Interesting Links October 2010 Edition

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Why I do what I do..@ Amy Loves echoes my thoughts so well.; about motherhood and about blogging.

Dandelions and Mothers @ Generation Cedar made me a little weepy as I think of my sweet tots heading out into the world without me but it is so important to have long-term vision. Lord, help me to prepare them the way you would have me to so they are ready!

When you wish you had a do-over for Today @ Gypsy Mama because I think we’ve all been there in some way or another!

Exposing them to the "Real World" or Creating a New One? @ Generation Cedar had me thinking all sorts of things as I read it. So often I hear about "preparing them for the real world" as a reason to expose them to all sorts of things. What phooey I think!

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”— C.S. Lewis

Money Talk and Mom Bloggers Get Paid were interesting reads. I’m still a fairly small blog (though I did pass 200 feedburner subscribers a while back and thought that was exciting!) Anyway, since I am still small; this isn’t much of an issue for me. I do reviews for things that interest me and carefully choose which reviews I accept. Since I only accept the ones that are for products I am interested in, want and can use, I’m content to consider the review product compensation enough. That being said, reviews really are a lot of work!

Paula’s Archives had an interesting discussion on Homeschooling a 3 or 4 Year old. I found it really helpful as I identify what our goals are for this coming year and what we want to focus on.

We All Married the Wrong Person @ Marriage Gems was a rather interesting read.

Will This House Get Cleaned Before the Kids Graduate @ Simple Homeschool had a photo with the statement, "A clean house is a sign of a wasted life." I like that. Not because I like a messy house or that I have one {all the time anyway} but rather because it shouldn’t be my priority. Oh, how I need to be reminded of this often.

Gracefully Married @ (In)Courage reminded me of a wonderful article I’d read somewhere about how "I love you anyway" is much more powerful than "I love you because…"

Let Your Child’s Schooling Release Her Education @ Simple Mom said several things that really spoke to me and whether or not you homeschool, I encourage you to read it!

  • no matter where your child goes to school, you are still responsible for their education.
  • Mark Twain’s quote “I have never let my schooling interrupt my education.”

Fall Busy-ness: Can do Versus Should Do @ Life as Mom pointed out that, "when I forget about the guilt-trip and just try to do what’s within my reach, I feel better, my family is well served, and I actually produce more."

7 Steps to Raising a Teen who Who Won’t Date Too Young @ To Love, Honor and Vacuum had some great ideas. My littles (2, 3) are obviously really young but this is something to start thinking about now; what kinds of goals we will have down the road.


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