Good morning reader friends, I hope your fall is going well! Besides a couple of not so sparkly moments, things are great around here, and I promise to get a homeschooling update post up as soon as I can. (Be sure to comment at this homeschooling post if you don't want to miss those updates, because depending on when I get it up, I may not put it on the KK homepage.)
- Have you seen this story? It's an inspiring article but I think the title is just mean: World's Ugliest Woman Gives Courageous Interview. What was sad, though, was this picture of the ‘high caloric foods' she eats. I can think of some MUCH better high caloric options than this stuff! (Thank you Susan for sending, and if ever any of you come across anything interesting online, please email it to me, as I love sharing a variety of articles here on Mondays!)
- As much as I didn't want one more social media site to keep track of (I still haven't gotten into Google+, have you?!), I have to say that playing around on my Pinterest board has been fun and can be addicting! I don't have a clue what the correct lingo is, but can you ‘follow my boards' or ‘add me' or whatever you do there? Put a link in the comments below to yours and I'll follow you back!
- Playing around on Pinterest will be much easier once we get our iPad, but since it'll end up being $650 by the time it's said and done (Apple Care Plan is $100, case is $50), I haven't been able to bite the bullet yet. Do any of you have suggestions for how to get a deal on one of those suckers? We borrowed a friend's over the summer and got hooked. I can't believe how much my kids learned from these awesome apps: Presidents vs. Aliens and Stack the States! Plus I loved it for Pinterest, as I said, plus it was nice having something not as clunky as a laptop but not as small as my iPhone when I'm cooking in the kitchen and following recipes online.
- One of the very sweetest people I've met since I began blogging is my friend, Stanley Fishman, author of Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat. He wrote a great post recently debunking the screwed up ‘study' that I mentioned last week, which tried to convince us that there's no value in buying organic. Read Stan's take here: When Organic Tests No Better, Check the Soil, and the Bias.
- Speaking of homeschoolng (aren't I always doing that these days?!), thank you Karen for sending along this article: Arkansas Home School Students Now Eligible To Play High School Sports, Participate In Other Activities. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, home school students in Arkansas will be eligible to participate in all manners of high school activities — from sports to chess club. I wonder if this will become standard across the country?!
Short and sweet today, have a great week everyone!