Friday Linky-Love

We’re 37 weeks along, now! Want to see a picture? Tough. I’m huge. That’s all you need to know. I’ll be happy to post pics when I get back down to 120 lbs–a weight I haven’t seen since I was 23 and not yet pregnant with my first, so don’t hold your breath.

Our second child had his fifth birthday last week, and one of his gifts was a nifty ant farm. I’m thinking these Ant Activities and Nature Journal will be perfect for getting him excited about preschool science!How about a couple of scripture memorization things? We’ve been using the Charlotte Mason method for memorizing everything from poems to Bible verses. Amanda Pelser’s scripture memory box printables are fantastic, and gave me a chance to really break in my laminator!

Mama Learning also has some good tips and printables for scripture memorization for kids.

Finding Joy wrote a sweet post that I loved: There is Never Just a Mom. I wish I could be as sweet as Rachel. Just don’t have it in me, I’m afraid.

I’m sure you’ve heard enough about the Time Magazine breastfeeding cover kerfuffle by now, right? No? Well here’s some more. The Head Girl says the media fails all parents when they pull stunts like this. Dr. Melissa Clouthier has some good thoughts about attachment parenting and the media, too. Personally, I’m a little miffed at the mother on the cover for letting herself be treated this way. As I said in the comments at Baby Center:

If breastfeeding women don’t want to be treated like exhibitionists just for breastfeeding, perhaps it would be better if they didn’t allow people to take pictures of them wherein they look like they’re breastfeeding just for the shock value of it.

If you’re interested in anthropology or environmental issues, or just in seeing Jared Diamond humiliated (and who in her right mind wouldn’t be?) here’s a pdf of From Genocide to Ecocide: The Rape of Rapa Nui about what really happened to Easter Island.

I found that link at The Other McCain, which blog I swore I was going to stop reading because of some of the ads and content. You’ve heard of missionary dating, where you date a boy in the hope that you can convert him? I guess this is missionary linking. I expect missionary linking to be about as effective as missionary dating. Winking smile

Yes, I’m ashamed of myself.

And finally, another link to The Common Room, because The Weeds of Convenience in the Garden of Frugality got me back on track after a couple of weeks of reaching for the corndogs just a little too often. (Shocked that I can call myself frugal and still buy corndogs instead of making my own? You ought to see my Koolaid packet collection!)

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  • Amanda @ The Pelsers
    Twitter: apelser
    May 11, 2012, 10:36 am

    Thanks for sharing my printable. I’m glad you liked it – and that you got to use your laminator :)

    • Cindy May 11, 2012, 10:40 am

      :-) You’re a very useful blogger. Love all your stuff!

  • Joleen Steel May 11, 2012, 10:40 am

    I love all your links. Very helpful for the homeschool mom to discover new ideas. Here’s my link for discovering how to bring the joy of music into your home school environment.

    • Cindy May 11, 2012, 10:41 am

      Neat! Music is a weak point of mine. Thanks for the link!

  • TWB May 11, 2012, 3:05 pm

    Cindy, don’t take this the wrong way, but I think there’s nothing sexier than a woman with child. Call me old fashioned….perhaps a little crazy.

    • Cindy May 11, 2012, 3:09 pm

      I’m not sure there’s a right way to take that! LOL. I’m sure you mean it very sweetly, and not in a weird, internet stalker kinda way. 😉

  • TWB May 11, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Yes, just as you posted a reply I though maybe I should have used the word “attractive” rather than sexy. You get the idea.

    Anyway, glad to have found your blog, my wife and I homeschool as well. We’ve been doing it for three years.

    • Cindy May 11, 2012, 3:19 pm


  • Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents
    Twitter: stacymakescents
    May 11, 2012, 5:20 pm

    POST A PHOTO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SleeplessinSummerville May 14, 2012, 11:01 am

    I loved your reply to the Convenience Food post! I couldn’t add anything. She has kids who can and will eat all kinds of things and she’s complaining about them eating canned peaches? I know, my situation is totally irrelevant to hers (and yours too), but I swear some people just don’t get how blessed they are. What a compliment that your family didn’t want to eat the Velveeta mac and cheese! (End rant)

  • Lisa Joy May 17, 2012, 10:24 am

    I LOVE the Bible memory system!!! I have been wanting to make that a priority but wasn’t really sure how to go about it. This is such an easy and organized method and we are loving it! Thank you for sharing that! :)