These are the 7 giveaway books for 7 people that I have already given away! But even though the giveaway portion is over you can still see inside these lovely books that everyone is talking about.
You can find these books and others like them at Funschoolingbooks .com
When I am working through this sort of book I have about 4 pages at least going at the same time! So, if I didn't have time or the inclination to finish journaling or coloring in on the reading time page (for instance) I will leave it for another day. You can skip pages all together as well if it's not your thing.
The idea of this is NOT to give your more to do. Make it work for you and find what parts you enjoy! I've realized that I can stay more patient and calm when I am coloring while I sit with my kids when they are doing school or reading aloud.
If there is a page you just really don't care to do and you have a young child then you can give that page to your little one to scribble all over and they will be so delighted to be your helper. ;)
How many of us focus more on what we don't do than all the amazing things we DO get done? Record it and celebrate what you are doing!
The poem above and below is called "Hopes and Dreams and Real things"
Paper books and clicking clocks
Hiking books, and warm wool socks,
A backpack stuffed with hopes and dreams
And a heart longing for real things.
Clouds above and dancing trees,
Whispered prayers and wild seas.
A little boat, and you with me.
Can't this be our reality?
Firewood and ocean waves,
Determination, strong and brave.
No clicks, no likes, no shares, no saves.
Just you and me, finding our way.
If we leave behind a thousand friends,
Perhaps we'll find each other.
We'll learn how to begin again,
By living real life together.
I am finding so much more peace right before bed when I color for a while rather than check facebook or stare at a screen. It is lovely and a delightful habit.