Welcome

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Hello! I’m Rebecca, and this is my little section of the blogosphere.

As of Summer 2018, this space is undergoing some expansions and transitions (always a good thing, yes?). Reviews & Revisions started as a reading and writing blog reflecting my activity in both those areas. When we decided to homeschool our two girls my reading list got even crazier, my ideas for post topics expanded to include education and parenting, and my comfort with sharing a bit more of the approaches and thinking behind our endeavors grew. So, keep this page in mind as a general guide around the space and expect new content to begin appearing alongside the usual.

If you’re a free-spirit website browser who prefers independent perusing to directed engagement, kick off your sandals and mosey around.

If you’re weary of making decisions for today or prefer exploring new places with a friend, let me give you a few suggestions for navigating this site.

The Blog tab will take you to a chronological list of my blog posts. I wish I could tell you that I am consistent and scheduled, but I’m not. I’ll update regularly and with gusto when I can and focus on my other priorities when I need to. 

The Reading tab leads you to posts about children’s book reviews, recommendations of fiction and non-fiction books, and some lists and thoughts here and there. Some favorite posts in this category include What’s A Reader? from my 2016 Summer Series, and book notes such as this one Sisters In Law by Linda Hirshman.

The Teaching tab will connect you with blog posts about my adventures in teaching and learning with and through books. I teach adults at our local church, and I homeschool our two daughters. Obviously, teaching covers a range of expectations and levels so I’m jumping into everything.

The Writing tab is for those of us who aspire to a published book at some point down the road. It includes posts of my own creative writing efforts, reflections on process, and of course, book connections. This section can range from my opinions on using swearing in writing, to sharing a pseudo-Enneagram account of punctuation marks, to writing exercises gleaned from a book I’ve read. 

Finally, the Family tab. This is for most of the other stuff. Parenting is a big part of it and a great source of inspiration – check out these re-worked lyrics for Frozen’s “Let It Go” – but it is often where the ideas and thoughts from reading and reading and reading percolate for a time and then come together such as this longer post about the beauty and struggle of becoming a new person through parenthood. But, of course, there are also books and reading bits like Stop Reading To Your Children for 20 Minutes Every Day! And I hope sometime soon to have some posts recommending family reads and reading recommendations for different ages in a family but on one theme. Working on it!

Hope that helps. Welcome. Carpe librum!

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