Brie asks Is Satan Stealing Our Families?
Dr. Meg Meeker shares Five Signs You Might Be Overparenting.
Susan says Couples Who Out Love Have Marriages that Outlast.
Ann gives advice in When You’re Struggling with Midlife and Another Year Older – Remember This.
Homeschooler or not, there are some great ideas in Brooke’s list of 18 Homeschool Electives and Extracurricular Activities.
Here’s my end of summer reading (still a little heavy on the fiction side!)
The only non-fiction book I finished was Free of Me: Why Life is Better When It’s Not About You by Sharon Hodde Miller. I really enjoyed the middle part of the book where she talks about “Seven Mirrors” that reflect areas of our life we tend to make about ourselves. For example, there are chapters on “When You Make Your Appearance about You,” “When You Make Your Friendships about You,” and “When You Make Your Church about You.” The final part of the book shares four ways we can get free of focusing on ourselves. I wish this part of the book had been a bit longer, so that the ways we can make those changes could have been more fully developed.
As for fiction, I read two books by Jaime Jo Wright, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond and The House on Foster Hill. Honestly, the first one was a little weird, and not necessarily something I’d normally read. However, it was obviously entertaining enough to get me to read her other book!
A Sparrow in Terezin is another great book by Kristy Cambron. It’s a sequel to The Butterfly and the Violin that I read last month. I followed that up with her book The Ringmaster’s Wife. I’ve really enjoyed all of Kristy’s books! I have one left to read, and it’s on my list for September.
Should be a quiet Saturday at home here…not a usual occurrence lately, so I’m looking forward to it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
So the phone booth is there without a phone in it? That’s strange! Did it have any kind of sign on it?
I enjoyed the post by Susan about couples outloving each other.
And honestly, I have to laugh when I read a post like Brooke’s because her children are so young and she only has two. When that’s the case, it’s fairly easy to do all kinds of extracurricular activities. I don’t mean to be snarky, and you know that my oldest four children are doing different things. But there’s no way we could have added activities when they were younger; I was in survival mode! 😉
Yep, it was just an empty phone booth (with no phone) outside of a little “soda fountain” restaurant. 🙂 Brevard had a really neat little downtown area. Lots of cute, unique shops, bakeries, and restaurants.
Ha – I didn’t think about her only having two children, and how much easier that makes things for extracurricular activities! Even with mine in school during the day, we are at capacity for activities with just the two of them. And I know you’re not snarky! 🙂
I’m glad you didn’t think I was being snarky! I’ve discovered that I have to be careful whose advice I read and listen to about time management-type things. I try to only take advice from women who homeschool with several children because my life is like theirs. Hearing about the wonderful things that women do whose children go to school or who only have one or two isn’t helpful to me because their lives are so different from mine. You don’t do this, by the way; your advice is applicable to all women. 🙂
Thank you ~ and I think you’re wise to filter the advice you receive in that way!
Kristy Cambron‘s books sounds like something I would like, just with the WWII connection.
I’ve always enjoyed Annelise Voskamp. ❤️
I can ALWAYS work harder to out love JB!