This past spring, while in attendance at the 2:1 Conference, I had opportunity to pick up and browse a book from author Zan Tyler and Apologia Press called 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential. I’ve always been a fan of Apologia. We’ve consistently used their science curriculum in our homeschool – both on the elementary and high school level. But, since discovering their Press materials at an Apologia luncheon last year, I’ve been even more impressed. The books that Apologia Press is publishing are all very encouraging for the homeschool mom who is in the trenches. Moms, if you aren’t taking time to enrich and encourage YOURSELF, how are you going to effectively do that for your kids?!
Anyway, when we were given a bag of “parting gifts” from Apologia at 2:1, I was THRILLED to open it and find a copy of the 7 Tools book in the bag! Here’s the thing, though (and I’ve confessed this over and over again here on my blog) --- I’m not good at non-fiction/self-help type books. I might be all gung-ho to start, but I’m hard-pressed to finish one.
I read the first few chapters of this book with gusto. It’s a great book! I know there is lots and lots of great information for me to glean. But, I need accountability. And that’s where Amanda from ThePelsers.com comes in. She is hosting a Summer Book Club for this book!
I’m in! How about you? All you need to do this first week is read the Introduction and Appendix. The remaining weeks you will read just one chapter per week. Simple enough, right? And, in addition to reading and gleaning from Zan and the book, you can link up on Amanda’s blog, join the Book Club’s FB group, and make some new friends! Good deal, right?!
If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, by way of the Book Club, I’m Heidi. You can learn a bit more about me here – but, in a nutshell, I’m just a typical homeschool mom with a desire to spend time with and love on my kids! My latest “adventure” is in the form of a website called Homeschool Mosaics – I hope you’ll stop over and visit. God is at work on that website – and it’s fun to be along for the ride!