Tuesday, July 29, 2014

education is a life

"Some of you look at the Mother's Education Course and you can't wait for something like that. But I know that others of you look at it and it's just another insurmountable thing you Can't Do. I've been in both camps.
I didn't read anything other than my Bible the first year that I was a mother. I was just so overwhelmed and lonely. By the end of that year, I knew it'd be the death of me if I continued that behavior, and so I started to read again."

 from On Mother Culture

"After realizing that I was a terrible model, I began to think about screen time alternatives. I was just learning about Charlotte Mason, and I acquired tons of great books, which was great. BUT. . .”Education is a Life.” I needed to get a life!"
from Business vs. Desire

"To improve the lives of their employees, the company provided a savings bank on site and contributed to a fund from which workers could borrow to purchase houses. To make sure that life in these homes was all it could be, the company also sponsored competitions to encourage domestic skills, with cash rewards for sewing, cooking, decorating, gardening, and hat making. Concerts and lectures were provided for the wives of workers, in the belief that the moral and intellectual level of a home would arise only to that of the mother or wife who lived there." ~ Stephen Mansfield, The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer That Changed the World


  1. Lovely photos, I don't know where you are but I'd love to join you;) And I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments.Have a lovely day!

  2. I've been meaning to link to the Business vs. Desire article on my blog as well. :) Especially since I wrote that other post. *cough*

    Also? I love Guinness. Gotta add that book to my To Read list. :) Are you on Goodreads?

  3. I don't actually drink beer, but I read an article about the Guinness family and company and thought I would like to know more about their legacy. I am on Goodreads, but am only slowing getting into it. Years ago, I chose Library Thing to be my online book database so I have yet to import my library on Goodreads. I'm reading through your recent posts and I just found where you linked to your Goodreads account, so now you can see my paltry book list. :)


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