About the Book
Book: Dishing Up Devotions
Author: Katie J. Trent
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Devotional/EDUCATION/ Home Schooling
Release date: October 26, 2021
Homeschooling is a challenging journey that’s often misunderstood. The thirty-six weeks that parents have to educate their homeschooled children don’t just come together magically. There are lessons to plan and oversee, records to keep, routines to follow, and kids to motivate. It can feel overwhelming as the teaching parent—usually Mom—tries to tackle both the educational and spiritual aspects of the children’s lives while also keeping up with household tasks such as cooking and laundry.
Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Activities for Homeschooling Families infuses faith and fun to strengthen family relationships while nourishing the teaching parent’s soul.
It features thirty-six weekly devotions, faith-building activities for the whole family, and baking recipes connected to the weekly character theme.
Author Katie Trent’s goal is to take the stress out of homeschooling with a devotional that the whole family will love through:
- Encouragement from other homeschooling parents
- Biblical lessons even toddlers can understand
- Interactive family activities
- Delicious baking recipes related to the weekly theme
Homeschooling just got easier—and deliciously fun!
I read through this book in a hurry, because I didn’t get it until a few days ago. It is encouraging; this author is a homeschooling mother and knows what we need. The activities that she suggests to reinforce the week’s theme look like fun. The recipes look delicious, although I personally don’t make that type of desserts. Children would love them, though! If I had a print copy of this book, and was able to take more time with it, it would be more useful to me. If you are a homeschool mother and need encouragement, this might be just the thing for you!
About the Author:
Katie Trent is a homeschool mom and the director of a Christian homeschool community outside Phoenix, Arizona.
She has a decade of experience in counseling children, teens, and families, having worked as clinical director of two mental health agencies and as an elementary school counselor before transitioning to homeschooling and writing.
Katie and her husband James have over twelve years of pastoral ministry and church planting experience.
Through writing, blogging, and speaking, Katie loves to inspire women to grow their faith, strengthen their families, and simplify their homeschool journeys.
Katie received her B.A. degree in social work from Boise State University and her master’s in social work from Northwest Nazarene University. She has written for The Christian Journal magazine, blogs, and several websites.
More From Katie:
Homeschooling is more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. These thirty-six devotions are fun for the whole family, and tasty. It is just the right flavor for a busy family.
—Robert BortinsCEO, Classical Conversations
JOY BOMBS (GLUTEN-FREE)
½ cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup walnuts, raisins, or toffee (optional)
Glaze (if desired)
1 ½ – 2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 tbsp. milk
Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and eggs in large bowl. Stir in evaporated milk and vanilla.66 Dishing Up Devotions
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Beatrice LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like a great resource for homeschooling parents and grandparents