Sunday, July 17, 2016

Educents Back to School Giveaway - Over $15,000 In Prizes To Be WON!

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Have you checked out the Educents Back-to-School Giveaways yet? Now through August, don't miss your chance to enter to win over $15,000 in prizes like talking stuffed animals, full-year curricula for all ages, a $250 shopping spree and MORE!

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Here are a few I'm hoping to win:

The mCookie 101 Basic Kit from Microduino ($99 value!) -Microduino a known player in the maker community, their mCookies allow anyone who has an interest in electronic DIY projects to easily join the fun and bring projects to life.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Getting Started With Homeschooling & Free Homeschool Guide Download

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Shortly after our first child was born, my husband and I made a firm decision to homeschool for a variety of reasons. Both of our boys were engaged in learning activities while they were toddlers, but when the time came to look up the state's requirements, I was overwhelmed. 

Event though, the state of Kentucky has pretty minimal requirements, I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything right in case of a "homeschool audit" / home visit.

I get a lot of questions from parents who want to start homeschooling but don’t know where to start. "What are the state policies? What are the different types of homeschooling? What home school programs should I use?" Download this free, Getting Started Homeschooling Guide to get the answers.

Getting Started Homeschooling - Free Guide on Educents

The free homeschool guide includes:

  • Getting started checklist (Tip: Print this page!)
  • Legal policies by state
  • Explanations for 8 types of homeschooling
  • Curriculum suggestions for each type of homeschooling
  • A list of resources that new homeschoolers should bookmark
  • Total of 15 downloadable pages that you can print or save onto any device

Enter To Win A Kiinde Twist™ Direct Pumping & Feeding Starter Pack! - Oh Baby Giveaway Hop (US, Ends 7/16)

Welcome to the oh BABY Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs.

I'm joining a number of other bloggers to celebrate the sweetest of deliveries… precious babies! Be sure to hop around to all the great giveaways AND don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize on the host blogs!

I am giving away a Kiinde Twist™ Direct-Pumping and Direct-Feeding Starter Pack valued at $54.99!

The Kiinde Twist™ system completely eliminates the need to transfer precious milk from bottles to bags and back again! Pump, store, organize, warm, and feed using the same pouch! Kiinde Twist Pouches™ combine the toughness and leak-proof guarantee of a bottle with the cost-effectiveness, compact size, and convenience of a disposable breastmilk storage bag.

The starter kit contains:

2 Twist Pouches™, direct-pump, recyclable breastmilk storage pouches
2 Standard Direct-Pump™ adapters
1 Squeeze™ natural feeding bottle
1 Slow flow Active Latch™ nipple with case
1 Medium flow Active Latch™ nipple with case
1 Coupon valid for 50% off the complete Twist Gift Set (Regular Price $99.99)

Enter to win the Kiinde Twist™ direct pumping & feeding starter pack here
Giveaway open to all US residents 18 years & older
Ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 16th

Oh Baby Giveaway Hop

Thursday, June 30, 2016

14 Resources For Learning The Times Tables

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Confession : I did not have my times tables memorized until I started teaching multiplication to my son...sad, I know.

Fact is, in school I was "taught" by flash cards and was tested by timed multiplication drills in which I had to write down the answers to as many multiplication facts before the timer ran out. Needless to say, I crumbled under pressure and could not finish one sheet before everyone else was done or had a majority of them completed. Throughout the rest of my school years, I despised math.

I am sure that we can all agree that there are different ways of learning math and not all work for everyone.

multiplication resources

We're all ready for a new way of learning the times tables. Happily, inventive educators have created a multitude of activities to help learners succeed, have fun, and appreciate how times tables fit into everyday life!

Educents rounded up some of the most engaging times table activities that serve all sorts of learning (and teaching!) styles, including video, music, printable worksheets, dominos, and more.
The best part? Use code DISCOVER16 when you checkout for FREE shipping - no minimum purchase necessary until tonight at 11:59 pm PST!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

$20.00 Off Of Your First Diaper Bundle PLUS FREE Shipping!

This post is in collaboration with the Honest Co., as a brand ambassador. Post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.

This has to be the best deal from The Honest Co. yet! For a limited time, you can get $20.00 off of your first diaper and wipes FREE SHIPPING!

I have been a long time fan of the Honest Co. ever since I got my free trial back in May 2012 when my first child was still in diapers (he and my other children are mostly cloth diapered, but when I turn to sposies, I usually buy Honest) Now, most of the household and personal care products are from The Honest Co. and they meet my level of "crunchiness" due to their Honestly Free Guarantee.

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