Book club: “The Rules of Magic” Part 2

Hello Everyone!

I hope that you are all safe and healthy! If some of you haven’t been able to keep up with the reading, don’t worry at all. I hope that this book club might be a bit of a happy escape from everything going on in the world. We are all faced with an unknown future and major changes that are effecting our lives in so many drastic ways. Don’t forget to take time for yourself as well as you’re loved ones. I believe that self care, especially now, couldn’t be more important. I’m blessed that I am already staying at home to homeschool our son and my husband is essentially hospital personnel? So his job is secure. I know so many of you don’t have that ability and please know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with every single one of you.
If you have had a chance to read part 2, what do you think about the Owens sisters new powers and what do you think their strengths will be? Very simple, easy question. As I posted under the book announcement post on Instagram, if you can’t or don’t want to comment on this part of the book, comment and let us know what you and your family are doing to stay sane and safe. We believe that we need our Mom Tribe more than ever right now and we all need to be there for each other and be able to share our experiences. If you are able to read Part three this week, then great! Please know that Sarah the Owner and Founder of The Boxy Momma Co. and myself, Emily, her humble helper, are thinking of all of you! ❤️- Emily & Sarah

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  1. I couldn’t help myself, and finished the entire book! I also put her others on my reading list. I did see Practical Magic a million years ago, but don’t really remember it, so it was all new to me.

    I really enjoyed seeing the siblings personalities grow and how each of them react to their powers. I loved Frannie’s need to find scientific explanations. She’s so clever and resistant, fun to read.

    Loved this pick, thank you!

    As for my new job as a home school teacher while I work from home – I am the OCD parents that has an organized schedule to follow so we don’t all lose our minds. But I will point out, this is only day 1 and I fully expect it to go downhill from here, LOL!

    Hugs to all you out there!

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    • I’m so glad! As a homeschool momma, let me tell you not to be too hard on yourself. Reaching isn’t easy whether you teach at home or in a school so cut yourself and them some slack. They will be ok♥️so let yourself work around what each day brings to you. Especially in these crazy times. If you need any help or advice about what works for us you can email me at emily.poteet@yahoo.com Good Luck!

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  2. I think both Frannie and Jet are great characters. I’m so curious to see what happens with Jet’s abilities after the tragedy; and if the siblings are able to break the family curse!

    We are also adjusting to having our school aged kids home – ages 5, 8, 10. I made a schedule to hold them accountable for their school work and to hopefully keep them from driving each other (and me) nuts during the day. The kids have already started calling our days ‘torture camp’ so it’s going to be a long few weeks! (And I have even included a TON of creative play and free time into the day – way more than what they get at school)!!

    I hope you all settle into a routine that works for your family and stay healthy!!!

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    • Thank you! Thank you! As a homeschool momma, let me tell you not to be too hard on yourself. Reaching isn’t easy whether you teach at home or in a school so cut yourself and them some slack. They will be ok♥️so let yourself work around what each day brings to you. Especially in these crazy times. If you need any help or advice about what works for us you can email me at emily.poteet@yahoo.com Good Luck!

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  3. I havent read part 2. My reading time was putting my son in childwatch at the gym while I did the recumbent bike. Well obviously that’s no more.

    I’m already feeling depressed. I was a stay at home mom for 5 years, my son finally started school and I was working part time and promisingly working my way up. Well, that dream is gone and here I am a stay at home mom again. I thought I was passed that stage but I guess it’s the life I’m given forever. (How I feel right now). The organization I work for is a nonprofit and if this goes on too long we will have to shut our doors forever.

    Trying to keep busy, doing a lot outside, etc but I’m still feeling useless and bored. All our trips we had coming up are cancelled or postponed so absolutely nothing to look forward to.

    My husband is the chef of a mom and pop restaurant. Hopefully take out orders will be enough to keep them in business. If not, then I dont know what will happen to us. We were finally in a good spot in life financially and it has all been taken away in just one day.

    My mom is in a nursing home so probably wont see her for months. She is super depressed (even before all this) so shes driving me crazy already.

    Ok done complaining, hopefully everything will be fine but honestly it’s not looking like it for us. I will try to find time to read and hopefully be in better spirit next week.

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    • Hi Kara,

      I know these are hard times for everyone in so many different ways. I can’t speak to the financial problems because I know there’s nothing I could say to help you with that. The only thing I can speak to is being at home. I know that staying at home with our kids isn’t for everyone. In fact, it’s not for most people. The best advice I can give is to try and remember that they won’t be this little forever and instead of looking at this staying at home thing as something that’s so stressful, maybe take it as a chance to go back to a simpler time. A time without crazy traffic, huge crowds, no real social interaction that doesn’t involve the internet and so many other things that we all have taken for granted. Try to take some time out of every day for yourself. Each morning, I have what I call my coffee time. My son knows that when I get up, I make him breakfast and then my coffee. It’s my time to read, watch a show or do whatever I want without being disturbed. I don’t know if any of this will make you feel better but I’m hoping that it can. Please know that you aren’t alone and that we are all thinking of you. Sending you lots of love ❤️ Emily

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      • Thanks Emily, I’m feeling better now, just needed that little rant I guess lol. At least when I was a SAHM we could go places, this sucks! Anyway, I’m going to try to catch up and keep myself going with the book club. Hopefully the next book is in my library’s digital collection because of course they’re closed :-/

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  4. Kara,
    I’m so glad to hear that you’re feeling a bit better. You e been in my thoughts this past week. I will pick a book that’s more known so that it will hopefully be available in everyone’s digital library. I will post it tonight so people can comment if they have trouble getting it before the 1st. Lots of love❤️!

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