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“Rush, rush, rushing to history!” Have you been looking for an interesting way to teach American History to your child? Have you wished for a story that was both captivating and accurate to help build your child’s love of history? The Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh is a series created just for you! The Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series is amazingly fun to read.
Y’all, can I just be honest a minute? I took a look at these books before and thought Rush Limbaugh wrote these, I’m not sure I really want to read that. Judgmental I know! But seriously, I have been AMAZED by the quality and accuracy of these books! And, oh wow, how he and Kathryn bring History to life through these fun stories! Once we started reading, we had a hard time putting them down!
Each book discusses a different topic in history, teaching you important aspects of the time period. Rush Limbaugh himself morphs into the character of Rush Revere to take you on these time hopping adventures along with his trusty steed Liberty. What would a Revere be without Liberty by his side??
The first book is Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. In this story, you meet Rush and his horse Liberty. Rush is a history buff and teacher in today’s world. He and Liberty have managed to find a way to time travel through history, seeing first hand what happens in the past. Rush projects these experiences through technology back into his classroom where his students follow along.
In Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims, you learn about Pilgrims like William Bradford and his family. You are taught what type of clothing these people really wore and what their personal experiences were. Rush teaches us the fine details as well as the ones we already know, or think we know.
The books are packed full of images too that go along with the stories. Pictures of the pilgrims, the ships, the land when they arrive in the new world, and so much more. He brings the experiences to life in each and every book. This additional touch makes learning even more fun.
Book 2 is Rush Revere and the First Patriots. In this book, we learn what freedom means and why the colonists wanted to break free from English rule. We learn about taxes and the cost to the people. We learn about Treason and the real american fight for freedom.
Book 3 is Rush Revere and the American Revolution. This book brings to life the fight for freedom, sharing with readers the whys and hows of the American Revolution. In this book, we meet George Washington and others like him who fought to break free from England and create a new government for us all.
Book 4 is Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner. This book teaches the principles of Freedom and the meanings behind some of our most important American elements like our national monuments, American symbols and even our nations anthem. Each topic is touched on and taught with the imaginative story Rush provides.
Book 5 is Rush Revere and the Presidency. In this book, we learn how George Washington became our first American President and what he went through during this stage of life. We learn about elections. We learn about the Presidential Oath and the meaning behind it. We meet Thomas Jefferson and learn how he helps to build a stronger nation alongside President Washington and others of the time.
These 5 books provide a wonderful introduction into Early American History that is unlike any other that I have found. It’s interesting to see history come to life with Rush’s help and to learn details that other curriculum have not touched upon. So much history has been left out of past texts and Rush and Kathryn really step up to make sure that history isn’t lost.
Additionally, on the Rush Revere website there are downloadable study guides and activities which can be used along with these already amazing books. They provide questions which help to expand the already extensive information provided in the books themselves. These are a wonderful addition to the lessons and a great way to show what your child is learning from reading these wonderful stories.
We read this series as a read-aloud together as a family. It took several days to read each book because we were reading out loud. All of us enjoyed these stories from Jackson who is 4, Winston my 16 year old and even Dad at 47. The stories were really interesting and captivating. Honestly, they were a joy to read!
These books are available through most nationwide retailers for around $12.59. Each book is different but part of the Rush Revere Book Series.
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My oldest, thankfully, does not have Epilepsy, though he does have struggles of his own. He’s allergic to penicyllin and mold. He struggles educationally. He has sensory issues.
My second born, my daughter, was the first of my children to have Epilepsy. She was 3 months old when she had her first seizure, 2 weeks following her vaccine series. She continued to have tonic clonic, absence and complex partial seizures until she was 5. At five she stopped having seizures and began having migraines instead. At 14, she’s been seizure free for 9 years though she still has migraines occasionally.
My third child, my second daughter, began having seizures at 4 months, 2 weeks after having her vaccine series as well. She also has tonic clonic, absence and complex partial episodes. She is now 9 and has not outgrown her seizures. As the years pass, our hope becomes less that she will outgrow them. She has yearly EEG’s which show nothing and she’s on Lamictal currently after having allergies to everything we tried in the past. She is mildly delayed due to an allergic reaction to Trileptal when she was an infant.
My fourth child, my youngest son, has a different condition. He official diagnoses is Involuntary Breath Holding Spells that trigger Epileptic Seizure. Involuntary Breath Holding is a common childhood disorder which becomes dangerous when seizures that follow last longer than the average 30 seconds to 2 minutes. For my son, the seizures last anywhere from 10-20 minutes. 20 minutes is the longest we’ve allowed them to go without stopping them with emergency diastat medication.
Epilepsy brings many challenges in life. I went from being the person that seizes, to being the person who watches their child seize. Our family is rare in that we have 5 known directly descending generations with Epilepsy beginning with my great-grandfather down to my children. My children are the first generation since my grandfather’s generation to have multiple siblings with Epilepsy.
Being a person who has seizures is hard. Being a Mother of children who have seizures is harder. I do not know what our days will bring as Epilepsy is not a predictable disorder. Even though my oldest is not currently having seizures, it does not mean she never will again. It’s a disorder we are always watching for, looking for even the smallest of events that may be a heads up for a larger event.
I don’t wish our life on anyone and yet I know our life could be worse. I’ve been lucky in that we’ve never had more than one of my children (or myself) seize on the same day. I call us blessed because I know this could be worse. I see it in the Neurologist office and in my Epilepsy groups online every day.
I began blogging in 2009 and I wasn’t sure what this blog would be about. It didn’t take long for me to find my purpose here though. Sharing our life and our story about Epilepsy, our day to day challenges, things we go through in an effort to helps others who, like us, struggle to understand and live with this disorder.
When I began blogging there were not many Epilepsy Mom bloggers. I can understand why. This isn’t an easy thing to share. When our families are seizing, then we’d just rather it go away and we’d rather pretend we’re normal and it doesn’t exist. But the truth is, it does exist. It doesn’t go away. It’s always there, even when it’s not active.
There’s always the fear. The fear that the day will end with a seizure or the morning will begin with one. The fear that a seizure will happen in their sleep and you’ll wake to find them not breathing the next morning. The fear that you’ll have a day full of too much excitement that leads to a week of seizures that are unstoppable. The fear of Status Epilepticus and SUDEP. The fear never goes away.
And you never forget. You never forget how your child or your loved one looks laying lifeless and out of control. You never forget the feeling of helplessness you as a parent feels. You never forget the confusion a seizure creates. And you definitely never forget the thankfulness you feel when your child or your loved on wakes up and comes around from the seizure’s effects.
Epilepsy life is hard. It’s not a life any of us would choose but it’s one that we are forced to live every day. We deal with the not knowing, finding hope and strength in whatever we can to get through it. The Epilepsy community is a tight nit one because we each understand the challenges and triumphs of living with Epilepsy.
Epilepsy is our life and you can read more about it and how we deal with our day to day through the many other Epilepsy posts we have shared on our blog. I promise there will be many more posts to come as we continue to share and work towards helping others understand what living with Epilepsy is like. I hope our blog encourages you to share your own Epilepsy story with others. Advocacy and Education for Epilepsy is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our families.
May each of you be blessed,
These are the joys of life.
My husband is no longer working for his previous employer.
My child support has still not started. Now would be a good time since the above happened.
Emmalee had her 1 year follow-up for her surgery. She was given orthopedic wedges to place in her shoes on top of her inserts to stretch her inner tendons and a follow-up visit for 6 months. If these don’t work to stretch her foot, she may require surgery again. I was hoping we were done.
My internet has been slow all day making it difficult to get things done.
The support I do receive for two of my four children is already gone, spent on household needs.
My daughter is still up wandering around though she’s been told it’s bedtime.
Laycie’s script for her Diastat is still not filled two weeks after it was dropped off and the pharmacy had to special order it.
My four year old son had a meltdown the size of Texas earlier because I forgot to buy him the Steelix Pokemon card (thank you people who sell them card by card on eBay).
Through all the negatives in life, I’m still thankful.
I have faith that God will provide for us. That work will be provided to pay our bills. That my husband will come through to make that happen.
I have faith that my support will soon begin, that this road is almost over and better things lie ahead for us.
I have faith that God will heal my baby girl, that she’ll not need a second surgery and she’ll be able to stretch those tendons with her inserts and exercises.
I have faith that Laycie’s Diastat will be in soon and her script filled.
I have faith that my baby boy will outgrow these meltdowns that come as he grows older and learn to deal with his feelings in a better manner.
I know God is an amazing God who shows Grace and Mercy on all who love him. I know my faith is strong even when it’s only a mustard seed small. I know we will overcome to find joy in our day to day as we have always been able to find and enjoy.
God has a plan for us that will not fail.
Until tomorrow or the next time…