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bible / devotions loves
home + health loves
nature study loves
I buy most of our books used on ThriftBooks.com because they have great prices and free shipping if you spend at least $10. You really cannot beat that! Most of the time I try to just use our library system (which is great), but sometimes I cannot find what I am looking for that way. ThriftBooks is great for when I really would like access to a particular book, but have exhausted my other resources (hoopla, library, YouTube read alouds, etc.). If you use this link, you will get 15% off* your first purchase.
This year we are using Mystery Science for one of our “core” science resources. It has lots of different units (with suggested age ranges) and within those units they have various numbers of lessons (called mysteries) that use videos, narrated books, and activities/experiments to teach about all different kinds of subjects within the sphere of science. My kids have really enjoyed it so far and it makes planning super easy. If you use this link, you can get a free trial for a week. The full subscription for a year is $69. If you use the trial, let me know what you think! I don’t get any kick backs for supplying this link. Just want to share something that has been working really well for us this year for multiple ages!
As a home schooling family, we use our printer A LOT at times. I looked into ways to save some money on ink each year and decided to switch to the HP INSTANT INK program. We currently use the 300 page/month plan, but I like that it is flexible enough to shift up or down if necessary. They mail me ink ahead of running out, and I end up paying less per year than I would if I bought it at Costco even on a sale. I love the convenience of it automatically arriving at my house before I’m totally out. They even include free shipping of empty cartridges for recycling. Yay! Don’t quote me on this, but I believe the cartridges themselves are even bigger than the XL cartridges you can get at the store. Check it out and see if it’s something that would work for your family!
I just do not have the time to devote to creating and putting together pretty printed photo albums. I also don’t have a great track record of getting pictures printed. (I still don’t have a wedding album. It’s been a decade!) Enter Chatbooks! I link my Instagram account with my Chatbooks account and the albums are created for me! Every time I reach 60 new photos, I get a few days to edit, and then they send me a beautifully printed book for around $10. It doesn’t really get much easier than that! I’ve used this service for 6 years or so. It’s amazing for busy mamas!