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!
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.
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This contest is closed. The winner is Tristan.
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