September 9, 2018
Dear H, 2 years old

Dear H, When you wake up in the morning (around 6:45-7:00am), you unfailingly say two things. First, you command: "Eat!" You are always ravenous upon waking and often eat three breakfasts in a row. Next, you say: "Outside!" You want to be out in the great wide open - watering the plants, digging in the […]

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August 30, 2018
What Our 11-Year-Old Is Reading This Summer

Our 11-year-old (she'll be 12 in two weeks!) is a very mature reader, unafraid of hefty books (both in depth of content and in page number). If you asked her to name her favorite genre, she would answer quickly and equivocally: "historical fiction." Similarly, she enjoys biographies and autobiographies - especially about missionaries or about […]

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August 1, 2018
How I Find Time to Read 50+ Books A Year

According to a 2018 study by PEW Research Center, 24 percent of American adults reported that they haven’t read one book (or even “part of a book”) in the previous year. That’s one in every four Americans. This is unfortunate, since from a scientific standpoint readers make more money, display more civic-mindedness, have larger vocabularies, […]

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July 27, 2018
What Our 9-Year-Old Is Reading This Summer

All three of our girls are avid readers and they often begin and end their days with stacks of books around them on the bed or on the sofa. Our 9-year-old is a particularly fast reader and her current reading interests revolve around history, science, and mysteries. She is also quite an inventor so any […]

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June 25, 2018
What I'm Reading (Summer 2018)

My goal for this year is to read 50-75 books. That's approximately 1 book per week. Because homeschooling takes up a large chunk of time between August and May of every year, I tend to do at least half of my reading in the summer. I've read eleven books since the school year ended in […]

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April 26, 2018
Dear A, 6 years old

Dear A, This is the picture that comes to my mind when I think of your childhood. Hanging upside down from the monkey bars. Climbing to the very tip-top of trees. Running at full speed with your curls flying behind you. Riding roller coasters with your arms up in the air. You are daring - […]

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