Gina & Christyn do a quick check-in on their guiding words for 2022: Ready (Gina’s word) and Journey (Christyn’s word).
Five Minutes on the Fifth Thursday
Homeschooling an only child is the only “normal” Gina and Christyn have ever known. Listen in as they discuss their favorite things about onlyschooling.
1:50 Allowing child-led experience and ownership of education can be simpler: it’s the ultimate private school
3:45 Flexibility with curriculum; and if you hit a roadblock in learning, you can just stop for a while
5:23 The logistics of extracurricular activities and learning opportunities are easier
So…we lied…it’s really about 7 minutes, but hey — we were talking about books and book lists! And really, five — or even seven minutes — is not nearly long enough to talk books!
Take a listen to hear about how we use book lists and which authors/books are not our favorites.
1:06 — Christyn likes to use book lists to find new reads, especially when she can’t get to the library to browse shelves
1:41 — Anne Vogel at “Modern Mrs. Darcy” (blog/podcast) curates awesome lists that Christyn always browses through. Currently, Christyn is reading food memoirs and accompanying food-fiction novels.
2:25 — Favorite recent memoir read was A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
2:33 — Gina likes to look at booklists for new or never-heard-of-before books
3:10 — Right now, Gina’s reading mostly classics that she missed before and some non-fiction
3:43 — Gina’s 10% rule: Read that much of a book and if the story or writing doesn’t grab you, stop reading and find something else!
4:00 — We discuss our least-favorite authors and/or book titles
In this bonus episode, Gina and Christyn talk about their favorite ways to unwind.
0:18 — Welcome to the Episode
0:45 — What is Five Minutes on the Fifth Thursday
1:07 — Topic of the Day: How do we unwind?
1:25 — How Gina unwinds
2:25 — What are Christyn’s favorite stress busters
3:41 — Links to show notes
Books Christyn is reading right now:
A Room With A View, E. M. Forster
Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy, Connie Albers
Gina’s favorite places for quilting supplies
Happy Hands Tatting (Lisbeth thread)
Missouri Star Quilt Company (online retailer)
Specialty Quilts (favorite LQS – local quilt shop)
Prairie Point Junction (the BEST place for wool felt)