The Week in Review

week in review

Happy November!

Halloween is over so that means … it’s Christmastime! Some of you are probably thinking that it’s a little bit early to jingle those bells just yet. My husband and I have this discussion every year. He thinks that the Christmas tree shouldn’t go up until December 1st. I’ve always thought it should go up on November 1st (make the most of the season, y’all!). For the sake of our marriage, I usually meet him in the middle and wait until November 3rd.

Wherever you stand on the issue, check out our This Week on TGFL section below for some great ideas to get you thinking about the Christmas season.

Also in today’s feature? Books, homeschooling, nature and wonderful things from around the web.

Have a wonderful weekend!


This Week on TGFL

In case you missed it, here’s what’s been happening on The Grace-Filled Life this week:

This Week in Nature

It has been so rainy this week that we haven’t been out much at all. But as this post from last year reminds us, November holds the promise of a new beginning.

This Week in Books

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Between the five of us, here’s what we’ve been reading:

Picture Books and Readers

Chapter Books

Adult Reads

  • Home Education by Charlotte Mason – I am so excited about this book and the ideas it contains. While I will never be a purist, it’s always exciting to research educational philosophies and figure out what works for us.

This Week in Homeschool


This week, thanks to an amazing science curriculum and a sweet friend, we learned all about pumpkins: whether pumpkins float or sink; the parts of a pumpkin; pumpkin life cycle; pumpkin dissection; and the the pumpkin gospel. We ate pumpkin treats and drank pumpkin hot chocolate. And it was amazing.

We also learned about the Civil War and the Pony Express. My goal this year is to give my girls just a little taste of modern world history, without making it too heavy. Just enough to entice them and get them excited about it.

Snippets from Around the Web

There are so many wonderful things around the web this week that it’s hard to choose just a couple to share with you. Here are some of my favourites:

Don’t forget to check out The Grace-Filled Life Facebook page. It’s your one-stop place for encouragement, inspiration and laughs throughout the week. You can also find TGFL on Pinterest and Instagram. Come visit any time!


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