The Homeschool Edit 6.26

  • The school year may be over, but that doesn’t mean I’m not already thinking about next year. If you’re on the same boat, be sure to check out The Homeschool Resource Edit to help you find curriculum that fits your children’s needs.
  • I’m still in cleaning mode and my current cleaning obsession involves our bathrooms. If you have boys, you’ll know exactly why that is! We have soft water, but for whatever reason (maybe vitamins or maybe it’s our water saving habit of letting things “mellow”) we have pesky toilet bowl rings that I’ve never been able to remove with just soap and a brush. I plan on trying this out tonight.
  • I’m trying my best not to shop for new clothes, especially as my waistline expands with all the delicious sourdough breads I’ve been baking during quarantine, but it’s hard when this caftan is calling my name. House dresses are cool again, right?
  • The wilderness program my kids usually participate in is no longer offering classes or summer camps with the new COVID guidelines in place for outdoor classes. Hopefully this will just be temporary, so we’ve been trying to get outdoors (not just our backyard) daily and have been reincorporating hiking into our lives. The picture above is from our last hiking adventure with my cousin to Carpinteria Bluffs. If you haven’t read Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, I highly recommend that you do. It’s quite well documented how urbanization increases neurotic behavior, and even though we live in the suburbs with a large backyard, I still feel like we need to spend more time at the beach and the mountains. We’re very lucky to have both just minutes away.