Note: I’m attempting to clean out my Draft box and inspire myself to blog regularly again. I originally wrote this post not long before we moved *three years ago*! (Wrote it in early December 2010 and moved January 3, 2011.) I was also 7 months pregnant! No wonder it was forgotten and left languishing so long. :-/ It’s still applicable though so that’s why I’m posting it. Why waste my thoughts and the time I spent writing them down right? 🙂

Educating the Wholehearted Child Revised & Expanded *

The above book is a wonderful resource full of great ideas and encouragement for those who are home educating or are in the first steps of deciding if it is right for their family.

I think I had the above book on my nightstand for close to three years – I kid you not – and I’m finally finished with it. No, I’m not a slow reader. And, it’s not because it wasn’t a good book. It’s just that I’m not a novice homeschool teacher any more and so I often chose to read one of the other numerous books on my list. With life the way it is for us, it just wasn’t a book I was bent on devouring. Many of the ideas in the book I’ve picked up along the way whether from websites, blogs, other books, etc. It’s a great book for those new to homeschooling and I’d recommend it! There were a few sections that inspired or reinspired me but for the most part it was kind of a downer. Again, nothing to do with the book (or the info it shared) itself…just our life. It’s been hard and I’m not able to incorporate as much of these wonderful ideas as I would have liked over the years into our world. It’s just a personal struggle mentally/emotionally. Therefore, it was hard to pick up this book and keep reading consistently. It will stay on our shelves though as a reference for my children. Perhaps they will find it useful in their homeschools. (The above link is to the older version I have. There is a newer version if you do a search once you are at Amazon.)

To be fair, I have read some other books by Sally Clarkson that I enjoyed very much and didn’t have “negative” thought processes attached to. 🙂

Just thought I’d make mention of it since it was on my reading list so long in the sidebar. I’ll move the link down into the resources section now as I do think it would a helpful book to others.

‘Til next time,

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