School Is Where the Home Is
School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents by Anita Mellott is much different than I imagined. I first heard of the book from my friend Rebecca, but it was only recently that I read it myself and saw just how perfectly it ministers to the heart of a homeschool parent.
Anita has classified each of the devotions into a category so that you can look for something that speaks to the situation you’re facing if you need quick encouragement instead of reading the book straight through, one day at a time. The categories are:
- A Faith of Their Own
- And a Child Will Lead Them
- Gifts We Give Our Children
- Homeschool Basics
- Homeschool Foundations
- Homeschool and Family
- Homeschool and You
- Spiritual Vitamins
Each of the devotions in School Is Where the Home Is is short and to the point. (Anita understands how busy homeschool parents are!) If a particular subject touches a nerve, Anita always provides Scripture references and other resources that will allow you to dig deeper into that area of your life so that God can continue to minister there.
Anita has included something for everyone in these devotions. Are you raising a toddler while homeschooling an older child? There are devotions about that. Are you struggling with homeschooling and thinking of sending your child back to school? She writes about that too. Are you learning as much (or more) from your children as they are from you? It’s in there.
About Anita Mellott
As I read School Is Where the Home Is, I was challenged and convicted. I prayed a lot for my family and homeschool, but I also prayed for Anita and her family. Anita has been diagnosed with a very serious, incurable illness—ankylosing spondylitis. Read Amber’s post about Anita’s Story – Hope & Provision for more information.
So, you want to know more about Anita and her family? Here are some ways you can!
- Follow Anita’s blog: Anita Mellott
- Connect on Facebook: School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents
- Connect on Twitter: @anitamellott
- Read Anita’s articles for the Home Educating Family Blog
How to Get Your Own Copy of School Is Where the Home Is (and Help Anita’s Family!)
And now, I’m sure you’d like to know how you can get your own copy of School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents. I have ONE copy to give away here! The giveaway is open to U. S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to win. Please read the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools widget below before entering.
If you would like to help Anita’s family during her illness, there are a few ways you can do that.
First of all, you can purchase a copy of School Is Where the Home Is through many online retailers and at your local bookstore. (If they don’t have a copy in stock, you can have them order one for you.) All profits will be used by Anita’s family to pay for her medical treatment.
You can also support this promotion of Anita’s book by visiting these sites to read the reviews and enter the giveaways. (Please note that these links will not be live until the dates listed.)
- Sept. 17: Jennifer – Jennifer A. Janes (That’s me!)
- Sept 17: Jenn – Mama Jenn Blogs
- Sept 18: Lisa – Chaos Appreciation
- Sept 18: Meg – Homeschoolin Mama
- Sept 19: Laurie – Our Abundant Blessings
- Sept 19: Amber – Classic Housewife
- Sept 20: Kris – Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- Sept 20: Susann – Momma Hopper
iHomeschool Network is proud to support Anita, her fabulous book, and these book reviews. As an expression of that support, iHN is paying to ship the winners’ books to them.