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Save on Office Supplies for School and Work with Groupon

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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

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On Homeschooling and Being a WAHM

In addition to caring for my children, ferrying them around to various activities, household chores, homeschooling, reviewing for the TOS Crew and volunteering, I am also a Work-at-home Mom.� Many potential homeschoolers wonder if homeschooling is compatible with working – whether inside or outside the home – and I am here to tell you that many of us do both.� It’s not always easy juggling everything, but it is possible 🙂

I have been a WAHM since my children were born, often juggling more than one at-home job.� I� have been teaching music lessons in my home since the beginning, and at one point was a Tupperware consultant as well.� At present, I teach music in my home studio (the Music For Young Children program and private lessons), am an Educational Specialist for Usborne Books, and sell my own handspun yarn as well.� So for me, being a WAHM and homeschooling was a gradual process.

Yes, sometimes the housework does suffer, LOL, and I’m constantly battling clutter!� But in general, how do I get it all done?� With the help of my family.� My children have daily chores.� They also help me weekly with our FlyLady Home Blessing – we put all the things to be done on papers and pull them out of a jar, then go our separate ways and complete the job with the timer going for 10 minutes.� My 7 year old actually gets excited on Friday mornings when it’s time to do our weekly Home Blessing :)� My hubby also pitches in whenever he can and I really appreciate that.� He is also very supportive of me and my business pursuits, which is vitally important!

Something else that helps immensely is Sue Patrick’s Workbox System.� We have been using the Workbox System for about two years now.� It helps organize our homeschool work, encourages the children to do a lot independently and together (leaving more time for Mom to do work of any kind), and they get more done in less time.

One last tool that I find handy is my iPod Touch.� It’s not only a great tool for teaching, both music and homeschool, but it helps me organize almost everything.� I have an app for business contacts (ISAcontact), a grocery shopping app (ShopListFree), a gift list app (GiftBox), an app for my FlyLady and to-do lists (Tasks), among others.� I also like using the Calendar, which I can set to give me an alarm before an appointment or deadline.� Lastly, I like that wherever I go, I have the “Notes” which I can type notes on instead of writing on many little pieces of paper or post-it-notes!

I enjoy all my work.� I am so blessed that my family is such a big help.� My children enjoy giving suggestions for my music lessons, since they are also my students, and they love helping me with my small businesses, which in turn teaches them about running a business.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,