Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 June Bookmarks

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*Bookmarks is an online book club hosted at Creative2xmom. Here we discuss the books we've read in the past month as well as the suggested reading. Our suggested reading for June was Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas.

These are the books I read this month:

Habits by Charlotte Mason-- This is the first volume of the Charlotte Mason writing.  We use a little Charlotte Mason style education in our homeschool, particularly in history.  So I was curious to explore more of the philosophy.  This book is about establishing habits in not only the homeschool, but the home.  And what really struck me was that it also focused on the parents.  I find that to be so true.  A good place to start in understanding more of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

The Outdoor Life of Children by Charlotte Mason-- so this was book 2 of the Charlotte Mason series and one that I was really excited to delve into.  I'm always looking for ways to incorporate more outdoor studies with my kids and this is one of the major tenants of the educational philosophy.  This book in particular focuses on nature study and getting kids outdoors.  Great advice!

What We Read With The Kids:

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate-- I don't know what I expected from this book, but it wasn't quite what I expected.  But in a good way.  We've been reading through the Little House series and they can be pretty heavy.  But this one was so funny.  Heartfelt, sincere, and sweet.  A great book for reading aloud to younger ones, but even my seventh grader enjoyed it.

Run with Me by Sanya Richards Ross-- See my review here.

Our suggested reading for June was Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas--  When I picked up this book, from page one, I remember how important this book is to my parenting journey.  A way of thinking, rather than a how to, Sacred Parenting focuses on how God matures us through parenthood. Think you've got it all figured out?  Have kids!  What if parenthood was less about raising kids and more about drawing close to the Lord?  Well guess what?  It is!  Top five parenting books in my opinion, if not the top book for any parent.

So what are your bookmarks this month?

Tell us in the comments about the books you're chewing on. Or link up a review from your own blog. Let's share the books we're finding, good and bad. And give us your thoughts on Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

Also don't forget to come back on July 28th as we discuss Paris for One & Other Stories by JoJo Moyes.

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