Challenging. Encouraging. Inspiring.
These posts have spoken to me over this past week, maybe they’ll speak to you too.
Happy Reading and Happy Weekend!
- What Should a 4 Year Old Know : A Magical Childhood
I’m currently reading a book called ‘Simplicity Parenting’ by Kim John Payne and this post really tied in well with it. The book has been on my bookshelf since my baby shower and a family member on seeing the title scoffed ‘parenting isn’t simple!’. The book isn’t so much about making parenting simple, but simplifying our lives and homes so that our children are protected from the ever growing demands and pressures of modern day life.
We seem to be rushing children through childhood and piling on academic pressure from an early age. This post really spoke to my desire to protect (and respect) my daughter’s childhood because, as Alicia from A Magical Childhood says, ‘childhood shouldn’t be a race.’
- How to talk to your kids about modern day slavery : Simple Homeschool
On the subject of protecting childhood this is a rather interesting post, for two reasons. One, what are we doing to help protect and free children around the world from modern day slavery? Two, how do we introduce the subject of trafficking in an age appropriate way to our own children?
Jamie at Simple Homeschool has some really good pointers. Jamie is currently visiting (and blogging from) the Philippines with her family. Her husband works for Love146, an organisation working towards ending child trafficking and exploitation around the world.
I had the privilege of spending time with some adult survivors of trafficking, in connection with Love146, whilst my Husby was on one of his college placements in the UK. I think of this group of people often. The memory that sticks with me most is how much fun they were, I didn’t expect that. It just goes to show that with the help of organisations like Love146, victims of trafficking can become survivors.
- First we dreamed. : Clean.
If you’re a regular reader then you’ll already know that I’m a big believer in dreaming and an even bigger believer of pursuing your dreams.
This post is a dreamers success story. Rachel Wolf is living her dream because she first dared to dream. I love that! Success stories like this remind me that dreams are possible and encourage me to hold on to the dreams of my heart despite what the logic of my head may sometimes say!
If you’re a dreamer, be encouraged and dare to dream!
What have been some of your favourite blog posts this week?
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