The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
With the deep snow and the excitement here (more on that anon), we have opted to do our boiling inside. There isn’t much sap for maple syrup anyway — the weather has been so strange: first weirdly warm and then super cold with a snowstorm they are calling a blizzard, although it was just a normal heavy snow for us.
I made this cake for yesterday’s feast — you still have time for St. Joseph if you want!
Anyway, we do have some links for you!
- From Commentary Magazine: The XX Factor. If you think that science is a pure undertaking, kept far from political concerns and pursuing truth without reference to bias, read this article. That a top-notch researcher could go through his training without ever encountering a female animal, or that scientific inquiry could be conditioned by assumptions of equality to the detriment of patient health, is deeply shocking. And, as far as I’m concerned, raises all sorts of questions about how other conclusions are drawn, all across the board.
- BBC Interrupted Dad — A Breakdown. I’m sure you saw the amusing video (it’s embedded here, don’t worry if you haven’t). Maybe you’ve also seen the inevitable feminist scorn. This sympathetic article is my favorite. I feel like we should assume that husband and wife are helping each other!
- Some fun articles sent to me by Rosie: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Time Zones, The Secret Plan for the Days After the Queen’s Death, and He Got the Constitution Amended. This last one I think you should definitely share with your (especially high school) kids — this fellow wrote a paper and got a bad grade — and then pursued the information he found until he got the U. S. Constitution amended! Stunning!
- A very important development on the liturgical front, as the groundswell against bad music in church grows: International Declaration on Sacred Music “Cantate Domino”, signed by many important musicians, academics, and clerics. Please send to everyone! Especially your pastor!
- A blog I love is Thrift at Home. Margo shares her little ways, and recently she visited a friend who is definitely a kindred spirit! The more I think about our little duties as home makers, I think about how beauty is a priority, and skills and results will follow. Without examples, it’s a little hard to figure it out, but Margo gives us a glimpse: How Barb Keeps House and a little follow-up here: Two Further Thoughts About Barb.
Today is the feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem. From the Catholic Culture post:
He was the author of those truly wonderful Catechetical Instructions, which embrace clearly and fully all the teaching of the Church, and contain an excellent defense of each of the dogmas of religion against the enemies of the faith. His treatment of these subjects is so distinct and clear that he refuted not only the heresies of his own time, but also, by a kind of foreknowledge, as it were, those which were to arise later.
Don’t forget St. Joseph on Monday! Finish up your last (or first, whatever, it’s never too late to chime in!) Seven Sunday devotion and be sure to fly to him for help! “Go to Joseph,” the people were told in the Old Testament, prefiguring the sure advice we may rely on when it comes to this glorious saint, foster father of Our Lord and protector of the Blessed Virgin.
From the archives:
- If your kids drive you crazy, it’s because they don’t have enough to do, and by that I don’t mean games or toys, but work. Here is a guide to what they can do; you can extrapolate/fill in according to your own situation once you get the idea. Pippo and Molly have been mightily enjoying being “trash boy” and “trash girl” with Papa and look forward to Thursday night (aka “trash night”) like it’s an amusement park.
- Did you know that I have a series of posts on teaching your child to read? If you look at this one, you will find the rest linked.
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