Homeschool Posts

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season.  May your days be warm and full of love.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Homeschool Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

I love deals, especially if they don’t require me to brave the seas of people at the mall or to go out in the cold.  In case you missed them, here are some of the homeschool Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (and even a few freebies) being offered this week and next. 

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Friends and Heroes is offering $10 off a purchase of $20 or more through Dec. 3, 2016.  They are also offering some freebies, including a family devotion and downloadable Christmas activities.

The Proverbial Homemaker is offering 50% off all her printables.  Use code: PHBlackFriday  Expires:12/5/16

Homeschool Programming is offering 20% their courses from 11/25-11/28/16.

Memoria Press is offering free shipping from 11/25-11/28-16. Use code: SHIP16FREEBFCMThey are also giving a freebie to orders over $25: The Story of the Other Wise Man.

Looking for binding or laminating supplies? is having a storewide sale and some early bird specials.  Sale ends 11/25/16 at 11:59 pm.  Details here. and the Dove Channel have teamed up to offer a special deal.  Get a year’s subscription to both services for only $99.  Use code: BF2016  Full details at the link.

Tree Hopper Toys has a special treat for you: Use discount code COOKIE for the 25% Off, and then note your ornament choice in the “Order Notes” at checkout. We’ll also include the most tasty cookie we can make!

Character Concepts has a couple of offers (they say use one or both, so perhaps you can combine them?):

  • Get $10 off an order $100 or more with code: GIFT
  • Get 50% off Uncle Rick’s audios with code: HOLIDAYS

They also have two freebies:  Cowboy Sam ebook and A Christmas Carol audio

Home Science Tools is having a sitewide 15% off sale.  Use code: CYBER16  Ends: 11/29/16

Lulu is offering 33% off print books and calendars through 11/25/16. Use code: BFRIDAY33

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Last but not least, is having a sale on the Lifetime Membership beginning Friday 11/25 and ending Monday 11/28/16!  $25 off makes it just $72 for unlimited access to the hundreds of notebooking pages available, including the picture study pages, composer study pages, history timeline pages, and more.  Members will receive:

  • All current & future Notebooking Pages products
  • BONUS 1: 12 months subscription to Notebooking Publisher web-app
  • BONUS 2: $100+ Homeschool e-book package

If you go to the link ahead of time, you will see a place where you can enter your email to receive a free sampler.

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Please share these with your friends!  And if you’ve seen some other great deals, please leave them in the comments.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Virtual Curriculum Fair!

The year was 2012.   My homeschool and my blog were suffering from the midwinter blahs.  I needed some inspiration, and what better way to do it than to take a peek at what other families were doing in their homeschools?  God planted a little seed in my brain and the first Virtual Curriculum Fair came to be

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What’s the VCF, you ask?

The Virtual Curriculum Fair is a month-long blog carnival that posts each Monday throughout January.  The idea behind the VCF is for participants to give other homeschoolers an honest look at what they are really doing with their kiddos, including what works for them and why.  In past years, we’ve had as many as 30 homeschool bloggers contribute to the VCF.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Homemade Holiday Gift Tutorials

Eek---it’s the 2nd week of November already!  If I’m going to make any homemade gifts for Christmas this year, it’s time to get my crafting on.  I feel a need to create and so are the kids. 

In case you are looking for some crafty gift ideas, check these out. 

Homemade Holiday Gift Tutorials at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

There are all gifts I’ve made over the years. And if you’re not particularly crafty, don’t worry---I’ve included some full-blown tutorials with complete step-by-step instructions!  Plus, many of these you can do together with your kids.