Simple Homeschool Launch Week Giveaway

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

In order to celebrate the launch of our network this week, the Simple Living Media editors thought some giveaways were in order! And not just one, mind you, but each and every blog in the simple living family is hosting a giveaway today.

Trust me, you are going to want to enter them ALL.

Here on Simple Homeschool, some amazing sponsors have helped us put together an incredible package for one lucky winner. That’s right, one winner will receive all the items listed below.

Let’s take a look!

Imagine Childhood

Imagine Childhood believes that children should experience the world through their own eyes, ears, fingers, and toes. That direct interaction with nature is the best way to learn about the world, and that open-ended imaginative play is the best way to learn about what it could be.

All the lovely items in their store reflect that ethos. If there’s one place a homeschooling parent can go to get inspired, this is it!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a $50 gift certificate to Imagine Childhood!

Peace Hill Press

Peace Hill Press works to make classical education possible for parents, teachers, and students. In their store you’ll find history, literature, and homeschooling helps designed to train the minds of the next generation.

Peace Hill Press carries the well-known Story of the World series by Susan Wise Bauer. These texts help history come alive for young minds.

The winner of this giveaway will receive the entire Story of the World Volume 1 (Ancient Times) Combo Pack. This includes one copy of the revised paperback text, one copy of the bound Activity Book, and one copy of the Test and Answer Key.

Flipflops and Applesauce

Flipflops and Applesauce is the work of artist Chrissie Rouse. At her blog she encourages families to “let the phone go unanswered and let the beds go unmade. Instead, steal those moments to sit side-by-side, play face-to-face, create, read and just be together.”

I love that advice! And with her innovative homemade coloring books, Chrissie’s given families one way to spend that quality time. These e-books feature coloring pages on everything from numbers to shapes.

Chrissie is giving the winner a downloadable copy of each of her coloring books–six in total!


With BusyBodyBook planners, managing your time is a breeze! BusyBodyBook family calendars provide each family member with their own column to organize and track their schedules and activities while coordinating with each other side by side.

I appreciate that these organizers are also versatile. You can assign spare columns to household projects, babysitter instructions, meal planning, personal goals, holiday or vacation preparations, important clients, kid’s school subjects or extracurricular activities.

Perfect for a homeschooling family!

Today’s winner will receive one one BusyBodyBook planner to help you get organized.

Steady Days

And just for fun, I’m also happy to include my newly released book Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood.

Steady Days is divided into four sections: getting organized, retaining enthusiasm, learning together, and making memories.

The book takes you through the process of becoming a professional mother: one who is excited to spend time with your young children. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by a lack of direction in your parenting, Steady Days can help.

The winner will receive one signed copy!

Valued at over $175, this giveaway package is sure to put a huge smile on one lucky reader’s face.

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: What do you enjoy most about homeschooling?

2. Subscribe to Simple Homeschool by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment with your post address.

This giveaway will end this Saturday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. CST. I hope you win! Comments on this post are now closed. Winner will be announced soon.

Be sure to check out the giveaway baskets on Simple Mom, Simple Kids, Simple Bites, and Simple Organic for more chances to win!

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.


  1. Jaclyn Heim says:

    I love the fact that parents are in charge of their child’s education. That is probably my favorite thing about homeschooling.

  2. There is so, so much I love about homeschooling but what I love most about it is just the opportunity to spend so much time with my boys. I truly consider myself privileged to be able to be around my boys all day,talking together, learning together, having fun together, and loving eachother. They are such wonderful, unique human beings and getting to know them the way I am able to is awesome! This time with them is so precious!

  3. And I have subscribed as well!

  4. I subscribe via Google reader.

  5. What do you enjoy most about homeschooling?

    I love that I know my children better. When they were gone all day at school and I had to pry information out of them. I feel that I am better equipped to love, serve and guide them.

  6. Hi–I just subscribed through Google reader. Thanks!


  7. Homeschooling is a great way to build family relationships.

  8. I subscribe via Google reader.

  9. I subscribed via email!

  10. teaching my girls to read, for certain!
    .-= Melissa D’s last blog: Daily Candy: Paw Prints =-.

  11. also subscribing via email!
    .-= Melissa D’s last blog: Daily Candy: Paw Prints =-.

  12. Bridget Stevens says:

    I love it that homeschooling means my kids get so much built in bonding time together. the are really the best of buds and miss each other so much when they are separate. all thier creative play does wonders for building their language skills and imagination. its really fun to watch and be a part of.

  13. Bridget Stevens says:

    also subscribing via google reader!

  14. I love that my children are best friends with EACH OTHER. I don’t think this would be as true if they were apart from each other all day.

  15. Also subscribing via google reader!

  16. i like being able to be with my kids each day, instead of sending them into the great beyond with no idea what they’re learning from who!

  17. i’m a subscriber to all simple living media’s blogs…including this one!

  18. Just getting started in our homeschooling life, but already I’m loving the flexibility I have to follow God’s leading for our family right now– for this season in our family life, but also listening throughout each day as He pours into me and my children.

  19. Added simple homeschool to my google reader too! Thanks!
    .-= Lauren’s last blog: LoMai Sling- Chocolate/ Funky Vine =-.

  20. I love homeschooling most when my kids say something ridiculously smart and funny that makes me choke with laughter. Those moments are all mine.

  21. I also subscribed to your blog. But I just bought your book on Amazon about 20 minutes ago so I don’t need to win it. I am very excited to have it come.

  22. Katie Gardner says:

    I love homeschooling because it makes every day a “school” day and every outing a “field trip” and every moment a learning opportunity.

  23. I love the fact that I am going to be in charge of what my child learns and at what pace. Also that it will be christian-based and that don’t have to go like a million days a year!

  24. I blogged about your giveaway and this awesome site!!! Thanks again!!
    .-= Kellye’s last blog: Simple Mom…You Must Go There Now!!! =-.

  25. i love following my children’s lead, they are so excited about learning, and often don’t even realize they are learning since they are genuinely interested!

  26. my daughter is just two, but i love the excitement when she tries something new:)
    .-= suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter’s last blog: how to make your own laundry soap =-.

  27. School time in the morning is my favorite time of day! I love the focused time with my children and the joy of seeing them grasp new ideas.

  28. kandis bradford says:

    we’re just getting started so we’ll see how it goes!

  29. being able to pursue my children’s passions!

  30. I subscribe via google reader!

  31. What I like most about homeschooling is that we do what we want to do when we want to do it! We learn from whatever we happen to be doing and enjoy being together while doing it. What a great prize package! I’m excited to see where this site goes…

  32. What i love about homeschooling is being with my children through the good and the bad. It’s just real life.
    .-= Jax’s last blog: Sunnydaytodaymama blog giveaway =-.

  33. have subscribed to your feed.
    .-= Jax’s last blog: Sunnydaytodaymama blog giveaway =-.

  34. watching my kids grasp a new concept

  35. Beckie Daley says:

    I have yet to start homeschooling, and am still debating which direction we will go. If I do homeschool, I think I would love the flexibility and the ability to teach Godly values to my kids.

  36. Beckie Daley says:

    I am subscribed by email

  37. I love that my daughter will not be taught in a way that maximizes her ability to conform and be controlled.

  38. I have subscribed with bloglines.

  39. I adore that every moment is a teachable moment. I have a masters degree in education and as much as I adored being in my classroom, I cannot tear myself away from helping my own children in their journey to learn. I am over the moon each time my early reader decodes a new word & makes meaning from text. I love when both children make connections about the field trips we take, the music they hear, the experiences we have together (at the national gallery of art, natural history museum, performances at the wolftrap national park’s childrens theater in the woods) to other things we learn. It’s really cool when they see stevesongs on tv& connect that they’ve seen him & ask when we can do that again; even cooler when they (even a 4 year old) recalls the life cycle of a frog as learned from a puppet show more than 6 months ago. Hands on learning, nature walks, applying all of the best practices of teaching to my own children. But just as importantly is being able to share with other moms, as they are amazing resources from which I can add to my bag of tricks – from behavior management (power struggles) to art and tactile activities – to build upon the multiple intelligences of our children, which vary from our strengths as teachers.

  40. i subscribe through my google acct

  41. Wow! What a giveaway!

    I love to homeschool for several reasons. I am blessed to be with my kids all day ( though sometimes hard), I get to learn WITH them, I am able to choose the peers they around, I can teach them God’s Truth and warn them of the false ways, I like to see the gleam in their eyes when they finally get something they have struggled to understand, and most of all, I am able to keep Christ at the top of all things, showing and teaching them our life is about Christ, not about us.
    .-= christina ‘s last blog: "The Move"…… Lesson Learned =-.

  42. only one reason? there are so many… :)
    i think what i love most is to spend each day learning and living together with my kids.

  43. i subscribed!

  44. being with my children..spending a quantity of quality time with them!

  45. My favorite thing about homeschooling is being able to enjoy and savor time with my three little blessings. I love that the most teachable moments come, often, when least expected. Blessings!
    .-= Christine@ Lily of the Valley’s last blog: Simply the Most Beautiful Birth Story, Ever =-.

  46. I subscribed via feed reader.
    .-= Christine@ Lily of the Valley’s last blog: Simply the Most Beautiful Birth Story, Ever =-.

  47. Blessed Mom says:

    I’m actually not an offical homeschooler yet, my daughter is 3, but I love that parents control what is taught and can tailor school to the child’s needs or interest.

  48. Blessed Mom says:

    I subscribe to Simple Homeschool via RSS feed.

  49. Thank you so much for the great information and giveaways. I heard about your site through Jena B., my first homeschool mentor and the one who got me excited about it. My favorite thing about homeschooling my 3 boys is that it is NEVER, EVER boring!!!!