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2022 Countdown to Christmas #1: Jolabokaflod, an Icelandic Christmas-y Excuse to Read Books All Day

Wow, am I ever excited to hear about this! So yesterday I blogged that I was still basking in the glow of Thanksgiving. Well, I’m done with that. I needed to feel some Christmas cheer this morning as I drove … Continue reading

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Attention Homeschool Mamas! Listen to this Podcast with Andrew Pudewa and Sarah Mackenzie to Launch a Great New School Year!

I got to meet Andrew Pudewa 16 years ago in person at a homeschool conference. I had several conversations with him that day and found him totally delightful. If you homeschool, you will want to absorb his decades of wisdom … Continue reading

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6/21/22 Tree of Life Mama’s Podcast of the Week: How to Plan Your Summer as a Homeschool Mom with Sarah Mackenzie of the Read Aloud Revival Podcast, #208

This is my favorite time of year! I’ve already had a several-days retreat with girlfriends, gone swimming, and planted most of my garden. I’m looking forward to so much more this summer! I don’t have any more vacation plans this … Continue reading

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Reading Picture Books to Older Children: Why You Want To

Does it feel like your children are too old for you to read aloud picture books to them? Or that you and/or they are too old to read them on their own? I encourage you to listen to this recent … 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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Create a Book Club Culture at Home

The past two Thursday nights I’ve had two book club discussions, one online and one in person. I loved every single minute of them.  For the first one we discussed Little Women, and for the second one we discussed anything by … Continue reading

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Out of the Best Books: Classics We Are Studying From in Feb. and March 2019

Before we get any  more into March, I want to share the classics we learned from and studied in February and this first half of March. The above photo shows some of the picture books that I picked up from … Continue reading

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How to Hygge Your Homeschool and Cheap Ebook on Hygge

In my “moms’ class” at my weekly homeschool gathering (a commonwealth school), we’ve been talking lately about seasons, winter, and “hygge.” What is hygge? Pronounced “hoo-gah,” it is the practice that allows the Danish to be the happiest people on … Continue reading

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