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

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

In today’s post: Scholastic books for your kids, inspiration for moms, The Mystery of History, books free just for Prime members, 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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Weekend homeschool links (& a question)

Bubbling brooks are our happy place!

Friends, could you help me with a quick question?

A handful of you have written and asked me to consider doing the Read the World Summer Book Club again this year. I’m so blessed that you’d love a repeat, but before investing any time in it I just wanted to make sure there’s enough interest–so would you please let me know right here?

Please do so even if your answer is no so I can get a clear picture–it will only take a few seconds. Thanks so much!

Weekend homeschool links:

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What better way to get kids interested in the STEM fields than with hands-on experiments?

Home Science Tools has everything you need for K-12 science, in organized kits! And right now you can save an extra 10% with the code SALE17B – find this chocolate kit listed under Gr 3-5, Chemistry!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get commissions from each bundle sold through links on this page. Thanks for your support of Simple Homeschool, our family business!

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

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

In today’s post: On (not) being the perfect mom, summertime survival, The Busy Parent’s Guide to Food, books free just for Prime members, 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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Weekend homeschool links

Weekend homeschool links:

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get commissions from each bundle sold through links on this page. Thanks for your support of Simple Homeschool, our family business!

How an introverted mom became an angry one

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

The glass left my hand and slammed into the wall on the far side of the bedroom, shattering into hundreds of shards on the carpet. As I turned to the side, I caught a glimpse of the reflection in the mirror before sinking to the ground in sobs.

I didn’t recognize myself.

That outburst happened almost ten years ago–thankfully without anyone else present–but I’ll never forget it.

Not only did I make a challenging day harder (cleaning glass out of carpet, anyone?), but I also recognized the warning sign I could no longer ignore.

And now that I understand more about my personality as an introvert, it all makes perfect sense.

I had never, ever thought of myself as an angry person before having kids. Ever. I don’t think anyone else would have used that adjective to describe me either.

But when Trishna joined our family from India at the age of four, the shock of suddenly having three little kids less than two years apart in age–two of them dealing with trauma of their own–brought me to the end of myself.

It wasn’t that I didn’t love my kids. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to care for them. I had been called to and completely wanted to do both of those things–they had been my dreams.


Photo taken weeks after I became a mom of three–with a 4-, 3-, & 2-year-old. I was already mucho-tired, ya’ll.

It was that as an introverted, highly sensitive mama, the sudden volume and chaos levels literally kept my nervous system in overdrive–nearly all day, every day.
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