What I’ve been reading – Books to check out in May 2018

With a broken hand, I found it easier to read books than to do dishes or work on the computer.  So I guess I should thank my clumsiness for the fact that I’ve read a few books lately!  Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading – are there any you want to check out?   Raising World Changers in a Changing World is the newest book by Kristen Welch of We are THAT Family.  This book is a call …

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Fall Reading List – 2017

I blinked and summer is behind us.  Booo.  But never fear, there is fall-foliage, crisp mornings, and chilly evenings that all make it a perfect time to curl up with a good book.  I’m excited to share with you my fall reading list for 2017! Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do – Chris Guillebeau is best known in travel circles for having visited all 193 countries.  However, he’s been able to build a …

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What I’m Reading This Summer

Whether it’s poolside, at the beach, or on the deck, Americans get pretty giddy over summer reading!  To be honest, I tend to read more when I’m cooped up in winter, but nonetheless, having a summer reading list helps me to stay focused on another goal in my life- to read good books. Without further ado, here is what I’m reading this summer: Fiction The House Girl – From the publisher, “Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, The House …

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The Friday Five- April Life (not the giraffe, the month)

Hi everyone!  I haven’t done many posts lately on what I’m reading or our family life, so I thought I’d do a general post for my #FridayFive! ONE My grandma passed away a few weeks ago and although she was nearly 99 years old, it’s been a sad time. It’s weird to think that that generation, which was a huge influence in my life, is gone and there’s only my parents left.  Has anyone else felt that? Anyhow, Sunday night …

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2nd year of homeschooling – planners, curriculum, and controlling the circus

It’s crazy to believe we are racing to the finish of our second year of homeschooling!  I’ve made changes to our approach this year, as I’ve learned more about myself and more about my son! Last year seemed like the year of personality struggles and the big adjustment to schooling full-time. This year feels like a full-blown attempt at scheduling & curricula. Things you should know: Momma doesn’t always know best (sshhh don’t tell anyone) The hardest part of homeschooling for me, …

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My 2016 Christmas List

Blogland is full of lists- Best gifts for travelers! Best gifts for boys aged 7-12!  Best gifts for dad! This is the list titled– Best Gifts for Leah Yoder — fully egocentric and very specific.  Friends, since I can’t have a 10-day Pacific Islands cruise with my family (and a nanny), I’ve resorted to a traditional list. I wrote this for 2 reasons.  So I don’t receive a turkey baster wrapped in a Target bag (We made it through that one, Mr. YT) 😉 Because I …

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The disease of wanting to be liked

Today after dropping off boy #2 at preschool, I was attempting to “sell” preschool to my daughter, using it as a leverage tool for her to (for the love) go in the potty. Her response, “Yeah I go to preschool next year and people will like me!” I have to stop buckling her seat and look at her.  Did she just say that? She’s not even 3 but she’s going to go to preschool with the aim that people will like her? Oh that …

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My Summer Reading List (2016)

Here’s what I’m planning to read before Labor Day arrives! My Summer Reading List: Parenting Mom Enough– from the writers at Desiring God, this is a compilation of 24 essays from young mothers.  I’m excited to read it.  Right now it’s only $2.99 for Kindle. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood– I’ve checked this book out a few times, but never taken the time to read it.  The reviews are glowing, and it seems like it …

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Hooked on Books

What I’m reading in May Hi friends!  Man, I have been a slow reader the past few months.  Although, I find when I read “heavier” books it takes me longer to process them. Here’s what I’m reading in May with links to Amazon. Awe by Paul David Tripp- I love what the cover of the book says, “Uncovering the lies we believe about all the earthly things that promise us peace, life, and contentment, Paul Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s …

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The Friday Five

5 Things Making My Life Easier Hi guys!  TGIF!  We have a busy few days coming up, but before that kicks off,  I wanted to share with you some things that are making my life better/easier/happier.  This double stroller by Kolcraft seriously saved our life (and my back) in Australia and at home.  It’s light and steers very well.  We even pushed Jackson in it (he’s 6) and that didn’t make it seem heavy or awkward.  I would really recommend this one for …

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