I could eat chocolate was if I was reading.

So I started reading a lot.

Liturgies and Smoking

I've been thinking lately about what it is that liturgy does. Since liturgy is basically the habitual worship of God, the closest thing I can compare it to is smoking cigarettes, which I know seems weird, but hear me out.

What I've read

I started my very first bullet journal in June, 2017, and this is where I keep everything now. I really love this journal, it goes everywhere with me and helps in so many ways. I have my prayer liturgy in there, my calendars, my daily chore list, and my book list. It's so nice to see exactly what I've read!

Living Classical Education

On December 16, I was 14 weeks pregnant and at the hospital having a miscarriage. I was (still am) devastated. This story is about how Christ saved me after my miscarriage through my own classical education.

Reading List 2017

I got a little excited reading some other people's reading lists, and decided I might should make my own. I've never done one, so I'm not even sure how I'll feel about it. I usually just read the next thing that comes along, but some books I need to read get pushed to the back burner because of more exciting reads (right now it's On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness).

Till We Have Faces ~ A Book Review

I went to the library the other day with just the two big kids. I had a few minutes to pick out a book for myself, even though I've got a pile of books I'm already trying to read. But I wanted something that would keep me up at night, you know what I mean?

The Curricula of 2016-2017

So far we love everything we are using. It's such a relief!

We've got 2 and a half students this year. Esmond is sort of a student, and sort of still a toddler. Noemi is still very much a toddler. So that'll be fun, of course. Esmond pretty much already knows everything he thinks he needs to know anyway. (Yes, he's going to be a fun student.) His work will be just learning to love being educated this year, which involves stories, books, and bribes. (If you say this memory work, you'll get a star!)

A Medieval Book List

Our new co-op, the Classical Village Academy, will be using Cycle 2 of the Classical Conversations Foundations Guide this coming year. I love this cycle. What's not to love? Middle Ages, Renaissance, princesses, kings, and dragons. (Well, maybe not so much historically, but fun nonetheless.)

Mercy Watson ~ A Book Review

Teaching to Read, Write, & Spell

Myths vs. Saints ~ A Reading List

10 Toddler Books that are Fun to Read!

Summer Plans

The Doxology ~ A Hymn Study

A Book Review ~ Percy Jackson & the Olympians

A Book Review ~ From Homer to Harry Potter

Language ~ My Method