Category Archives: classics

Out of the Best Books: What We’re Reading for January 2020

  I’m reading the above for my Hero Project class that I’m mentoring, a repeat of 6 years ago. It’s about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, definitely a hero of mine! Elder Christofferson quoted him in General Conference.      Bugsy, age 10, … Continue reading

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Best Picture Book to Read in January!

  It occurred to me, after reading this book aloud to my children a few weeks ago, why this is the best picture book to read in January. It can inspire you and your family to create your own giving … Continue reading

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My Sister Has a Blog! Here are Some of Her Favorite Picture Books

  Note: I started this blog post last September and stuck it in my drafts folder. I’m finally publishing it in January. Such is my life these days! The past month (September 2019) has been a bit hectic what with … Continue reading

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#abookandagameaday: Monday 1/6, Gameschooling Day #1 of 2020

  I am taking on thewaldockway.com book/gameschooling challenge of 2020, where I read aloud a picture book a day and play at least one board/card game to boot. #abookandagameaday. Cheers to more picture books and gameschooling in 2020! The book … Continue reading

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The River Between Us Discussion Questions

This month we started our new homeschool year. (I know…sob! I don’t like back to school in August. Nevertheless, I am part of a homeschool co-op/commonwealth/liber community school that started this month.) I co-mentor a class about the Civil War/the … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud: An Obstinate Act of Love, Especially As You Defy Digital Distractions

Sarah Mackenzie recently did a podcast episode that captures my thinking of how and why reading aloud is so magical. It features an interview with the author of the book below, Meghan Cox Gurdon. Listen here. She answers a question … 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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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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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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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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