Special sale just for Homeschool Moms–only $10

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$118.19 ONLY $10.00 Save: 92%
Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your
schedule using our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight
to speak to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!). Whip your home
into shape and train your children to do their chores effectively with Easy
Peasy Chores. This bundle brims with useful tools to help you bring calm
to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!
Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
and get the 3rd one 50% off! See site
for details.

 

 

Checkout the items in the Homeschooling & Homemaking Mom Bundle:

 

 

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How to Coupon Effectively – Retail: $8.97

Are you sick and tired of spending so much money in the grocery store? Are
you looking for a way to decrease your grocery bill?

This book is perfect for you! It is full of simple and practical steps that
even the the busiest mom can use to save 50% or more in the grocery store!

Click here to learn more!

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Easy Peasy Chores – Retail $18.99

Easy Peasy Chores is a printable chore system that includes every job the
average family needs to keep their home in order. It uses the appeal of
baseball cards coupled with games and unique incentives to put joy back
into family chores! Best of all, it is easily customizable to meet the needs
of your family!

Click here to learn more!

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The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect
Schedule – Retail: $4.99

This is the Deluxe Edition because not only does it contain step by step
instruction and help in creating the perfect homemaking schedule,
it also contains the same help for creating your perfect homeschooling
schedule! Includes plenty of charts, printables, examples and links
to give you the inpsiration you need to create your perfect schedule!

Click here to learn more!

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Large Family Homeschooling – Retail $7.99

Are you homeschooling a growing family? Are you looking for ways to get
it all done without losing your mind (and your joy)?
This book
includes some of the following topics: How to homeschool the hearts
of your children, How to have enough of you to go around, How to keep
your home clean and your homeschool organized, How to afford the large
family homeschool, How to handle babies and toddlers during school
hours, How to tweak homeschooling methods to make them work for large
families, and so much more!

Click here to learn more!

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Encouragement for Homeschool Moms – Retail – $4.99

Feeling discouraged as you face the rest of the school year? Encouragement
for Homeschool Moms
, will lift your spirits and renew your courage.
Filled with faith-building stories and encouragement for “those”
days we all have sometimes.

Click here to learn more!

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Plan To Be Flexible: Designing A Homeschool Rhythm
and Curriculum Plan That Works for Your Family – Retail: $3.99

 

Born out of one mom’s struggle to find order and peace, reading this book
is like having a coffee with someone that’s “been there, done
that.” Plan to Be Flexible’s focus on “rhythms” instead
of a rigid schedule testifies to how free-form learning (and the realities
of daily life) can happily co-exist within the framework of a goal-oriented
plan.

Click here to learn more!

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Dyslexia 101 – Retail: $5.99

With the correct information and the right methods, dyslexic children can
not only learn to read and spell and write, but to understand the inherent
strengths of the dyslexic mind, embrace them and find success.

From from research to real life, prevention to remediation, from preschool
to college and from the practical to the spiritual, Dyslexia 101 will walk
you through figuring out your child’s reading struggles and give you the
tools to help them to succeed.

Click here to learn more!

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Homeschooling Day by Day – Retail: $4.99

If you’re a homeschool mom in need of a little inspiration, or if you’ve
ever considered homeschooling but aren’t quite sure you can do it,
Homeschooling Day by Day will encourage and empower you! Learn about
homeschooling methods, learning styles, homeschooling kids with learning
disabilities, homeschooling teenagers, preschoolers, and how to juggle
multiple ages, hands on help for lesson planning, keeping up with
housework, meals, and so much more!

Click here to learn more!

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How to Build a Strong Christian Home: One Step
at a Time – Retail: $4.99

Do you desperately need help building a strong Christian home?
Are you tired of just being on autopilot and just getting by day-by-day
just barely surviving?

Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love, and time
to invest in building a strong Christian home for God’s glory and
we can do this one step at a time.

Today we see so many families fragmented, dysfunctional, and destroyed.
We can change that and there is hope for every family out there.

Click here to learn more!

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Purposeful Planning – Retail: $9.95

Does having your spouse’s undivided attention appeal to you? Planning weekends
give you time to dream, to talk together about what you wish, or want,
at a time when the other person is really listening.

Click here to learn more!

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Charts and Tips for Stress Free Planning &
Scheduling – Retail $3.99

One of the most challenging things for homeschooling mothers is organizing
their home and school. Making a schedule can seem like an overwhelming
task, and be very intimidating. However, the charts and ideas Kathie
gives in this packet will take away the stress and help you to get
organized. Included are printables , a lot of practical information
on goals, tips for teaching multi-level, chores charts and ideas for
creating your schedule or routine and so much more!

Click here to learn more!

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Heart and Soul Homeschool Mama…Becoming an Uncomplicated
Homeschooler – Retail $17.95

Are you a heart and soul homeschool mama, or do you want to be one? Does
homeschooling seem complicated sometimes? Are you blundering through
your days looking for direction? Do you feel like a top which needs
to quit spinning? Round and round you go, but nothing really happens.

Click here to learn more!

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Dealing with a Difficult Child – Retail $2.99

Do you struggle with a child who is difficult or challenging? A child that
often causes you exasperation? One who takes more time and energy than all
your other children put together? This is the child who is different from
your other children, and what works for the others doesn’t work for
him. How do you respond to him? How do you respond to the resentment or
anger he stirs up in you?

In this book you will learn 12 different ways to respond to that difficult
child, and handle the challenges that he brings with a loving, kind
spirit.

Click here to learn more!

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Managing Your Homeschool – Retail – $4.99

Homeschooling your children stretches the organizational skills of the all
of us. Planning a schedule, dealing with mountains of papers, focusing
on what is most important–every day is a challenge. Get ideas and
encouragement from a seasoned vet of nineteen years!

Click here to learn more!

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HomeWork: Juggling Home, Work, and School Without Losing Your Balance – Retail – $12.45

How do you juggle a home, a husband, homeschooling, plus working from home?
Are you looking to creatively supplement your family’s income? Would
a home business even work for your homeschooling family? HomeWork: Juggling
Home, Work, and School Without Losing Your Balance
contains the information
and support you are looking for!

Click here to learn more!


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*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.

Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
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“From House to Home” {Link Party} #76

It’s time for our Link Party:

From House to Home!

 

But, first,

**Check out the Build Your Bundle sale of Homeschool Curriculum!  You’ll find something you like, I’m sure.  The Mom’s Bundle is only $10.  And if you buy 2 bundles, you get one free!

**Giveaway “All About Spelling”

**Giveaway “Encouragement for Homeschool Moms” set by Diana Waring

**Giveaway 4 Tickets to Blue Man Group in New York City

**Get a Wall Calendar for $.99 (99 cents!)

**Get Mystery of History unit 1 for $3.99 on Kindle

**Increase your social media numbers by signing up for Giveaway Promote’s next big cash giveaway event: Summer Dreams Cash Giveaway! And please put me down as a referral:  Gena Mayo

**Giveaway of “See the Light” art DVD lessons on Moses

**Get a Free Kindle book of Minecraft Secrets!

 

Only 2 rules:

1. Link up family-friendly posts (exact post, not website) about making your house into a home: homemaking, parenting, homeschooling, marriage, loving God! Giveaways, too!

2. Link back to my site with the button below or a text link. Thanks! (If you don’t link back somewhere on your blog, your link might be deleted.)

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Grades K-3 Curriculum 79% off!

For one week only – now through July 28th – get an
amazing bundle FULL of curriculum for your early elementary students for
just $39.00 – a 79% savings!

The “Build
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition
sale has so many wonderful
products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Kindergarten
- Third Grade Bundle
below.


Take a look at the K-3 Bundle: 

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$187.13 ONLY $39.00 Save: 79%
Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math, science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources. Your children will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor these first days of discovery!This bundle includes a Cathy Duffy Top 100 Pick!

Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
and get the 3rd one 50% off! See site
for details.

 

 

Checkout the items in the K-3 Bundle:

 

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Early Settlers in America – Retail $19.95

This FUN, NO PREP, 6-week unit study is appropriate for grades 2-12.
You will voyage back in time to the founding of America and meet brave
men and women of extraordinary faith, enjoy classic family read-alouds,
create and maintain a simple history timeline, learn geography, research
and make Early American crafts. Children will meet the Pilgrims and
discover life in the 1600s, get to know some famous artists of the
time, enjoy creative language assignments, and more!

Click here to learn more!

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Creation Science a Study Guide to Creation – Retail $18.95

This series has been selected as the top 100 and now 101 Top Picks of
Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy.

Read great books, demonstrate theories with activities and learn the
joy of knowing our universe was created by an amazing God! This is
written for all grade levels integrating all subjects. This includes
outlines, activities, experiments, vocabulary, reading lists, math
ideas, book reviews, reproducible sheets, and much more. This features
a detailed teaching outline!

Click here to learn more!

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Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten – Retail $10.00

What you will find in Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten?
Along with fun activities children love, you will find tracing, cutting,
phonics, site words, coloring, vocabulary, math, sign language, and
more!

Click here to learn more!

Recommended for you and
found at these prices only at the
Build Your Bundle – Homeschool Edition Sale
in the Premium Products Section:

*Not included in the K-3 Bundle, available for purchase
individually at 60% off.

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ABC’s of Godly Children – Retail $15.99

The ABC’s For Godly Children is a comprehensive, Bible Curriculum
centered around teaching children ages 4-10 about the God they serve
and how to have a heart like His. By using each letter of the alphabet
a Bible lesson is presented in an understandable and interactive format
to teach core truths concerning the Gospel, Godly Character, and Biblical
Manhood and Womanhood.

Click here to learn more!

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Reading Lessons Through Literature Level 1 – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons Through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

Level 1 includes instructional material, the spelling lists, and The
Elson Readers Primer
, so there are no additional readers to
purchase
.

Click here to learn more!

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Asia: It’s People and History – Retail $6.95

Is the land of Asia a mystery to your kids? Do they know who lives there?
Do they know how to pray for them? Asia is home to more than fifty
countries and territories and roughly three-fifths of the world’s
population. Could you use some help introducing your family to this
vast land? This sixteen-week course presents a brief picture of six
nations.

Click here to learn more!

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Beginner Old Testament Part 1 Teacher/Student – Retail $28.00

Beginning at Creation, students will take an unforgettable stick figure
journey through the Old Testament. Starting in the Garden of Eden
your students will stick figure events to the Tower of Babel. This
hands-on Bible study will show how God interacted with people from
Adam to Noah. Your students will study the events chronologically
from Creation to the building of the Tower of Babel. Contains: lesson
notes, stick figure drawings, lesson goals & key points, memory
verses, and review questions & answers.

Click here to learn more!

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Write Through the Bible: Philippians 2:1-18, (ESV) – Retail $5.00

This is a full-year handwriting workbook using a D’Nealian Manuscript font.
The text is Philippians 2:1-18 from the English Standard Version (ESV).
Philippians 2:1-18 contains a theologically-rich poem, perhaps a hymn
that was sung in the early church, about Christ’s humility, death,
and exaltation. In this text, Paul connects this profound doctrine
to how we should treat one another as Christians.

Click here to learn more!

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Meet Penny: Premium Membership – Retail $25.00

Lifetime membership for one person OR one family to all printables, powerpoint
shows, and ebooks posted to Meet Penny valued at $3.99 and under.

Click here to learn more!

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Botany in 8 Lessons – Retail $14.95

Botany in 8 Lessons is a complete curriculum designed for ages 8-14.
Includes both student text and teacher’s activity guide, along with an activity
section of over 100 pages of supplemental games, crafts, and experiments.

Labs include flower dissection, dissecting xylem tubes out of celery,
experimenting with growing roots, testing soil pH, testing the strength
of germinating seeds, looking at pollen grains, watching osmosis,
and more. Also includes arts/crafts activities, lapbook templates,
coloring pagesm and test.

Click here to learn more!

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Character Badges – Retail $12.99

Character Badges is a system consisting of three charts (the Obedience Chart,
the Disobedience Chart, and the Consequence Chart), a series of specially
designed badges, and a set of flash cards which work together to make
character training fun and rewarding for both you and your child.

Click here to learn more!

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Math Mammoth Place Value 2

Students will study place value starting with three-digit numbers and move on to number lines, forming numbers and breaking them apart, skip counting, compare and order, rounding, bar graphs, and much more!

Click here to learn more!

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Math Mammoth Add & Subtract 4

Covers addition and subtraction related topics:

- mental addition and subtraction strategies;

- adding and subtracting in columns;

- some numerical patterns;

- bar models in problem solving;

- order of operations;

- line graphs and bar graphs;

- rounding and estimating;

- money problems and discounts

Click here to learn more!


BUY MORE & SAVE MORE!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. Tell your friends about the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool
    Edition
    Sale using our referral system that is found on the top
    of the website
    ! When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your
    unique link, we will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own
Bundles only.
Discount taken off the lowes priced bundle. See site for complete details and FAQ.

Prefer to pick and choose what you want?
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

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Charlotte Mason curriculum items 87% off!

The “Build Your Bundle”
- Homeschool Edition
sale is going on for one week only (July
21-28)! There are so many wonderful products and amazing deals! We are highlighting the Charlotte Mason Bundle below.

Take a look at the Charlotte Mason Bundle: 

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

$377.35 ONLY $49.00 Save: 87%
Amazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle! This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason Methods for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry, and a variety of “extras” just for mom! Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value all by itself)—the top 5 best selling G.A. Henty audio books from Jim Hodges Productions. This bundle is jam packed full of amazing resources your family will love!Buy more & save more! Purchase 2 pre-assembled bundles
and get the 3rd one 50% off! See site
for details.

 

Checkout the items in the Charlotte Mason Bundle:

 

 

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Write from History – Retail $22.95

With modern writing programs, children’s weaknesses often overshadow their
strengths, but with the Charlotte Mason Method of teaching your children
to write all those frustrations will fly out the window. The Write from
History
series teaches children to write via the Charlotte Mason Method,
children find writing to be easy and even fun. And when they are asked to
put the various writing skills together, they do so easily and naturally.

Write from History is an easy and effective way to teach writing,
supplement history, and reinforce proper handwriting.

Click here to learn more!

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Sheldon’s NEW Primary Language Lessons – Retail
$14.95

Sheldon’s New Primary Language Lessons is a beginning grammar workbook
for students learning the 8 parts of speech and the fundamentals of
sentence and paragraph writing. This language arts curriculum is a
gentle introduction to grammar and composition for students in the
elementary grades. Writing exercises are in cursive and print.

Click here to learn more!

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50 States and Where to Find Them – Retail $30.00

50 States and Where to Find Them teaches children the states and
capitals region by region through mapping exercises and quality literature.
Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state.
State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring
pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region
wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson
pertaining to the region.

Click here to learn more!

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The Charlotte Mason Way Explained – Retail $6.99

The Charlotte Mason Way Explained ebook consist of 30 chapters, 53
pages written by a veteran home educating mother of four, who has used the
Charlotte Mason way to teach her children from preschool through high school.
Practical insights of how to simply implement each of Charlotte Mason methods
into today’s homeschool, a reader will gain inspiration, clarity and focus
on their own homeschooling journey.

Click here to learn more!

Recommended for you and found at this price only at the
Build Your Bundle – Homeschool Edition Sale
in the Premium Products Section:

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
*Not included in the Charlotte Mason Bundle, available for purchase individually at 60% off.

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Handwriting – Webster’s Syllabary with Phonics
- Retail $15.00

 

This first book in the Handwriting Lessons Through Literature program
teaches cursive handwriting through Webster’s syllabary and seventy-five
phonograms. Students also learn capital letters and numbers 1-100. Included
in this file are both a vertical and a slant cursive workbook, each with
its own unique set of writing instructions.

Click here to learn more!

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Fine Art Pages Collection 1 – Retail $14.95

This fabulous artist study program that will aid you in studying famous
paintings plus information about each work and the artist.In addition
to the art pages, you will also receive some practical tips and suggestions
about how to utilize the Fine Art Pages and get the most out of them
for both you and your students.

Click here to learn more!

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Reading Lessons through Literature – Retail $25.00

Reading Lessons through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram
reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like
other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling.
First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their
spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally,
they begin to read stories which include the words they’ve learned. RLTL
teaches 75 basic phonograms.

Click here to learn more!

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Level 3 Old Testament Overview Part 1 – Retail
$28.00

On this trail Bible students will learn about the Creation, the Promises
God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and much more. Along the path
they will also learn basic Bible geography through mapping exercises.

Students will draw the timeline, identify biblical locations on a
map, and recite memory verses and important facts from the Bible.
Students who take this trail will be able to identify the people and
places of the Bible!

Click here to learn more!

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Jim Hodges Audio Books – Retail $90.00

Download the top 5 G.A. Henty Audio Books of all time! These exciting, historically
accurate, uplifting stories in complete, unabridged recordings by Jim Hodges
Productions will have your children begging for more! The titles include:
With Lee in Virginia, In Freedom’s Cause, Beric
the Briton
, For the Temple, and Winning His
Spurs
.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Trees & Plants – Retail
$11.90

The Plants & Trees Basic Study contains 49 notebooking pages includes diagrams
and pages designed to complement your child’s basic study of plants
and trees. Also included is Trees of North America, 344+ notebooking
pages covers 43 of North America’s trees. Wonderful coloring pages,
choice of primary or regular lines, and a variety of layouts are included
for each tree in this set.

Click here to learn more!

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Notebooking Pages: Complete Birds Set – Retail
$23.80

This is the entire collection of nature study birds notebooking sets! You
will be amazed at all of the pages you will get in this bundle! This
bundled purchase includes:
All About Birds Basic Study Notebooking
Pages, Birds of the World Notebooking Pages, North American Birds
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Notebooking Pages: Wildflowers, Weeds, and Garden
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Words With Wings – Retail $39

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Bible verses are woven through each lesson in a relevant way that
inspires a love of language, as well an understanding of the language
of His love.

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Discipleship: A Character Curriculum Using Scriptures
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Because I Said So – a Biblical Study of Obedience
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When I Survey – a Hymnological Journey to the
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Breakfast Stations Pack – Retail $2.99

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Review HomeSchoolPiano

 
Homeschool Piano Review
Every once in a while a product comes along that I am just blown away by.  And that is what has happened while working on the review for HomeSchoolPiano!  I am amazed by both the quality of the lessons and the ease of use!

Here is what you get:  a LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION for up to five students to: HomeSchoolPiano – Complete Set of Books.  

There are 4 levels that are included:  Core Piano, Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3.

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We focused mostly on Core Piano since the child using it (my 5-year-old daughter) had never taken music lessons before.  The teacher goes through each lesson (which is about 10 minutes long) with teaching a specific important subject– how to sit at the piano, the G clef (treble clef), skips and steps, major and minor triads, etc.  It’s really basic music theory that can be used with any instrument, but with a few lessons specifically about the piano and using correct technique (grab technique, posture).  Most of the first lessons in Core Piano (the ones we watched) don’t have much piano playing involved.  But there is a downloadable book that shows the staff/music/notes, etc. that are being taught.

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The teacher is very interesting and likable.  He’s also a great pianist–you get to see him demonstrate even on these early lessons.  He has a great jazz feel.  I’m especially excited to spend some time working on the improvisation lessons that he teaches.  That is definitely my weak spot in piano!

HomeSchoolPiano is for use with all ages.

One thing that’s really great about the filming is that you see the teacher’s face, see him playing the notes on the piano, and see the graphics of the exact keys and pedals being played.  It’s so helpful, especially since you can watch the lessons over and over if you need to.  We watched them on our computer, but they also work on a tablet or other device.

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I did check out some of the lessons in Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3 to see what’s offered there.  I really like his method of teaching piano.

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See the graphic below?  Each lesson includes teaching in each of these 6 areas: technique, rhythm, ear training, improvisation, song (learning to play a song), and reading.  The lesson pages are downloadable, so it’s easy to just print them out and put them in a notebook.  You can watch the lessons at your computer or take your device over to the piano to watch it.  You can use a piano or an electronic keyboard–just make sure it has full-sized keys.  (I highly recommend you click on the graphic at the bottom of the post to read more reviews.  Other families reviewed the other books; whereas I focused our review on Core Piano.  You can get a better idea of what the future lessons are like by reading the other reviews.)

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My husband and oldest son are really excited about this program!  I’m excited, too, because it’s a lifetime subscription.  That means we don’t have to feel like we need to rush through it before our time runs out.  You can check out a video over at the HomeSchoolPiano website to see if it will work for your family.  It’s really easy to learn piano at home!

  • There are two payment solutions:
    • One-time payment of $299 – no monthly commitment or recurring charges (this is not a subscription!)
    • (3) easy payments of $99.97 per month for three months
  • Here is what you get:
  1. All Online Access benefits (unlimited, lifetime access to HomeSchoolPiano.com)
  2. Tracking and quizzes for up to 5 students
  3. Unlimited lesson streaming to any device
  4. Unlimited music downloads
  5. Unlimited lesson video downloads
  6. Jam Track CD (download version)

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Vacation Scrapbook: Visiting My Sister’s Family

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One of the most wonderful parts of our California vacation was getting to spend time — five full days — with my sister and her family.  It has been four years since we last saw them.  We had never met her two adopted kids, and they hadn’t met my two youngest.

They live in a beautiful community in the mountains about an hour from Reno, Nevada.  It was very pretty there.  The dads and kids spent a lot of time exploring nature while my sister and I went through some of my mom’s things.

The cousins (12 of them ranging in age from 2-13) got along so well!

They have a zipline and trampoline on their property.

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And they have chickens!

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The girls doing their nails:

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Exploring nature:

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My brother-in-law is a forest fire fighter.  His son created this sign that was put up as a billboard!  Here he is posing with it:

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This was my Mom’s wedding dress.  My daughter is modeling it here:

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This is the trailer where my Mom lived, right next to my sister’s house.

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Here is a display that we had at my Mom’s memorial service.  My family (with nieces and nephews) sang “Come to Jesus” by Chris Rice.  We sang some great hymns that my Mom loved.  Some friends of hers sang another beautiful song as well.  My sister shared some wonderful words.  It was a great blessing to meet some of her friends and to hear how she had affected their lives.

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And lest you think my kids are little angels–here they are after the funeral.  My niece really didn’t want to wear this dress because she said it made her feel like she was in jail.  :)  My son wet his pants, and all I could find for him was a diaper in the church nursery.  And I think my 2-year-old decided to roll in the dirt.

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My daughter LOVED their dog!

 

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Some more wonderful pictures of our time there:

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Join me next time when I share about our travels to Monterey, CA!

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Giveaway “All About Spelling” curriculum

 

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We are looking forward to using a brand new curriculum (for us) this fall called “All About Spelling.”  It will be for my daughter with dyslexia, but I may have her 2 younger siblings work along with her.  She made great progress in her reading skills this last year while using All About Reading–and we’ll be starting the next level of that in a few weeks.

In the meantime, check out All About Spelling and enter the giveaway!

If you win, you’ll get:

1. All About Spelling Level 1 Materials (or another level if you already own Level 1)

Teacher’s Manual and Student Packet

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2. Deluxe Spelling Interactive Kit

Letter Tiles and Magnets
Phonogram Sounds App
Spelling Review Box and Divider Cards
Sparkling Bee Stickers
Spelling Tote Bag

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The giveaway will end at 12:00am EST Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
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Giveaway “Encouragement for Homeschool Moms” collection by Diana Waring

You may remember that I recently reviewed a new curriculum item from Diana Waring called Experience History Through Music.  It was a pleasure getting to know her through the review process!  She has offered to do a special giveaway just for Homeschool Moms of her Homeschool Encouragement Set. 

Here are some details on it–and then enter to win it!

We invite you to experience our REINVIGORATING, REVITALIZING,REMINDING-yourself-why-you’re-DOING-this, Downloadable collection:

Encouragement for Homeschool Moms

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Every mom needs that word of encouragement from someone who has been there, who has grownup children and can speak with assurance about the journey. Homeschool moms have an extra portion of the journey to navigate, and often wish for an extra voice that will offer direction but without nagging or prodding. Diana Waring has that voice.

The Encouragement for Homeschool Moms collection includes an e-book and four audios of Diana’s own brand of support for you.

  • Once Upon a Time E-book– Take a trip back to the days when Diana was living a life very similar to yours, running kids to lessons, managing the needs of three growing children and trying to “get the laundry off the table and get dinner on the table.”
  • Beyond Survival Workshop – With humor, humility and wisdom, Diana allows you to get a glimpse of her homeschool and candidly describes the good times and the bad.
  • Box-Free Living – In this workshop about overcoming perfectionism, so says one friend, or about letting love have a roomy spot in your home, the point is helping your children to relax, to love learning, and to keep in their hearts the values you are trying to instill in them — biblical parenting.
  • Roots – gives parents the assurance that pouring on unconditional love and responsiveness will allow their children to grow deep roots of confidence with certainty of support.
  • Wings – helps parents find a balance between wanting to continue holding on to the hands of little ones and wanting to grant independence to older ones.

This is a $25 value.  Enter on the Rafflecopter app below.  The winner will be chosen on 7/26 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.

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(Disclosure: I received a copy of the Encouragement for Homeschool Moms collection.)

Giveaway “Friends And Heroes” CD plus a Sale!

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Have you heard of Friends and Heroes?  They are a producer of God-honoring DVDs and CDs.  They even have homeschool curriculum unit studies.  (I did a review on one here.)  Be sure to head over to Friends and Heroes since they are having a wonderful sale right now!  And enter the giveaway below.

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Friends and Heroes is having a special promotion running from July 15 through August 15, 2014

Here are the details:

·         20% off all Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum

·         10% off all other Friends and Heroes resources with curriculum

·         10% off all Friends and Heroes Home and Family DVD Collections

But today I’m happy to share a review and giveaway of their music CD, titled “What about Love?” .

This is a CD of 19 songs.  They are Bible songs inspired by Friends and Heroes Series 1.  What you’ll find specifically are 13 songs that telling stories from the Bible: Joseph and his brothers, Rahab and the spies, Ruth and Naomi, Elijah and the prophets of Baal, Esther the Queen, Shadrach and the fiery furnace, Daniel and the lion’s den, Jesus’ birth, the parable of the Prodigal Son, the Last Supper, Saul on the road to Damascus, Peter and Cornelius, and God releases Peter from prison.  Then there are 6 songs that were made for Friends and Heroes episodes.  Four of my kids ages 2-7 loved these songs!  They kept asking me every time we went in the car to listen to them again.  It wasn’t long before they started asking for specific songs.  Their top three are “Joseph, Joseph,” “Down Came the Fire,” and “Horseplay.”  My 2-year-old absolutely loves “I’m Your Man” and laughs through the whole song every time I play it.

I was really pleased with the quality of the arrangements and the skill of the singers and instrumentalists.  This is an enjoyable CD to listen to. They remind me more of pop songs that you’d hear on the radio rather than the typical “kid song CD.”  I heard songs that reminded me of the Beatles and of the 20′s Big Band Era.  But the most important thing is that they are learning about Bible stories from another perspective–in song!

There is a bonus CD included that has the background tracks on it in case you have a group of kids who will want to sing these songs for a performance.

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I am happy that Friends and Heroes have offered a “What About Love?” CD to give away!  The giveaway limited to U.S. and Canada.  The winner will be chosen on on Saturday July 26 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.

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Go to the Friends and Heroes website to see the free music videos that go along with the CD!

They even have a children’s website at www.friendsandheroes.tv.

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From House to Home {Link Party} #75

It’s time for our Link Party:

From House to Home!

 

But, first,

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**Giveaway Summer Family Fun Pack to Chicago Botanic Garden

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**Get Mystery of History unit 1 for $3.99 on Kindle

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**Giveaway of “See the Light” art DVD lessons on Moses

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Vacation Scrapbook: California, Here We Come!!!

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Well, after what seems like a hundred sponsored posts, I’m happy to share some fun times about our family!  We recently returned from a trip to California.  My sister and her family live out there.  We’ve been wanting to visit for years, but it isn’t easy to get our big family from Chicago to California so we hadn’t done it before.

Then, my mom (who also lived in California) suddenly passed away.  Since she had spent her last 5 years out there, we decided to have the funeral there.

I called the airlines to see what they could do about getting us flights with our frequent flier miles.  We were able to get 6 free tickets, buy 3, and the baby could ride free!  What I didn’t realize until we had everything set was that the flight leaving here left at 10 p.m. and the one coming home left at 8 a.m.  Not the best times for a young family to travel!  However, God was gracious and worked out so many details for us.  The plane travel wasn’t nearly as stressful as I expected it to be.

We had a friend from church drive our van and drop us off at the airport.  We quickly figured out a routine of who was carrying what or pushing which stroller.  My husband led and I brought up the rear.  I was so afraid of losing a child–or a piece of luggage.  We had 4 carseats, 2 strollers, 3 big suitcases.  At one point I counted that we had 16 items to carry on the plane!

The first hurdle was that the 10 p.m. flight was delayed to midnight.  When we were waiting in line to get on the plane we were next to a really nice older lady who just loved my kids.  She ended up being the seatmate of my baby and me!  Perfect!

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We arrived in San Francisco at 4 a.m. and finally made it to the hotel (in 2 different mini-van cabs).

I highly recommend the hotel we stayed at in both San Francisco and Los Angeles--Staybridge Suites.

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Opening some presents:

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The next day we explored San Francisco!

The Golden Gate Bridge:

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Stinson Beach:

It was a really neat, scenic drive to Stinson Beach:

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These bathroom signs really made us laugh.  My daughter is trying to decide which side to go into.

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The Warming Hut (where my uncle–my mom’s brother– works):

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We did a LOT of driving this day to see as much of the city as we could.  We drove through Fisherman’s Wharf, over to Oakland, and saw several college campuses.  I think we drove over every different bridge–just to say we did. :)

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The next morning we woke up early and drove to Sacramento.  We had a funny situation with the van we rented.  We were supposed to get a 12-passenger, but they gave us a 15-passenger.  It was awful–about 150,000 miles and didn’t drive well at all.  Since we were going to be driving all over California, after the first day they came and switched it out for us.  It was still a 15-passenger van, but drove better.  Then when we were on our way to Sacramento the next morning they called and said they had a 12-passenger and wanted to switch with us again. We had a deadline, so we couldn’t stop for long to meet up with them.  Everytime we stopped, they weren’t there yet, so they ended up chasing us all the way to Sacramento!

When we got there we had lunch at Carl’s Jr. (for the 1st of 3 times on the trip) and then my husband dropped me and my four oldest kids at the theater to see. . .  Wicked!  My sister met us there.  We had spent the previous few weeks at home listening to the soundtrack over and over and memorizing every word.  It was so good!  (By the way, don’t read the book.  It is nothing like the musical.)

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While we watched the show, my husband switched out the van, drove around Sacramento, and played in the park with the kids.  They even saw these awesome redwood trees!

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After the show, we ate at Chili’s and then drove to my sister’s house in the Sierra Nevada’s.  I’ll share about the adventures we had there next time!

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T-Tapp’s “Step Away the Inches” is only $11.25!


I have finally had enough of this extra weight I’m carrying around.  If you know me, you know I don’t like to exercise.  But I do know how important it is.  That’s why I’ve started up with T-Tapp again.  I did a 4-day Boot Camp of the Basic Workout Plus and have made a committment to exercise at least 5 days a week.  I love T-Tapp because it works for people like me:

*don’t like to exercise

*don’t have time to exercise

*don’t have the $$ to go to a gym

*prefer to work-out at home for lot of different reasons

The Basic Work-out Plus is awesome because you can see results doing it, and it’s only 15 minutes a day!

But the work-out I do when I don’t have much motivation is “Step Away the Inches.”  It’s a great walking work-out that will get your muscles activated and your heart rate up, and it’s only 25 minutes long for 2 miles!

 



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Giveaway 4 tickets to Blue Man Group in NYC!

Welcome to the Blue Man Group Giveaway!

Hosted by

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Disclosure: Blue Man Group invited My Best of Both Worlds to be their guest and experience their awesome show. The tickets were provided compliments of the Blue Man Group in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication. All opinions expressed are true and my family’s own. The blogs that are participating in promoting this giveaway have not been compensated.

From Gena:  Ok, I did go to the Blue Man Group once, but it was years ago–1996, I think?  I was visiting my cousin in Boston and this was one of the fun things we did!  I know they also perform in Chicago all the time but I haven’t been back.  So, you’ll need to give me your opinions of the show.  Leave a comment!

My Best of Both Worlds is super excited to host the Blue Man Group Giveaway!!!

One lucky reader will win a family four pack of tickets to see the show in New York City at The Astor Place Theatre.

 

Haven’t seen the show? You can read my review of the show>>>> Blue Man Group is a Must See Show!

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You will really ENJOY the show!

Your family will be all smiles like mine was!

 

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This giveaway is open to US & Canada 18 year and older. The giveaway ends on 8/2/14 at 11:59 pm. A winner will be randomly chosen, once the winning entry has been verified, an email notification will be sent to the winner from My Best of Both Worlds. The winner will have 24 hours in which to respond to the email to claim their prize. If there is no response within the 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected then verified.

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Giveaway “Summer Family Fun Pack” from Chicago Botanic Garden

Botanic Gardens Summer Family Fun Pack

 

I’m happy to offer a Giveaway “Summer Family Fun Pack” from Chicago Botanic Garden.  You probably know the Botanic Garden is one of our Favorite field trip destinations!  It’s one of the great wonders of the Chicago area, and if you haven’t been there (or haven’t been there lately), you need to go!  I’m excited to get out there again soon.  Last time we were there we missed the Fruit and Vegetable garden, which will be in full growth in a few weeks!

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We also love the Model Railroad Garden and Butterflies & Blooms.  The Garden itself is free–and it’s huge.  But there is a cost for parking and for the special exhibits Model Railroad Garden and Butterflies & Blooms.  That’s where Summer Family Fun Pack comes in.  You can save 30-40% off with the special.  It includes parking for one car and tickets for 5 to the Model Railroad Garden and Butterflies & Blooms.  Valid through September 1, 2014.  It costs $50/family (limit of 5 people).

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Enter to win on the Rafflecopter app below.  Please only enter if you live in the area–or will be visiting before September 1!  The winner will be chosen on 7/20/14 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.

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Mystery of History : Creation thru Resurrection only $3.99 on Kindle

Sorry for so many posts lately, but I keep finding out about these great deals and I have to share!

Mystery of History is our favorite history curriculum.  So well-written and fun to read.  And it’s good for all ages K-12th grade! You can get the first quarter right now for only $3.99 on Kindle!  (And remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read it.)

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From House to Home {Link Party} #74

It’s time for our Link Party:

From House to Home!

 

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Preschoolers Getting Bored? Try This!

ABC Say it With Me: Bible Memory Verses is one of those DVDs that I don’t feel guilty having my little guys watch over and over.

What you’ll find are fun little vignettes, one for each letter of the alphabet that has a Bible verse associated with it. Kids learn to understand the meaning of the verse and the repetition helps them memorize it. Check out the website for samples of the videos!

 

You can even get some free coloring sheets to go along with the DVD!

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