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Polished Cornerstones Review {and Giveaway!}

Welcome to 30 Days of Homemaking for Girls at Homegrown Mom, Sponsored by Plan to Eat – Simple Meal Planning

Are you looking for a homemaking curriculum for your girls of all ages?

Check out Polished Cornerstones, Projects for Daughters on the Path to Womanhood! I have been hearing about this curriculum for a while and I’ve been longing to try it out with my own girls. Imagine how happy I was when Doorposts offered to send me a copy to review.

Ok, I have a confession. I actually asked them to send me a copy! I’ve never used my blogger status to try to get free stuff, but this book inspired me to try for the first time. Furthermore, I knew that Homegrown Mom readers might like a shot at a free copy, too, and Doorposts generously agreed to bestow one copy upon a blessed reader.

Here is why you want to win this:
In this massive, spiral bound volume, 52 Characteristics of the Proverbs 31 Woman are taught.

Each of the 52 lessons consists of various suggestions to teach girls how to develop these characteristics at 3 different age levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. However, many of the lessons can be combined to include all ages.

Lessons include: Memory verses, Reading selections, Questions to discuss, Scripture passages to read, Projects to do, and more. Several lessons include charts and worksheets to fill in.

I literally wept when I was reviewing this book. To have these qualities laid out to teach, and knowing that I get to be the one to teach them honestly moved me to tears. I am so looking forward to projects, chats over tea, and most of all, digging into God’s Word to see what He says about being a Virtuous Woman.

The author, Pam Forster, recommends planning out one month at a time and choosing from the extensive menu of activities for one lesson. She suggests setting aside a couple of hours a couple times a week. If you do plan one lesson per month, this book will last you years!

I love her idea of planning to answer some of the questions with dad over an ice cream. And guess what? Eric and the girls love it, too! A homemaking curriculum that involves Dad? I know you want it now!

That is what is so unique and cool about this curriculum. At its core, it is about discipling your daughters in the Lord. Along the way, you’ll teach them lots of skills and train them in many areas of homemaking and Godly living, but all of it goes back to God’s Word and spending time with your girls.

The Details:
To enter, leave a comment telling me how many daughters you have. This giveaway will close Saturday, May 21.

The winner will be picked at random.

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Comments

  1. says

    That book looks fantastic! We have one daughter who is almost five years old. We have been talking about starting some daddy/daughter dates to discuss things like this, so this would be a great help with that! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Shelby says

    Out of our six children five are daughters :). They are 13, 10, 6, 2 years and 11 months :).

  3. says

    Angela,

    This looks great! I actually read Proverbs 31 early in the mornings down in the goat barn – not to discourage myself which I could so easily do as I fall soooooo short in every way, but to remind myself that God makes things new every morning and every morning I get another chance to set new goals. It’s been my little secret spot but maybe it’s time to share that prayer with my daughters. I would LOVE this little (BIG!) book.

    Love you,
    Becky

  4. says

    I have 3 girls, and we LOVE Polished Cornerstones!! If I win, I’d share either my old copy or the new one (would love to see how the new version compares to my older version, then will decide if I like the new one enough better to sacrifice all my notes in the one I have now) with a friend who has 2 girls and has been wanting to use this, but finances haven’t allowed.
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  5. casandra says

    i have a 15 yr old and 8 year old and i would love to win this giveway. it would be a perfect fit for our home ec class this coming school year! and the fact that it is bible based is awesome. i’m so excited that there is something out there like this. thank you!

  6. says

    Oh! I have been seeing this book and looking at it for a while now! Would LOVE to have it. I have 2 daughters, 11 and 9 yrs old.

  7. Pam Graham says

    I’m equally blessed… Three daughters and three sons. My girls are 11,8 & 6. Thank you!!

  8. says

    Awesome giveaway! I am one of 5 daughters in my family… I have been wanting “Polished Cornerstones” I think it would be fun to do with my Mom. :)
    Rachel Lynn
    rachelhuffmaster(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Michelle says

    I have two daughters and a niece for whom this book would be such a blessing.

  10. Ann says

    I have 1 daughter, and many sisters in Christ who are also looking for this kind of information.

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