What are People For? by Wendell Berry My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was another of the books my husband got for me from the library for Christmas. I … Continue reading What are People For? by Wendell Berry
Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre My rating: 5 of 5 stars It took me a long time to read this book. There is a lot to chew … Continue reading Book Review: Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m enjoying all of the Little House books, but this one has been the best to date. … Continue reading The Pitfalls of Technology: The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I’ve mentioned before that I’m reading Kim John Payne’s Simplicity Parenting. This morning I read the chapter about Scheduling. Much of what Payne writes about scheduling in general makes sense … Continue reading Simplifying Childhood: What About Sports?
We’re getting there, I think. The kids’ haul this Christmas was slightly less unreasonable than in years past, but they still got way more than two children really need. Way … Continue reading Simple Living with Children: The Christmas Conundrum
I’m reading Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne right now and alternately enjoying and feeling strangely anxious about dramatically reducing the number of books and toys my children have daily … Continue reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Starring “Mom” as the Grinch.
This weekend, our family watched the movie Babies together. In the opening scene, two toddlers sit playing, focussed and quiet. In front of each is a large stone onto which … Continue reading Living Simply with Kids: Knowing When to Say When
As I type, the cauliflower is steaming on the stove. When I finish this post, I’ll have a bowl of homemade chicken soup and some steamed cauliflower. That will be … Continue reading Simple Eating
Plain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed the insights in this book. I enjoyed the simple style. … Continue reading Book Review: Plain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish