About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Giveaway: $111 US history book package from Dover Publications

$111 US history book package

This giveaway has now ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Dover Publications:

Celebrating 75 Years of Great Books at Extraordinary Value

From fact-filled coloring books to works of classic literature, Dover Publications offers over 10,000 titles that cover the entire educational spectrum and can serve as core curriculum material or supplemental aids.

Not only are these books perfect for home use, they are packed with fun.

Dover is excited to partner with Simple Homeschool to offer kids of all ages a chance to explore and learn American History with this great giveaway package valued at $111.00!

One lucky winner will receive all of the following:
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Weekend homeschool links

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Nothing makes this mama happier than library-lovin’ kids!

We’re over halfway through this year’s homeschool day in the life series!

A homeschool day in the life 2016

Make sure you haven’t missed any posts, and keep Monday, Feb 29th on your calendar as the day to visit here and “link up” to your own day in the life post from your blog!

Enjoy this collection of weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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

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FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

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.

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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THE best vs. YOUR best

THE best vs. YOUR best
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Instead of focusing on giving our children a complete education, or a perfect education (neither of which are necessary or possible), let us strive to awaken in them a love of learning. If we can help them to develop an attitude of lifelong learning, we will have done enough.” ~ Suzie Andres, Homeschooling with Gentleness

There’s a homeschooling mom who lives in my head, and she is simply THE best.

She does all the things and does them well. As a result, her kids progress in a straight, forward-moving line. She is organized, unfazed by emotion, doubt, outward circumstance, or moody children.

She is my hero, though I also despise her.

I am not that woman. Oh every once in a while, I come close. The stars align and the inspiration flows…for a few hours, maybe a day or two. But inevitably real life signals to me from the sidelines: “Remember me?!”, and here we go again…back into the realm of imperfections and inadequacies.

Yet incredibly, even then I’m still on track.

When real life comes along with tough times, it’s not THE best I give to my children, but it’s MY best all the same.
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Weekend homeschool links

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Weekend homeschool links
The excitement of the first real snow of the season!

Enjoy this collection of weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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