Posted in Free Homeschooling Resources, Homeschool Information

Can You Homeschool on a Shoestring?

Potential homeschoolers are always asking if homeschooling is expensive and how to make it more affordable. So, can you homeschool on a shoestring? Absolutely!

homeschool on a shoestring

Can You Homeschool on a Shoestring?

Entire homeschool curricula can be found online, as can books, games, worksheets, you name it. I don’t know how homeschoolers did it before the advent of the personal computer! To peruse a whole bunch of homeschooling freebies I’ve found, you can click on Free Homeschooling Resources to see a list of everything I’ve shared in the past.

Online resources:

Other than using the internet, here are some simple things that we do or use to save money in our homeschool…

  • Library – we do not buy books we can find at the library – I use our local library’s website to search from home and can take a trip to the library weekly
  • Dollar store – there are so many things we can use at the dollar store, from bristol board and tape, to books and workbooks
  • Freecycle or any free exchange group – we used to belong to our local Freecycle group before it closed down and then joined a Facebook exchange group. We’ve received all sorts of great books and freebies as well as gifted unwanted items to others
  • Re-usable curriculum – we use Tapestry of Grace. Once you’ve bought all 4 years of the program, you have the outline for all 13 years of school, for as many children as you have. Plus, I have always saved the curricula that I use with my eldest to use with my youngest when she gets to that level.

There is also a book named Homeschooling on a Shoestring that you may want to check out for more ideas.

What’s your favourite resource for homeschooling on a shoestring? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Getting started homeschooling? Get your free Getting Started Checklist!

Please note: This article was originally published in August 2010 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Posted in Resources

Save on Office Supplies for School and Work with Groupon

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Please note: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Save on Office Supplies for School and Work with Groupon

It’s that time again – August – when everyone starts to face the fact that vacation is almost over and it’s time to get ready for back to school and back to work. Groupon Goods can help you save on office supplies and more!

If you’re like me, you go through a lot of printer ink as a homeschool mom. Check out these printer cartridge sets, compatible with Brother, Canon, Epson, and HP printers:

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Whether you would like labels for your child to put on their school supplies, on their things for extra curricular activities (i.e. in their dance shoes), or they have one last summer camp coming up, you have to check out these labels starting at only $5 per set!

Save on Office Supplies

And here is something for everyone, for work or school: personalized journals!

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I think I may tuck some away for my daughter for Christmas, and maybe for “the teacher” as well (meaning me).

Check out the current deals on Groupon Goods now. New Groupon customers get an additional 25% off on your first Groupon deal! Use the code “FIRST” when you sign up, now until August 15, 2016. Check out Groupon on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest deals. And remember that there are many online classes you can save on through Groupon as well!

What do you like to save on through Grpupon? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Homeschool Information, Resources

Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs

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Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs

Are you considering homeschooling your child with special needs? Many parents choose to homeschool their children with various special needs such as autism, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, giftedness, diabetes, and deafness.

A friend of mine started homeschooling her special needs child a few years ago, because his medical issues made being in the classroom downright dangerous. A simple fall could be deadly and the public school wasn’t willing to out necessary measures into effect. We started homeschooling our son in part because he was playing chess at age three and was bored when we put him into public school for his Kindergarten/Primary year.

The article, Homeschool Best Option for More and More Families With Special Needs Children, mentions a poll of homeschoolers that found 38% were homeschooling special needs children. If you are homeschooling your child with special needs, you’re not alone! Here is another article, sharing Perspectives on Teaching Special Needs for some encouragement from fellow homeschoolers.

If you are homeschooling your child with special needs, there are resources you can take advantage of:

I hope this helps you on your journey, whether you are homeschooling a child with special needs or considering it. Check out more articles on Meeting Your Child’s Learning Needs at The Canadian Homeschooler website.

 

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Homeschool Information

Homeschooling Through it All

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Homeschooling Through it All

There are so many advantages of homeschooling, such as being able to go on field trips as often as you want, and time for exploring passions and extracurricular activities. But how do you homeschool through illness, family stress, or crisis?

When we first moved provinces almost 10 years ago, my then 8 year old son had a little trouble adjusting. He missed his best friend and he missed simply being able to walk over to his friend’s house almost anytime, having moved from a suburb home to a rural one.

For the first few months of homeschooling that year we were able to keep a light homeschooling load. We took a day off whenever he felt overwhelmed by it all, and we spent a lot of time outside on our new 50 acres of land as well as sight-seeing across our beautiful island of Cape Breton.

Minor illnesses are easy. Whether I am sick (as I am right now) or my kids are sick, we usually still homeschool to a certain degree, but it’s often limited to some light reading, with perhaps a few educational videos. If any of us are experiencing some stress, we can take a day off, a few days off, or even a week off. Then we come back energized and ready to dive right back into homeschooling again!

In our first year of homeschooling, when my son was 6 years old, he contracted influenza. My poor child was ill for weeks and felt a lingering weakness for some time afterward. We were able to take it easy and introduce homeschool work gradually once he started feeling a bit better. I hate to think about how stressful it would have been if he was in public school and stressed out about catching up on all the work he’d missed. Even worse, we might have been pressured to send him back to school when he was still in a weakened state.

Recently, one of my family members in Ontario was sick in the hospital. My 17 year old son and I were able to drop everything and drive out to visit. It was time well spent and we were very happy to help out and see our loved one get released from the hospital before we came back home again. My 12 year old stayed home with her father and went about her usual extracurricular activities. working on some light homeschooling while we were gone.

The flexibility of homeschooling through it all is a wonderful advantage – homeschooling is flexible and we can adjust the work load to suit us at any given time, including taking some time off.

Have you experienced the advantages of homeschooling through it all? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Thinking about starting to homeschool? Check out the Getting Started Homeschooling Checklist!

Posted in Homeschool Information, Things to Do, Places to Go

I Hope You Dance!

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I Hope You Dance!

I have dance on my mind since my daughter participated in the final dance competition of the season this past weekend. In fact, I got in the act as well and competed in a big studio number on stage with my daughter. Here we are backstage at the competition:

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When did you last dance with your children? Whether you are a trained dancer or can only step side-to-side to the music, you can dance in your homeschool day. There are many amazing benefits to dance! It’s also an easy “physical education” activity you can do inside the home, especially on rainy or snowy days.

Here are some ideas for having fun with dance in your homeschool:

  • Pop some orchestral music on and hand your children each a scarf to move with to the music. You can throw the scarf, sway with the scarf, make circles with the scarf, or anything the music moves you to do. The William Tell Overture finale is excellent for this, as is Holst’s The Planets, or even your favourite movie soundtrack.
  • How did people dance from the historical period you’re studying? If you’re studying the 17th or 18th century, try a Minuet. If you’re studying Modern times, have some fun with the twist, the polka, or the bunny hop!

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dance in your homeschool

 

  • Put on some music from your youth and show your children how you used to tear up the dance floor in “your day”.
  • If you enjoy having fun with different styles of dance, pick up or rent a Zumba DVD and give it a try. Zumba is dance as a form of exercise, and incorporates many different styles.
  • Do you have a Wii? Enjoy “Just Dance” or the Wii Fit. Parents can dance too, it’s a hoot and it’s great exercise! (We like to pull Just Dance out for birthday parties and often the parents will dance in the background to some of their favourites while the children play).
  • If worship dance is more your style, put on some worship music and dance unto the Lord.
  • Do you or your children want to explore a particular style of dance?

    dance in your homeschool

    • Check out this series of how-to videos for jazz
    • Whatever the style of dance you’re interested in, there are likely videos and books available at the library or YouTube videos online.
    • Of course, nothing can compare to lessons at a terrific, local dance studio, whether it’s for your children, yourself, or both. Enjoy classes at the studio then have fun practising daily as part of your homeschool day!

“I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens.
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…
I hope you dance,
I hope you dance.”
~ from “I Hope You Dance” – song by Lee Ann Womack

Do you ever dance in your homeschool? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Resources, Reviews

How to Homeschool Course – Review

Are you planning to homeschool, or are you just getting started and full of questions? “How do I start? How do I get organized? What approach should I use? How do I teach science? How about math?” Knowledge Quest offers a how to homeschool course just for you, Homeschooling ABCs!

How to Homeschool Course – Review

Get all your questions answered! Each week for 26 weeks an email from Knowledge Quest’s Terri Johnson will drop into your inbox with a link to download the week’s Homeschooling ABCs lesson, in PDF format. Even better, every lesson is chock full of downloadable curriculum freebies!

These lessons are the ideal length to grab a cup of tea, read over, and then incorporate bit by bit into your homeschool. If you’re like me and prefer to curl up and read instead of sitting at the computer, each lesson is generally about 5-10 pages in length, easy to print out so you have a physical copy in your hand. Each lesson is easy and interesting to read. Terri uses a friendly, conversational tone, one parent to another.

And wow, the resources included! Terri introduces you to the best homeschool products and resources available, and includes downloads to many as well. One of my favourites is definitely the What Really Happened During the Middle Ages ebook. My whole family thoroughly enjoyed reading about the real Good King Wenceslas during our Advent celebrations this past Christmas.

Something I really came to appreciate, is that Terri includes links to all the previous lessons in each email lesson. If your computer happens to die, as mine did right in the middle of the course, you can access all the previous lessons when the next email arrives in your inbox. (Of course, now I’ve learned my lesson the hard way and have been backing up my hard drive ever since!)

Want to see what the lessons are like? Sign up for Knowledge Quest’s FREE “The 5 Secrets to Homeschooling Success” series here.

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Should you choose to sign up for all 26 lessons, the cost is $10 US to start and then $10 US per month for 5 more months. That includes over $275 US worth of curriculum downloads! Terri also offers a 60-day money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied. If you can’t wait 6 months to get all the goodies, you can choose to pay $67 U.S. up front to get the entire package in just minutes – including all the wonderful curriculum downloads! I highly recommend this course to new homeschoolers, as it answers so many of the burning questions on your mind.

There is something for everyone in this course – even seasoned homeschool moms like me! If you are getting frustrated with homeschooling or need a little boost, check out Homeschooling ABCs!

Are you a new homeschool parent? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

This review includes affiliate links. If you click through and buy I make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

Please note: This review was originally published in February, 2009 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Posted in Homeschool Information

Attending Homeschool Conferences

I LOVE attending homeschool conferences! I love the books, the products, the camaraderie of other homeschoolers, not to mention the speakers. Years ago when I lived in Ontario, I loved attending various conferences within a one or two-hour drive of my home. Living here in Cape Breton, the closest one is almost five hours away, so I don’t get out to it every year. It often conflicts with my children’s dance recitals. But I do attend as often as I can. I have even attended the wonderful homeschool conference in New Brunswick.

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Attending Homeschool Conferences

When attending a conference, it’s a good idea to prepare before you go. Bring a list with you, otherwise you may find yourself unable to make choices, or even worse, buying everything in sight when you’re on a strict budget!

Conference Planning List

Add to the list:

    • resources already on the shelf to use for next year
    • resources still needed to purchase for next year
    • resources you want to sell at the conference (if applicable)
    • a firm budget (so you don’t go overboard)
    • the speaking sessions you most want to attend

The fantastic thing about conferences is that there are homeschool vendors all gathered in one place. You will be able to check out any curriculum or product you’ve heard of, but haven’t been able to touch and peruse in person. Be open to the possibility of finding things you haven’t heard of or hadn’t planned on purchasing that would be a perfect fit for the next homeschool year. Beware though, it’s EASY to go overboard! Setting a budget before attending homeschool conferences is essential!

I have found some amazing resources at our Nova Scotia conference over the years, from wooden math pattern blocks (that got a lot of mileage with my kids) to great little BIble verse colouring books. I am always able to pick up some curricula that I was planning on buying. Buying in person saves on shipping and you can also get advice on what to choose directly from the shop keeper or curriculum designer.

The speakers at homeschool conferences are always thoroughly enjoyable and give just the boost you need to look forward to and get excited about the next homeschooling year. This is especially important if you’re dragging your feet in your homeschool by the time the conference comes around or already dreading the coming year. It can and does happen, even to the most enthusiastic homeschool parents!

Write down the speaking sessions you most want to attend and the times so you don’t miss them – consider inputting them in your smartphone calendar so you don’t get distracted in the vendor hall and miss one! You may want to also leave some room in your budget to purchase the conference recordings. You can listen to them again whenever you need to, and catch the speakers you missed because you chose to attend a conflicting session.

If you’re looking for your local homeschool conference, try your provincial or state homeschooling organization website (there’s a handy list of North American homeschool organization links at the end of the article here). If you’re in Nova Scotia, check out the upcoming Nova Scotia conference in June on the Events page here.

If you’re like me, a distance away from your local conference, consider “attending” an online conference or workshop. You can find many webinars under Online Events on the Events page here.

Do you love attending homeschool conferences too? Please share any favourites and stories in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Please note: This article was originally published in March 2011 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Posted in Home Economics

Feeling Overwhelmed in Your Home and Homeschool? Flash Sale!

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand!

… laundry and never-ending meal prep … money worries, gritty floors, soap scum, and the stain that won’t come out of my daughter’s favourite shirt … holiday stress, and trying to get my daughter to do her math and keep my son on track with his studies … a husband who works two jobs … and trying to balance my own work from home.

And that’s why Erin and Stephanie created the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle … because as rewarding as it is, homemaking is hard work and it doesn’t always come easily.

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

To help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker – help, inspiration, tips, encouragement, resources at your fingertips…

… the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is just for you.

It is a complete library of carefully selected eBooks, eCourses, audios, online conferences, and printable packs designed to help you turn your house into a home… without all the overwhelm.

What’s in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

The first step in putting together this collection was to find the critical homemaking skills that you need to transform your house into a home.

Here they are:

  • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
  • Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home
  • DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style
  • Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself
  • Finances… build a budget that works
  • Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time
  • Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new
  • Marriage… heat up your marriage
  • Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering
  • Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life
  • Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby
  • Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies
  • Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

… a complete library of 86 eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.

Are there too many books in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

Let me ask you a question.

Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner and been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display?

Of course not!

Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you and think, “Where do I start?”

You do start … with something.

Maybe it’s sweet and sour chicken balls, or a piece of delicious roast beef, or maybe you like to start with dessert first … chocolate cake anyone?

So relax, enjoy, and start anywhere you like. Come back to the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle “buffet” as many times as you like. It’s all here for you.

Is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle worth it?

In a word… yes! I am LOVING my bundle! It’s helping me get our home and homeschool ship shape, bit by bit. I like to take it in mother sized chunks 🙂

To be absolutely certain, Erin and Stephanie asked questions, tried techniques and just about drove themselves crazy making sure that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was the very best homemaking resource anywhere.

They dug through hundreds of websites and connected with dozens of authors and teachers.

And then worked together to make these resources the most affordable possible.

And They Were Delighted to Help …

The result? This collection is a fraction of the price of what someone would pay for each resource individually!

For a short time, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle … a complete library of:

  • 63 eBooks
  • 6 eCourses
  • 1 audio download
  • 2 online conferences, and
  • 14 printable packs

… 86 carefully selected resources designed to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships… is only $29.97 US. (A total value of $913.88 US.)

That breaks down to 30 cents per book! Wow!

Your 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason, you decide that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is not for you, then please send an email to customerservice@ultimate-bundles.com and we will refund 100% of your investment. No questions asked.

Don’t Forget the Bonuses…

Of course, no Ultimate Homemaking Bundle would be complete without the generous, inspiring gifts donated by companies that understand homemakers like you. Every gift is yours to keep and enjoy.

  • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value – the price of the bundle is worth it for the Craftsy class alone!)
  • 1 FREE Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts ($19.95 Value)
  • FREE $15 Credit to Hope Ink PLUS 2 FREE 8×10 Art Prints ($71 Value)
  • FREE $80 Healthy Moving Class Credit ($80 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value)
  • FREE 65 Tyndale Rewards Points to Be Used for a FREE Book or Towards Any Book of Your Choice ($15 Value)

Now It’s Your Turn

I think Laura Ingalls Wilder said it best…

“Just as a little thread of gold, running through a fabric, brightens the whole garment, so women’s work at home, while only the doing of little things, is just like the golden gleam of sunlight that runs through and brightens the whole fabric of civilization.”

The proven, simple, and effective skills you need to transform your house into a home are all waiting for you in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

This is your chance to get all the love, support, guidance and inspiration you need to nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker.

But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is back for just 48 hours, until 12:59am AT on Wednesday, November 4th (that’s midnight on Nov. 3rd ET).

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Once the flash sale ends, this offer is gone for good!

Act now!

Click here for more info or to buy now.

Best wishes and happy homemaking!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.
This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy, I make a few pennies to keep up homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

 

Posted in Parenting, Resources

Homeschooling and Homemaking Help and More in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle**This Bundle is no longer available, but feel free to click the links for each ebook to purchase individually.**

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come.

Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them into one essential collection that you can buy in one simple purchase.

Act now to get the ultimate eBook collection on homemaking at a once-in-a-lifetime price.

 

I’m confident you won’t find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere — and certainly not at this price. Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97 US!

Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. This has been a popular request over the years and I’m excited to say it’s now available!

I believe it’s the best deal on homemaking eBooks anywhere on the web. But it will only be available for six days. So grab yours before it’s gone!

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

This huge wealth of information and guidance will be right there on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or Kindle, whenever you need it.

Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

When? 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 23 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, April 28

What? 78 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 audio files, and 2 printable packs PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!

Where? Sale has ended

How much? Well now, that’s the best part. The entire package is worth nearly $900, and it’s selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
You asked, we listened. We’ve heard from many who want to buy the bundle, but simply don’t have it in the budget until May 1st. Since the sale ends for good on Monday, April 28th at midnight, we’ve come up with a way for you to have your cake and eat it, too. From now until the sale ends on Monday night, you can choose to order the bundle but defer payment until May 1st!

By completing either of these payment forms, you are purchasing the bundle today, but your card will be charged on May 1st, 2014 in the full amount of $39.97 (Kindle version) or $29.97 (PDF version). Once it has been processed, you will receive access to your bundle.

 

What’s in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? ($698 value!)

Homemaking

  • DIY Natural Household Cleaners: How To Make Your Own Cleaners…Naturally by Matt & Betsy @ DIY Natural ($9.99)
  • Filling Hearts While Cleaning Homes: Five Minute Devotions for Families by Jenn Thorson & Lindsey Stomberg ($8.00)
  • Hospitality: The Duty of the Christian Home by Kathy @ Teaching Good Things ($4.97)
  • How to Build a Strong Christian Home by June @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home ($4.99)
  • Life Your Way Printables Download Pack by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($7.00)
  • Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching by Nicole @ Gidget Goes Home ($11.99) sewing
  • Taming the Laundry Monster by Angi @ SchneiderPeeps ($3.99)
  • The Best of Visionary Womanhood: Volume Two by Natalie @ Visionary Womanhood ($4.99)
  • The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule by Amy @ Raising Arrows ($4.99)

Food

  • Bliss Balls for Beginners: 21 Recipes to Get You Started by Luschka @ Keeper of the Kitchen ($3.50)
  • Dairy Free 101 by Becky @ For This Season ($5.00)
  • Just Making Ice Cream: Over 70 Delicious Recipes Made with Nourishing Ingredients – 2nd edition by Marillyn @ Just Making Noise ($12.00)
  • Happy Mom, Healthy Family Meal Planning Workshop + Cookbook by Lisa @ WellGroundedLife ($29.00)
  • Meal Planning Made Easy by Kelly @ The Nourishing Home ($6.99)
  • No Cook Freezer Meals by Kelly @ New Leaf Wellness ($5.99)
  • Simplified Dinners by Mystie @ Simplified Pantry Cooking ($12.99)
  • The ABC’s of Freezer Cooking by K.M. @ KMLogan.com ($2.99)
  • The Healthy Lunch Box: Sandwich-Free Secrets to Packing a Real Food Lunch by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)
  • The Sweeter Side of Candida: Desserts for the Holidays, Special Occasions, & Everyday Sweet Treats by Paula Miller & Sarah Ives ($14.95)
  • {Healthy} Make-Ahead Meals & Snacks by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($5.00)
  • Real Food on a Real Budget: How to Eat Healthy for Less by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($18.97)
  • Simple Cooking to Save You Money by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($4.97)
  • The Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies by Shannon Miles, Sarah Nichols, Kristen Smith, Kate Tietje, and Katherine (Katie Mae) Stanley ($9.97)

Motherhood

  • Discipleship & Discipline: Practical Parenting Help for the Desperate Mom eCourse by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae ($17.99)
  • Pieces of Mommy: Putting Yourself Back Together by Sarah @ SarahStrausbaugh.com ($7.99)
  • Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood by Jamie @ Steady Mom ($9.55)
  • The Cherished Home: Protecting What’s Important by Mary @ The Encouraging Home ($14.99)
  • The Pursuit of Motherhood by Caroline Allen, Jennifer Allen, Mary Clendenin, Kelly Crawford, Jasmine Cucuta, Sara Elizabeth Dunn, Jacqueline Fitzgerald, June Fuentes, Heather Knopp, Melinda Martin, Richele McFarlin, Melanie Moore, Amy Roberts, Lindsey Stomberg, Jacinda Vandenberg, and Melanie Young. ($7.99)
  • Undivided Mom: Finding Christ in the Chaos of Motherhood by Kayse @ KaysePratt.com ($4.99)

Marriage

  • 31 Days to Build a Better Spouse by Ashley @ LIFE by Ashley Pichea ($7.99)
  • Dear Wife: Letters from a Help Meet by Misty @ Beautiful Ashes ($2.99)
  • Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband (A 31 Day Devotional) by Crystal @ Serving Joyfully ($3.99)
  • The Ultimate Marriage Vow: 21 Days of a Life-Long Commitment by Darlene @ Time-Warp Wife ($2.99)
  • To Love, Honor and Vacuum Audio Download by Sheila @ To Love, Honor and Vacuum ($2.99)

Faith

  • A Heart Prepared: A Simple & Effective Scripture Memory System by Jami @ Young Wife’s Guide ($9.95)
  • How To Manage Your Mouth: A 30 Day Wholesome Talk Challenge by Connie @ Smockity Frocks ($5.97)
  • Restoring the Lost Petal: A Journey Through the Loss and Restoration of Sexual Purity by Danielle @ More Than Four Walls ($8.99)
  • Set Apart: Becoming a Woman of Virtue in a Modern World by Anjanette Barr, Whitney Cornelison, Jennifer Fountain, Virginia George, Crystal Hatcher, Sarah Nichols, Rachel Marie, Ashley Roe, Kendra Stamy, Danielle Tate, and Karli Von Herbulis ($3.99)
  • The Homesteading Wife’s Christian Devotional: Finding Biblical Truths on the Farm by Susie @ Our Simple Farm ($3.99)

Faith {For Kids}

  • Be Thankful: Cultivating Year-Round Thankfulness by Amanda @ The Pelsers ($7.99)
  • Character Badges by Caroline @ The Modest Mom Blog ($9.99)
  • God Gifted Virtues by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($8.95)
  • Learning to Speak Life: Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional by Michael & Carlie @ Learning to Speak Life ($9.99)
  • The ABC’s for Godly Boys/The ABC’s for Godly Girls by Lindsey @ The Road To 31 ($19.98)
  • The Warrior Weekend: Helping Dads Raise Boys to Be Godly Men by Patrick & Ruth @ For the Family ($4.99)

Financial Stewardship

  • 5 Days to Budget Breakthrough: Change Your Money – Change Your Life by Kimberlee @ The Peaceful Mom ($5.95)
  • 76 Free Things to Do with Kids: A Real Mom’s Guide by Shannon @ Growing Slower ($5.97)
  • Advanced Penny Pinching: Stockpile – Strategize – Save by Tabitha @ Meet Penny ($3.99)
  • Cash Flow Your College: Knowledge in Your Head Without Getting in the Red by Kayla @ Renown and Crowned ($2.99)
  • Christian Wealth Building by Michael @ MichaelPink.com ($77.00)
  • It’s Me or the Coupons: How a Busy Mom Can Win the Grocery Budget Battle by Beth @ Eat Better Spend Less ($10.00)

Health & Wellness

  • Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
  • My Simple Healthy Life: A Minimalist Approach to Herbal Remedies, Beauty & Natural Cleaning by Tammie @ Simple. Healthy. Tasty. ($5.95)
  • Simple Natural Health: Wellness Made Easy by Nina @ Shalom Mama ($10.00)

Holidays & Special Events

  • 100 Days of a New Year 2014 eBook by Jennifer @ ListPlanIt.com ($8.00)
  • Christmas Printables for Kids by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($2.50)
  • Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year by Daniel & Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas ($7.99)
  • More Than a Holiday: A 25-Day Christmas Devotional for the Whole Family by Scott and Sarah @ Simple Life Abundant Life ($7.95)
  • More Than Candy: A 25-Day Christmas Countdown that Counts by Sarah Mae @ SarahMae.com ($4.99)

Homeschooling

  • 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by MaryEllen @ Imperfect Homemaker ($4.99)
  • 1777 New England Primer Cursive/Manuscript Printable Alphabet Sets by Jacinda @ Growing Home ($5.98)
  • A Simple Homeschool Planner by Tsh @ The Art of Simple ($4.00) homeschool
  • The Charlotte Mason Way Explained by Dollie @ Teachers of Good Things ($7.99) homeschool
  • The Preschool Journey by Angela @ Teaching Mama ($6.99)
  • Weekly Homeschool Planner by Jolanthe @ Homeschool Creations ($20.00) homeschool
  • You Can Read by Carisa @ 1+1+1=1 ($10.00)
  • Write Through the Bible: Exodus 20 (KJV, Manuscript) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00)

Pregnancy & Babies

  • Baby Ready: Preparing For and Adapting to Life with Baby by Monica @ Happy and Blessed Home ($7.99)
  • Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets and More! by Jennifer @ Growing Up Triplets ($10.00)
  • Cloth Diapers: A How-To Handbook on the Basics of Cloth Diapering by Rachel @ Intentionally Simple ($5.99)
  • The Breastfeeding Lifeline: A Guide to Navigating the Newborn Days by the authors at Breastfeeding Place: Anjanette Barr, Michelle Ferguson, Jennifer Fountain, Trisha Gilkerson, Sarah Harkins, Shary Lopez, Kristen Smith, and Rhiana Wackenhuth. ($5.95)
  • The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($4.99)
  • Topical Devotions for Pregnancy: 13 Devotions to Nourish Your Soul by Becky @ Purposeful Homemaking ($3.99)

Self-Care

  • 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal @ Money Saving Mom ($4.99)
  • Equipped: Because You’ve Been Made to Live On Purpose by Elisa @ More to Be ($6.99)
  • Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning by Leigh Ann @ Intentional By Grace ($2.99)
  • The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight: Managing Your Days Through the Homeschool Years by Heidi @ The Busy Mom ($10.00)
  • Your Retreat: A Guide to Giving Yourself a Personal Planning Day by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker

Working from Home & Blogging

  • Blog Planner 2014 by Sarah @ My Joy-Filled Life ($4.99)
  • Blog at Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood by Christin @ Joyful Mothering ($4.99) blog at home
  • FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose, and Profits by Alyssa @ AlyssaAvant.com ($4.99)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do: A Tutorial to Using PicMonkey with Professional Results by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($8.00)
  • The Blog Planning Kit: A System to Maximize Your Blogging Efforts by Kat @ How They Blog ($15.00) how to blog

What are the Ultimate Homemaking Bonus Offers? ($200+ value)

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
In addition to all the amazing eResources, this bundle includes the best bonus offers it’s ever had. These deals are worth over six times the price of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. So you’re up on the deal right away!

  1. DaySpring—A FREE 10-pack of Premium Greeting Cards. ($20.00 Value. Standard shipping applies.)
  2. HopeInk—$15 HopeInk store credit to be used towards anything + a FREE 8×10 Art Print with order. ($39.00 Value. Standard shipping applies.)
  3. Redeeming Beauty Mineral Makeup—3 FREE eyeshadows of your choice from Redeeming Beauty. ($16.47 Value. Standard shipping applies – only ships to US and Canada.)
  4. Marie-Madeline Studio—A $15 store credit for anything in Marie-Madeline Studio’s online store. ($15.00 value. Standard shipping applies.)
  5. Once a Month Meals—A FREE One Month Pro Membership from Once a Month Meals. ($16.00 Value. No shipping required.)
  6. DizolveFREE 64-load pack of Dizolve Laundry Strips for you PLUS a Free 64-load pack of Dizolve Laundry Strips for food banks. ($25.98 value. Standard shipping [$3] applies. Only ships in the US.)
  7. TrilLight Health—Get a FREE 2 oz. bottle of a liquid health formula OR $15 store credit from Trilight Health. ($15.00 Value. Standard shipping rates apply.)
  8. ListPlanIt—Free 3-month membership OR 3 free ePlanners from ListPlanIt. ($15.00 value. No shipping required.)
  9. Bulk Herb Store—Instant download of the instructional video Making Herbs Simple Volume 2 for FREE from Bulk Herb Store. (up to a $15.00 Value. No shipping required.)
  10. Fit2B™ Studio—FREE 2-Month Online Fitness Membership at Fit2B™ Studio. (up to a $20.00 Value. No shipping required.)

 

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 9 a.m. Atlantic (8am EST) on Wednesday, April 23 to 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 28th.

I hope you enjoy this bundle for your home and homeschool!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

 

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Our Family World: Is Homeschooling Right For Me?

Is homeschooling right for meIs your child approaching school age? Are you one of those parents wondering if homeschooling is a viable option for your family? Check out my article at Our Family World this week: Is Homeschooling Right For Me and My Child?

Is your child approaching school age or are you considering homeschooling your older child? How did you know homeschooling was right for you? Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,
Kimberly