The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson {review}

The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson {review}

I love Sally Clarkson’s writings. She always encourages me to love my family more intentionally, more patiently, more joyfully– and her newest book, The Lifegiving Table was no different.

Even before I was finished reading the introduction, I was reminded that no matter what my parenting views or methods, having a relationship with my children is one of the most important things that I can do. I see that now ever more clearly that most of my children are teens or close to teens.

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Lessons Learned From My Son’s First Self-Published Book

Lessons Learned from my Son's first self-published book

My son recently published his first book. The book is about chess. And not just chess in general, but on one single opening. We’ve had some people ask why he chose to write a book on one specific chess opening. I think he explains it really well in his introduction so if you want to know, just check out his introduction. We learned some things along the way that I thought I’d share with you today.

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Five Reasons You Should Be Reading Aloud This Coming Year {+printable reading log}

Reading Aloud plus printable book reading log

“Do you know what pliable means?” my mom said as she looked up from the book she was reading. We were in the middle of Pilgrim’s Progress and had reached the part where Pliable and Obstinate were trying to convince Christian to turn back from his dangerous journey.

“If something is Pliable it means it can be easily bent around– like play-dough,” my mom went on.

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Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life Review and GIVEAWAY

I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with.

It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught. Just like someone can learn to play the piano or draw with enough practice. Sure, there might be people who have a natural gift with words, just as there are people who can play musical instruments

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