The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
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I’m making shawls like summer’s never coming. Inspired by pretty yarn and a new phase of life where I am not exactly sure if I’m warm or cold or what (to put it delicately), I’m on a shawl-making binge. This one was the subconscious linking of leafy green with leaf pattern, and I think it turned out well if I do say so!
If you look this pattern up on Ravelry, you will find notes in projects about how to make the ends pointy rather than squared off. That is what I did, not without the usual lost-in-a-dark-wood-wandering phase of not having a clue how to make it happen. Just stick with it.
I will load my own notes soon. Meanwhile, here is the pattern: Saroyan shawl.
On to our links!
- An interview with Deirdre’s hubby The Artist’s friend Matthew Meehan about Shakespeare:
- Another Artist’s friend: Deacon Andrew Linn, who’ll be ordained this month:
- Mother’s Day has come and gone. What is the real meaning of mothers for the world today? And very much to the point, is it possible that women have a vital vocation that is hidden in plain sight — one that goes right to the heart of man’s mission in the world, to be instruments in bringing God’s truth to the ends of the earth? My friend Stella Morabito has an insightful post about this topic:
All social engineering programs—from mandatory pre-kindergarten to gestational surrogacy to enforcement of the transgender ideology—have the effect of attacking a child’s sense of self and severing the organic mother-child bond.
This is best undertaken when mothers are separated from their children, and the earlier the better.
In all of these programs, especially when forced on children in the schools, the child ends up displaced, deprived, and de-sexed. All are destabilizing influences that an attentive mother’s unmolested presence would neutralize. But devoted mothers are an obstinate breed. As C.S. Lewis wrote in his prescient 1947 essay “The Abolition of Man:” “We may well thank the beneficent obstinacy of real mothers, real nurses, and (above all) real children for preserving the human race.
- I often reference Little House books and WWMD (What Would Ma Do) here on the blog. (Read these books out loud again and again to your children, if only so that you have ample time to reflect on the wisdom for your parenting life that they contain!) Here’s a great post on respecting your child’s mistakes. Key thoughts: Don’t expect instant results and/or feedback. Don’t freak out when your child does something wrong. Stop scolding constantly and… try to have a sense of humor! Honestly, if Pa, the most reserved, dour man in the history of the world practically, could laugh at Laura’s naughtiness, so can you.
Tomorrow is the great feast of Pentecost. May the Holy Spirit fill your heart and all of our hearts, and enkindle in us the fire of His love!
Don’t forget to catch up on your Spirit of the Liturgy reading. Looking forward to more discussion!
A dear reader on our Facebook page recently asked for the post about how to figure out where to move. This was the one: Relocation Priorities and the Desirability Quotient.
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