Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pajama School - Giveaway


Book - Pajama School - stories from the life of a homeschool graduate

Author - Natalie Wickham

Paperback, 330 pages




This delightful book was written by a talented author who is a homeschool graduate. She shares her childhood memories of family life, adventures and education.

Here are some highlights:

- She spent part of her childhood in Germany!

- She and her family had lunch with Doug Phillips!

- She and her siblings were charmingly creative and ran several offices (home businesses) in their basement for fun!

- When things got very difficult, and homeschool lessons were harder to finish, real life lessons were learned by all.

- She worked as a Page at the State Capital in Topeka.

 I have had the most lovely time reading Natalie's story! I was able to get ideas for my own homeschool. I was also encouraged to see how she turned out! I could relate to the trials her mother experienced at home, trying to cope with new babies, hardship and such, while trying to educate her children.

There was one section in the book, in particular, that greatly encouraged me. Her parents had a system, from the time the children were young, to teach them about money. Some of their ideas are similar to mine, but theirs are even more creative. At one point, I thought her Father was being a little mean, expecting the children to pay for too much, with their own hard earned money! But as she described her growing up years and her experiences with finances, I was greatly relieved and realized how essential a financial education is for our children. Her parents did an excellent job!

Natalie has a sweet, godly heart. I was inspired by her experiences as a graduate. I love how she prayed over decisions. I was encouraged by her shortcomings and her honesty in the things she worked on changing, with God's help. She is a normal person, from a good Christian home. And she has normal trials, just like the rest of us.

The book is written as an autobiography. Her memories and stories are enjoyable, entertaining and informative. I hope she writes another book soon!

The Giveaway

How would you like a chance to win your own autographed copy of "Pajama School"?  Natalie has generously offered one in a giveaway. 

All you have to do is leave me a comment, sharing your favorite homeschooling memory.


For additional Entries:


1. Post about this on Facebook. (Share the link to your post in a comment.)

2. Post about this on Twitter. (Share the link to your post in a comment.)

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

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

5. Choose to "Like" Natalie on Facebook.

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*

One random winner we be selected on Monday, July 18, 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 Tristan.


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


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37 comments:

Andrea said...

Favorite HS memory would be my boys doing action to a poem in First Language Lessons. The guy had a pony tail that he wanted in the front of his head. My boys made a braid out of yarn and tied it to a hat and did the actions in the poem. The funniest part was that the braid was so thick that it looked like a mullet.

Andrea said...

Blogged about the giveaway at http://live-with-laughter.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaway-at-legacy-of-home.html

Andrea said...

Blogged over at http://live-with-laughter.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaway-at-legacy-of-home.html (#2)

Andrea said...

Blogged it at http://live-with-laughter.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaway-at-legacy-of-home.html (#3)

Andrea said...

Already a follower!!!

Andrea said...

Shared on FB too. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=631613881

Andrea said...

Last but not least...I "liked" Natalie's page. Thanks for the great giveaway offer!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mrs. White, for the great give away. I would love to read Natalie's book. You can reach me at teatotaler@juno.com Warmly, Karen

All Things Beautiful said...

I linked to your giveaway.
http://stephanie-allthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2011/07/pajama-school-giveaway.html

All Things Beautiful said...

Linked to your giveaway.
http://stephanie-allthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2011/07/pajama-school-giveaway.html

All Things Beautiful said...

Linked to your giveaway. http://stephanie-allthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2011/07/pajama-school-giveaway.html

All Things Beautiful said...

I'm already a follower.

All Things Beautiful said...

My favorite homeschool memory was visiting the prison dairy farm. We got to milk the cows, feed the calves, learn about the processing of milk and of course drink some of the best chocolate milk ever.

monicaandrew said...

started to homeschool this year so do not have any homeschooling memories yet but this book would be such an encouragement. :-)
monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

monicaandrew said...

started to homeschool this year so do not have any homeschooling memories yet but this book would be such an encouragement. :-)
monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

monicaandrew said...

follow you through google friend connect
monicaandrew25@hotmail.com

Hannah Jane said...

I think my favorite home-school moment was when Mom finally got through to me on reading. Something clicked and I have not stopped reading since! :D

Hannah Jane said...

I follow your blog. :)

RebeccaL. said...

I have many, right now, I am loving teaching my 4 year old poems and Bible verses. I fondly remember reciting Bible verses outside on our screened-in back porch, swinging. We have homeschooled out by the pool. I also remember homeschooling around the kitchen table, while the wind blew cold and hard, cold rain came down and I remember that feeling (you homeschool mamas know it) that my babes were safe and dry and we were learning and enjoying the day, so glad they weren't in school or me worrying about their safety getting home in bad weather. SO many precious memories!

RebeccaL. said...

I follow your blog.

RebeccaL. said...

I shared this on Facebook.

Sarah said...

My favorite h.s. memory is when my husband asked me how it felt to know that I had taught our daughter to read? Having been a product of public school myself and not learning to read until 3rd grade, having taught my daughter to read in what would be her K/1st grade year was so awesome.

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/sarah.bailey1/posts/199854410065483

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

shared on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SarahJoBailey/status/88331478248861696

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I'm already a public follower through GFC

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I liked Natalie on FB

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Megan said...

My favorite memory was visiting a museum.

lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

Megan said...

I am a GFC follower, my username is Megan (Celtic_Girl).

lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

Megan said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

https://twitter.com/#!/Celtic_Girl/status/88534680072224768

lovetoread205 [at] gmail [dot] com

Mama Duck said...

I cant comment about a nice home-school memory, because I wasn't home schooled! But I would like to homeschool perhaps, when my children are older.

Mama Duck said...

I am your google connect friend already :)

Jenn4him said...

It's very hard to think of just one favorite memory, so I will pick my favorite from last school year. I absolutely love it when we are reading a book together and they beg me to go on. I remember a day where I just finished our assigned reading and they would not let me stop! I ended up finishing the book that day and leaving our other subjects to another time. So sweet!

Cristi said...

My favorite memory is sharing read-aloud books on the back porch on nice Spring afternoons with a sleeping baby in my arms.

Cristi said...

I'm now following your blog -- lucky #900. :)

Tristan said...

A favorite homeschool memory - Just this week my children were asking questions about an old disney movie and how the artists could draw it all to make a movie, using thousands of drawings with tiny changes. I made the remark that we happen to have a unit study all about cartoons, from newpaper comics to movies, if they were interested in doing it. (Crazy Cartoons Download 'N Go unit study).
My 10 year old daughter looked at me and said, "You can make anything into homeschool, can't you mom?"
It was so funny to see her face as she realized we really could learn about anything at all, and that mommy was willing to follow those interests as they pop up.

Tristan said...

I follow on GFC.

Laura said...

I remember the winter that our heater went out. My four children and I would all cuddle up in the living room or on my bed with all our blankets and warm clothes. I'd read aloud for hours. Sonlight books are awesome.

God bless you!

Laura
P.S. I grew up in Topeka.

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