Thursday 26 August 2021

Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie

 Welcome to week 21 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 2021. I can't believe there are only six weeks left in this round.  Today my co-host Desiree is sharing T is for Tensegrity over at Our Homeschool Notebook.

As a veteran homeschooling mom I was feeling very burnt out a couple of years ago. A homeschool friend blessed me with a copy of the first edition of Teaching from Rest A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie. I came away feeling refreshed and renewed.  I added it to my Audible play list in which Sarah reads the book to her audience. Each time I spend listening to a portion I feel a sense of ease in my homeschooling journey.  Sarah has encouraged me in a deep abiding way. Her conversational tone is a balm to all home educating Mom's the world over. I have learnt so much from Sarah about living and teaching from a state of rest and what it truly means to do so. This book is empowering.

Teaching From Rest

A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace
Second Edition
  • Author: Sarah Mackenzie
  • Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 1600512879
  • Available in paperback and Kindle


Introduction: I Shouldn't Have Written This Book 
Before You Read This Book 
Part One: Whose "Well Done" Are You Working For?
  • The Cake Under The Couch 
  • Why Your Daily Grind Is Holy Ground
  • Bring Your Basket
Part Two: Curriculum Is Not Something You Buy
  • How to Simplify the Curriculum
  • How to Simplify the Schedule
  • The Right Thing at the Right Time 
Part Three: Be Who You Are!
  • The Truth about You
  • The Truth about Them
  • Walking on Water
Teaching from Rest Companion Journal and Audio Collection
Recommended Resources
About the Author

What book has greatly impacted you on your homeschooling journey?


Find the other ABC posts in this series here:

  1. A is for Art Lessons at Home
  2. B is for Books Where do You Purchase Yours? 
  3. Charlotte Mason a Round Up of Posts 
  4. Delight Directed Education
  5. Encouragement for Weary Homeschooling Mothers
  6. For the Children's Sake  
  7. G is for Geography
  8. Homeschool Bloggers  
  9. Instagramers to follow who are homeschooling
  10. Joy in Your Homeschool Journey
  11. Know Yourself - Stop the Comparison Game  
  12. Life Skills in Your Homeschool
  13. Math Resource for Home Education
  14. Netflix in Your Homeschool
  15. Olympics 2021
  16. P is for Podcasts  
  17. Quintessentially Homeschool
  18. Read-A-Loud in Your Homeschool
  19. Science in Your Homeschool
  20. Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie 

Featured from last week the letter P...

This Week over at Our Homeschool Notebook the topic is T is for Tensegrity 


Please link up your posts starting with the letter T for this weeks ABC Blogging


  1. I too have this book on Audible, and every time I listen to it I feel peace. It's always just what I need to hear!

  2. I enjoyed this book tremendously. Maybe time to pull it out again for encouragement.

  3. Wow! This looks like a really good book. Thank you for sharing about it. I will definitely be looking this up to purchase.


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