• What We've Been Reading in Our Home and Homeschool Lately
    books,  reading lately

    What We’ve Been Reading Lately – August

    A big part of our life and homeschool is reading, if you haven’t already signed up for the book-ish newsletter I would suggest you do so, I have some fun stuff I will be sharing there soon. Sharing what we’ve been reading each month is a great practice for me to look back on the month and I love sharing about our reads because then other people read them and we can continue to have great book discussions. I also enjoy getting book recommendations, so if you have one (or more) that you think we would enjoy, let me know!     THE MOM I’ve mentioned a few times but…

  • What We've Been Reading in Our Homeschool Lately
    books,  reading lately

    What We’ve Been Reading Lately – July 2019

    So, weekly this past winter and monthly in the summer I’ve been sending out my book-ish newsletter letting you know what we’ve been reading lately and some other book-ish resources and a couple of really good book deals that I came across. For the foreseeable future I am going to share what we we’ve been reading over here on the blog, but if you like all things books I would still suggest signing up for the book-ish newsletter because I have some fun book related things that I will be sharing there coming up soon!   WHAT WE’RE CURRENTLY READING     THE MOM This has been a slow reading…

  • How Much Do the Books Our Kids Read Matter? - Screening chapter books as a Christian parent
    book reviews,  books

    Do the Books Our Kids Read Matter?

    I have been thinking about this ^ a lot in the last week, if you receive my bookish newsletter each week you’ll already know that from last week’s email. Part of this has a lot to do with the fact that Raeca is really into the fantasy genre and it’s something I know almost nothing about since it’s never been my genre. I have become slightly more knowledgeable in the last couple of years but just a little. I know that many books, especially those in the fantasy and fairy tale genres can be so great for sharing the Gospel story, where good conquers evil, but there are also many…

  • The Intentional Reading Book List - book suggestions and recommendations for the best books for babies, preschoolers, elementary, middle school, high school and beyond. Plus, receive the bookish newsletter with more recommendations and book extension activities
    adults,  book lists,  books,  elementary,  high school,  middle grades,  picture books

    Introducing: The Intentional Reading Book List & A Bookish Newsletter

    I have always been an avid reader, from sneaking books into the bathroom to read as a pre-teen and early teenager to putting off grown up responsibilities as an adults (*cough* doing the dishes *cough*). My to-read list is incredibly long but thankfully I have always believed that there are way too many good books in the world to spend time reading less-than-stellar books, so I stop those books and go on to the next good book. In case you are in need of some top notch book recommendations, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. I’ve recently created my Intentional Reading Book List – over 70 book recommendations that include…

  • House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery middle grade book review
    book reviews,  books,  reviews

    House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery – Book Review

    I came across House of Dreams, a biography on L. M. Montgomery a few weeks ago via someone on BookTube and I knew I needed to read it. As a Canadian I am embarrassed to admit that the only Lucy Maud Montgomery book I’ve actually finished is the first book in the Anne of Green Gables series. Just prior to seeing this book I had decided to try to read all of L. M. Montgomery’s books by the end of 2019. Of course, that was before I knew how many she had written but I’m still going to give it a try.     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: Eight…

  • Our Favorite Family Read Alouds - elementary read alouds we love as a family
    book lists,  books,  elementary

    First Family Read Alouds

    I thought I would do something different with today’s book list and bring it to you in video format. I’ve really been enjoying video lately, mostly because it is something different and because it challenges me creatively.     I decided to make a video sharing my top recommendations on where you should start when it comes to family read alouds. This is hands down one of the most common questions I get asked so it seemed like the best first book list video to make. A note about book list and book videos: I plan on doing a number of middle grade book lists, reviews and recommendations in the…