Well, it's that time of year again. The time when life becomes so incredibly busy I seriously don't notice May until it's almost over. Tomorrow is my father's birthday, which is the warm-up to birthday month. May is our month of cake. Sierra's birthday (May 3), Mothers Day (May 10), Marina's birthday (May 15), and Chase's birthday (May 20). Bonus this month, Sierra has her first dance recital on May 24th, so in between baking cakes I get to take her to rehearsals. Fun! And all I want to do is play in my garden.
Speaking of being outside, the Carnival of Homeschooling: No Child Left Inside edition, has started at Corn and Oil. This is a wonderful excuse to avoid everything you are supposed to be doing. It's important to connect to other homeschoolers, where ever they may be.
And where might they be? Last February, my oldest homeschooler was in Italy. She took lots of pictures. We posted them on Flickr. We were contacted by the fine people at Schmap, who asked if they could use her picture of the Verona Arena in their Verona travel guide. We were contacted again and another of Marina's pictures is now on the Venice Schmap!
Anything with a "shm" sound in it has to be good, don't you think? That's why I was very excited to find Shmoop through my local library's website. Shmoop has study guides for literature, US history and poetry, kind of like Cliff Notes, but much more fun. Now if I need help explaining the many facets of Hamlet, or the politics behind Dante's Inferno, I can turn to Shmoop. It's an excellent resource for older homeschoolers. And it's fun to say.
I hope everyone enjoys the links! Wish me luck, May is almost upon me!