Teaching Textbooks Math GIVEAWAY!


{disclaimer ~ this giveaway is in partnership with Teaching Textbooks}

It is no secret, we LOVE Teaching Textbooks Math! I honestly don’t know how I could homeschool without TT! I am so excited to have the opportunity to host a giveaway! If you are new to Teaching Textbooks, start here and read my top 5 reasons I think you should give Teaching Textbooks Math a try!

One of my biggest concerns years ago was concerning college math prep. Would Teaching Textbooks fully prepare my student for testing and college level math? See my answer here!

Do you wonder how involved you need to be as a homeschool teacher when using Teaching Textbooks for math? I love that Teaching Textbooks makes it easy for me to join in without having to be the main teacher. It gives me the teaching tools I need to be a successful homeschool math teacher – even though I wasn’t the greatest at math when I was in school. I am beginning Algebra 1 with my middle son {rising 8th grader} and am so thrilled to know that TT will support both of us as he works through the course. Being a mom who isn’t fabulous with math, I love knowing I am not left to figure things about on my own. Most of the time my kids work on their own, but when I need to step in, TT makes it easy for me.

We are getting ready to begin our next levels of math for the upcoming homeschool year. My daughter will be using Math 6 for 5th grade and as I mentioned above, my son will use Algebra 1 for 8th grade. I love that they can get started early with math each year, allowing us to get ahead a bit. We use our checklists to stay on track with our goals!

I highly recommend giving Teaching Textbooks a try and trying is FREE, so why not? You’ll never know what you’re missing unless you give it a shot!


Enter to win below!!!

Use Rafflecopter to enter to win a 3.0 subscription for one student, level of your choice! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends August 18, 2019.

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Friends and Heroes NEW Family Devotion Pack Coming Soon!

Friends and Heroes NEW Family Devotion Pack

{disclaimer ~ Friends and Heroes is a blog sponsor, affiliate links are used}

We have enjoyed Friends and Heroes for many years now. We were given DVD 1 and a Homeschool Unit Study to review and ended up buying the remaining DVDs on our own and have used them ever since! We recently reviewed their new Homeschool Bible Study here, and are excited to share another new resource with you today!

The all new Family Devotion Pack is coming soon and we have a pre-release discount to offer you if you pre-purchase before May 13, 2016! I got a sneak peek at the new resource and it looks great! I will have a full review for you in July!

Use code: 1P1-FDP for 10% off!


Friends and Heroes NEW Family Devotion Pack

  • Devotions based on video adventures and Bible stories that children love.
  • Easy-to-use parent-led devotions created for families with children ages 5-12. 
  • Dynamic, fun devotions designed to get the whole family involved.
  • All materials are printable and reusable (PDF files).
  • Loads of FREE online resources on the Friends and Heroes Children’s Website to supplement your devotional time.

    The new Family Devotional Pack is based on Friends & Heroes Series 1 video episodes. It shares some elemental content with the Series 1 Homeschool Bible Study but is briefer and involves the whole family.

    It’s designed as a weekly activity where the whole family can watch a video, read a Bible passage, discuss what they have seen and read and then have a guided prayer time together. There are even age-graded “extras” like puzzles, quizzes, coloring sheets, etc. I loved what I saw in the sample I was sent, I can’t wait to see the full product when it releases soon!

    You can see much more info here and even a sample lesson as well. Pre-purchase in the format you need!



    We also have a fun giveaway for you today!  One of you is going to win a $30 gift certificate to the Friends and Heroes webstore!

    Use Rafflecopter to enter below, giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 5, 2016.

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The Best Seat in the House

Ahh Bean Bag Chairs

AHH Bean Bag Chairs {Ahh Products} have been a part of our life for a few years now!  I wrote a bean bag chair review back in 2010, when we were first introduced! We currently own 3 bean bag chairs, and they are each used daily.  If you follow my blog, you see them in tons of homeschooling pictures!  Be sure to read my full review here, if you are looking for even more details, this review is an update now that we have owned them for a couple of years.

Bean Bag Chair

Because my children use these beanbags not only as places to snuggle and sit, but also as jumping pads, they have had to be refilled. Jade from AHH Products has really helped me understand this and why jumping on them will flatten them out and just sitting will leave them feeling fuller.  Bean Bag Chair

So, I will say, if you have kids who you think will use these for fun, you should expect to refill them in the future.  Jade assured me that when they are used for sitting only, the air in the Styrofoam pellets doesn’t compress and flatten out as much.

Bean Bag Chair

Jade told me her daughter has a 37” bean bag and has had it for 5 years and it has never been refilled, but she only uses it for sitting!  My kids most certainly use ours for active play.  For us, this is great, and the refill is worth it.  They are pieces of furniture for us, but also are durable enough to withstand the craziness of our kids.

Bean Bag Chair

Also, I must share that 2 of our bean bags have been urinated on by our cat, and you would never know.  The covers slipped right off and the waterproof liner protected it as it said it would.  The cuddle fabric we have washed up beautifully and still looks brand new.

Bean Bag Chair

Some specific info on the bean bags from www.ahhprods.com ~

  • Cover, Liner, and Filling: nothing else to buy
  • Zip-off, machine-washable cover
  • Covers made of high quality fabrics, including "true" 14 ounce denims
  • Water-repel, stain-resist liner made of extremely strong microfiber that holds the filling
  • Refillable liners have child-resistant self-locking zippers
  • Double-stitched seams on covers and liners, will not break
  • Hidden seams for finished look preferred by professional decorators
  • Made in Virginia, USA
  • 10 year warranty, will last years beyond that
  • Exceeds U.S. flammability standards
  • Choice of regular or virgin bead Styrofoam filling for what you expect a bean bag to feel like
  • $25 refill discount for AHH bean bag owners only
  • 365-day no-hassle return policy
  • Shipping included

All About Learning Press #giveaway

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know we have been using products from All About Learning Press. Specifically, PacMan used All About Spelling when he was struggling a few years ago, and Krash will start with it this year. Krash is currently using All About Reading Level 1, and Ladybug is using All About Reading Level Pre-1.

I am thrilled to host a giveaway for you, for a $50 gift certificate to All About Learning Press! I know many of you have been eyeing products from All About Learning Press, and I love that one of you will win this to help with your purchases for the upcoming school year!

Not sure what you would want to purchase? Here are some links to some of my favorite resources on the All About Learning Press website {which is so helpful and informative}.

You can enter to win using Rafflecopter below. If you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the blog itself, and not in RSS/email.

This giveaway is open to anyone, and ends on September 14, 2012.

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Measuring Motors #giveaway


We have a fun giveaway for you today, for the super cool Measuring Motors Math Activity Set from Learning Resources!

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Ladybug’s thoughts… she really enjoyed these and loved finding them on her shelves to play with!  She immediately began sorting them by size on her own, and has done that several times since.Learning Resources Measuring Motors-9326

I made some patterns with her, mostly she enjoyed knocking them apart when I was done!Learning Resources Measuring Motors-9561

As for the boys, they definitely liked them, but weren’t as drawn to them as other toys.  I will be using them with Krash especially during math time.  The boys had a blast playing “cars” with them and using them creatively.  

My thoughts…the teacher in me LOVES these!  They are accurate measurements, as shown below, so can be used for measuring in a fun way.  They are great for patterns and sorting too.  A fabulous hands on tool for so many early math skills. 

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You can purchase these on Amazon here, and also directly on the Learning Resources website.


Wanna win a set of your own?

Enter using Rafflecopter below, if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the actual blog and not in RSS or email.

Giveaway is open for US only and ends 8/21/12.

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