Alright people! Here is my public service announcement for the day:
What do I mean? Well, when you are invited to something, please let the host know as early as possible whether or not you are going to attend.
It is very difficult to plan a large event when you do not know whether there will be many or few people there.
Twice this week I was in charge of events which required an RSVP. For one of them, only one family out of seven told me they were going to be there (and then six families plus ours showed up!!)
It's just respectful. Don't feel bad if you have to say no, that will help the host as well.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
What do you homeschoolers do regarding scientific research projects for your high schoolers? Ideas or suggestions
Posted by Sheila at 8:26 PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Are you looking for a good book? I have a recommendation for you! As the Tide Comes In is written by Cindy Woodsmall and her daughter-in-law Erin Woodsmall.
In the beginning of this book readers get to know Tara Abbott, a young girl who has had a beyond-difficult life growing up -- and then takes on a huge challenge for the good of others. The book continues and she experiences fulfillment and unimaginable tragedy. (I'm trying to not give you too much of the story!)
Following this tragedy, she slips into a kind of altered state, in which reality and a dream world coexist and fight to come out on top. In this fragile state, Tara meets a group of older women and one of their sons who take an interest in her and help her to navigate this phase of life that she's in. These women are a quirky bunch and the author helps you to know each of them :) They have good hearts and intentions and exert a bit of their influence on Tara and her future.
I know this sounds very brief, but I really don't want to give you more information about the plot. It is an amazing story and I want you to be able to experience it for yourself through reading your own copy!
The characters in the book are nicely developed and appealing to the reader. Even those who are not as "nice" fit nicely into the plot and round out the story. There is a lot of emotion in this story, and the reader will feel quite a bit of concern for the main character as she struggles and develops. It has amazingly sad parts, tender parts, sweet parts, tragic parts, and so much more! (and a happy ending, yay! Hold onto that hint if it feels like it's getting too heavy or sad!)
I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to other readers!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Posted by Sheila at 11:33 AM