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Those who have made the decision to homeschool their children have done so out of great love for them and a desire to provide them an excellent education in the context of a warm, enriching home. Yet so many parents (mainly mothers) who have taken up this challenge find the enterprise often full of stress, worry, and anxiety. In this practical, faith-based, and inspirational book, Sarah Mackenzie addresses these questions directly, appealing to her own study of restful learning and her struggle to bring restful learning to her (six) children.

©2015 Classical Academic Press (P)2015 Classical Academic Press

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Very Catholicy

As a non-catholic it's not what I expected. So far lots of Catholic prayers and teachings and I'm struggling to get through. As a Protestant Christian I really don't agree with most Catholic core beliefs so it's not quite as relevant. The second part of the book doesn't have nearly as much of this content.

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Amazingly Insightful and soul nourishing!

Sarah MacKenzie packed so much truth, beauty, and goodness into this small book that it is brimming with gems of wisdom. If you are a homeschooling mom...Read this book. If you are not a homeschooling mom but want to cultivate learning in your children...Read this book. If you are a teacher at a public or private school...Read this book. I promise you will not regret it; I believe it will benefit you no matter where you are. my only wish/regret is not reading it sooner. Thank you to Sarah MacKenzie, her family and all who aided in bringing this book to fruition. it has blessed me beyond measure and as I am sure it does to all who read it.

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This book is a must have for every homeschool mom!

I loved this book!! I am preparing to listen to it again as I paint our study room. This book gave wonderful quotes and references. The advice and examples were easily appliable to daily life. The reader (who is also the author) read it beautifully. It was like she was inside my head as she wrote it and it was like talking to a dear friend as she read it.

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Given me strength to press on & furthered my love for Sarah Mackenzie.

This book is amazing. As a new homeschooling mom (in our 5th week of our 2st homeschool year), I have already come to feel slightly overwhelmed with all there is " to do". The fear creeps up from time to time about whether or not I'll screw up our kids. But, I know the Lord has called me to do this great work. I must continue to trust that He will see it through to completion. I must rest in that.

Thank you, Sarah for reminding me to rest- to trust that when I need Him (which is all the time), He will immediately answer my cry. I can rest assured in that.

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AMAZING.

Every homeschooling mom needs to read this book!!! I wanted it to keep going. I am so grateful for this book!

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Short and super sweet!

Just finished it. Only took two naps times and I'm about to start it again!

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Amazing

I wish I had this book when I started homeschooling. It has helped me put a lot in perspective. Another homeschooling mom recommended it to me during a very dark hour in our homeschool and it has been a beacon of light. Helping me refocus and understand that Christ, not me, is in charge of our homeschool.
We have adopted the 6 week schedule and I plan to listen to this book every six weeks.

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Gets to the heart of learning

This would be a great first book to read if you are considering homeschooling. Simple yet profound

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"love this book will listen to it again and again

will listen to over and over to be reminded of my why and how not to get overwhelmed while educating my children at home. the author does a wonderful job expressing her heartfelt emotions on the topic.

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Wish I’d Read it before starting homeschooling

This is one of the best books I’ve read on homeschooling. I just wish I’d read it 21 years ago when I started! Sarah makes these challenging goals practical and encourages dependence on God.

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  • 03-17-21

Wonderful book

Amazing book , Sarah talks from the word of God to every mom that wants to homeschool or educate her kids . 10 stars from me 🤩

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  • 09-05-20

A good rest and motivation

I am reading this book prior to a new homeschool year and l am able to see it from another perspective after being overwhelmed with so many options and to do lists ... beautifully written and faithfully presented to us ...

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  • Pansy Chubb
  • 06-22-18

This is just what I needed. Fantastic.

This is just what I needed to hear. Every home school mum should listen.
It's just finished I'm putting it on again.

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  • Rockets
  • 03-12-17

A fortifying book :)

A very encouraging and practically helpful book which I plan to read again and again. Sarah's so easy to listen to. She did make me well up at various points with her wise assurances, which is no bad thing.

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  • 07-15-17

Comforting, inspiring and full of grace.

This is a wonderful must read book for any home school mom. I am inspired!

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  • Bridget
  • 05-01-21

Inspiring!

This book is definitely on my "read it over and over" list. A very easy listen and provides lots to think about as a homeschool mum.

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  • Leah
  • 12-02-20

A comfort to those who feel like failures.

It's a fairly short read, so it's a book I can come back to again and again. If you feel overwhelmed with the pressures of being a homeschool mum, then this book will help ease that fear of failure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-20

religion should be a warning like pg or ma15+

narrator had a lovely voice and I'm sure there is great advice and experience in this audiobook but I'm disappointed that again, this comes back to religion. God doesn't help you be calm and mindful when parenting. the inspiration from a story written years and years ago may help especially when each person can take what they want and or need for each moment in life but that inspiration can come from many places and doesn't need to be a focal point. I'm sorry but after "god" was mentioned and the Bible was referenced more than twice I stopped listening and had to switch to something else. glad it works for some.

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  • Jenny Duster
  • 10-09-20

Fantastic Christian Book

Such a wonderful book to listen to. Hearing it once will not be enough. So many wonderful ideas that are practical and well thought out. This book will be a blessing to anyone who is trying to run a house, love on her family, homeschool her children and love and obey God! Thank you so much

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-31-20

Encouraging and refreshing.

I really appreciated this book. it uplifted my spirit and gave me courage. As a new homeschooling mum, I need all the wisdom and advice I can get. This book didn't pressure me to do more, or work harder. It reminded me of what is important to focus on. I felt lighter while reading it. Each morning I felt supported as I began my homeschooling day, all because of thr richness of Sarah's book. So grateful I had a friend recommend this book to me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-19

Applicable to every homeschooling mum

Sarah is easy to listen to and provides such valuable insight and advice to a homeschooling mum. I have listened to this audio so many times and glean something new each time!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-18

encouraging for those who need it

love the author and her reading of this book. a good encouraging and gentle book for the weary or anxious homeschool mum. probably best for new homeschoolers and those who are overwhelmed. im used to much meatier, longer and more instructional books so it left me wanting more, like there needed to be more chapters, more elaboration. more information. but i felt the same about her other book "the read aloud family" so im guessing its just personal taste in content of a book. it was worth hearing 😊