Homeschooling

Considering homeschooling or have you already made the choice? The most important thing in homeschooling is RESEARCH.  And not for the students… for you.  I read the first edition of Simply Homeschool a couple years ago when we were in our planning stages.  I can’t wait to dive into the updated version. Download Simply Homeschool: 2nd Edition: …

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We did the Pizza Hut Book It program this past year (which was also our first year homeschooling).  Our monthly trip to Pizza Hut was always something to look forward too! Book It is enrolling for the 2015/2016 school year.  Sign up here. Not familiar with the Book It program?  When you sign up you’ll receive a …

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Attention all teachers and fellow homeschooling families!    New users can head over to Educents.com, a daily deal site featuring educational material, and sign up to receive a FREE $10 gift card to spend on their site.  The $10 gift card will be sent to you by email and you will have 6 months to spend it! You can …

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Kid’s can earn a FREE book this summer from Barnes and Noble for reading eight books from May 19 to September 7,  2015, with Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading Program! Fill out the reading log and when it’s full (8 books read), take it to your local Barnes and Noble and pick a FREE book from the list …

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7 Steps to Start Homeschooling Your Child + printable checklist

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 21, 2015 · 0 comments

in All,Homeschooling

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You may be asking yourself, how do I get started homeschooling?   It is an intimidating thought if you don’t know where to start! I started homeschooling in 2014 and I’ve been very vocal about starting homeschooling - and my reasons for it – both on my blog and in person to friends, family and acquaintances. (And no, …

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H ere’s a fun freebie!  I just snagged it for Bug.  He LOVES animals! Right now on Educents get the God Made Them All – eBook Bundle from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine for FREE (regularly $9.75). God made the most amazing critters and animals–from the fuzzy alpaca to creepy, six-legged insects, including the beautiful and graceful hummingbird. Begin a …

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Attention all teachers and fellow homeschooling families!    New users can head over to Educents.com, a daily deal site featuring educational material, and sign up to receive a FREE $10 gift card to spend on their siteThe $10 gift card will be sent to you by email and you will have 6 months to spend it! You can use …

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5 Great Children’s Story Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 19, 2015 · 0 comments

in All,Books,Homeschooling,kids

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Reading to your kids is so very important!  I’ve been reading books to Bug at bedtime for longer than he remembers.  I started reading him books before he was big enough to even know what was going on.  It’s a nightly tradition that I hope lasts a long time.  He’s 6 now and sometimes HE …

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FREE Jelly Bean Math Printables

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 28, 2015 · 0 comments

in All,Easter,education,Free,Homeschooling,kid activites

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    Math is more fun when you can EAT it! Hurry to Educents for these 3 Free Jelly Bean Printable Activities! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attention all teachers and fellow homeschooling families!    New users can head over to Educents.com, a daily deal site featuring educational material, and sign up to receive a FREE $10 gift card to spend on their site – exclusively for Saving Toward A Better Life readers!   …

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10 Great Bedtime Stories for Little Boys

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 2, 2015 · 0 comments

in All,Books,Homeschooling,kids

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10 Great Bedtime Stories for Little Boys If there is one thing we love, it’s a good bedtime story!  I’ve been reading books to Bug at bedtime for longer than he remembers.  I started reading him books before he was big enough to even know what was going on.  It’s a nightly tradition that I hope …

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here’s a list of Valentine’s Day books for kids. You might want to add one or two of these to your home library. A lot of these books feature characters your kids are probably already familiar with. We love when our favorite characters like Curious George, Llama Llama, …

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Why Do I Homeschool? My Reasons for Choosing Home Education

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 7, 2015 · 1 comment

in A Day in my Life,All,Homeschooling

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  I had a post on my reasons for choosing homeschool.  I spent hours last summer working on it.  I pinned it on Pinterest.  I linked to from my main page.  People commented on it, shared it. And then one day, it was gone.  Just gone.  Like the internet ate my post.  Or more accurately, WordPress ate …

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31 Books about Christmas for Kids of All Ages

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 15, 2014 · 0 comments

in All,Amazon.com,Books,Christmas Shopping,Homeschooling

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We love reading Christmas books around Christmas (and most any other time of the year!) I personally like real books I can touch but most of these titles are available for Kindle or other e-readers and you can download them instantly if you need them right now. This one is most likely our #1 pick!  The …

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Educents Sign Up Bonus: $10 Gift Card to Spend

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 17, 2014

in All,education,Free,Homeschool Deals,Homeschooling,kid activites

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Attention all teachers and fellow homeschooling families!    New users can head over to Educents.com, a daily deal site featuring educational material, and sign up to receive a FREE $10 gift card to spend on their site – exclusively for Saving Toward A Better Life readers!   The $10 gift card will be sent to you by email and …

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NEW Little Passports Early Explorers for Preschoolers

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 10, 2014

in All,Homeschooling,kids,preschool

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Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about …

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Dinosaurs, Creationism and Kids | How do we teach them the truth?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 22, 2014 · 2 comments

in All,Faith,Homeschooling

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Dinosaurs, Creationism and Kids | How do we teach them the truth when no one else will? This is going to be controversial.  But it’s something I’ve become passionate about.  We are homeschooling for a number of reasons.  Lots and lots of reasons.  One of them is to be able to teach Bug what we believe …

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The Golden Peacock, Children’s Bedtime Story for $1.00

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 18, 2014

in All,Amazon.com,Books,Homeschooling

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Oh, my little guy would LOVE this book! Long, long ago and far, far away, A big pirate ship set sail one day, It carried heavy sacks of silver and gold, And three wicked pirates, strong and bold. Download THE GOLDEN PEACOCK for just $1.00 right now! That’s a steal at $8.99 off regular price! And this one is $1.42 but …

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FREE Learn Our History “One Nation Under God” DVD

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 14, 2014

in All,Free,Homeschooling

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Learn Our History – Free DVD – “One Nation Under God” “This story of His love for our nation is so important, I want every child to have this very special DVD for FREE!” –Governor Mike Huckabee Co-Founder, Learn Our History With this very special offer, your kids will get the DVD, One Nation Under God absolutely FREE from …

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Amazon: Kid’s Kindle Books just $1 Each | NEW Selection!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 8, 2014

in All,Amazon.com,Books,Homeschooling

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It’s a new month, it’s time for NEW $1 books! Amazon has 25 Kids Books for $1 each.  (and you don’t have to have a Kindle or iPad to read them!)   The selection changes every month so if you don’t see something you like, check back next month! All these books will be $1 until September 30th! The …

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Painting with Kids: Recycle Art

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 22, 2014

in All,Arts and Crafts,Homeschooling,kid crafts,preschool

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  This was a super fun painting project that turned out some really cool art!  I love when I tell my preschoolers we’re going to paint with something besides paintbrushes.  They look at me like I’m crazy! We were doing a unit on recycling/taking care of the earth.  So we painted with TRASH! I used two sizes of …

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