Free English-Russian Picture Book

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Today and tomorrow, Kitten in the Storm, my bilingual picture book, will be available for FREE on Kindle, in the English-Russian edition. This is the first volume in a series of children’s picture books which aims to teach vocabulary through a story. For this first volume, I used greetings and introductions.

Kitten in the Storm Kindle Book

Kitten in the Storm Kindle Book, English-Russian

Kitten in the Storm English-Russian was translated by a good friend of mine, Svetlana Rakova Striguniene. She and I had a lot of fun putting this together. I received good suggestions from her for the English text. As a German and English teacher by education, Svetlana knows a thing or two about languages and literature.

If you know anybody who is trying to learn Russian, please pass this along. This book, of course, can also be used by Russians trying to learn English. Reading is the key to learning and practicing vocabulary in any language.

Thanks for checking Kitten in the Storm English-Russian out!

The Homeschooling Mom’s Devotional Journal

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Could you use some encouragement for your homeschooling endeavors? This book is like a friend: the devotional part will encourage you, while the journaling part will allow you to share your thoughts and prayer requests, or to count your blessings.

There are 52 devotionals and 52 journaling pages. Nehemiah of old re-built the wall and gates of Jerusalem in 52 days. You too can strengthen the boundaries and standards of your home and homeschool in 52 days (or weeks, if you prefer). This devotional journal will help keep you focused on that task.

The Homeschooling Mom's Devotional Journal

I turned the Mom Monday Series from this blog into a book in order to help encourage homeschooling moms. A devotional and a journal at the same time, it is called The Homeschooling Mom’s Devotional Journal. It is available on Amazon in Kindle format ($0.99) and in paperback ($5.99).

The paperback will have lined notebooking pages inside. If you decide to get the Kindle version, you can download a FREE notebooking page here, so that you can journal as you follow along the devotional on your Kindle. Please note that inside the PDF there are two identical pages so that you may print on both sides of your paper.

Whether it takes you less than two months or a whole year, it does not matter. What counts is that you take time to pray for your homeschool, for yourself, and for your family. Enjoy the journey!

Please let your homeschooling friends know about it. 

My Latest Book, Life in the Smoky Mountains

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My latest book is out, available in paperback and Kindle formats: Life in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg Through the Eyes of A Local.

February 5-8 (so starting tomorrow), the Kindle book will be free.

Please share with your travel-loving friends.

Life in the Smoky Mountains


This book is a collection of my newspaper columns, a travelogue of my staycation as a local in a tourist town, a collection of essays about life in the Smokies.

It covers homeschooling indirectly, as I share the activities we do in the Smokies with our preschool and early elementary children.