I’m Loving “Homepreschool and Beyond”-Win a Copy!!

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If there was one book I wish I had had when I first began raising little ones and thinking about homeschooling, it is Homepreschool and Beyond.

When the author, Susan Lemons, sent me her book, I was enthralled. It was a breath of fresh air and an excellent recharge for me. It is so rich and so full of wisdom for parents seeking to “do the right thing” with their little ones, especially in terms of how to educate them. With all the conflicting advice on “learning readiness” and early education, the author clears the air, speaks to what we all know deep down, leaving the reader with a deep sense of peace and lots of hands-on wisdom. Homepreschool doesn’t paint our youngsters into a one-size-fits-all mold, but allows for each parent to glean suggestions and ideas without unnecessary pressures.

Covering everything from teaching cheerful obedience to how to teach science, Susan offers an in-depth course on Parenting 101.

This quote is just one example of the many she expounds on in Homepreschool & Beyond:

“The best early ‘academics’ are your responses to your children–giving yourself to them in warm fellowship, conversation, travel; reading and telling stories with moral values; working at home chores and cottage industries together; teaching them by example how to serve others (in the home and down the street); being alert to their highest motives and interests; and encouraging them to develop their own creative ideas in the sand pile, with kitchen dough, with a telescope…and with tools in the garage or garden….” -Raymond & Dorothy Moore

A homeschooling mother of four with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development, Susan brings a particular hands-on experience to the table in her book.

One of the things I appreciated about this book is that I always put it down charged and inspired, never exasperated. It is full of practical “how-to’s” as well as sound explanations about the concept of teaching preschoolers (with advice that goes well beyond the preschool age).

It is also one of those books that is easy to read in “snippets”, which is important for a mom of preschool-aged children!

“Some parents wonder: ‘What is best for my child?’ ‘Am I doing enough?’ ‘What does my preschooler really need?’ My answer: Preschoolers need what they have always needed. Preschoolers haven’t changed. Preschoolers need their parents. Everything your preschooler needs to know can be taught through good parenting.”

Susan ascribes to a relaxed but thorough approach in educating children, and leaves the reader full of easy-to-implement ideas in a normal family routine that will enrich all its members!

**Purchase Homepreschool & Beyond now!**

I love the lists and ideas in Homepreschool:

  • Suggested reading lists for different age levels
  • Review of popular curricula
  • Learning games/songs
  • Holiday crafts and activities
  • and more!

Without a doubt, this is one of the most comprehensive, common-sense books for parents of young children that is written! Homepreschool and Beyond is a book you can sink your teeth into and walk away more practically equipped for better parenting and homeschooling!

Great news!! Susan is giving away two copies of her book to Generation Cedar readers! To enter for the chance to win, leave a comment! Add a separate comment for extra entries by:

Giveaway ends Sunday at midnight.



131 Responses to “I’m Loving “Homepreschool and Beyond”-Win a Copy!!”

  1. Renee says:

    With our little one (4, 3 and 1 1/2 years old) this book sounds perfect for us! Thank for letting us know about it!

  2. Renee says:

    Ps I just Subscribed to Susan’s blog 🙂

  3. LindseyMarie says:

    I would love to give this book to my Mom, who is about to start preschooling my three year old twin sisters. It sounds great!

  4. Linda D. says:

    I just subscribed to Susan’s blog. Thanks for introducing us and thanks for the chance to win a copy of her book. (I love your blog!)
    Linda D.

  5. Ashley says:

    I am teaching preschool at home right now! Would love this book!

  6. Kristen says:

    I am an ex-teacher who is staying home with my 14 month old baby boy (and hopefully more one day Lord willing). I am excited about adding to my knowledge with this book.

  7. Kristen says:

    I subscribed to her blog!

  8. Kristen says:

    I joined her facebook page!

  9. Tiffany says:

    Oh I would love this book! As a mother of many little ones it says like one book I would like to read.

  10. Kristen says:

    I also facebooked about the giveaway!

  11. Tiffany says:

    I subscribed!

  12. Michelle Morey says:

    This book sounds wonderful. Many times I feel like my preschooler gets lost in the shuffle as we work with the older ones. I would love fresh indeas to use with my little.

  13. Michelle says:

    Subcribed to Susan’s blog.

  14. HeatherHH says:

    Sounds interesting; love to give it a try! I have six children born, 3 of them in the preschool category. Lord willing, I will continue adding new preschoolers for many more years, starting with baby #7 in June!

  15. Jennifer says:

    I would love to win this! It sounds like something I need to read!!

  16. Amy K says:

    Just starting to think about this – sounds like a great resource!

  17. Tonya says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  18. I have been so discouraged lately. I need this book!! 🙂 count me in.

  19. Kay says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! Preschool is literally right around the corner in our family. So this would be the perfect book to get me ready. 🙂

  20. Kay says:

    I subscribed to her blog (which looks like it will be one I will frequent. Full of great information!).

  21. Amy in AL says:

    I would love to win this book. I’ve got 2 in homepreschool right now!
    Amy in AL

  22. Amy in AL says:

    I subscribed to Susan’s blog! Thanks for entering my name again.

    Amy in AL

  23. […] win one of two copies for FREE! Read the review and find out how to enter on the wonderful blog, Generation Cedar.  If you have never taken the time to visit Generation Cedar, you are in for a treat! Enjoy, and […]

  24. Jenae says:

    I would love to get a copy of this book! I’ve been struggling with what to do with my preschooler, wondering if I’m doing enough. I think this book might really help me a lot!

  25. Jenae says:

    I subscribed to Susan’s blog. It looks like she’s got some great info on there! 🙂

  26. Jenae says:

    I also joined her facebook page. 🙂

  27. Tillie says:

    I have five – ages 12 to 7 mo. All homeschooled. I would love to get a book like this for inspiration – and to review on my blog!

  28. Tillie says:

    I’ve joined Susan’s blog as well.

  29. Tillie says:

    and requested to join the FB group 🙂

  30. Miranda says:

    As a mother of 7 that thought I knew everything about everything when I had 3-4 children. I clearly could use to read this as I now navigate having babies/preschoolers/middles/and bigs. 🙂

  31. Elyane says:


    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I’d love to win a copy since I am planning to homeschool and I live in a country where homeschooling is very uncommon and there aren’t any books about it available.

  32. Emily says:

    My eldest is almost 3 and so I am about to embark on ‘teaching’ preschool at home! I would love to have Susan’s godly wisdom at my fingertips as we start.

  33. Emily says:

    Signed up for her blog too

  34. Elyane says:

    I signed up for Susan’s blog too!

  35. Michelle Devine says:

    This sounds like a great book to help get me started with 4 little ones.

  36. Jessica says:

    Please enter me. We have a new little one in our home!

  37. Alisa says:

    thanks for the chance to win….it sounds like a great read!!

  38. Amara says:

    This sounds like a great book!


  39. i’ve nver heard of this book. it sounds great. thanks for the chance to win it!

  40. hp&b fb fan jeanine feldkamp

  41. Stephanie H. says:

    I subcribed to her blog!

  42. Stephanie H. says:

    I asked to join her group!

  43. I subscribed to the blog and would love to own this book! I’m not a mom yet but homeschooling is definitely what I intend to do when it’s my time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Also requested to join FB group!

  45. Stephanie H. says:

    I shared on my Facebook page for Pure Modesty too!
    I would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance to win!

  46. I would love to own this book for when I do have children!

  47. Keri says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  48. I would love to get my hands on this book! It looks perfect for my season of life.

  49. tiffany says:

    sounds perfect for my family. thanks for sharing!

  50. Darcy says:

    I’m always up to anything that will help me with homeschooling. Since I have four that haven’t even started school yet, it would definitely still be useful to me!

  51. Darcy says:

    I shared on FB!

  52. AngieE says:

    So excited about this book! I would love a copy!!

  53. AngieE says:

    I just subscribed to Susan’s blog!

  54. Anya Q says:

    Thank you for your blog. I really enjoy it. Please enter me in.
    That would be wonderful for my homeschool preschoolers. We live
    in the country on a farm also.

    Blessings to you!!!!

  55. AngieE says:

    Just signed up to join HP&B’s group on Facebook!

  56. Julie M. says:

    I subscribed to Susan’s blog. This book looks so encouraging. I have 5 older children who are past pre-school, but a little baby boy who I would love to have this book for to gain encouraging wisdom as he gets to the pre-school years. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  57. Jowen says:

    I would love to share this book with my sister. Thank you for providing this opportunity.

  58. This sounds like a great book! 🙂

  59. Sara says:

    This sounds like the kind of book that would greatly encourage me…8 children…6 of them 5 and under!

  60. Sara says:

    I signed up for her email subscription.

  61. Sara says:

    I asked to join her facebook page.

  62. Rachael says:

    My little one is only 7 months now, but I’m a teacher by profession and by nature, so I’m ready to get started!

    I shared the link on facebook.

  63. Rachael says:

    And I subscribed to Susan’s blog in my google reader.

  64. Becky says:

    I would love to win a copy!

  65. Kate says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook :).

  66. Kate says:

    I signed up to view her blog by email :).

  67. Kate says:

    I requested to join her group on facebook :).

  68. This sounds like a wonderful resource for every homeschooling family! I no longer have a preschooler, but I have lots of friends who do, and I would love to have a copy of this to be able to share. 🙂

  69. April says:

    This sounds awesome! As a mother of four children (5yo and under), it sounds right up my alley! Thank you for hosting this giveaway. 🙂

  70. Larissa says:

    Sounds like an interesting book!

  71. Jessica says:

    Wow! Sounds like a lot of great advice for homeschooling preschoolers!

  72. Kristina says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  73. Brittney says:

    I’m currently getting an Early Childhood minor… This sounds very helpful!

  74. Sarah D. says:

    This book sounds like something I could use. My oldest is 3yo and I’ve been starting to think about what I need to do as far as schooling goes. I know he has a few more years, but I want to prepare myself before I try to teach him!

  75. Sarah D. says:

    I subscribed to Susan’s website, too. Looks like some good information on there! =)

  76. Kelly Fox says:

    I would love to win a copy of this! Thanks for hosting all these great give-aways!!

  77. Jacque says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  78. Susan says:

    I would love to win this. Susan

  79. Susan says:

    I subscribe. Susan

  80. Jessica B. says:

    I would LOVE to win this book. I enjoy her website, but haven’t gotten to read her book.

  81. Diana says:

    I have a 2-yr-old, so this sounds great!

  82. Lora says:

    I’m always looking for more ideas as I home-preschool our 3 year-old.

  83. Lora says:

    Following her blog.

  84. Lora says:

    Joined the facebook group.

  85. Melinda says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I’d love to read it!

  86. Nicole Handfield says:

    I would love a copy of this book

  87. Nicole Handfield says:

    I joined the facebook group

  88. Nicole Handfield says:

    I subscribed to the blog – thanks for having this giveaway. Love your blog!

  89. Sarah says:

    Ooh – sounds great for my preschooler!

  90. Jennifer says:

    This sounds so encouraging! I would love to dig into this book. 🙂

  91. Jeanette says:

    Count me in. The book sounds great!

  92. Jennifer says:

    Would love a copy of this book! I am just starting out with my 3 year old and 17 month old and would love some guidance and encouragement that I’m on the right track. Thanks for the info!

  93. Jennifer says:

    I joined the facebook group!

  94. Jennifer says:

    And subscribed to the blog!

  95. Jennifer says:

    And shared the link on facebook.

  96. Maria says:

    I love Susan’s blog. I knew your blog besides her.

    1kiss and thanks for the giveaway.

  97. Maria says:

    I have joined Susan’s blog by mail.

  98. Maria says:

    And joined facebook group too.

  99. Jamie says:

    Ooh, I would love to read this. My 2 year old Joshua and little girl due next month would love for mama to have some new perspectives!! (I’m sure my 9 and 11 year olds would agree too!!) Thanks for the opportunity!!

  100. Kristina says:

    This looks like a great book!

  101. I’m currently homepreschooling our oldest and would love the help!

  102. Jeree says:

    My little one is only 1, but I am already excited to homeschool. Would love to have this book!

  103. Kelley says:

    Thank you for your resourcefulness! I would love to have this book, it is definitely on my wish list.

    God Bless!

  104. I have my last preschooler currently, but my first grandbaby is on the way, so I will be interacting with preschoolers for a long time to come!! 10 children ought to give us plenty!!

  105. I FB’ed about this give-away.

  106. I subscribed to Susan’s blog. SO glad to know about it!!

  107. It sounds very interesting. I am often comparing academically my 5yr old with his sibling at that same age and wonder why he is not reading yet…
    I kknow I do not need to worry, but…

  108. Sara W says:

    I have a 3 year old that I have started thinking about what we are going to use for preschool. She wants to do “school” like her older brothers now so we have just been working on writing her name so far.

  109. Brandi says:

    I subscribed to Susan’s blog.

  110. Brandi says:

    Would love to win this book! It sounds wonderful!

  111. Henria O. says:

    Subscribed to Susan’s blog!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  112. Henria O. says:

    Joined the FB group!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  113. Henria O. says:

    Shared on FB here: http://tinyurl.com/7w6tjjx
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  114. Josie says:

    I would love a copy of this book even if I don’t win it. Thanks for sharing about it. We have children 5,3, 1, and one on the way so lots of preschool goes on at our house. It is always fun to be inspired by some one who has done it before. I love, love your blog. Thanks, Josie

  115. Amanda says:

    Subscribed to her FB page.

  116. Amanda says:

    I subscribed to her website and shared a link on FB. Thanks for sharing about this book!

  117. Amanda says:

    Shared the link on FB(just realized each of the entries are to be in seperate comments, sorry).

  118. Joellen says:

    This looks like a wonderful book!

  119. Holli says:

    I would love some fresh ideas as I am embarking on the homeschool journey.

  120. Becky says:

    As a mother of 10 ages 4-20, I still need encouragement and wisdom. This book looks like it would fit the bill!

  121. Stephanie says:

    Kelly I love how you bring such good incouraging things to your readers. Thank you. I have three (4,3,& 19 mo.), so anything that would help give wisdom or encouragement is welcome.

  122. Stephanie says:

    Now following Susan’s blog.

  123. Stephanie says:

    Following on Facebook.

  124. Stephanie says:

    Shared this post with my facebook Friends.

  125. Morgan says:

    I would love this book! I have a two year old and a 6 month old and am going to homeschool. Thank you so much for this blog, Kelly. This is my first time to leave a comment, but I’ve been reading it since before the storm, and you have been such an encouragement to me in so many ways.

  126. Morgan says:

    I subscribed to Susan’s blog.

  127. Jo says:

    I would love a copy of this, as we have a 3-yr old, a 2-yr old & a newborn whom we hope to homeschool.

  128. Rachel W. says:

    I was just in the library today browsing their homeschooling section looking for inspiration. My oldest is 4 and we are getting closer and closer to an official beginning of school. This book sounds like a good resource!

  129. Luke says:

    I write to you, because I enjoy your site very much. This one is my favorite blog.

  130. Amy Roberts says:

    I joined the blog, requested facebook page, and hope to win. I have two preschoolers now.

  131. Kim F. says:

    Would love a chance to read this with three of my littlest being 3 and under. Thanks for the giveaway!

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