Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mom Heart Notes #8 Sept 2017 - books, curriculum and more

Hi Friends!  I know it's been forever, but a pregnancy and then a new baby (who is now a toddler!! :O) will do that.  I have also been helping Sally Clarkson quite a bit with her new membership site- Cultivating Life with Sally.  What a privilege to be a part of crafting a place for Sally to share and preserve her wisdom in so many areas.

But- a really fun Mom Heart meeting at the beginning of this month was full of fun ideas and book suggestions that I wanted to share.  This was a free-for-all meeting where we shared our favorite homeschool ideas and books.

These are no particular order and I haven't read/used them all personally, but they do all come from people that I respect.  :)

There are several different versions of these cards that show various art movements.

Anna Celenza has several books about various composers.  Excellent and fun.

This author has many different composers as well as artists.  Fun series.

Another author who has completed the stories of many different composers.

The following are some places to look for great book recommendations:

Websites for book ideas:

Plumfield and Paideia


Beautiful Feet Books

Other Miscellaneous Curriculum Ideas:

Picture Study Portfolios

Language Arts Curriculum

History Box

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am so excited for this new book!

This new book, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming, is written by two of my favorite people (Sally Clarkson and her daughter, Sarah Clarkson) who happen to be two of my favorite authors.

It is a lovely, practical book about the value of home.  It comes out next week and I couldn't be more thrilled.  I was privileged to review the first two chapters and it drew me right in with practical ideas.  The different viewpoints from mother and daughter lend much to the book.  Go order it now.  Really.  Today, it's less than $10 on Amazon and will be sure to go up with the release date.  There is also a companion book with more stories and more ideas organized by month.  Sigh.  Loveliness.

I did receive the first two chapters, but was under no obligation to write a review.  I just love these people and their writing and no single family has influenced my parenting more.

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Book Review: Refuge at Highland Hall

I liked this series at Highland Hall.  The characters are fun and interesting.  It's an easy and light read but kept my attention.  

I enjoyed the way that the characters tried to do right and have integrity in their various struggles and trials.  Always good to read a book with redemption and forgiveness.  

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Book Review: The Time Garden, A Magical Journey and Coloring Book

The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Bookby Daria Song is an exquisite, beautiful, intricate coloring book that is also the story of a little girl and her encounter with a grandfather clock.

This is a stunning book.  The detail and imagination in each page provides rich fodder for a child or adult's mind and heart.  Combine this with the fact that the reader gets to color these pages to their likes and it's as if one has a custom book, partially created by yourself.  It really is lovely.  This would be an excellent gift to a child with the patience to color small, intricate pages or to an adult who enjoys the therapeutic value of coloring with pencils or markers.

The quality of manufacture of this book is excellent as well.  The paper is thick, the printed lines are crisp and clear and it's larger format makes it just right for working in.  I can recommend this book without hesitation!


I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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