Those generous folks over at Simply Charlotte Mason are giving away Sonya Shafer's new e-book Smooth and Easy Days to download and enjoy for free. I've said this before about Sonya's writing: Don't even bother getting out your hi-lighter or you will end up with completely yellow pages.
This book is bursting with Charlotte Mason's thoughts, living examples, encouragement and motivation on one of the greatest gifts you can give your children: habits that build their character, all in an easily digestible (and printable) 45-pages.
Please don't be discouraged if you, like me, have allowed bad habits to creep in or you realize you are dealing with a strong sin-nature. How about taking one habit at a time? We took (S)CM's advice at the beginning of the summer and started with the habit of kindness. For Term 1 we added the habits of prayer and thankfulness. You may remember my struggle with accuracy and thoroughness which I have focused on overcoming this school year. These few habits have helped gain much smoother days here.
Sonya tells us of an even greater goal of habit cultivation than smooth and easy days, "Good habits instilled now will equip our children well for their futures." She continues, "That's a goal worth hanging on the galleries of our minds. Can you picture the rewarding scenes?"