I've had a phrase running through my mind the last few days from a story Zig Ziglar used to tell. He said his grandma made the lightest, fluffiest biscuits around. But one day he went and they were flat and hard. He asked what happened. She said she had accidently left out the baking powder and the biscuits had been 'baked in a squat'.
As I read many of your comments and concerns as you try and implement this philosophy in your home, I sense that you are 'careful and troubled about many things." I caution you to not let yourself get 'baked in a squat'. How would that happen? For one thing, by allowing planning and managing everything to become so tedious that you never actually enjoy the things that are going to make all of this 'rise'. Less planning is going to work in your favor.
For you perfectionists who need to make sure you are doing it just right, I challenge you to make a perfect mistake. Set out to pick the most wrong book or story you can find from the list I've provided. And create the most imperfect notebooking page you possibly can. Try and be perfectly successful in that! You'll soon find there are no mistakes, because you will learn from whatever you do, and that makes for a success.
Remember what our friend Marva Collins taught us: If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.
Don't allow your fear of doing this wrong make you get 'baked in a squat'!
Art credit: Ruckkehr vom Backhaus by Hermann Sonderman
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart