Books Girls Love

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #154, Books Girls Love, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkBooks Girls Love

In “Books Girls Love,” Episode, #154, Meredith Curtis, mother of four girls, shares their family’s favorite authors, including beloved authors enjoyed for four generations. She talks about the books they wrote and why girls love them. We’ve all heard of Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. However, have you heard of Milly Howard, Lois Lenski, Elizabeth Yates, Patricia St. John, Kate Seredy, and Martha Finley? Find out why these books have delighted girls of all ages for decades.




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Show Notes

As much as times change, the things that beat in the hearts of little girls and young women stays the same. Let me introduce you to some timeless classics that still captivate the hearts of girls of all ages.

What Kind of Books Should You Give Your Children?

Living Books

Classic Books (doesn’t matter age—classics are timeless)

Wholesome Books

Books with Good Role Models

Meet the Authors and Find Out Why They Captivate Girls’ Hearts

Milly Howard

Lois Lenski

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pamela L. Traveres

Maud Hart Lovelace

Eleanor Porter

Kate Seredy

Kate Douglas Wiggins

Noel Streatfeild

Arleta Richardson

Edith Nesbit

Hilda Van Stockum

Elizabeth Yates

Margaret Sidney

Martha Finley

Louisa May Alcott

Patricia St. John

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Gene Stratton Porter

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jane Austen

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Truth Seekers Mystery Series

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Mystery Series | Has you child wanted to write a book? What about a mystery? Join Felice as she interviews her co-author and daughter. | #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #creationscienceTruth Seekers Mystery Series Episode 

Join Felice Gerwitz as she interviews her co-author in the Truth Seeker’s Mystery Series, Christina (Gerwitz) Moss. Christina shares her homeschool experience and how the series evolved from an idea to three books in the series.

Thanks to our sponsor a Free HomeschoolConnectExpo — Felice Gerwitz is presenting three video teachings and there are over 70 speakers and sponsors. Sign up to get more information about upcoming events. And, thanks to our sponsors who make these episodes free!

Christina began the idea of writing a novel and finally convinced her mom it was a good idea. When Felice, a non-fiction author with a publishing company, Media Angels, Inc. explained she didn’t know how to write a novel, her daughter shot back. “We are homeschoolers we can figure it out!” And figure it out they did.

First In The Truth Seekers Mystery Series

Christina’s first novel, The Missing Link Found (Book One in the Truth Seekers Mystery Series) outsold her mother’s Creation Science: A Study Guide at the convention debut. In fact, this book helped children learn about Creation science in a fun way and in turn they were enthusiastic about attending creation science events.

Erin Odom Author

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Erin Odom Author| Today Felice Gerwitz interviews Erin Odom, author, and homeschool mom. She shares her family’s personal struggle. Erin Odom, Author an interview with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #221

Today Felice Gerwitz interviews Erin Odom, author, and homeschool mom. She shares her family’s personal struggle.  Erin brings a unique message to bring hope to financially frustrated families in her new book.

Erin Odom, author of Just Making It: Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated, published by Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian! She blogs at Erin blogs about motherhood, homemaking, healthy living and family finances.

Show Notes: More Than Just Making It with Erin Odom, Author

Erin and her family were struggling, even though she and her husband had college degrees and both were earning good salaries, one was a spender and one a saver. They found themselves without jobs and lost their home. Their story is one that resonates with many hit financially during the downturn in the housing market. Jobless and with little children, they turned to God for help and found it at church and with a financial planner. Erin turned to writing and soon created a blog that became successful. Thankfully, she shares her success with all in her new book. Newly published author Erin, Odom!

  1. About Erin and her family.
  2. Homeschooling using the university model
  3. The one thing that impacted Erin to make a change.
  4. About Erin’s blog
  5. Root cause – income problem or a spending problem?
  6. Create income – one chapter in the book delves into this topic…passion, skill set, God given’s gifts.
  7. Contentment and gratitude of each day.




An Author Teaches Her Kids to Write

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An author Teaches Her Kids to Write | a WriteShop Review by Felice Gerwitz

An author Teaches Her Kids to Write | a WriteShop Review by Felice Gerwitz

History tends to repeat itself and sometimes in very good ways! When I homeschooled my young children I found they were prolific writers if it was topic that they enjoyed. For example, my kids wrote stories about finding pets and keeping them. In fact, the children in their carefully- crafted stories had the most amazing mother in the world! Why? Because she allowed them to keep each and every pet they randomly found in the yard, and she welcomed them with open arms. This was the antithesis of their “real” mom!

Now was the time to work on their nonfiction abilities.

All of my children have struggled in this regard. They enjoy making up stories, rather than researching and writing a factual account, so I came up with a purpose, a family newsletter. This was a combination of factual writing, as well as poetry and interviews. Thus, the “Cousin’s Newsletter” was born. There were cousin contributors: Katie from Texas, Marie and George from Tennessee, Kathleen from Virginia, and Christina and Neal from Florida. Four of the children were homeschoolers and two were not  so there was a nice mix of school and home types of articles. This was in the ‘90s when computers were just becoming household words and there were still lots of copying and pasting manually to get pretty borders and print out copies that were then mailed to all the family members. It was quite a project so we strove to complete two Cousin Newsletters per year.

Still fiction was a favorite and years later my daughter Christina and I went on to write three novels together.

I felt that Christina was one of those people with a story in her blood! Fast forward to the future and now Christina is homeschooling her little ones. She balked at the idea of using any writing program with her little ones, but then was presented with an opportunity to review Writeshop’s primary curriculum; here is what she had to say:


“I recently had the opportunity to use WriteShop Primary (Book A) written by Nancy I. Sanders with my first and second graders. I love the well-written writing program that was well organized and effectively incorporated many of the foundational writing concepts that I wanted them to become proficient in utilizing while still in their formative years. My girls especially enjoyed the layout and presentation of the activity worksheets, while I appreciated that they were learning the basics of writing in a fun and relaxed setting.

Imagination is something my children are not lacking, however, before using this program, their stories or papers often lacked structure and flow.

This book offered a brainstorming section in which they organized their thoughts and even an editing and revising section, which allowed them to analyze their own writing with my guidance. Each activity set was well presented and organized, which allowed me to easily grasp what was going to be covered each day. Overall, both my children and I enjoyed using this program and look forward to continuing with it throughout the school year.”

Catch our reluctant writers episode with Kim Kautzer, the contributor and executive editor of Writeshop Primary. You’ll enjoy hearing how to identify reluctant writers, as well as gain practical tools and tips from Kim.

Do your children have writing struggles? Or do you have great advice for us on ways you encourage your children to write? I’d love to hear from you.

Tricia Goyer – Mom’s Night Out

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Mom’s Night Out

with Special Guest, Tricia Goyer.

TriciaGoyerFelice Gerwitz is your host as she interviews Tricia Goyer, a mom of six, married for 25 years and an author of the novelization of the movie “Mom’s Night Out.” Tricia shares how she juggles a busy schedule as well as how she prays before big projects. This is an inspiring session with an amazing, and godly lady.

Tricia was contacted to write the novel after the movie was created, what a switch! After watching the movie many times, Tricia got it — and more, she identified to the different characters — that was her at different times of her life. With Christian undertones the book speaks to each of us, who have been overwhelmed.

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