Links and Other Thinks: April 2014


April has been jam-packed from start to finish. And even though I have posted regularly, I feel like I haven’t written properly for this space in awhile. Expect that to change in May. Thanks for sticking with me!


Kelly, over at Lavender’s Blue Homeschool, has completed a great series called 30 Days to a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool at Home. Check it out if you have little ones at home.

♥ I’m not big on worksheets, but sometimes a little grammar goes a long way. Check out these free workbooks. (They use samples from living books – always a plus in my opinion.)

♥ I’m using this series with Vincent for cursive writing practice during our Medieval History block next month. (If you go directly to – the e-books are almost half price.)

♥ This podcast about stain removal and general housekeeping was hilarious (hilarious!!) – not to mention full of good advice.

♥ Peanut butter popcorn – need I say more?

♥ This video of Natalie Merchant’s new single makes me excited for her new cd. (It is haunting and more than a little creepy, but her voice is just stunning.)

♥ If you are homeschooling with Waldorf, read this post by Mrs. Mallard. Then print it out and read it again and again and again.

♥ Susannah Conway’s mediation e-course – The Sacred Alone – is in its second run. I took it the first time around and it is has changed me.

♥ Today is the last day for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

♥ Registration for Taproot Homeschool Teacher Training is open! Find out all the details over at Barbara’s.

12 thoughts on “Links and Other Thinks: April 2014

  1. Oh, goodness, so much to see and do! I always enjoy your links. Can you tell me more about The Sacred Alone? What did you love about it? I’m interested.

    • Well, for one thing I love Susannah’s blog and her book. Also we are the same enneagram type – so we see the world similarly. The e-course is set up with emails that start with provocative quotations, musings and then journal prompts. There are also recorded meditations everyday. I love, love, LOVE having those meditations on my phone. I used them almost daily when we were in NJ. I am trying to incorporative more intentional meditation time into my day, but find I still need a guide to do this. Susannah’s voice is lovely – instantly calming, present and intimate. Like I said, it has changed me.

      • Thanks, Sheila. It turns out the course is not ideal timing for me. I’ll keep an eye out for the next time it’s offered. It definitely sounds like something I would benefit from, as my meditation practice never seems to flourish, despite my best intentions.

  2. Thanks for passing along the information about The Sacred Alone. I have signed up for the next session. I can’t wait to work on me for a bit. I am floundering in my homeschooling life this spring. I need to find more of a balance here at home. Thanks!

    • Do tell me how you like it. I have the meditations on my phone and use them at least weekly – daily when I was traveling.

      I find the key to “successful” (whatever the heck that means) homeschooling lies with me: my attitude, my capacity for understanding, my ability to be on the journey every day.

      Not easy and worksheets look tempting some days, LOL. But I have come to believe that this work is my spiritual path and I owe it to myself to bring all I can to it.

      Love and light to you on you path.

  3. Sheila, Thank you so much for linking to my post! It means a lot to me that someone liked it. Really. And, oh, how I wish I could attend the Taproot teacher conference! It sounds positively amazing. Love, Rachel

  4. Thanks for the links, Sheila. I always LOVE looking at these. The Mrs. Mallard post is fabulous. And I too will be considering The Sacred Alone ecourse (I’m in rejuvenation mode.) Can’t wait for Taproot. Hugs!

  5. I haven’t been in the blogosphere much since moving. Stop over and what do I find? Links and Thinks AND Reflective Friday?? Two of my very favorite things <3

    I have looked at only the first link. (See, that's me rationing). For anyone interested, you can see many many pages of previews of the handwriting history curriculum you talk about. Look pret-tay pret-tay cool.


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