I love to read. I have enjoyed that past time for as long as I can remember. I used to read The Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew, The Little House on the Prairie books, anything with horses or babies, etc. I loved The Babysitters’ Club, too!
I now love reading mostly Christian fiction books centering around the late 1800’s. Cowboys, women that are homemakers, lots of children, etc. I would love to be able to spend time in that era. Sure, I’d miss my modern conveniences, but it’d be fun to see how life worked then in person. I also love stories involving Amish culture, so I am obviously drawn to the simple life.
Lately, I have been reading lots of non-fiction, informational books. I am in the middle of
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This book is packed full of information and it taking me forever to get through (unusual for me). I can see myself re-reading this many times just to pull out all of the info. It is an amazing book for anyone homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling. I have been told that this book made the decision to homeschool for one homeschooling mom I know.
I have also recently read an ebook by Kelly Crawford (Generation Cedar) entitled “Think outside the classroom”. I have had an insatiable appetite for books that are teaching me something in the last year. I have read all these books: (which were all wonderful and I’d recommend any of them)
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I have also read several ebooks by various authors. I am floating in information right now and still craving more (I have several books that I am anxious to read 🙂 The problem? I am on information overload. With each book I read, I think, “That is amazing. That way of thinking or that way of doing would surely solve my problems“. These books all offer amazing advice but how do I tailor it to fit into my everyday life? How do I make my homeschool the best it can be? How do I best serve God in my life? How do I get on the best path nutritionally and physically that I can be? What are the best devotions for my quiet time? What is the best way to decipher and organize thoughts when reading the Bible? With all these questions also comes these:
- How do I incorporate all this information into my life to make the best use of it?
- How do I know that the ‘school’ we are doing is the best for my children?
- Why do I always have the best intentions, yet they so often go unrealized as I push them off until they just don’t get done?
- Why can’t I incorporate all of the beneficial things I’m learning all at once? Why do I have to pick and choose and eventually just take an all or nothing approach?
- How do I filter what I want to incorporate and what won’t work for us?
- How do I keep an open mind about something working when it’s not an approach that is in my personal comfort zone?
- Why am I unable to do things a little at a time? Why do I ‘cop out’ when I can’t completely change everything right away…(for example: eating healthy, changing curriculums, exercise, etc.) and fall into old habits?