Wow. So I’ve become one of those bloggers who suddenly disappears and leaves her readers wondering what in the world she’s up to. Or worse, a blogger who loses all her readers because she’s become boring. Even worse… a blogger who engages in metablogging!
Argh. I’ll stop now.
Since I started my SeneGence/LipSense business 3 months ago, it’s taken over the time I used for writing. (Speaking of, I’m hosting an event tonight on Facebook Live here. It’s a Q and A for people who want to learn more about the business and how I’ve been able to replace my blogging income (and then some) and earn a free car. I’d love to have you and I’m giving away a free lip gloss to one lovely lady.)
Since I don’t have an entire post planned, I’ll do a quick roundup.
Books I Read
Most recent was All The Light We Cannot See. This book pretty much sucked me in and I was down for the count until it was finished. Kids and household chores may have been ignored for the better part of 36 hours.
Million Dollar Lips by Joni Rogers-Kante. When I started my SeneGence business, I read the autobiography of the company’s founder and CEO. She starts with a near-death experience she had as a child and how it shaped her goals.
Currently reading: The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz and The Art of Manliness. Though I’m clearly not a dude, I love me some AoM. My husband bought this book and I’m sort of letting him read it in between my poring through its pages.
News Fast Update
My news fast continues, and my outlook on life and the world continues to improve as a result. It’s frustrating to me, however, that when one is on social media, one cannot avoid hearing about the most obscure, fear-based, one-in-a-billion odds horror stories. Exactly what does one do to prevent their son’s sensitive parts getting stuck in the netting of his swim trunks? As one friend put it:
“I saw a poor child at the pool in see through swimming trunks and I knew his mother must have seen a certain viral story.”
To which I replied:
“like which is worse, the therapy he’ll need as an adult from the trauma of everyone seeing his junk at the swimming pool or the infinitesimally small chance he’ll suffer a ball injury?”
My post on the topic on Facebook didn’t make everyone happy, but that’s ok. I still think it’s a problem that people insist on forwarding news message they haven’t verified (full disclosure: I did this ONCE and publicly retracted once I found it to be false), click bait and the like. Exactly how does one prevent all danger in life?
This year I’m thinking of doing something totally different with the big kids and so far, they’re on board with the idea. I told them that instead of following a particular curriculum, what if I had them make a list of topics they want to learn about and projects they want to work on?
The child who is more likely to follow a routine was a tiny bit nervous about it. I assured her that there will still be math books (likely, Teaching Textbooks for her and her sister this year), but that as long as the projects she chose took her deeply into history, science and language arts, it was fine.
Have you ever done something like that in your homeschool? How did it work for you? Is this approach a bad idea for certain types of kids who need more structure? I appreciate your input!