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American Girl History Books for unit studies
Great Books for
American History Units

At last !

Book lists for all the American Girl History Units…
all in one tidy place !

If you’re just visiting for the first time or you’ve recently subscribed, I hope you’ll also enjoy checking out these units.  I’ll link them below.
Are you a mom with boys ?  DON’T run !
You can definitely use these units with your boys too.  Just substitute some of the suggested American Girl books if they balk, with other books from this American History Booklist and the unit studies will work for your whole family !
Are you a mom with littles, high schoolers, and some everywhere in between ?
READ on !

These units are super flexible.  The spine is solid in all subject areas (minus math)-  just add in some activities (check out my corresponding Pinterest Boards),  adjust the reading requirements, and get ready for the most ENJOYABLE year of homeschooling ever ! Continue reading Books for American History Units

old fashioned thanksgiving unit study

~An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving~

      Thanksgiving Unit Study



Stories to read aloud together, recipes, games to play, crafts, history, family devotional ideas, and lots more fun!

*Thanksgiving Reading:

* “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving”  by Louisa May Alcott
(google reader, book format)
OR
Read/print it out  here
OR
Listen to “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” Audiobook (free)

*Watch the Hallmark movie version of “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” online
Continue reading ~An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving~

Family Movie Night

*5 SIMPLE STEPS TO A SUMMER NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE NIGHT* 

Someone once said,
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken”.
 
YES ! THOSE are the kinds of days I’m looking forward to!
The lazy days of summer somehow seem more acceptable. People sit on their front porches. Kids play across the yards. Neighbors seem to have time to stop and chat. There’s just something about this season that draws people outside.

Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to a Summertime Neighborhood Movie Night

mercy-when-God-is-silent
 Mercy !
What do you do when God is silent ?!

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.”

~ Psalm 22:1-2

Is there anything much worse than God’s apparent silence when your heart is breaking,
or terrified, or wounded and betrayed ?

Where is He, the One who promised to never leave your side,  when  life is spinning out of control, and your heart is pounding in your mouth,
and your mind is screaming with what-if’s ?

Have you ever prayed until you had absolutely nothing left…and then, still…only silence?

Mercy !!!

I give up!
Continue reading Mercy!