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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Printable Presidents File Folder Game

Free President's Day File Folder Game- Life of George Washington

Games are such a great way to learn things. That’s why I’m so excited to let you know what I’ve been up to. I’ve combined some of my interests of teaching, of researching, and of manipulating text and images on paper and I’ve have come up with some great educational file folder games. Now, I’ll admit I didn’t do this all by myself. I’ve had some amazing help from my boys. They’ve supplied me with so many great ideas and they’ve helped me a lot with game board design. I really couldn’t have done it without them.

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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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Having a Martha Home the Mary Way {a maybe too-honest book review}

Recently there was one of those polls on Facebook that likes to ask senseless questions. You know the kind. The kind that asks you if you’d rather know how to play all the instruments in the world or know all the languages in the world. The ones that often remind me of my four boys who have an endless supply of perplexing questions they like to throw at my husband and me at the dinner table.

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