Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Favorite Homeschooling Book

Not much time to blog this week, but I didn't want to miss out on the Homeschool Village fun!

Today the topic is your favorite book that encourages you as a homeschooling Mom...

I have several homeschooling books that have inspired and uplifted me along this journey, but if I had to pick a favorite today it would be So You're Thinking About Homeschooling by Lisa Whelchel.

Each chapter of this book highlights one of fifteen different families who homeschool and "do life" in their own unique way. I can pick it up, read a chapter in just a few short minutes, and receive encouragement that this homeschooling thing is a good choice and that it can be done successfully.

I still pick this book up for a quick dose of refreshment even as we are beginning our fifth year of homeschooling.

I am a bonafide book-a-holic, so I can't wait to read about everyone else's favorites!



  1. This sounds like an intriguing book. I love hearing how it works out in different families and situations. It is always helpful to get different perspectives! :) I blogged mine and I'm sure you've read my top pick since you have a touch of Charlotte Mason in you. It was For the Children's Sake.

  2. Hey - thanks for not wanting to miss out!!

    I just love Lisa Whelchel. I missed her speak at our church once.


  3. Dear Shannon,
    Your posts are so interesting. I found you through your message about taking time for Mother Culture. You've provided mothers with some wonderful ideas. I am encouraged greatly to see that A Charlotte Mason Companion and its message has been enlightening to you.
    I am entirely new to the blog world. I rely on the help of my husband and my son and I'm still confused. Anyway, It is wonderful how you are ministering to mothers the "blog way."
    I see that you have The Hobbit as a read-aloud. My children were fond of this story. It was the first I read when I became a Christian in 1977.
    Enjoy your homeschooling experience - savour it. It whizzes by much faster than daily perceived. All the many little things you do all day, may seem very small, but they work together to build a precious childhood for your dear ones and wonderful memories for you and your husband in years to come.
    Your music is spiritually touching. Thank you Shannon.
    Karen Andreola

  4. I LOVE this book! It's the first h-schooling book I read, and I came away with the thought, "Why WOULDN'T I want to homeschool?!" ;)


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