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January 19, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that it has been quiet around here lately. I never mean to neglect social media and my blog, but life takes over and projects happen, and well…you get the idea.

So I thought I’d take a moment to share what I’ve been working on. 🙂

First, I’ve been doing a lot of writing. I started working on a book over the summer, and just yesterday I finished the first draft. I’m really excited about it, and finally feel ready to share a bit about that project with all of you.

Literary Education draft

I still have quite a bit of work to do, but I’m at the point where I feel confident that it is going to get finished. I wanted to write a book that I would have wanted to have read when I first started homeschooling. This would be useful to homeschoolers who want to teach with living books but don’t know where to start, as well as inspiring for those of us who have been in the trenches for a while. I am really excited about it and I cannot wait until the day when I can share it with all of you. As far as publication goes, well I haven’t gotten that far yet. I hope it will happen sometime this year, but as to when, I cannot say.

Second – now that my oldest child is a year away from graduation (!!!) and my twins are going to be starting their high school journey in the fall, I needed to start really thinking whether or not I was going to write high school level plans for Build Your Library. Well, gentle reader, I have embarked upon that quest. Ninth Grade plans are happening. I have been researching and collecting books like a mad woman, and I thought I’d share some of the results with you today. So here is your sneak peek at Build Your Library Level 9:

Third, I hope to tackle at least one more Harry Potter unit study this year. I had big plans of having all 7 units done in 2016, but then I got slapped with the reality stick. I will be happy to get the Goblet of Fire unit written and published this year, ecstatic if I get to the Order of the Phoenix unit.

And of course, in the middle of all of that furiously happy writing and reading, I’m still chugging away at homeschooling my 4 children – an 11th grader who aspires to be a writer, twin 8th graders who want to be heavy metal musicians, comic book artists and video game designers, and a 6 year old 1st grader who keeps us all on our toes with her wild antics.

Here’s to an exciting and successful 2016!


POST UPDATE: This post is from 2016

The book discussed above has been published and is available now at Amazon: A Literary Education: Adapting Charlotte Mason for Modern Secukar Homeschooling

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