School Is Where the Home Is by Anita Mellott {Review}

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!

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. 

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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.)

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.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of School Is Where the Home Is from Judson Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. I have not (and will not) receive any other compensation for this review. Thank you for helping me to support Anita and her family during this difficult time.
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31 Responses to School Is Where the Home Is by Anita Mellott {Review}

  1. Ticia says:

    I love reading devotionals, so I’m always glad to get a new one.

  2. Meleasa says:

    This devotion book sounds wonderful! One for each day of the school year.

  3. Anita Mellott says:

    Sweet Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for your kind words about my book. I’m so glad the book encouraged you. I pray that it be used for His glory to minister to the hearts of homeschooling parents.
    God bless!
    Anita

  4. Andrea says:

    This sounds wonderful. A great tool to add to my arsenal.

  5. Tom Blubaugh says:

    I think this is a wonderful thing you are doing for Anita.

    Blessings,

    Tom Blubaugh, Author
    Night of the Cossack
    http://tomblubaugh.com

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  7. Theresa says:

    What a great devotional! It looks to be very encouraging!

  8. Sharayah A says:

    I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  9. cam says:

    I’ve been wanting a devotional that pertains to my place in life, and this would be PERFECT!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Jessica says:

    I’d love to have this devotional. Encouragement is always appreciated! :)

  11. Kristi says:

    I’m new to homeschooling, my boys are 3 and under, but I work and involve myself in many other things besides my boys and my house so I’m always looking for quick bits of encouragement and guidance. This book sounds like a great asset. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  12. Stephanie says:

    I would love to have this new devotional book.

  13. Barb Sheffer` says:

    I appreciate all the encouragement I can get.

  14. Stacy Wiley says:

    I am a newbie homeschooler and would love the encouragement this would bring!

  15. I would love to read this book. We’ve been homeschooling since 1998, and frankly, I’m ready to quit. The discouragement has me so bowed down that I don’t want to do it anymore. This year I have kids in 11th, 9th, 6th, and 3rd grades, with twin kindergartners that never do anything because Mommy has no time to work with them.

    • Michele, I am saying a prayer for you and your family now. God knows exactly where you are and what you need at this stage in the journey. (Be sure to enter to win at the other giveaways this week too!)

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  17. BlessedCP says:

    I would enjoy this book for the encouragement and the feeling that someone understands.

  18. Teish says:

    Life with four little ones gets busy, and homeschooling the oldest three makes it even busier. I love the idea of a meaty, encouraging devotional, that’s still short enough for me to squeeze in between laundry and math!

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  20. Kelly says:

    I’ve been looking for a devotional that’s aimed at hs parents for two years. So excited to see this available!

  21. Angel says:

    This is my first year homeschooling and I don’t have alot of people to encourage me. It would be very nice to have some spiritual encouragement.

  22. julie says:

    I would love to win this book because I could use the reminder of why I’m homeschooling each day.

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  24. Teresa R. says:

    I am new to homeschooling and am totally lost:(!!! It would be great to have this devotional.

  25. Carla Marvin says:

    This sounds like exactly the kind of book I’ve been looking for, for a while now! I am so excited to have found it!

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