How does Italy sound this summer?

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Written by Daniela Cima Usher of Taste of Italy

Disaster.

The flight from our home in Italy to Cairo was at 7am the next morning, and we’d just been buried under 1 meter of snow! The next day, we were supposed to be standing in the desert in front of the pyramids and now our family holiday was ruined…

Or was it?

“Hey boys,” my husband suggested. “Let’s make a SNOW pyramid!”

“Yay!” they screamed.

After a fun and successful day building white pyramids in our courtyard, the snow melted just enough to begin our journey to Egypt – only 24 hours behind schedule.

But an amazing thing happened in the years after that fantastic adventure.

The snow pyramid became one of our boys’ top three memories from the trip! And it didn’t even happen in Egypt! It happened right in our very own home.

That fact has stuck with me over the years.

As we all know, our kids learn more by doing.
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Giveaway: $175 history package from A Thomas Jefferson Education

A Thomas Jefferson Education

Note: This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway, brought to you by a resource that has completely changed the way my family home educates for the better–Thomas Jefferson Education (also known as TJEd).

“TJEd” or “Leadership Education” is a philosophy and methodology that supports personalizing education for each child’s age, gifts and learning style.

Its focus on the 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning really reduce stress and magnify inspiration.

One of the tools TJEd provides is This Week in History–a daily resource that brings your homeschool or classroom to life!
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Giveaway: $300+ K-8 full curriculum package from Oak Meadow

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Note: This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to today’s giveaway–sponsored by Oak Meadow:

Thank you for helping us keep the beautiful wonder in childhood.”~ Oak Meadow parent

“Exploring educational options for your family? It’s not too early to plan for the next school year! Oak Meadow has provided flexible, progressive homeschooling curriculum for students in kindergarten to grade 12 since 1975.

Our student-centered, nature-based curriculum allows families to set their own rhythm of learning and encourages creativity and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects.

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Families love our organic approach to home education, whether they use it independently or through enrollment in our distance learning school. High school students can take charge of their own learning, thanks to the many options to earn credit we offer.”
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Giveaway: Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

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Giveaway: Kindle Fire HD7
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Note: This giveaway has ended and the winners have been contacted via email.

Hi ya’ll! (Bringing out my southern roots today.)

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this week we are celebrating the annual Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!

It’s a package deal that includes 93 hand-picked eBooks, eCourses, and printables, on topics like:

  • organization, routines & creating a cozy home
  • recipes, grocery shopping and meal planning
  • budgeting and saving money
  • motherhood (including my own ebook contribution: Mindset for Moms)
  • cultivating a strong marriage
  • faith (for you & your kids)
  • and even self-care (like exercise, weight loss, life planning and coloring books)

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The “Organization & Routines” category of the bundle is full of practical help to manage life

Download these resources on to your Kindle or computer and you’ll be set with an entire library of inspiration and practical help–it’s a fabulous deal! Check out all that’s included right here.

This limited time offer (available only through Monday) is worth more than $1,000, not to mention over $300 in bonuses. And today I want to give a bundle to 5 of you!
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Giveaway: $240 history package from Heirloom Audio

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Note: This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Heirloom Audio!

About Heirloom Audio:

“Our mission, simply stated… is to provide Christian heroes for Christian families. We seek to engage our listener’s imagination by taking them back in time and immersing them in history.

Join us for daring expeditions and great adventures. Stories of virtue and valor, daring and determination, character and courage.

From history’s master of storytelling, these are the extraordinary adventures of G.A. Henty:
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