Friday, June 10, 2011

As For Me and My House - Giveaway and a Homeschooling Link-Up



Welcome to the last day of my open house party.

Today is about homeschooling. I have been teaching my children at home for more than 2 decades. I am now old and tired. (smiles) So after this party, I'll clean up the mess and enjoy a long rest this weekend!

I want to tell you about a great new book, by homeschooling author, Elizabeth Wiens. You'll even have a chance to win your own signed copy!

Then we can talk about homeschooling in today's link up.

The Book - As For Me and My House (A Novel) by Elizabeth Wiens. This is the sequel to Bringing Them Home, which I loved!

Publisher - OakTara

Paperback, over 200 pages.

In this realistic story, we are back with the Knight Family. We watch as the children enter the teen years. David and Cassy continue to search Scripture for answers and guidance in teaching their children at home.

Here are some of the things they encounter:

1. Worldliness and modernism in youth groups.

2. Should their oldest daughter attend college?

3. Is traditional dating okay for Christians?

4. Volunteer jobs at a local crisis preganancy center.

5. Apprenticing a son, by having him work with Dad.


I love their approach to test things out, pray and see where it leads, rather than making snap decisions. I greatly appreciated seeing how real emotions and problems appeared throughout the difficult times.

Cassy has the best homeschooling ideas! I loved reading her creative teaching methods and how well it worked with her children. The parents kept their teenagers very busy with projects, work and homeschooling.

If you've ever wondered what a conservative Christian homeschooling family was like, or wanted to understand how it worked during the teen years,  you will love this story!

Elizabeth is an excellent writer. I trust and respect her work. I hope she writes many more books!

The Giveaway

Elizabeth has sent me an autographed copy of her book for one of my readers. Would you like a chance to win? All you have to do is leave me a comment, telling me your thoughts on home education.


For additional Entries:


1. Post about this on Facebook.

2. Post about this on Twitter.

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave 3 separate comments.)

5
. Become a Public Follower through Google Friend Connect, or let me know if you are already a follower.

6. Choose to "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

7. Subscribe in an email to The Legacy of Home Blog.


*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*


One random winner we be selected on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you. 

This contest is closed. The winner is:
Very Blessed Mamma

*Disclosure - I received this book for review purposes.*


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Now for the Link - UP!

We are currently struggling with hot summer days and trying to keep our year-round homeschooling schedule. We took several days off, but will get back to work on Monday. Are you homeschooling? I'd love to hear your tips, stories, and plans! All you have to do is write a post on your blog. Then come back here to link-up!


Be sure to link back to this page, so we can visit one another during this open house celebration!




Thanks so much for participating!

Blessings
Mrs. White




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49 comments:

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing said...

Wow! That sounds like a great book! This is the first I have heard of both of them and am very interested in them. We are a new homeschooling family and I would love to get a copy.

Hope I win! :D

Have a great weekend!

Surrendering to Him Everyday,

Mrs. Mary Joy Pershing
P.S. We are year round schooling too! start the new year on June 20.

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing said...

Oops! I forgot to tell you that we really LOVE Home education! Our son is a completely different child since we pulled him out of public school!!! So much less stressed, less anxiety and so much happier. It was the best decision we ever made!

Sorry about that! LOL

Surrendering to Him Everyday,

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing said...

Just shared it on my facebook page!!

Mama Hen said...

I love homeschooling. I have been doing it for 8 years and it is a challenge sometimes, but so worth it.

Mama Hen said...

I follow on GFC

Mama Hen said...

I linked up #1

Mama Hen said...

I linked up #2

Alina said...

I would love love love to have a copy of that novel. It looks so neat!

busymomof10 said...

I subscribe to Legacy oof Home.

busymomof10 said...

I follow through Google.

busymomof10 said...

I Like Legacy of Home on Facebook.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Looks like an intriguing book.

I absolutely love homeschooling, not only for what I received growing up, but the opportunities I now have as a homeschool parent myself. I've been involved with homeschooling in some form since 1985 and love to advocate for this wonderful opportunity to train our children and nurture family relationships this way!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

I follow thru GFC

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Follow on twitter

busymomof10 said...

I posted a homeschool memory and linked up.

busymomof10 said...

i linked up my homeschool memory.

busymomof10 said...

I linked up my bloog.

Huskerbabe said...

The book sounds intriguing, I'll have to look for the first one now

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RebeccaL. said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks

RebeccaL. said...

I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

RebeccaL. said...

I subscribe via email.

RebeccaL. said...

I like Legacy of Home on Facebook.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks for the review of this book...I have completed 22 years and graduated 4 from home schooling...not sure what the future holds with the next two, but I do know God is faithful.

April's Homemaking said...

What a great giveaway! I homeschooled my son for a year, and just loved it- currently we work on "afterschooling". This book sounds very interesting.

Very Blessed Mamma said...

I am entering my 10th year of homeschooling this year. I love homeschooling. I actually enjoy teaching my kids!

Very Blessed Mamma said...

I follow through GFC.

Noelle said...

This would indeed be a lovely remembrance of the years we struggled through but came out as winners (Homeschooling was frowned upon then)!
We never regretted our decision!
Blessings,

Mama Hen said...

I linked up #3

The Burkherts said...

This sounds like a wonderful book.

The Burkherts said...

I follow on GFC!

The Burkherts said...

I email subscribe to your blog.

The Burkherts said...

I like your blog on Facebook.

Kristy said...

I would love to homeschool!

Kristy said...

Follower!

Kristy said...

Email subscriber!

Dawn Terrell said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks.
Dawn T.
dsterrell@gmail.com

Dawn Terrell said...

I am also an email subscriber.
Dawn T.
dsterrell@gmail.com

Birdie said...

Totally Interested! birdiede123@gmail.com

Birdie said...

Facebook "Liked"

Birdie said...

Been subscribed for awhile! :)

Sarah said...

I love h.s. we're into our 5th year here!

Sarah said...

shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/sarah.bailey1/posts/244335002249733

Sarah said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/SarahJoBailey/status/83543765721169921

Sarah said...

I'm following you Twitter SarahJoBailey

Sarah said...

I've been a public follower on GFC

Sarah said...

I like Legacy on FB

Sarah said...

I've subbed via email.

Kimberly said...

We love homeschooling - are just finishing up our 6th year. Thanks for running the giveaway!

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