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As I begin to feel better, I am seeing more and more things around the house that NEED to be done. Thankfully, I don’t feel overwhelmed by it. I actually feel energized! I’m ready to get back in there…soon.
I still need a little time, but I am doing more and more every day, and when I saw the new Homemaking Bundle, I snagged mine before you could say, “Get out of here, Morning Sickness!”
Here are a few of my favorites! (Click THIS LINK to see ALL of the titles included in the bundle).
The very first thing that caught my eye was the Diastasis Recti Experts video course from Fit2B Studio. This is worth $34.95 (MORE THAN THE ENTIRE BUNDLE!). I’ve been wanting this course, so this product alone made the bundle worth it for me.
As you can imagine, we buy a lot of homeschooling supplies around here! I really like to buy in bulk when I can, and I always like to get a good deal. However, I don’t want a good deal at the expense of quality.
With this in mind, I wanted to introduce a new page here on Raising Arrows that shares some of our favorite homeschooling supplies. I hope it helps make your homeschool supply shopping just a bit easier!
This giveaway has ended.
Winners: Pam & Holly
My friend, Renee, from MadeOn Hard Lotion just had a baby, and one of her emails sent me shopping her store. She was talking about her research into not bathing baby right away (which I was already researching), and how when she did decide to bathe baby, she was going to use THIS GOAT MILK SOAP. (see photo above)
Note from Amy: Today’s post is by my dear friend and fellow blogger, Kristi Clover of RaisingClovers.com. As a mom of 5 herself, she knows how hard it can be to be a “fun mom” or even a SANE mom! She’s written a brand new ebook, Sanity Savers for Moms to help moms like you not just survive, but thrive!
Some times I’m just too tired to be a fun mom. I don’t know about you, but my mind often draws a blank when I have to come up with something exciting to do on the spot. There are weekends that we realize we don’t have anything going on, and I can’t think of a single thing to do. Often I’m just too tired from our busy week to come up with anything good. Granted, I personally think it is thrilling to gut a closet or reorganize the garage, but my family does not share this strange passion with me.
January is birthday month for us. Nearly every week, we have a birthday to celebrate, including my own! We strive to make every birthday special here, but doing so could easily cause financial hardship when most of your birthdays fall right around Christmas time! So, over the years, we’ve developed some special traditions for each birthday child that aren’t super expensive, and we’ve gotten creative with presents in order to stay within budget.
Let the birthday child choose the menu for the day
A few years ago, we started this tradition with my husband, who always liked to request certain foods on his birthday. We decided to let the children do the same. Sometimes it gets interesting – like the year we had a snack of chocolate chips and milk per the 4 year old’s request – but for the most part it is a great way to honor the birthday child and his or her individual tastes.
Have you ever wished you could buy a Christmas gift that would span the ages in your home? How about a gift that would double as something fun AND something for your homeschool? Well, lookie what I found!
I was looking through the Educents website and ran across these Peel, Play & Learn sets. I love gifts that have an educational factor without losing the fun factor, but this one really caught my eye because of the FREE mini-set that comes with every single full size set! I could get the full size for my older students and let my youngers “play” with the mini-set! I could use the full size for school, and let the littles sit in on the lessons with a set that is their size! One purchase, and I’ve got several kids covered! Plus, it is fun!
I’m going to start this post by honestly telling you that math is not my forte. I’m not coming at this post from a math background or because I have researched the finer points of upper level math. I come at this as a homeschool mom who has realized that times tables are crucial – so much so, that I am willing to put all other math on hold to focus my attention on getting my children proficient in them.
When my oldest son was in elementary school, we didn’t have a lot of money to be spending on homeschool curriculum. I had been given a copy of Saxon 54 and after looking through the text, I realized I could easily transition him from his current Horizons Math 3 to Saxon 54 if he learned his times tables. So, that’s what we did. I spent about a month helping him memorize his times tables, and then he started Saxon 54.