Our Favorite Reads for the Fourth of July

We’re planning our annual outing to the big park in town on the Fourth of July. It’s one of my family’s favorite events of the year! I thought I’d take along a few books for the kids to enjoy during the hottest part of the afternoon, and I’m always up for a read aloud or […]

Marvelous Monday – Literature

     Those of you who know me, in real life or on line, know I’m all about the books!  I homeschool my children, primarily, through the use of living books.  Our approach to history is a literature approach.  I even shun textbooks for Science, at least until the high school years, and even then they […]

Marvelous Monday – History

     This Marvelous Monday, Kendra and I are reviewing History materials.  We’ve quite a list of homeschool subjects lined up for the next several Mondays.  However, we have no desire to sound as if we know it all, because we don’t.  It is our hope that as you read what’s worked for us and […]

Super Tuesday! – Library Builders

Do you live in a Super Tuesday state? We do! While I very much appreciate the freedom we have in this country to vote our conscience for our elected officials, as well as for other ballot measures, I have not enjoyed the half dozen or so recorded messages I’ve said, “hello” to today alone! Our […]

Snow! – Library Builders

My family does not live in a snowy climate. In fact, though I’ve lived within about 20 miles of where I currently live my entire life (of half a century or so), I can remember having snow that “stuck” only twice. My children, therefore, are really not acquainted with snow, or what living in a […]

Thanksgiving Books For Children – A Library Builders Post

This is by no means an exhaustive list of children’s books about Thanksgiving, but these are a few that I will be reading to my boys and the grandbabies during the next few days. These are all books that have a permanent home in our Heritage Library. While this list might be a bit […]

So Many Books, But No Time to Read – Part Two

In filling my children’s reading baskets each term, I use the following guidelines.

I keep a list of the various genre I want them to read from. I also pick and choose some from one of the many book lists I use. I also have a mental list of what I want them to read […]

Why I’m Building Our Heritage Library

A few years ago, the Lord prompted me to begin building our home library.

I now consider our home library our Heritage Library. My vision is to establish a very fine, private library that will be available not only to my children, but to my children’s children. I am spurred on by our […]