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Book Review – School is Where the Home Is

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School is Where the Home Is

Whether it’s early fall…spring ‘test time’…or you’re wrapping up another year, there will be times when homeschoolers sometimes say to themselves “Why am I doing this?”  “Should we just send ’em “back” to school?” Or even “I don’t think I can do this another day!”

We all have those days…no matter how long we’ve been homeschooling…
Of course, in the best-case scenario, we can pick up the phone and vent to a sympathetic homeschooling friend or relative, or find encouragement at our local support group, or talk to another sister-in-the-Lord and ask for prayer…but we don’t all live in an ideal world, do we?

Enter “School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents“. .   Now I first have to post a disclaimer here, and tell you that this book is written by a dear friend of mine.  Just to be honest.  But also to be honest, Anita is one of the most supportive and encouraging friends I know. (For example, I called her a short while back to see how she was doing, and she ended up ministering to ME and offering some direction regarding a difficult situation I was in.)

Her book is pure “her” 🙂

These short (no devo is longer than 1 page), relevant (dealing with subjects such as “Communicating,” “But What About Me?”, “Focus”, and “Letting Go”), meaningful chapters cover 180 days – enough to get you through a full year of school! Each devotional offers a question to ‘dig deeper”, and starts out with an appropriate Scripture verse to help you with any attitude adjustment that might be necessary.

A topical index at the end, and a short list of useful internet sites after the introduction round out this helpful resource.

My opinion?  This book will make a great gift for the homeschooler in your life!  It’s reasonably-priced, and also available on Kindle.

But don’t neglect to buy a copy for yourself!

About the Author

AnitaMellottShortly after the release of this book in 2012, doctors confirmed that Anita had ankylosing spondylitis, a degenerative, incurable auto-immune disease. As her condition worsened, she began various treatments (chemo, infusion, etc). with harsh effects (at one point of time her left side was completely numb for several weeks). She still managed to homeschool her 2 daughters, as well as care for her elderly mother who lives with them.

Her mother has since gone on to be with the Lord, and her eldest daughter is graduating from high school this coming spring, but Anita goes on blessing and encouraging others as God puts them in her path.

You can follow Anita’s blog “From the Mango Tree,”  “like” her on Facebook, or contact her via Twitter @anitamellott.

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4 Responses to Book Review – School is Where the Home Is

  1. Kaitlyn November 24, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    I will have to go look up that book and put it on my wishlist for a future buy. Thank you for sharing!

    • Pat November 24, 2015 at 8:54 am #

      Thanks for stopping by… Let me know what you think when/if you buy it! I love easy-to-use and easy-to-read encouraging books like this 😉

      Have a great week!

  2. Anita Mellott November 16, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Oh, Pat, thank you so much for your sweet, kind words. Blessings!

    • Pat November 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

      You’re most welcome, Anita! Thank YOU for the labor of love that is on those pages…
      It blesses us all… <3

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