Great Way To Grow Readers

First big girl book. All words. No pictures. Lots of chapters. They say leaders are readers. What a great little nugget I picked up on several years ago from John Maxwell on getting his own kids and grandkids to read… for every book they read, he would pay them the price of the book. Pretty

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I tried it again… it worked!

About 20 years ago, I made a bet with two little willing boys…  “Whoever could scratch my back the longest… I’ll give you a DOLLAR!”    Game on… Andrew knew with over an HOUR he had Adam beat!  {snicker} About thirty minutes into it… Adam gave up.  Andrew was the winner and I was one happy camper!

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awesome break and now back at it…

  Back at it… Nook + school = COOL hard at work… Our dry-erase board we made from an album frame from Hobby Lobby (half-price) & added construction paper.   affirmations are good…  GOD is great! home + school + my kids {smile} = good stuff        

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Of COURSE we’ve got PICS…

Did you think I had forgotten the coveted Back-To-School picture?!  Why heavens no!  I tried to make them wear their pretty little ironed outfits, but I figured I was doing good with the chosen attire since there was a little protest involved! {Brother was shocked when I told him no P.J.’s!} First Day of Homeschool {looks

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the night before the BIG day…

As I finished up my day and laid there contemplating the decision, I breathed heavy with angst and excitement all wrapped up in one big wod of nerves.  Needing to unwind {yeah, it was almost midnight} I checked to see if he was asleep and then grabbed the iPhone.  No Pinterest, just email tonight.  Over the

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