How Can I Take a Sabbath? Surviving a Day of Rest as Mom.

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Really, it’s pretty amusing when you step back and think about it. Here we are, mothers of bustling families, running around like crazies all week, wishing for time off or a day out, and griping in our own heads about the amount of work there is to do. Sunday comes, the 10 Commandments are read, and we think, “Well, God didn’t actually mean one of those. There’s no way I can take a day off.” Sure enough, the thing you … Read More

A Year-Round Homeschool Schedule

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Update: This post was written in 2012. Find more on how to plan a year-round homeschool schedule here. This is our fourth year of using a year-round calendar. I thoroughly enjoy it, so I thought I’d line out a little more about the why and the how. The Benefits of Schooling Year-Round Common problems like February burnout happen less often and less intensely, because we get regular breaks and don’t stretch our endurance to the breaking point. There is always … Read More

Leisure is the Goal of Labor | Leisure, the Basis of Culture, chapter 1

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The good of book groups is not only the accountability of actually reading, but also the accountability of actually thinking about what you’re reading. And so, I’m reading Leisure: The Basis Of Culture along with Cindy and friends. I already owned the book, having found it while browsing the shelves at Exodus Books last year with store credit on my account. And, the reason I picked it up is because I remembered Cindy mentioning it; so, if Cindy’s going to … Read More