A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Book Review- Homeschooling Books

This book review is for 2 homeschool books. If you are thinking about homeschooling, just started homeschooling or have been homeschooling for years, I believe these books will change the way you do things. When I first started homeschooling I had the "public" school mindset. There would be text books and curriculum for EVERY subject on the planet and they would sit for a certain amount of time etc. I realized it was not working for me or my daughter. Then I was introduced to Miss Charlotte Mason. This book, The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola, and Charlotte's way of teaching has changed our homeschool environment from one of drudgery to one that is excited to learn. My son is now homeschooled and I'm so glad that I found this approach before I gave him a bad taste of learning. If you click the picture it will take you to a link that you can take a glimpse inside and look at what it has to offer. I highly recommend.
The second book that I discovered is Homeschooling The Easy Way by Cindy Rushton. I don't even know how I came about finding it but I am so glad I did. She goes right along with the Charlotte Mason love of learning style and has sooo many great ideas. One idea that has made homeschooling for my daughter fun, is scrapbooking her work. She loves to show off her notebook now. It isn't like pulling teeth to get her to start her schooling any more. She comes up with stuff herself that she wants to learn and then goes crazy. If you click on the picture it will take you to her site where you can read in greater detail about the book. She has many other amazing books as well, but this one would be my first pick for getting started.

Blessings my friends.


  1. Great resources!! Thank yoU!

    Many blessings-

  2. It's wonderful that there are now so many resources for HSers. The thing that 'saved' us (and our sanity) was unschooling.

    Thanks ever so for the declutter encouragement. I'm actually making progress, in site of being out most of the weekend. 8-}

  3. I sent this link and info to a friend of mine that is homeschooling this year. I think she might have done it once before but is really unhappy with the school system where they live. I hope she will use it or contact you if she has any questions. I am sure she has people who are guiding her, but it never hurts to have as many resources as possible.

  4. Such great resources, Kim. They are already on my bookshelf. ;)

  5. I can't wait to get my hands on those books. I so want to make learning fun and do it in a "nontraditional" way. Thank you!

  6. Hey girlie! Those books look like an excellent source. How sweet of you to share the blessings.


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