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Patriotic Books for Summer from My National Treasure Tour, Part 2

  Today I am sharing all the great American history books for kids, and a few for adults, that I found in the gift shops at Mt. Vernon and Valley Forge on my recent trip back east. So these are … Continue reading

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Treasure #2 of My National Treasure Tour: Martha Washington

Do you all realize what a treasure Martha Washington is?  George wouldn’t be the man he was without her aid and comfort. Not to mention her wealth as well, :-). When he married her and got a part of her … Continue reading

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Treasure #1 from My National Treasure Tour: Mt. Vernon and Anne Cunningham, the Woman Who Rescued It, and What We Can Learn From Her

Are you ready to go on a National Treasure Tour with me?! In honor of Independence Day coming up, I am going to blog over the next while to share my “national treasures”: my memories, book ideas, and nuggets of … Continue reading

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Patriotic Books for Summer from My National Treasure Tour, Part 1

  Here is the beginning of my patriotic book posts, just in time to get ready to celebrate Independence Day! These books pictured below I garnered from my recent “National Treasure” tour. I had the privilege of touring D.C. and … Continue reading

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A Covenant Nation Tour Days #1 & #2

It was two years ago on this very day that I got to tour Washington D.C. with a group of homeschooling friends. We had arrived in Philadelphia the day before and drove that evening to get to a hotel in … Continue reading

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My Favorite Biographies: Picture Books and More!

This one’s about the guy, Edwin Binney, who invented Crayola crayons, and his cousin, C. Harold Smith. So fun! Now I know where the business name “Binney and Smith” came from. This one above is a fascinating look into colonial … Continue reading

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#abookandagameaday, Wed. 3/4/20: Carmen, Secret Hitler, and What to do when cheating happens in gameschooling?

  Today was History/Geography Day for our gameschooling. So that means we use that theme for our book(s) and our game(s). I always like to do a biography on this day, in addition to our regular read aloud chapter book. … Continue reading

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Out of the Best Books: Classics We Enjoyed for May, June and July 2019

  Here are most of the books we’ve been enjoying since May. If you want to be reminded of why it’s so important to read in this day of cheap, easy entertainment (otherwise known as the screen), go here to … Continue reading

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What Are We Really Celebrating Today on the 4th of July?

  The kids and I listened to David Barton’s Wallbuilders’ podcast yesterday while driving.   It was pathetic that most people, those who were walking on the streets of Philadelphia, could not answer this question: “What do we celebrate on … Continue reading

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Out of the Best Books: Classics We Studied in April and May 2019

It’s time to do another recap of classics we’ve been studying in our home, for homeschool and family life. Words that I hold sacred, from the holy writ of my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says … Continue reading

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