Sally Clarkson has held a special place in my heart for about twenty years now. My homeschool journey began with a copy of her Educating the WholeHearted Child on my nightstand, much dogeared and highlighted. Over the years she continued to encourage and refresh my heart with The Mission of Motherhood, Seasons of a Mother’s Heart, and The Ministry of Motherhood. As a young mom, those books were the closest thing I had to a mentor.
So I’m thrilled to wholeheartedly recommend her newest book, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming. In its pages, written side-by-side with her daughter Sarah, Sally opens the door to her home and allows us to peek inside—revealing the intentional decisions she made through the years to create and protect it as a place of growing and of grace. She shares her heart about the importance of home, and then the mother-daughter team takes us through an entire year of sweet family traditions they have enjoyed. You will find wonderful ideas and gentle reminders that you can use month after month.
It’s a lovely combination of inspirational vision, spiritual nourishment, and practical suggestions all designed to help you cultivate an environment in your home that your children will cherish their whole lives.