Especially when it comes to a homeschool family,
do you ever wonder what the mom reads?
A few of my fellow homeschool mamas read what I would consider very rich literature. Eloquent and intelligent and thought-provoking stuff. And I am in awe of their discipline to find time for such things.
Can I admit that I find simple, yet complete satisfaction in reading books alongside my children? We steer clear of twaddle past the phonics stage. I find the Robinson Curriculum to be a great guide in classic literature. Some of the books are a blast from from childhood reading; some are ones I have never even heard of. We don’t limit our reading list to the RC list though. Laura Ingalls Wilder and CS Lewis come to mind for books that I don’t want my kids to miss out on.
But all that doesn’t tell you what “I” read, eh?
I have very little time to read to my own interests, but I do make it a goal.
Here is my list for this year.
The Asperger’s Syndrome Survival Guide by Craig Kendall
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children w/
Autism Spectrum Disorders by Zysk
An Easy Start In Arithmetic
A Strong start in Language
A Home Start in Reading
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Parent-Teacher Guide for the Original McGuffey Readers
all by Ruth Beechick
The Self-Propelled Advantage by Joanne Calderwood
ok, so I devoured this when I received it last fall as a gift from Mrs C herself.
Now I want to go back through and take mental notes *smile*
The One Success Habit You Can’t Do Without by Fred Lybrand
I am a self-admitting list-making perfectionist so I found this book about organizing myself to be thought-provoking.
Perfectly Unique by annie f. downs
Originally purchased for my daughter to accept her changing body in a way that would praise God by recognizing His specific plan and purpose for her life… we began to read this as a devotional-style nightly read… and I, myself, am beginning to slowly understand my own worth in the process… who knew, eh?
Do You Think I’m Beautiful? by Angela Thomas
A hard book for me to mentally swallow. To seek the truth about beauty while undoing the damaged tapes of my own childhood. Tough stuff, and this is round 2 to attempt reading this.
Unglued, Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa Terkeurst
ba-ha-ha… our newest read for my women’s Bible study. Oh joy, emotions at its finest… I can already tell I am going to fail at this miserably. You see, I have this really bad habit to laugh when emotions dig too deep. Call it my survival mechanism of sorts. It saves me from drama, but can really offend others… pray for me will ya? ;^)
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
*sigh* I have resisted this beautiful book. When everyone was on the band wagon counting blessings one by one, I resisted the “fad”. It is the most beautiful concept, I just resist popularity, which is what I first impressioned. (everyone’s doing it, right? lol) So I now admit I had followed Ann’s blog through the journey, and I have had her book for over a year now, and I even know how truly ‘real’ she is via her being good friends with a sweet friend of my own. So I humbly will crack open this book and accept the gifts as they come…
What do you read? How do you make time to read?
I’d love to know…