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Homeschooling -- Please Don't Drink the Holy Water

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    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 7 8:44 AM
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      put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
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      Title: Please Don't Drink the Holy Water
      Author: Susie Lloyd
      Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
      Date Published: Sept. 2004
      ISBN: 1928832199
      Price: Paperback $14.95
      Comments: The wild chaotic life of a Catholic homeschooling mom!

      from amazon.com:
      Customer Reviews

      Talented, delightful author (in her not-so-spare time), December 20, 2004
      Reviewer:WJMH (Kansas)
      A delightful, witty little book that presents to the world a talented writer,
      a sort of Catholic homeschooling Erma Bombeck.
      If she isn't already syndicated in every major Catholic paper in the U.S.,
      that shows you how out-of-it a lot of those periodicals are. Her style is gently
      acerbic and playfully respectful. She's breezy, but you realize there's a
      significant intellect here--and not just in the occasional (near occasional?)
      scholastic reference.

      Plus, Mrs. Lloyd does a great thing--she completely demystifies and humanizes
      "homeschoolers"--the parents and kids that are, with little fanfare,
      revolutionizing education. They are the wave of the future, as statistics are bearing
      out. So folks might as well start getting to know them. This book, full of
      mishaps, missteps, but also love and laughter, is a great start. It will bring
      smiles, grins, and, every now and then, a laugh-out-loud. It is charming, witty,
      and --in more than one sense, perhaps--graceful.

      from the publisher:
      “If heaven’s a banquet,
      will I have to do dishes?”
      That’s all Catholic mom Susie Lloyd wants
      to know. Marriage and motherhood have taught her the rest, including the
      things that are most important in life: “Metaphysical realities like the existence
      of God can get along without my help. Cleaning the bathroom can’t.”
      Homeschooling her kids has left Susie wise beyond her years: she’s learned
      why pi is square instead of round, and searched
      out the best places to buy a cow’s eyeball for the science fair. “In fact,”
      she says, “Socrates had it easy. His students never interrupted him to go to
      the bathroom or ask when lunch was.”
      Susie’s husband is always there to support her: “Greg tells me education
      would have no purpose if kids didn’t start out ignorant. He seems to think that
      will keep me from strangling them.”
      Yet she’s always patient, even when strangers gawk at her and her five
      daughters and ask: “Are they all yours?”, “Are you done yet?”, “Don’t you have a
      Susie tells them that raising five girls isn’t really so hard (at least not
      until they’re teenagers). After all, “Daughters don’t have the same needs as
      sons. They can live for days on hors d’oeuvres.”
      So come along for a ride in Susie’s full-size van as she faces the trials of
      Family Rosary and tangles with snide education experts, gruff confessors, and
      relatives who tell her it’s time to wake up and join the “real world.”
      But Susie’s already in the Real World: a happy Catholic family on its way to
      heaven!Please Don't Drink
      the Holy Water!
      Homeschool Days, Rosary Nights, and Other Near Occasions of Sin
      by Susie Lloyd

      224 pp paperback
      Available November 2004
      Susie Lloyd (b. 1966) is a frequent contributor
      to Catholic periodicals. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and a
      gaggle of children.

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