About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.

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Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours.

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Read the World: Multicultural Week

Read the World: Multicultural Week
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Welcome, welcome to the first week of our Read the World Summer Book Club! Sarah and I are both beyond thrilled to have you joining our families this summer as we explore the globe one book at a time.

Before we get into the fun of Multicultural Week, here’s a quick overview of the club’s logistics:

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The Calendar:

Mon, June 27th – Multicultural Week (Ch 5 of GYCW) ** We are here!

Mon, July 4th – Africa Week (Ch 6)
Mon, July 11th – Europe Week (Ch 7)
Mon, July 18th – North America Week (Ch 10)
Mon, July 25th – Middle East Week (Ch 9)

Mon, Aug 1st – Asia Week (Ch 8)
Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week (Ch 11)
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week (Ch 12)
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in–details here this Friday!

sidebarThe challenge this summer: Read at least one book from each region of the world listed above (8 total).

For those of you who haven’t received Give Your Child the World yet, I’d recommend checking on Instagram for book suggestions to keep you going while you wait for it to arrive. Then when you have my book in hand, it will be a breeze to catch up on any weeks you may have missed–it’s definitely not too late to join in!

Remember to use the hashtag #GiveYourChildtheWorld on social media to share your family’s fun all summer long. And don’t forget that every child who completes the book club challenge can enter to win one of over $1,000 in donated prizes!!

No need to do anything yet (except keep track of the titles you read). There will be a form to complete at the end of the club in August. And remember, if all your titles come from suggestions in Give Your Child the World, you’ll receive double giveaway entries!

If you missed any other details, head to my first post to get your questions answered!

And now…on to Multicultural Week!

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Weekend homeschool links

Weekend homeschool links

Our Read the World Summer Book Club begins on Monday–you’re joining in, aren’t you?!

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Just come back here on Monday for printables and fun to kick off Multicultural Week! (Check out the whole calendar here…) And if you aren’t sure what books to check out, the Instagram hashtag is already hopping with folks sharing their discoveries!

If you’ve been trying to decide whether to come along, here’s a blog comment from Dorcas that may help:

“I just listened to you on Inspired to Action’s podcast and I was so inspired! You gave me goosebumps repeatedly. I love your heart for the world. That is exactly what I want to foster in my children.

I had already been thinking about your book, but I went right to Amazon and put it in the cart. Can’t wait to get it and join in on this summer club!”

Weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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Fear the world or love the world: It’s your choice

Fear the world or love the world: It's your choice
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” ~ 1 John 4:18

You guys? It’s scary out there. We need only a glance at the day’s headlines for a reminder.

As parents raising children in these uncertain times, what should we do?

The way I see it, we only have two choices: raise our kids to fear the world, or…raise them to love it.

Fearing this world comes naturally in our hyper-connected society; it’s the default mode set out to take over our family’s thoughts. But it isn’t the only option.

If we want to cultivate a love for God’s world in our homes instead, we must act with intention first, so we don’t react with fear later.

We must infuse our children’s lives with purposeful meaning.

Now, today.

We must speak beauty and truth into their young spirits again and again, giving them something to cling to when fear tries to set up permanent residence in their minds.

Thankfully, the power of story can help us shield our kids from the world’s distractions and heaviness. Here’s how.
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Weekend homeschool links

Weekend homeschool links
Weekend links
Summer school around here means taking the audio books & weather lectures outside!

I have been blown away by your response to our upcoming Read the World Summer Book Club!

As a result of all the buzz, would you believe Give Your Child the World made it into the Top 50 of ALL books on Amazon earlier in the week?!!

I hope your family will join us this summer, too:

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If you’re still on the fence about buying Give Your Child the World, check out this review of my book from “Mom of 3 in Concord:”

This book is worth 5X the cost and since receiving it this week I have ordered two additional copies as gifts. It’s a must have for any family attuned to today’s globally accessible world. “

Love that! If you’ve already read the book, would you please leave a genuine review as well? Thank you, thank you all for the support!

Weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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