Luckily for me, and by extension all of you, Rebecca Frech's new book Teaching in your Tiara just came out and she made sure I got my very own bright new copy post haste.
I read this book from cover to cover in just two sittings. Can a non-fiction book in question/answer format be a page-turner? I'm going to say yes. Rebecca is funny, honest, experienced, and...I don't know....regular? Like, she doesn't claim to be GOOD AT ALL THE THINGS or the perfect anything. Except for being the perfect person to be her kids' mom, which we all are, and that's kind of the point, right? Despite our shortcomings, we have our kids' best interest at heart so whether or not we choose to homeschool (yes, you heard right. She freely acknowledges that homeschooling isn't for everyone at every stage of life. Good stuff, yes?), we can trust ourselves to make the best decisions for our children.
She's just so encouraging and funny and has her finger on the pulse of parenting life rightthissecond. Her eldest is on her way to college and her youngest is on her way to potty training, so we're talking the full gamut of parenting and homeschooling experience here.
If you take a look at that amazon link (here it is again: http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Your-Tiara-Homeschooling-Book/dp/0615791506/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top ), there's the "click to look inside" option and you can see how it's laid out, but I just love the question/answer format. Because isn't that why so many of us want to read homeschooling books? Because we're overflowing with specific questions?
And if you are a veteran homeschooler, this book is perfect to give to friends who might be considering it or have already started but want more advice (I loved the chapters on high school and college prep. Super helpful). And even if you've just gotten started, you should give copies to friends and family members who are really curious about this whacky homeschooling idea you've suddenly become obsessed with! It would be perfect for that.
Also, due to her extremely high awesomeness level, you simply must check out her blog Shoved to Them . And ogle her snazzy homeschooling/author site Rebecca Frech. Trust me. She's great.
Hey, wanna win your own copy? Of course you do. Who doesn't love free stuff?
The only two required things in order to enter are to like her fb page and to leave a comment. Click on the rafflecopter widget for all the links and details. Good luck! Hope you win!
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(and if you have any other questions about the book or the author, leave them. I think I could get her over here to answer because she is just. that. good.)