Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Homeschool Experiment~Book Review & Giveaway


The Homeschool Experiment

About the book

A delightful novel for moms set in the hilarious, hard, and beautiful world of homeschooling. It's the perfect first book for those just starting out on their homeschooling journey, or beginning to consider the idea, and it's a reminder to the veteran homeschooler that you're not alone. It's sort of like living in the house of a homeschool family for a year. You see the daily challenges, but also the rewards. With refreshing humor and honesty, Hawkins offers moms encouragement in their noble work at home, a chance to laugh at the moments only a mom would understand, and a reminder to cherish those gifts right under their roofs- those wild, irrational, precious people-their own children. Though the book deals with homeschooling, it also addresses the larger question, "What happens when you feel called to do something that seems entirely too big for you?" Between laughs, don't be surprised when you pick up ideas that will simplify your own homeschooling plan. So, come join Julianne and her co-op friends as they navigate through a hard but humorous year of diapers, dinners, husbands, meltdowns, and math lessons. And that's just September.

My Thoughts

The Homeschool Experiment is the story of Julianne Miller and her three young children Daniel, Joy and Michael as they navigate their first year of homeschooling together.

If I did not know better I would swear that The Homeschool Experiment was written about me! Those where my first thoughts when I started reading this book! Really.

Of course this book is not entirely like my life, I only have two children and I have never once been to a homeschool convention. *gasp* I have poured over curriculum and made purchases I knew were not a fit for our family and created a homeschool schedule I could not possibly maintain!  I have homeschooled a 7 year old while chasing a 2 year old and trying to figure out how to get it all done and remain sane!

Julianne and her family step out on their homeschool journey and find that some days are hard, some days are down right halarious and some days are not at all what you expect!

She faces many of the difficulties we all face as homeschoolers being overwhelmed by the many curriculum choices,worrying we will choose the wrong one and learning to teach older children while chasing around a toddler!

The best part of The Homeschool Experiment is that it is laugh-out-loud funny! Oh my! I have never laughed so much while reading a book about homeschooling! I will not give away the story, but there are many parts of this book I can really relate to!

This book is a wonderful read for seasoned homeschoolers and new homeschoolers alike!

You can read the the first three chapters of The Homeschool Experiment here.

Be sure to visit The Homeschool Experiment website.


Would you like your own copy of The Homeschool Experiment? The author has graciously given me a copy to give away to one of my readers!

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disclosure: I received a complementary copy of The Homeschool Experiment in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.


The Zookeeper said...

This has to be a great book!!

Jen said...

This was actually written by a mom in my hs group and I got a signed copy at our convention! : ) Of course, it's still in my big "to be read" pile....Someone's going to love this one!

MichelleTN said...

This looks like a great read!!

Kelly C said...

I would love to check this out- several of my friends and I are discussing homeschooling.

Steph said...

sounds like a fun read :-) I would LOVE TO WIN!

MamaHen said...

Please enter me! This sounds fun.

jay said...

Thanks for the opportunity.

Brooke Adametz said...

I'd love to read this book! We've been thinking about homeschooling our preschoolers for quite some time now!

Stephanie said...

I've homeschooled for a few years now. I'm always looking to read about others' adventures.

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about homeschooling and I am beginning to research the positives and negatives. I would love any information that I could get! :)

Amanda said...

This sounds like a great book!