Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

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Not sure what to get a homeschool mom for Christmas? There are some awesome tools out there to help a homeschool mom get her year off to a great start as well as gifts that can help them all year long. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms

GHC Registration

A registration to Great Homeschool Conventions, with speakers like Heidi St. John, Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, Linda Lacour Hobar (author of Mystery of History) and many more, this is a place of empowerment and encouragement for any homeschool mom. See the full line of speakers here.

Perfect Gift for Homeschool Mom

 

Comb Binding Machine

Now this little toy tool is used to bind your child’s pages into a bound notebook so all the pages remain in tact. Or, you can use the Comb Binding Machine to bind eBooks that you find more helpful to be printed, such as The Preschool Journey; a full preschool curriculum only available as an eBook, but worth every penny to download and print based on the goodness packed into it.

Comb Binding Machine

 

Scotch Laminator

I have owned my Scotch laminator for three years and use it often. It is an excellent way to preserve work and make activities more durable – especially those preschool activities. There is really no limit to how you can use this gem. It’s a must for every homeschool family, and it is very affordable.

Scotch Laminator

Planner

  Ultimate Homeschool Planner

If you’re looking to buy a planner, it’s a good idea to know the needs of the person your buying for because planner needs are different from person to person. Some prefer electronic methods while others (like me) prefer to write it down.

For homeschool planning, my all time favorite planner is Debra Bell’s Ultimate Homeschool Planner. One of it’s best features is that it is not predated. So I can fill in the dates myself and tailor it for my homeschool year. Some moms prefer the Well Planned Day, which is also a very good planner. But, because it is dated, purchasing it mid-school year costs much of the planner to go to waste.

For everyday life, I use the Franklin Covey Blooms-Classic planning pages. Several years back I bought it complete with a leather case. Now I simply purchase the refills each year and it is worth every penny to help keep me organized everyday. Now, this is a bit of a bulky planner, so it’s not one I typically travel with. I write down my homemaking duties and blog work in the daily pages. I use the calendar for planning out blog posts.

Educating the WholeHearted Child

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My favorite, most detailed and thorough book on homeschooling I have ever read is Clay and Sally Clarkson’s Educating the WholeHearted Child. It talks about everything from Home Nurture and Discipleship to Learning to Methods and making it all work in your family structure. It is nearly a 400 page book packed with direction and resources. It is my #1 go to book for homeschooling.

 

Save Big on Homeschooling

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Just want to share a couple of great homeschool deals with you — from products I already use and highly recommend.

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My favorite laminator is on sale at Amazon right now for only $19.99 (normally $80.49!!!)! This only goes on sale a couple times per year and it is well worth it!! I have had mine for a few years now and it is still going strong!

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Scotch Laminator

For those of you who have been eyeing my Illuminations posts - Bright Ideas Press is having a sale on their curriculum now through Monday.

Bright Ideas Press 20% off

Notebooking Pages is offering $25 off their lifetime membership. This is huge savings and worth every penny. I have recently paid for the lifetime membership and love the variety and accessibility of grabbing notebooking pages as I need them.

So if this is something you’ve been sitting on for a while or something you are interested in starting in your homeschool, now is the time!

I will be sharing in future posts how we utilize Notebooking Pages so if you’re not sure how to use them, stay tuned!

Also, one of my favorite books on motherhood is only $1.99 on Kindle. Get Desperate for Kindle here.

Desperate

Finally, there are just a few more days left for the DaySpring Super Deals and Super Sale. The Super Sale is 30% off everything with code 30SPECIAL, storewide, including items already on sale — excluding only the Super Deals.

Discipleship and Discipline Webinar for Moms 50% Off

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I’m sharing these deals with you because I think they are excellent products, I fully endorse them , use them, and believe them to be excellent resources for moms and families.

Discipleship and Discipline on Demand Webinar

Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson ran a live webinar back in September called Discipleship and Discipline and it is choked full of great encouragement and help for moms. Right now, you can buy it for only $8.99  with code FRIDAY (normally $17.99). This is a steal friends! Sarah Mae and Sally are very down to earth about motherhood, and offer some practical and doable ideas to help you in mothering. It’s not formulated or step-by-step. They focus more on your heart and that of your child’s, which are too unique for boxy formulas.

  Truth in the Tinsel - Advent Devotional

 

Also available right now is the popular Advent devotional, Truth in the Tinsel, written by my sweet friend Amanda. This is such a simple, well written devotional, with simple craft ideas to make it meaningful and memorable, for you and your children, each day of Advent.

By the way, Advent begins this Sunday! It’s not too late!

 

And, if you’re a bit too busy during this season to make your own Advent ornaments, Amanda offers them all pre-made for you! Sometimes, you just can’t put a price on keeping things simple.

Truth in the Tinsel ornaments

Sometimes, for me, it’s a decision whether not doing it at all, or taking the simple road and doing it. I’m all about simple!

Finally, Sarah Mae has a wonderful Christmas countdown called More Than Candy that is only .99 right now with coupon code: HAPPYCOUNTING

More Than Candy - 25 Day Countdown to Christmas

It’s 25 days of things to do with your family that matter to the people around you. This is not an Advent devotional. This helps you with ideas on how to serve during this season. Let’s make these days count.

Get it here for only .99 with code HAPPYCOUNTING

DaySpring Deals :: Week 3 AND 30% off storewide sale!

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Now through December 2nd, take an additional 30% of your entire order, including sales and clearance! (Super Deals excluded) with code 30SPECIAL! This is DaySprings biggest sale of the year!

Now, for the final 8 Super Deals, good through December 2nd (which include some of my very favorite items!)

Bless This Home Tiered Server only $19.99 (was $59.99)

Bless This Home - Tiered Server

Blessings of God Dough Bowl only $25.99 (was $64.99) – I LOVE mine!

Blessings of God - Dough Bowl

Inspirational Message Blocks – set of 9 only $14.99 (was $49.99). Another favorite of mine!

Inspirational Message Blocks - Set of 9 Blocks

Redeemed – Grace Necklace only $4.99 (was $19.99)

Redeemed - Grace Necklace

Redeemed – Everything Beautiful – Toiletries Bag only $8.99 (was $29.99)

Redeemed - Everything Beautiful - Toiletries Bag

Redeemed – Everything Beautiful – wall mirror only $14.99 (was $39.99)

Redeemed - Everything Beautiful - Wall Mirror

Redeemed – Everything Beautiful – Rain Gauge only $4.99 (was $16.99)

Redeemed - Everything Beautiful - Rain Gauge

God Sees the Real Me – Sculpted Art Panel only $9.99 (was $40.00)

God Sees the Real Me - Sculpted Art Panel

Wonderful Grace Carved wooden tray only $18.99 (was $48.00) - Another piece very dear to me. Houses my current books I’m reading)

Wonderful Grace - Carved Wooden Serving Tray

Remember, these Super Deals are good through December 2nd! The 30% off Super Sale is not good on the Super Deals but is good on everything else. 

Those coffee mugs and boxed Christmas cards that are buy 2, get 1 free? Yup, and everything else that is not a Super Deal! Just use code 30SPECIAL at checkout for your entire order. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50!

Names of Jesus

This mug? Only $3.49 after using 30SPECIAL coupon code.

(30% good on entire store including sale items, excluding Super Deals)!

This deal is good through December 2nd!

My eBook is FREE on Kindle!!

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If you’re interested in picking up a copy of my eBook, Blog at Home Mom, now is the time!! It’s only free from now through Friday, November 22nd! It’s been extended through Sunday, November 24th!

Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! You can download the Kindle reader here and read it on your computer, phone, ipad, etc. Happy reading! Feel free to share this post with your readers and friends in case they might like a copy, too! :)

Blog at Home Mom - Balancing Blogging and Motherhood

Free Thanksgiving Download

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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with GHC to help them spread the word about their conventions and in turn they have compensated me. They have some pretty awesome speakers lined up for 2014. ;)

Early Bird Deadline Extended

Have you gotten your ticket for Great Homeschool Conventions? The early bird deadline has been extended for Greenville, SC and Cincinnati, OH until November 30th! So if you buy before then, you’ll save $20. Beginning December 1st, prices go up.

This convention is held in 3 different cities, with Texas being added soon.

Homeschool Convention Locations, Dates and Speakers

 

New Speaker and Freebie

Great Homeschool Conventions just added speaker Michael Medved and through November 30th, he’s offering you a FREE copy of his history program, “The First Thanksgiving – Pilgrims, Puritans, and the Founding of America!” Do not miss this awesome freebie.

Free Thanksgiving History Download

This audio series is over 3 hours long and is an excellent supplement to your studies for Thanksgiving.

Download your freebie here and be sure to register for a convention near you and get that early bird price!

DaySpring Super Deals :: Week 2

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So excited to share the next round of Super Deals from DaySpring! Last weeks deals are still good through Tuesday, December 3rd. Remember, quantities are limited so do not sit long on these deals.

DaySpring Super Deals Week 2

This week we have the following NEW deals:

Redeemed – Beautiful in its Time – Magnetic Calendar Board Only $9.99 (was $26.99)

 

Redeemed - Beautiful In Its Time - Magnetic Calendar Board

Abide in Him wall decor, only $11.99 (was $36.99)

I have this hanging above my kitchen window and love it.

Abide in Him - Metal Wall Decor

Life Collection 16″ Oval Platter only $7.99 (was $26.99)

Life Collection - 16

This is the Day bird cage card holder. Only $11.99 (was $36.99)

This Is the Day - Bird Cage Card Holder

Inspirational Glass Dome Only $13.99 (Was $34.99)

Inspirational Glass Dome

Redeemed – Lovely by Design overnight bag only $14.99 (was $49.99)

Redeemed - Lovely by Design - Overnight Bag

Quantities are limited so do not wait! 

If you missed last weeks deals, you can see them here.

Also, all orders over $50 get FREE SHIPPING. 

These deals are only good through December 3rd. This is DaySprings biggest sale of the year!

Other items on sale through November 30th:

Gift Items:

Musical Monkey Plush - Reg $23, Sale Price $9.99 (Only $9.99)

Jesus Loves Me - Musical Monkey Plush

Redeemed Large Purse - Reg $46.99, Sale Price $18.79 (Save 60%)

Redeemed - Found & Treasured - Large Purse

Grace Pillow – Reg $24.99, Sale Price $9.99 (Save 60%)
The Lord Blesses His People with Peace - 16x16 Pillow

Daily Planner Giveaway! {CLOSED}

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It is so important for me to be organized in my homemaking.

I always utilize a planner to help me with that. Back in July I introduced you to this planner. With the new year fast approaching, it’s only appropriate to bring it up to the front again. Plus, I’m giving another one away!

Start Planning for 2014

This planner includes all the important elements to help a homemaker stay organized.

Tabs

There are different tabs for different types of organizing. They include:

  • Year
  • Month
  • Week
  • Tasks
  • Projects
  • Info
  • Shopping

Calendar Spread

 

Weekly spread. Includes a box for tasks, daily slots, and a space for your daily menu. It also includes a verse from Proverbs which I think is awesome. I can always use scripture to feed my soul.

weekly spread

 

Each section also includes an inspiring quote.

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I love how inspiring this planner is.

I also love how affordable it is! This planner sells for only $13.99! You can purchase your planner here.

Today, you get to enter for a chance to win a 2014 planner!!

Giveaway {CLOSED}

Winner is: #4 Jennifer Freeman

One winner will receive a FREE 2014 planner.

Simply leave a comment telling me your biggest planning woe. We all have them!

U.S. residents only.

A winner will be drawn and notified next Wednesday.

If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase yours here. The price is right!

Christian Parenting Bundle {5 eBooks}

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{Lots of good deals flying around this week that I just must pass on to you! Bear with me! If you’re not interested, feel free to delete!}

This whole bundle is only $7.40!!!

Bundle #46: Christian Parenting

This week’s bundle includes encouragement for the weary mom, practical parenting tips and devotions to help you focus your heart even from the trenches of parenthood.

Get all five of these ebooks at a discount of more than 70% off:

Parenting from the Overflow by Teri Lynne Underwood
In Parenting from the Overflow, Teri Lynne offers a biblically-based framework for living in the abundance God has for each of us…and modeling that life for our children.Rather than focusing on tips and techniques, she explores how our lives can overflow with qualities such as love, patience, grace, and courage — all rooted in God’s work in us, not our efforts or abilities. This is a practical and encouraging ebook, filled with honest stories from her own journey of learning to lean into God so the overflow of Him pours onto those around her.

Devotions, Advice & Renewal for When Motherhood Feels Too Hard by Kelly Crawford
Motherhood is hard. That’s a fact. It’s labor-intensive, requiring the extraordinary courage and sacrifice of women who know much of their labor will not receive earthly accolades. Mothers are the “wind beneath the wings” of the next generation. If a group of people needs encouragement and help, it’s the mothers of our day! Kelly’s Devotions, Advice & Renewal for When Motherhood Feels Too Hard is a book you will want to read over and over, written in small snippets for daily renewal. It is refreshing and inspiring, casting a vision for motherhood you may have never known and offering practical “survival tips” for the overwhelmed mom.

The Heart of Simplicity by various authors
Today’s typical lifestyle is marked by busyness, consumerism, and stress. We, as women, often complain that there’s not enough time to “do it all.” Do we suffer from a lack of time? No. We suffer from a lack of eternal perspective. How we invest our time on earth will impact eternity in a million ways. In The Heart of Simplicity, more than a dozen Christian women share their experience simplifying their lives from the inside out to build homemaking foundations focused on Christ. When we are faithful to focus on what is truly essential in our homemaking, we can build an eternal legacy…one simple day at a time.

Refuel Your Inner SuperMom by Rosann Cunningham
Refuel Your Inner SuperMom offers practical advice and encouragement for the mom who strives to do and be her best but who, due to the often overwhelming chaos of life, has simply lost her focus, her motivation and her groove. Take the journey with Rosann as she shares the depths of her heart and her own failures in motherhood, marriage and life, while taking positive, intentionally focused steps to getting her SuperMom groove back. This isn’t your average “How to Become SuperMom” book; it’s written and designed in a way that allows it to be more of a journey of self-discovery and intentionally focused lifestyle change — for the better. And all for the glory of God.

The Family Table by Arabah Joy
The Family Table is a beautifully designed ebook packed with over 50 ideas, activities, games, and recipes to spark intimacy, connection, laughter, service, hospitality, and making memories as a family. Arabah gives you a sneak peek into what other families are doing to revolutionize their time around the family table as well as the tools you need to approach your mealtimes intentionally as well.

The Christian Parenting bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 11/18. Get yours today!

DaySpring Super Deals :: Week 1

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The season of intentional gift giving is upon us and I am a huge fan of DaySpring in more ways than just product. But, they have the most beautiful gifts for the home I have ever seen.

DaySpring Super Deals 2013

Today, I’m sharing the first 8 Super Deals that are good through December 2nd:

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DaySpring Super Deals

This are up to 70% off original price!

One of my extra special pieces of jewelry, God’s Heart for You necklace, only $10.49 (was $34.99).

God's Heart for You Necklace

God Will Be With You Mirror only $19.99 (was $59.99)

God Will Be With You Mirror

 

Ever Grateful Vase only $7.99 (was $21.99)

Ever Grateful Vase

Bless This Home Wall Art only $17.99 (was $44.99)

Bless this Home Wall Art

 

Give Thanks Wooden Caddy (I LOVE mine!!) only $9.99 (was $22.99)

Wooden Caddy

 

Redeemed Wristlet only $4.99 (was $16.99)

Redeemed Wristlet

Redeemed Metal Bird Feeder only $8.99 (was $29.99)

Redeemed Bird Feeder

 

Redeemed Medium Purse now $14.99 (was $44.99)

Redeemed Medium Purse

 

These deals are good thru December 2nd. See what new items are on super deals here!

Other deals (click photo for more styles): Take an extra 30% off your order  now with code: 30SPECIAL (Super Deals excluded)

Mugs and Cups – Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Redeemed Christmas - Redeeming Love - Christian Mug

Good thru December 1st. 

Christmas Cards – Buy 2 Get 1 Free

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Love Came Down-The World - 16 Christmas Boxed Cards

Good through December 1st.

Other Fabulous Deals

Redeemed Large Purse – Only $18.79 (was $46.99)

Redeemed - Found & Treasured - Large Purse

Holiday Countdown only $9.99 this month!

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter - 12 Day Holiday Countdown

Jesus is the Gift serving platter only $9.99

Jesus Is The Gift - John 3:16 - 12.5

New line:

Lyrics for Life

Lyrics for Life - How He Loves Us - Wall Art

Lyrics for Life - Better Is One Day - Wall Art

Lyrics for Life - Revelation Song - Wall Art

Lyrics for Life - You Never Let Go - Wall Plaque

 

And so many more!! Click here to see them all.

All orders over $50 get FREE SHIPPING!