I dreamed of a beautiful, neat, clean home.
And then real life happened…
…laundry, diapers, teaching and training, and never-ending meal prep… money worries, gritty floors, soap scum, and the stain that won’t come out of my son’s favorite shirt… holiday stress, and teaching my daughter to read (and master long division)… a kid with the sniffles, stomach aches and a fever… and a secret dream to run my own little business from home.
As rewarding as it is, homemaking is hard work and it doesn’t always come easily. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!
What is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? It is a complete library of 99 eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.
Here are the topics you’ll see inside:
• 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 ones
• Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
• 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, and
• Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family
And for a limited time, the price is only $29.97. (A total value of $984.74.)
That breaks down to 30 cents per book. (And yes, everything is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.)
There are also some amazing bonuses from generous, inspiring companies that understand homemakers like you. Every gift is yours to enjoy. I wonder which one will be your favorite?
But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will only be available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27.
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Welcome to a fun giveaway today– for a 3-month subscription to Conscious Box. Each month you get
- Hand-selected food, bath, beauty and home products
- All-Natural and GMO-free
- Ships FREE!
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Conscious Box giveaway! Be sure to enter today!
I just received my Conscious Box this week and was so excited to open it up and see what was included. Why? Because each month you get different products! Some are full-sized, some are samples. And there are 3 different types of boxes to choose from: Classic, Vegan, or Gluten-Free.
Here’s what my box had in it:
Sparkling Apple drink and protein bar
Soap and Shaving Oil
Facial Moisturizer and Shampoo
Herbal Bath Tea and Coconut Oil
A coupon book
Herbal supplement lozenges, laundry detergent, immunity booster supplements
I love how each monthly Conscious Box has new items in it. There is such a variety, too. You can choose gluten-free or vegan, or just the classic like I got.
The Conscious Box mission is to help connect sustainable brands with like-minded consumers, and to aid all subscribers on their way to healthier living.
A monthly subscription is less than $20/month. You can use the coupon code “FREETRIAL” to receive your first box free-only pay shipping.
Enter below on the Rafflecopter app to get 3 months free! It’s a $60 value, and you can choose vegan, gluten-free, or classic. Winner will be chosen 4/28/15 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
Are you looking for an easy way to do some Music Appreciation with your kids? Be sure to get this great inexpensive curriculum called SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) while it’s on sale Monday and Tuesday. It includes notebooking pages, links to music to listen to, and is very affordable.
Here are some pictures of my daughter enjoying SQUILT!
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Book A: 25 lessons
The first book begins with each letter separately presented. The order is similar to other phonics teaching materials I’ve used: M, A, S, N. It allows the child to begin sounding words out pretty quickly (am, Sam, man). For each of these lessons my son learned to pronounce the letter and print it in upper and lowercase. There are coloring pictures of things that started with that letter that he enjoyed coloring. The final word mastery review includes words such as Pat, that, cap, fan, has, naps, and sap.
The second book of First Start Reading is a bit more advanced. I like how in the beginning of the book it lists in chart form what the contents are. You can easily check to see which letter/sounds, common words, reading skills (like using an exclamation point), and sentences will be taught in each of the 25 lessons. There is a lot more writing of words, as opposed to individual letters, in Book B. My son started reading sentences and stories, which he loved! He also had the opportunity to draw his own picture of something from the story.
Book C continues getting more difficult and adds some sight words like of, said, and does.
The final book still has the same basic format but adds some other activities such as a page where the child is to find and color an animal that begins with wh, an object that ends with ch, etc. There are assessment pages at the end of each book which help you determine where the student needs more practice. The very last two stories in Book D contain words such as sleeve, stitch, and trash. It will be fun when my son is able to read those!
The teacher book was extremely specific in explaining how to teach each lesson. Every student page is pictured in the teacher book, along with explanations on how to teach that page. If you have never taught a student to read before, you can do it with Memoria Press! This curriculum can be used in a homeschool or classroom setting. The reading philosophy is phonics driven.
One of the things they included in the First Start Reading Teacher Book were some small “posters” to put up on the wall: to show right from left, how to slant the paper while writing, using “bed” to help prevent b and d letter reversals, and a picture of each vowel. See below how he colored those.
Memoria Press is a really wonderful curriculum company which produces classical education products, such as Latin, Logic, Literature, and History. I’ve used some of those and am glad to now have tried one of their Preschool resources. The Schoolhouse Review Crew will be reviewing more Memoria Press products in the coming months!
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We had a fun field trip a few weeks ago to someplace we had never been to before: The Grove in Glenview, IL. It’s actually called The Grove National Historic Landmark. Our group did a special program called Log Cabin. They have other buildings on site that we didn’t even have a chance to look at, such as a Native American Longhouse, a mansion, and a one-room schoolhouse. So, we’ll definitely need to make another trip there! (But I think we’ll go next time when it’s warmer!)
Two ladies were our guides. They were wonderful in teaching the kids about the pioneers and encouraging them to “act it out” themselves. This particular log cabin was built in the 1800’s and was disassembled and moved and reassembled in this spot. It had two rooms and a loft. See the pictures below for the experiences my kids had.
Taking a bath:
They ground corn and chopped apples.
The wagon they packed their worldly possessions in and traveled to start a new life: