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Nurturing My Nest – The Book


Nurturing My Nest:

Intentional Homebuilding &

Custom Built Education

Discover how intentionality impacts your home in life-changing ways.

Identify the uniqueness in your child and create a custom plan that maximizes his potential.

Leah speaking to the Women's Ministry at Bellevue Baptist Church

Speaking to the Women’s Ministry at Bellevue Baptist Church

Sharing in an interview on WREG- Ch 3

A peek inside the book…

Truthfully, my husband pursued me to write this book. I feel the ideas in these pages may be common to many of you. I am really just a simple girl blessed beyond words. As a mother of five beautiful children, a grateful wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a teacher and a follower of Jesus Christ… I stand humbled. My daily work consists primarily of caring physically for my family and schooling my children.

For those of you in the trenches, you recognize the non-ending schedule. So embarking on this project amid all of my other responsibilities seemed daunting. My life is so far from perfect, but I am deeply blessed. Like all moms, I have dreams for my life as a mother and for my family. As the life unfolds, our expectations can be disappointed. Because we cannot see the future it is hard to always formulate the next decision.

I am not perfect. My children are not perfect. My house is not perfect.

This book is more about nurturing our home rather than having a perfect one. It is full of hope and inspiration instead of presumptions. This book is my gift to you, the reader, on your journey of mothering, homeschooling and wifing. Whether you are brand new or seasoned in your quest, I pray you will be inspired and find inspiration for your home. Although this is geared for home schooling families, about a third of the book offers ideas that can be implemented in any home.

May these words offer you courage as well as encouragement.

Leah Vance Simpson spent over twenty years homeschooling her five children. While she navigated the path of homeschooling and parenting, Leah realized that many parents are searching for the same answers. Due to the prodding of her family, she wrote this book to speak to the most commonly asked questions regarding homeschooling and homemaking.

Through this new guide, Nurturing My Nestand her blog, and the Embrace Your Everyday podcast she answers these questions and more. She stresses the importance of promoting high standards of academic excellence coupled with a personal relationship with God. By combining the academic and the spiritual, she advocates the development of a new generation of Godly young men and women.

The 20 chapters cover:

  • Getting Started
  • Education and Learning Styles
  • Selecting Curriculum
  • Preparing for Preschoolers
  • Whole Child
  • Schedules
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Networking
  • Selecting Classes
  • Huddles
  • Car School
  • High School and College
  • Organizing Your Homeschool Space
  • Summer
  • Keeping Your Home
  • Taking Time for Yourself
  • Contributing Financially
  • Books – A Scholarly Home
  • Nurturing Your Home
  • Ten Ways to Save Money on Homeschooling

Leah coaches you through

• exploring different homeschool styles and their effectiveness

• planning your curriculum to address your children’s unique needs and learning style

• incorporating spiritual and Biblical lessons into your education plan

• ensuring your children participate in enriching extracurricular activities

• practical workable scheduling for your homeschool days

• charting your children’s journeys from preschool to college prep

• balancing the challenges of school with other mothering responsibilities

• self-care

• accessing online resources for homeschooling

With her tips about time management and planning, you can give your children a unique educational experience!

PRAISE for her book:

“Nurturing My Nest” is a refreshing look at the ins and outs of homeschooling from a mother who is a master at designing a curriculum to fit the unique giftedness of the whole child.  The product of a homeschool education herself, Leah has not only created individual programs for each of her five children, but she has also taught countless others to do so as well.  In this comprehensive handbook, you will find helpful insights, practical ideas, and spiritual encouragement to support you in your homeschool journey.  “Nurturing My Nest” is sure to become a treasured resource in your library.

Dayna Street, Women’s Ministry Director, Bellevue Baptist Church

In “Nurturing My Nest“, Leah Simpson shares from her wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of the home. I have known Leah for many years and have admired how intentional and engaged she is with her family. She and Tim and their five children have created a warm and hospitable home where guests feel welcome and look forward to being invited back. I am drawn to her gracious spirit and genuine walk with Christ. I recommend her book to all young mothers who long to “train up their children in the way they should go” (Ps. 22:6). “Nurturing My Nest” will give you great ideas and suggestions for education, home organization, meal planning and so much more!  In our over committed culture that seems to be pulling families apart, Leah gives us a tool for rediscovering the power and importance of the Christian home. This treasure is a guide no homeschooling parent should be without!

Donna Gaines, Pastor’s wife, Speaker, Author

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