Happy New Year, 2024!

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We made it into 2024. Last year moved our homeschool from my dreams for the children into their dreams for themselves. It took me a few years but I am here and proud of it. Good parents transition into different phases and grow with their children. I like to think I am a good parent.

Happy New Year

Homeschooling has become easier because the kids are more independent and I can delegate some subjects to the co-op teachers. High school is not scary at all. Instead, it has credits and clearly defined boundaries and I love it. I wish K-8 had been this way. But what is past is past. Continue reading »

Book 5 of 50 – Atomic Habits

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You can easily read Atomic Habits (affiliate link) by James Clear in a week. It is only 264 pages. Besides, it is written well and presents a few simple concepts. The stories Clear uses to open each chapter and illustrate the principles keep your interest in reading.

Atomic Habits

My copy of the book from the library

What Clear proposes are small changes you can implement in your daily routine so that you can change your habits and results over time. Also, the goal is to have lasting results. Continue reading »

Book 2 of 50 – How to Win Friends

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Dale Carnegie published How to Win Friends and Influence People (affiliate link) before World War II – in 1936, to be precise. To this day, this book still stands as the best in the self-improvement, self-help category in any bookstore.

Lady listening to audiobook

Me, listening to “How to Win Friends…,” while waiting during my children’s Science Olympiad exams, at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, TN

I read this book about 25 years ago and felt I needed a refresher. What spurred this on was the fact that my son, age 15, has found out about this book from Hamza, a YouTuber he watches. My son asked if we had the book. Well, I used to. I moved countries one too many times and left it behind somewhere in Sweden. Continue reading »