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What I Learned in August

Friday, August 30, 2013

August was a full month in my house, probably because my oldest started school, real, leave the house school. After much prayerful consideration this is where my son will be able to flourish this year. Of course I had to sit down and review


my month in order to remember what I learned this month, and I realized I crammed this last month of summer full of learning!  So here goes:


  1. Only a crazy person decides that a 2+ hour drive to a zoo is a good idea when there is an almost 2-year-old in the car! Granted there were tons of claps and shouts of joy while at the zoo.  And as a bonus lesson, it is always quicker to drive home than to drive somewhere new. 

Cozy book hop

Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot!  This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  We share posts on books, reading, and all that is inspiring us (basically that means, we love to read what you have done this week!). If you haven't written anything new, link up a classic you'd love for some new friends to check out.

Cozy Reading Spot

Cozy Book Hop

What's been going on at Reading List this week:

Here's what I've been writing this week, just in case you missed it.

Children

Good Night, Good Knight

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

If I asked you to come up with a list of characters for a little boy's story book, what would you add to the list?  Would it take you very long before dragons and knights would be added to that list?  If you are a boy mama, I'm guessing those would be fairly high on the list (maybe depending on their age).

My boys love stories with dragons, and if you add a knight with a horse and sword, well you have a home run!

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents


So I was not surprised when both of my boys wanted to sit and read Good Night, Good Knight over and over for two weeks.  Shelley Moore Thomas did a wonderful job of creating a wonderfully good knight that has a heart to care for little dragons who need help falling asleep while on his night watch.

Christian

Homeschool Mom's Bible

Monday, August 26, 2013

One simply cannot be a Christian mom blogger and not run into the homeschooling group online. The two are so similar that they often overlap so heavily it's impossible to see where one ends and the other begins. At this stage in my life I am not truly a homeschooling mommy, however, I do go out of my way to include aspects of "learning play" on a daily basis with my young children. And because of that I love hearing from the homeschooling mommies out there.

When the opportunity to review a bible that was full of devotionals for homeschooling moms came around, I snatched it up.  I, selfishly, figured that if I could gain such encouragement from homeschooling mommas online, then I could only benefit from such a bible.

The NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible has 365 devotionals by Janet Tatman, a homeschooling mom for 25 years - one devotional for each day of the year. Each devotional has a bible verse, a personal, encouraging story that leads to a prayer to use in your own homeschooling day.

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible - Reading List Review

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