Weekend Links – Simply Convivial

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This weekend it’s a quick link up. I want to make sure you aren’t missing my absolutely favorite blogs!

Ordo Amoris (formerly Dominion Family) by Cindy Rollins

Cindy, homeschooling mother of 9, is nearing the end of her homeschooling years, and she’ll encourage you to think, to rest, and to ditch the guilt and anxiety. We do Circle Time because of Cindy!

St Augustine defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of degree of love which is appropriate to it.11 Aristotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought.12 When the age for reflective thought comes, the pupil who has been thus trained in ‘ordinate affections’ or ‘just sentiments’ will easily find the first principles in Ethics; but to the corrupt man they will never be visible at all and he can make no progress in that science.13 Plato before him had said the same. The little human animal will not at first have the right responses. It must be trained to feel pleasure, liking, disgust, and hatred at those things which really are pleasant, likeable, disgusting and hateful. – CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Good recent post to start with: Charlotte Mason Meets CiRCE: Of Courage

Like Mother, Like Daughter by Auntie Leila & daughters

“Because it’s important to maintain the collective memory.”

No, not my aunt, but that’s what she calls herself, because she’ll tell it to you like it is, between copious, sometimes-irrelevant home-life photos.

Good recent post to start with: Ask Auntie Leila: Raising our kids together now that they are older!

Afterthoughts by Brandy

“…because all good thoughts first belonged to God.”

Brandy and I “met” in the comments section of Cindy’s blog, started following each other’s blogs, emailed a bit, and now are friends, though we’ve never met. I’ve been so blessed to find a circle of ladies on the internet who are fellow readers and thinkers.

Also, she doesn’t realize it, but she’s a pretty amazing homeschool & “microhomesteading” mom.

Good recent post to start with: Don’t Forget to Slay the Dragon

Preschoolers and Peace by Kendra Fletcher

“Discovering joy in the journey.”


“Kendra Fletcher is the homeschooling mom of eight, all of whom have either been, currently are, or soon will be preschoolers.” Kendra is another Circle Time source as well as a source of encouragement and practical advice for the chaotic years.

Good recent post to start with: What Do I Do About a Child Who Lies?

What are some of your favorite homeschooling, homemaking, or reading blogs?

  1. Cindy
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    I usually read on my Google Reader but it is nice to hope over here and see how lovely it is and I especially enjoyed seeing your adorable children.
    They have the cutest pinching cheeks.

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