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

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

In today’s post: King Arthur & His Knights, Staci Eldredge, Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls, CS Lewis, plus several more deals on Kindle and audio! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on sale 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! [Read more…]

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The internet has changed everything when it comes to homeschooling, including music lessons! Gentle Guitar now offers online guitar lessons via Skype for ages 5-12.

Their program teaches music theory and a positive attitude, with a special emphasis on child nurturing & development. Schedule a free trial 30 minute lesson here to see for yourself!

Steve and I visited Edinburgh, Scotland recently and had an incredible weekend away thanks to this apartment we found on AirBnB! (I mean, just check out our view!!!)

If you’re heading anywhere this summer or fall, AirBnB is a fantastic way to save money. Sign up here and get an extra $40 off your first trip!

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Recovering from jetlag this week,
while also missing the stunning beaches of the West Coast of Ireland

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I’m so excited to be starting All About Reading soon! What sealed the deal for me was this video from founder Marie, in which she vulnerably describes her son’s struggles that led her to create the program.

I showed it to my son, who also struggles, and it convinced both of us to give AAR a try–feeling hopeful!

My summer wardrobe is all set, thanks to a recent Stitch Fix! And oh my goodness, how much do I love this purse? I get compliments on it all. the. time.

SF is perfect for homeschool mamas like me, who abhor clothes shopping, but like the idea of doing it without crowds at home. And they now style petite, maternity, and plus sizes, too!

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Relaxing on the beach in Ireland this week!

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Do you hope to give your kids a classical education, but never received one yourself? Take a peek at Mentoring in the Classics.

It helps you LEARN the classics so you can TEACH the classics. I’ve participated for years now & have gleaned so much from the audio and video mentoring. Access a free trial here!

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Why we waited more than 10 years for extracurriculars

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Once upon a time I begged my parents to let me take dance lessons.

I had learned to play the viola through school since the age of 11, but these would be my first private lessons. I knew the expense would be a big deal for my family, but I loved dancing and wanted to learn more. Eventually they said yes (thanks again, Mom & Dad!) and I had a blast that year learning a little tap, ballet, and jazz each week.

I was 15-years-old.

I can’t help but wonder if we have extracurriculars a little backwards these days, though. In our society, parents seem to beg their kids to take lessons.

They sign them up as five-year-olds for piano, soccer, karate, ballet. They fork over hundreds of dollars.

And often as each month passes by their kids grow to hate piano, soccer, karate and ballet.
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