Books I'm Reading Before Summer Ends!

I wanted to share the books that I am diving into and hopefully finishing before the end of the summer. In January, I set a goal of reading 1 book per month, but I haven't stuck to that goal. Reading at night is so hard, I fall asleep super early which doesn't really leave time to read. So lately I've been forcing myself to stay up and read. Here is what I'm reading.

Books I'm Reading Before Summer Ends - TheDailyAprilnAva

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1. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero- I started listening to this audio book on Hoopla. It's okay, reminds me a lot of the book The Secret. I'm sure I will finish listening to it, people are raving about this book. I think I'll pick up a hard copy also.

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2. GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - This has been on my reading list for months and I was finally able to pick it up from the library. I watched the #GirlBoss series on Netflix and it was okay. I'm hoping the book is better though.

3. My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella - Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors if not my favorite. I really enjoyed the Shopaholic series of books and I'm sure this book will be excellent as well.

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4. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - This book was recommended by a parenting podcast and luckily, I won it in an Instagram giveaway! I've started reading it and I like it so far. I would love to eventually read the whole series which includes two other books, P.S.I Still Love You and Always And Forever Laura Jean.

5. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham - My favorite types of books are self help books and now parenting books. No, you don't learn how to parent from a book, but I do believe parenting books can give you amazing insight and advice on something that I'll be doing for the rest of my life. I am especially drawn to books that are about peaceful parenting, attachment parenting, natural parenting, so this book is right up my alley! I'll be listening to this book on Hoopla as well.

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What books have/are you reading this summer? I'm thinking of joining the website Good Reads. Are any of you on Good Reads? Let me know in the comments! Until next time.

April K.
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Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

The new school year is quickly approaching. I am excited to officially began preschool homeschool with Ava! This will be an exciting journey for us, Ava is eager to learn and I am eager to teach! I have decided to build my own curriculum for this preschool year and I would like to share a few of the resources that we will be using. 

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My main focus for the first half of preschool is hand eye coordination, hand control, and writing. School Zone makes excellent learning resources and Kumon is a long standing, trusted educational brand. Here are a few that we will be using:   

 I've been picking up school supplies here and there for a couple years now, I found a great writing tablet and I'm going to save the writing pages to track her progress. 

We will begin to learn sight words, daily reading with books from our home library, and we will be using daily folders. A folder will hold her school work for the day and once the folder is empty, she will be done with school.

We will also be using free library resources such as Hoopla and Miss Humblebee's Academy, as well as attending story time at the library, and participating in gymnastics and a kids yoga class.

I am glad to share our homeschool journey with you all. Any seasoned homeschool moms out there? Feel free to leave some tips and advice in the comments! Until next time!

April K.
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