About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.

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Strawberry picking at our favorite farm–the same one we’ve been going to for nearly a decade!

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Are you trying to choose a reading or spelling curriculum for next year? Take a moment to peek at All About Reading/Spelling!

These popular ‬‬‬programs provide “open and go” lesson plans that are multi-sensory & based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, a method that has transformed language arts for many homeschool families.It’s not too early to put the dates for 2018’s Great Homeschool Conventions on your calendar! I’ve been to several homeschool conferences, & this one remains my fav.

Sign up for early bird treats here & if you’re in Missouri, there’s still a conference coming this July!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission from some links on this page. Thanks for your support of Simple Homeschool, our family business!

FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

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In today’s post: The Happy Hollisters, Bronte sisters, Growing Without Schooling, the mission of motherhood, and several more titles! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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How to introduce your kids to Anne of Green Gables

Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

For someone over a century old, Anne Shirley certainly has been making headlines recently. The new Netflix series has thrust her into the limelight once again–and not without plenty of controversy.

But whether you love the new adaptation or despise it (there don’t seem to be many in the middle!), I’ve heard from a few of you who know how much I adore this redhead–asking me when and how it’s best to introduce Anne to your own kids.

There’s no question I’d rather answer! I wanted my three children (girls and boys) to get to know Anne because I had loved her myself, so I came up with a plan when they were younger to make that happen.

If you’d like to do the same, here are my suggestions:
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Thankful for friends with pools–and for summer temperatures!

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Are you trying to decide on a math curriculum for the upcoming homeschool year? Check out CTC Math, chosen by respected homeschool reviewer Cathy Duffy as one of her “top homeschool picks!”

It’s an online math curriculum for grades K-8 that lets you outsource math AND keep your kids engaged. Homeschoolers get 60% off, and you can try it out for 4 weeks free with no credit card required!

Road trips & hot summer afternoons just got easier thanks to lovely, engaging Around the World Stories!

These original audio stories help children learn all about the globe–just call them simple summer homeschooling. Find out more and listen to a free sample story here.

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FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

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In today’s post: help for writers, Montessori at Home, thoughts from Dwight Moody, a visit to Mitford, and several more titles! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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