The Good, The Bad, The Irony

I am a bit behind posting.  I would apologize, but as no one really reads my blog I am not sure why I would have a need to.  Actually even if someone does read it, I would not apologize for having a life and living it.

I recently realized over obligating myself to others is a huge mistake.  When you do so and then have extremely urgent needs, those you have obligations to care not about what does not directly impact them…whatsoever! Freshly from a review on home school parenting, a topic addressed within their advice comes to mind. Learning how to say NO. This is something I have yet to learn. Only I see the irony in all of this.  Family comes first.  This will be my final year for many things.  I can no longer be all things to all people as where I am needed most tends to suffer.

To the point, this is a late post.  I shall lump what would have been probably three posts into one short post.

Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day

I had an absolutely beautiful Mother’s day.  I am blessed with an extremely loving and supportive family.

Mother's Day GiftsAs if their love was not enough, they also give me presents, make me gifts and cards, as well as take me out to dinner!

I certainly am blessed.  I do not know what I have done to deserve such a loving and supportive family, but I am extremely grateful!


Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer by Peggy Consolver – Author (A Review)


Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer

by Peggy Consolver – Author

Kira was very excited when we received Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver – Author to review! My little reader always lights up when she receives mail, but to receive a book in the mail….well this is perhaps her most favorite!  Needless to say, my little avid reader dove straight in! The beautiful bookmark that was enclosed was also a delightful bonus!


Kira was extremely pleased with this book! Kira said, ” Before I found the story of the invasion of Canaan boring. I never thought of it from the view that Peggy Consolver – Author had portrayed in Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer . I like how it had the two sides, the Hebrews and the Canaanites.

Kira reads a lot. As a homeschool parent, I always fear she is not fully comprehending what she reads. This is especially true when reading her bible.  Any outside source that can compliment bible study is always a welcomed blessing!

The corresponding study guide is a wonderful tool to compliment the story! The cultural information was absolutely terrific, to explore both ancient and modern culture of the  Israelites. Kira found many projects as a result for us to do.  This has enabled us to enrich our present curriculum to include extra fun activities, all the while learning throughout the process!

As if by fate, my husband and I had just been amidst organizing our craft room.  While doing so I had spotted some thread I purchased many moons ago to make bracelets.  When Kira spotted the plaiting and asked if we could do this craft, I easily agreed, remembering the thread I had just seen!  With Kira in tow, we quickly went to retrieve my thread!




Kira absolutely loved the plaiting lesson!

As a fan of reading and art, Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver – Author was a wonderful addition to our curriculum.

Suddenly a 379 paged book has enabled us to fill over a month’s worth of lessons and crafts!!!

When I asked Kira what her favorite part of Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver – Author was, she said she could not name one part as she actually loved the whole book.  However, she did tell me that her favorite character was, Eskie.  Kira said she liked Eskie because he reminder her of herself, in that he talks a lot and is funny.  She also liked his braveness.

Both Kira and I highly recommend Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver – Author. Whether as a stand alone lesson or a supplement to a preexisting curriculum, this story is a delightful way to learn.  It provides an endless abundance of learning opportunities for your young reader, while also providing valuable curriculum resources to enable a full round lesson.

We are so delighted to have had the opportunity to review Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver – Author.  Her historical fiction take on this story is absolutely fabulous.  Peggy Consolver draws the reader in instantly! Kira read the book cover to cover and would not put it down until it was finished!

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