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The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir

The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir

Katrina Kenison is one of my favorite authors!

I love Katrina Kension and have read all of her books. Her writing has shaped the way I parent and the way I homeschool my children. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you like her, too, be sure to check out the chat Kara and I had with Katrina on The Homeschool Sisters Podcast.

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About the Book

The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers–holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she’s always known it and her older son’s departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women’s hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

*Includes reading group guide*

Details
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Series: Not homeschool specific but super helpful
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Year: 2010
ASIN: 0446409499
ISBN: 0446409499
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