Hopefully you will find this carnival a good blend of
a) a look into the lives of homeschoolers who do fun and interesting things and,
b) thought provoking and perhaps controversial articles.
One of the blogs featured at the carnival is Art Projects for Kids, which has some really fantastic ideas! The kids and I were actually just making some paper mache projects yesterday, and I need to see if my project is dry enough for another layer to be applied.
I have added a few websites and blogs to my sidebar, but thought I'd list them here since they might not get noticed otherwise.
- School is Hell was mentioned in Home Education Magazine, in an interview of the blog's writers, unschooling activists Luz Shosie and Ned Vare.
- Family Buddhism "is about parenting and family relationships and how to bring the Buddha’s teachings into these areas of our lives. Family Buddhism is written, compiled and presented so that we might all be better able to practice Buddhism within the family context. And that we might be able to support others to bring the Buddha’s teachings into daily life ie being engaged Buddhists."
- The Mindful Parent is "an organization devoted to sharing with parents and other child caregivers ways in which to enhance the many joys of parenting. By mindfully attending to our children, both when we are physically present with them and when we are physically separated from them, we can enhance our sense of connection to them and, in turn, our connection to the cosmos. This makes us a better parent, a happier person, and a more vital human being."
- Dharma Seed is a site "Freely Offering Western Buddhist Vipassana Teachings." You can search for talks by speaker or topic/keywords.
- UU Buddhist Fellowship: "Since the introduction of the first Buddhist texts to America in the mid-nineteenth century, Buddhism has been as extremely influential force among Unitarians and, over the last thirty years, Unitarian Universalists. Early Unitarians, such as Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson responded with great enthusiasm to Buddhism's emphasis on individual experience, rather than appeal to scriptures or belief in miraculous events, as the basis for authority in spiritual matters."
- Unschoold.com--a place for unschoolers.
- I didn't add this to my sidebar, but Thomas is going to buy himself a Super Cub r/c airplane this week, and I searched YouTube to see if there were any videos of the plane in action. Here are just two of many: Hobby Zone Super Cub and Hobbyzone Super Cub. When I called the local hobby store, they said they had 4 r/c models that were for beginners, and that the Super Cub was the best of them--especially for those easily frustrated, such as an 8 year old who wants to fly the plane immediately. :) Since I know nothing about flying r/c planes, I hope that he's right.