Archives for November 2013

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Sparkle holiday

The winner of yesterday’s Sparkle Stories giveaway is Bernadette – congratulations!

Special offer: You can download the lovely Martin & Sylvia Christmas audio book for just $3! Head here for more details.

A special welcome and thank you to the sponsors here on
Simple Homeschool for the month of December!
Take a few moments to check out all the cool stuff
they have to offer this holiday season:

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Weekend giveaway: $100 holiday package from Sparkle Stories
This giveaway has ended – thanks for entering!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway–sponsored by one of our family’s favorite homeschooling resources, Sparkle Stories!

About Sparkle:

Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for children. Our stories are simple, delightful and filled with a sense of wonder. They inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, to be kind.

We have nine original Story Series – all of which follow the seasons of the year.

This year we also have a brand new holiday goodie to share with you, the Martin & Sylvia advent calendar:
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Giving thanks

Violin lessons
Written by contributor Rachel Wolf of Lusa Organics skin care and Clean

Like you, sometimes I have it all dialed in.

Days when I’m a superstar from dawn until dusk.

From homeschooling to housework, to nurturing my marriage and myself – it’s all happening.

I’m unstoppable!


And then the next day… I’m not.

On these days I’m desperate for things to fall into place, but instead they all seem to fall apart.

Last week I had a day like that.

Okay, several.
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6 resources that inspire a love of learning

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6 resources love of learning
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Finding the right resource for your homeschool at the right time is a breath of fresh air. It can feel like the missing link, the answer you’ve been looking for, the perfect fit as you enter a new season.

In our home this year, Trishna (10) and Jonathan (9) have moved solidly into a new period of learning, called Love of Learning Phase. (If the phases of learning are new to you, you can find an overview here.)

This new phase has come with increased interest in academics, and therefore, more work for this mama as I try to keep up with them!

Through that work, we’ve come across six resources that are currently working really well in our home. Here they are in case they might work for you, too.
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Weekend links

weekend links

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The winner of this weekend’s Home Art Studio giveaway is Heidi Kaldenberg – congrats!

Remember Home Art Studio is offering discounts to Simple Homeschool readers–just use the code “HSC2013A” at checkout to receive:

  • Buy 1-2 DVDs, and receive 20% off your order
  • Buy 3 or more DVDs and receive 30% off your order

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

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