The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Today I’m still undecorating, but also enjoying my new thrift-store pillow (it’s from Pier One, in new condition, and goes really nicely with the other ones in the den — lucky me for $5!).
I’m continuing my reading of this excellent book (available here), planning my day, and doing a little knitting for Rosie’s baby. It’s this little “vintage baby cap” that I’ve made two of before — in theory it knits up very quickly, and also in theory I have enough of this sweet white yarn left to do it. But you know me.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Here are our links:
- I truly enjoyed this post from dear Mary Ellen at Tales from The Bonny Blue House, on how she makes her husband lunches every day. Of course I enjoy all the ins and outs of which container and how to get it all prepared — but I also commend the object lesson of her loving care for her husband, even though — and I can really relate to this — making lunches is, shall we say, not her favorite thing: Packing Lunches Makes Me Want to Weep.
- Every sacrifice counts. The little and the big. Here is the last page of a speech given by Marine Lt. John Kelly — it’s a long speech (you can watch the whole thing here), but it’s the end that will make you realize that our true home is not here on earth — the point is especially driven home when you realize that Kelly’s own son died in combat four days — four days — before he gave this incredibly moving speech. Please pray for the safety and sanctification of those defending our country!
- Is there such a thing as “authentic” or “renewed” or “Christian” or even “Catholic” feminism? This essay by Dawn Eden takes on many assumptions, including putative support from St. Pope John Paul II, and is well worth reading. I am definitely using the quote from Chesterton that “Feminism will always oppose chivalry, but chivalry is rather in favor of feminism.” This means that feminists won the cultural battle in large part because good men hesitate to fight against women (of course, there are many bad men who were wholly opportunistic in their support of so-called “equality”, especially in sexual matters).
- Speaking of equality, this readable essay by Samual Gregg shows how Tocqueville, writing in the 19th century, predicted the corrosive effect of the pursuit of equality on society, as it trumps every other consideration, including virtue and most of all, the reality of complementarity.
- What happens is that, in order to attain the impossible goal of equality, its adherents find that facts get in their way. George Weigel reminds us that Fake History needs to be exposed.
From the archives:
- I have lots of posts on discipline. This one, Don’t Wear Your Child’s Name Out, has a link in it to a (newly revised) worksheet that can really help you and your husband adjust your overall parenting approach.
- I call it “Spanking” and maybe that gets your attention, but it’s really about figuring out, in your own unique way, how to bring your parenthood in line with God’s. Print it out and read it together, answering the questions at the end, together, with what I call “free and frank” discussion.
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