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Things will very likely look a little wonky for the next week or so as we iron out the wrinkles. Just a heads up.
Here’s something I’ve been loving lately- my Bound by Hand hand-crafted leather journal.
Originally I thought I’d use it for a writing project I have going, but instead I’m using it as an end-of-day recap in an effort to zoom in mentally on each of my kids. I got the idea from a friend. I’m writing down each of my children’s names each night as I climb into bed and noting one simple thing that I want to remember. I might write down something funny they said, a dream or goal they shared with me, a favorite book they discovered, or the fact that it’s they’ve seemed whinier than usual and I ought to try to head that off with a little more one-on-one. I figure I can use it to mark accomplishments as well as notes on how we are doing with particular habits we’re working on.
It’s really easy to fall into batch parenting when there are lots of kids to tend to. This simple practice is helping me remember that each of my children are individuals and they need my energy in unique ways. Having to come up with something for every single child every single day helps me look actively throughout the day for things to write. That means I’m paying closer attention to them than I otherwise would. That’s a good thing.
The journal itself is utterly fantastic. I love the smell of binding, the weight of the paper, the smoothness of the cover. Stephanie’s work is really beautiful. Her journals would make rather lovely Easter gifts (take a peek).
Don’t forget that the coupon code from Classical Academic Press is good through the 21st, and you can listen to the Morning Time talk I referenced on Wednesday without needing a coupon code at all by going to CiRCE’s audio library page.
Chestertonian friends, let’s take the next two weekends off (Palm Sunday, Easter) from Weekends with Chesterton and then we’ll meet back. I got my first issue of Gilbert from the American Chesterton Society, and I’m really excited to dig into it.
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