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Family Fun Friday ~ Mother-Daughter Book Club

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blankMost of my Family Fun Friday posts have focused on things I’m doing with my homeschooled kiddos, and I think it’s time to show you some fun I have with my public-schooled child as well!

We are really lucky to have a fabulous library in the next town over that hosts Mother-Daughter Book Club once a month. This is the second year we’ve participated in it, and we always have a blast. The ladies who run this group are so creative, nice, and fun! This group is such a great way to get some one-on-one time with my oldest child.

This week was our monthly meet-up.

blankWe read About Averageblank by Andrew Clements. Anna and I really enjoyed the book, but we haven’t read any of his other books yet. Some of the people at the meeting who had read his other books said they were a little disappointed with About Average, but we still enjoyed it.

If you’re curious about the book, it’s about a girl who feels like she does a lot of things semi-well, but nothing really well or really poorly. She’s an unfortunate victim of mean-girl bullying which is a bit distributing. I’m actually shocked by how young it seems that girls in school get mean. This seems to be a sad fact of life. Anyway, a series of events enable the book’s heroine to prove that she does have quite redeeming features after all.

The two women who run our book club decided the girls should have a talent show to showcase some of their own talents.

blankI was surprised when Anna volunteered to go first! Last year, she didn’t even want to talk at Mother-Daughter Book Club. But this year, she is participating with everyone. And she did a great job playing on the piano for a while. She really does seem to have a bit of talent and I sure hope she will continue her piano lessons.

blankblankWe also built Jenga type structures out of wafer cookies. Anna’s structure was pretty impressive.

blankI did get blamed though, when hers finally toppled over. I guess the click from my camera was all it took?!

Overall, I have been so impressed with this library! Everything’s free and it’s all wonderful. Mother-Daughter Book Club is an activity that Anna and I really look forward to each month. It’s so nice to have some dedicated time with just her. I know she appreciates it, and I do to! Sometimes it’s hard to give kids in a many-kid family the individual attention they deserve, and I am very thankful for this great group!

Do you have activities like this as your local library? How do you show your children they are special?

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

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