Archives for February 2013

The Wellness Digital Bundle: 21 ebooks for $21


On an almost daily basis, I turn down opportunities to recommend, sell, or review products on my blogs. So when I do choose to promote something, you know I believe it to be mutually beneficial to both you as a reader as well as me as a writer.

That’s the case today with the wellness digital bundle sale–until Monday this sale is available, allowing you to get 21 wellness ebooks for just $21 – (over 90% off!)

But as I mentioned the other day on Steady Mom, there are both good and bad ways to make use of an ebook bundle. Used the best way, they can save you a lot of money, avoid overwhelm, and bring some terrific resources your way.

This ebook bundle centers around health and wellness. It’s perfect for those trying to:

  • Lose weight
  • Quit sugar
  • Plan and cook healthy meals
  • Remove chemicals from your life
  • Implement a fitness program you can actually stick to
  • Improve oral health
  • Make your own beauty products
  • Get your kids on board with healthful eating
  • Save money on a real food diet
  • Create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle for your family

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A day in the life of an introverted homeschool mom

a day in the life of an introverted homeschool mom ~SimpleHomeschoolWritten by contributor Lora Lynn Fanning of Vitafamiliae

I always knew I was an introvert but I knew it in my bones by the time that fifth or sixth child arrived. At first, I thought it was exhaustion that sent me to my room every afternoon during naptime, no matter how much work I was ignoring. I blamed myself for being so lazy.

But then I remembered: I’m an introvert! And there are people here all the time! No wonder I feel overwhelmed!

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Now we have seven children we homeschool. My husband works from home. And there’s me, the introvert. That’s nine people at home: all day, every day.

A girl’s gotta figure out how to cope, right?
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The extroverted mom homeschools: a survival guide

the extroverted mom homeschools ~SimpleHomeschool.netJamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Last week we started a blog series about personalities and how they affect us as homeschoolers. In the first post I wrote about the blessings and challenges of homeschooling as an introverted parent.

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Today it’s the extroverted mama’s turn. Just one problem though–since I find myself quite firmly parked in the introverts’ camp, I can’t speak from personal experience on this one.

So last week I asked this on my Facebook page:


You shared your opinions in abundance (Thanks!). Here–in your own words–let’s take a look at the pros and cons of homeschooling as extroverted parents:
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Weekend links

weekend linksSteve’s been learning about the Endurance and Ernest Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage–fascinating!, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

Today is the final day to take advantage of this homeschooling ebook bundle sale: 5 homeschooling ebooks for just $7.40–Learn more here!

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Self care makes childcare easier

creating a nourishing self-care practice ~SimpleHomeschool
The following is a guest post written by Kassandra Brown of

I open my eyes and feel two little bodies snuggled up against me. The pull to stay under the covers is strong especially since I know the chill I’ll feel going downstairs to the cold woodstove and unheated room.

But after a couple of breaths I quietly slip out from under the covers, careful not to awaken my girls. I nudge my husband and he drowsily rolls over to sleep in-between the girls for the next couple of hours. I slide into layers of pants, sweaters, socks, coat and boots then walk outside to take my first deep breaths of the day. Why?

I know that if I go and stand on the land and greet the sunrise I will have that anchoring with me the rest of the day. When I skip my morning practice too many days in a row, I start to get irritable, grumpy, short-tempered, and off-balance. I lose my perspective and start taking my children’s complaints personally.

Do you think a self-care practice could be right for you?
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