006: Our Thoughts on Social Media, Habit Training, and “Works That Grow with You”

Books, TV, Movie, Song, Anything Review

We talk about early 2000s TV shows Veronica Mars and Bones as Angel goes through the seasons for the first time and Jumie explains why Veronica Mars is is her most favorite TV character to date. 

We also dissect our thoughts and feelings about social media as we discuss Angel’s current reads, The Stories We Tell and Strangely Bright, and the Black Mirror episode titled Nosedive.

Book Club Discussion #TFPR_HomeEducation

As we prepare for our book club virtual meeting, we share our thoughts about habit training, what Charlotte Mason said about the objective of educators, and how this relates to Jumie’s current read, The Creed in Slow Motion.

Mama Me-Time Plans

What do we have for the weekend? Books, journaling, homeschool planning, and a lot of introspection in between. We also want craft ideas. Please send them our way!

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Wall of Quotes

People watch because they like watching people.

Mike Cosper, The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth

Our minds and hearts are designed to connect our experience of the natural world to the spiritual world and the God who governs both.

Joe Rigney, Strangely Bright

The problem before the educator is to give the child control over his own nature, to enable him to hold himself in hand as much in regard to the traits we call good, as to those we call evil.

Charlotte Mason, Home Education

In the first place, whether you choose or not to take any trouble about the formation of his habits, it is habit, all the same, which will govern ninety-nine one-hundredths (99%) of the child’s life.

Charlotte Mason, Home Education

If I could but make others see with my eyes how much this saying should mean to the educator!

Charlotte Mason, Home Education

It is the job of the parents…to train their children to alter their nature in the right direction. And God is training you and me…God is altering our natures all the time, is turning us into the kind of people he wants us to be; he wouldn’t be our true Father otherwise…

Ronald Knox, The Creed in Slow Motion

There is bound to be suffering in a fallen world where human beings have free will, because they will inflict suffering on one another. To that extent God does limit his own Almighty power. He lets us do harm to one another, because if he didn’t, the gift of free will would become meaningless.

Ronald Knox

TFPR Booklist

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– The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth by Mike Cosper (

– Strangely bright by Joe Rigney (

– Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy (

– Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (

– Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller (

– Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear (

– Home Education (Volume 1) by Charlotte Mason (