Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Mama's Summer Reading List

This season, I have alot of time on my hands in the evenings, Time when the kinders are in bed, and It's just me... It's been so nice to be able to pick up all the books I have ordered lately, and actually FINISH them this summer.  This season in my life  is also the first time, I can take teh kinders to a park, or sit outside in our own yard, and they don't NEED me to help them climb, or push the swing....I can sit on a bench and read a book at the park! 

 So, I thought I would share some of the books I have been reading to encourage my walk as a Mama, and Teacher. This is a season for rejuvinating, and refreshing as I gear up for this upcoming School Year... There are so MANY wonderful books, articles, conference audios etc... 
If only we could read them all! =) So here are the ones that are encouraging me today....

here is no greater, nobler, or more fulfilling calling than that of motherhood. Every day, as they nurture their children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Yet often women are drawn to seek fulfillment outside of God’s design, despite their inherent desire to embrace motherhood with their whole hearts.

Today’s culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother’s role. By catching a vision of God’s original design and allowing it to shape their lives, mothers can rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God has called them–for a purpose far greater than they can imagine.
In The Mission of Motherhood, author, speaker, and mother Sally Clarkson closely examines this God-ordained plan for mothers, introduced in the book of Genesis and upheld throughout his Word. Using practical examples, her own personal anecdotes, a challenging vision, and sound scriptural support, Clarkson upholds the traditional, biblical view of God’s plan for motherhood–giving mothers exactly the support they need to persevere in cultivating and sharing their hearts for God, for their children, and for their homes.
Read aloud handbook - is AWESOME!! Everyone needs to read this, homeschoolers or not!!!

 discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Everything you need from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers, this fourth edition also includes an indexed and updated list of the best children’s classics ever.

Steady Days You can apply the same techniques of efficiency, intention, and purpose that you've used in other careers to your most important position in life--motherhood. Steady Days takes you through the process of becoming a professional mother: one who is organized and excited to spend time with your young children. If you've ever felt overwhelmed by a lack of direction in your parenting, this book can help.

Seasons of a Mother's Heart Your life as a mom is a whirlwind of changing seasons that can just as easily exhaust as exhilarate you. Sit down, take a few moments, and allow yourself to be refreshed and encouraged by a few stories, insights, and lessons from a friend. Sally Clarkson opens her heart within the pages of this timeless classic, sharing what she has learned as a homeschooling wife and mother -- about herself, her children, and her Lord.

                                                                Teaching them Diligently -

Strong willed child or Dreamer?  I am reading this, and i love it so far. It's helping me with my Daugther.... alot!
 Your child may be a sensitive dreamer if: he forgets to follow instructions, no matter how clear and simple, she craves praise and positive attention, yet refuses to conform to what's expected, he tells more than his share of fibs and tall tales. If you recognize these actions in your child, you know the frustration of turning to parenting experts for advice only to find the systems don't work, the rules don't stick and strong boundary setting makes the situation worse. The creative-sensitive dreamer is not the strong-willed child. Get this book and learn how to parent your special needs child who is principle -oriented rather than rule-oriented, highly creative, overly sensitive and frustrated at a world that fails to live up to the ideal.

What great books are you reading this season?

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