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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

The Importance of an Outdoor Life

James pretends to be a robot re-charging his battery while Quentin stands guard. 

It is important to get outside as much as you can, even in the heat. Take lots of cool refreshment and have them play in the shade as much as possible, but even on days like this when the heat was over 100 degrees, there is still some time for play.
"And long hours they should be; not two, but four, five, or six hours they should have on every tolerably fine day, from April till October..."
-Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling Series, vol 1 pg 44


  1. The geography/postcard thing started back in November/December over at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn (the host of this linky) back then as a postcard exchange. The idea was to post you were paricipating and that you were willing to exchange postcards with whoever would send you postcards.
    So, I've gotten about 15 or so states worth of postcards to slowly work through. She expanded it out to history as well at some point (and I'm glad because soon enough I'll have a whole slew of history to link up once we seriously start going through).

  2. oh man, 100 +? that's hot, we've hav ethe mid 90's here this week, makes for some tired kiddos doesn't it?

  3. Oh, what heat! How do you manage?! It's been hot here, but not nearly that bad. I love the boys' play...what imaginations!

  4. Thank you for commenting on my 'moment'! He was so happy - that face came when they announced they would be serving cake! It doesn't get better than that! Love your photo - recharging his batteries! That's great!! Happy summer!

  5. Well one of them is doing just fine ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Ah! I thought he might be melting in that heat! Very cute.

  7. Woo-ee! That sure is hot. Hope your weekend is cooler!

  8. Very hot also in France... Stormy days...

    With this weather, the robot probably needs to recharge the battery more often ;-)


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