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February 2017: Books we’re Reading

While we're voracious readers, these are literally what we're reading today! Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free As with many things in life, I have many things left undone. I have big aspirations, huge expectations of myself, and yet many of these seemingly easy and rhythmic… Continue reading February 2017: Books we’re Reading

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What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

Affiliate post - thanks for clicking through! Many of my fellow homeschoolers are thinking about traveling in the coming weeks. With school children going back to school - as well as most adults beginning the New Year with a clean slate of no vacation, January is often a great time for homeschoolers to travel with… Continue reading What are you reading? MENSA Reading List

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100 Word Wednesday: Mulberry Street

In honor of National Read Across America Day {and Dr. Seuss' Birthday!}, my favorites include The Lorax, Cat in the Hat, Oh The Places You'll Go, 10 Apples Up On Top...the list goes on, but today I'll give my 100 Word Wednesday Tribute to And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street {coincidentally,… Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Mulberry Street

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What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you — Thank you!} I am so inspired by the wealth of strong, female writers and simply adore Modern Mrs. Darcy, who is inspirational with her pithy posts and fun lists of what she's learned.… Continue reading What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl

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Family Read Aloud: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

We've had this on our to-read reading list for quite a while. After finishing The Martian, we began reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. It's been of interest to me because not only did he write the first draft as a 15-year old homeschooler, but he also initially self-published his book! He went on to write 3… Continue reading Family Read Aloud: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

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Finished Family Read-Aloud – The Martian…

 My husband finished our family read aloud of The Martian. Did I mention we're bibliophiles? We also do not ban books in our home, just make suggestions on age appropriateness. Check out our other family read alouds.... I must admit, it really sparked my children's imaginations, but also they're love of learning the real history… Continue reading Finished Family Read-Aloud – The Martian…

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Mensa Reading Program, an Overview

Mensa Reading Program: I love following the reading list for the MENSA Program for children. It's a wonderful way to incorporate so many books that we might miss at the library! Our children can also earn a certificate, as well as a T-shirt, for finishing their reading lists. Having outside recognition means a great deal… Continue reading Mensa Reading Program, an Overview