Category: Books

Category: Books

What I’ve Been Reading: December 2017

Joining Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I’ve been reading lately. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida This book was absolutely fascinating.  It’s written by a 13 year old Japanese boy who has severe Autism and is nonverbal.  He wrote it through the use of a letter grid. It completely changed my understanding

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

After several slower months, this has been an excellent reading month for me! Here’s what I’ve been reading lately.  Check out Modern Mrs. Darcy for more Quick Lit reviews. The Golden Goblet This was a read aloud to go along with our study of Ancient Egypt for history.  (We’re using

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: October 2017

This month is full of cozy, heartwarming reads, perfect for October.  I only finished 4 books this month.  But they were all simply amazing. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery *Contented Sigh* This book is definitely going to make my top ten list for the year. I felt so sad

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: September 2017

As I write this, rain is drumming on the windows.  Autumn is my favorite season and it is finally here.  Soccer season has begun and I am so ready for cooler weather, canning some pears, sweaters and “Birthday Season” (all four of our kids have birthdays that fall within a

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Our 2017-2018 Homeschool Plan

I love this time of year!  Even though not a ton changes for us at “back to school” season, I still look forward to fall and the return to routine.  This will be our 8th year of homeschooling (how is that possible?!) and I still feel like every year just

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 2017

Much of my time for reading by the pool/at the beach/at the park this summer has been replaced with chasing/feeding/removing from danger my two sweet little people (the two big kids are pretty independent). Of course, I wouldn’t change a thing. But while I envisioned a summer full of reading,

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: July 2017

It’s been another slow reading month for me.  It seems like every time I sit down to read I end up falling asleep.  Such is the season of my life, I suppose.  Knowing that means that these books are good enough to keep me awake. High praise, in my opinion.

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 2017

The past few weeks have been slow in the reading department for me.  I feel like I’ve started and set aside 500 books recently because they just didn’t capture my attention.  These are the four I managed to finish and I have a bunch half-finished which most likely means I’ll

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Quick Tips for Raising Happy Hikers

We are a hiking family.  We love camping and kayaking and just being outdoors together.  We’ve often said that our family is happiest when we’re outside.  Our kids bicker less and we parents are more in tune and patient.  We’ve been going on adventures with kids for over 12 years

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