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PennyRaine.com

I recently mentioned that I follow the blog of Penny Raine and enjoy her eBook collection, Creatively Simple.  She sent out a newsletter today announcing the arrival of 4 new eBooks.  These eBooks are “Best of” compilations from her newsletters and they do qualify for the 50% discount announced earlier this week.

In addition, she occasionally posts a FREEBIE on her web-site.  She has one there now and the title is 101 Ways to Save Money: Study Guide.  I downloaded it earlier today, but haven’t had a chance to take a look at it yet.  Since this blog is dedicated to frugal living, I thought you’d want to know about 101 ways to save money!  🙂

[Edited to add]  DUH!  It’s a good thing I usually double-check my published posts!  I forgot the link for Penny’s FREEBIE!  Here it is…PennyRaine.com.


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This Week @ Family Intel: Summary of “Home Sweet Homework”

Hmmmm!  It almost seems like Family Intel has a videocamera watching our house.  Last week’s summary was particularly applicable to our family.  And it seems this week’s summary just may be too.  Even though we’re homeschoolers and homework is not a huge problem around here (everything we do is home-work–hehe!), I’m pretty sure the studying strategies part will be helpful.

Remember that you must register at Family Intel to see the summaries.  As always, registration is FREE!  🙂

SUMMARY RUN-DOWN:

~This Week~  Home Sweet Homework:  A Parent’s Guide to Stress-Free Homework & Studying Strategies That Work by Sharon Marshall Lockett

~Last Week~  Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

~Next Week~ Helping  Hyperactive Kids by Lynn Horowitz and Cecile Rost

Family Intel now has 43 FREE summaries!  Yay!

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This Week @ Barnes & Noble

~Save 30% on Customer Favorites~

~Save up to 90% on Used Textbooks~

~30% Off Select Kids’ Favorites~

~Don’t forget the COUPONS!~

Click here for the ad with coupon links.

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Tuesday Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day today to download the third file from The Big Handbook of Nature Studies.  The Tuesday file is Part III:  Amphibians, Reptiles, & Mammals.

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This Week @ Family Intel: Summary of Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber/Mazlish

Click here to see this weeks’ FREE book summary.  (Remember that you have to be registered to view the summary library.)

Siblings Without Rivalry is a bestseller by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.  “It helps parents of two or more children find solutions to their children’s constant squabbling.”

Since I have three kiddos, I’ll definitely be reading this one!

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This Week @ Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Sorry, I’m getting this out a little late.  If you want the Monday FREEBIE, hurry on over to get it before the link expires.

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

As usual, the list is a cut & paste from their Heads Up email.
Monday, January 11th:
Winter “Why” Tales (PDF ebook)

A lovely little children’s storybook featuring two fanciful wintertime stories:
“Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter”, and “Why the Evergreens Keep Their Leaves”.
Great read alouds for a chilly winter day!

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Tuesday, January 12th:
Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (MP3 Audio)

Put on your sleuthing hat and get out your magnifying glass —
It’s time to solve a mystery! “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who later revealed that he thought this was his
best Holmes story. This fine audio dramatization of this classic story
was originally broadcast on “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” in 1945!

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Wednesday, January 13th:
TO BE ANNOUNCED! We’re still finalizing the details on today’s resource
so can’t quite announce it yet. Check in with us Wednesday and see!

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Thursday, January 14th:
Strange Stories from History (PDF ebooks)

Two more mini-ebooks featuring remarkable but little known tales from
the pages of American History that will fascinate your kids:

“THE CANOE WAR”
The story of the smallest wartime naval battle ever fought in all
history, which occurred on the Alabama River on the
13th of November, 1813 — between two canoes.

and

“THE BATTLE IN THE DARK”
Great story of how General Andrew Jackson and his rag-tag army
took on an overwhelming British force which sought to capture
New Orleans in the War of 1812 — in the pitch dark of midnight!

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Friday, January 15th:
“Gulliver’s Travels for Kids” (PDF ebook + MP3 audio)

Gulliver’s Travels is one of the best known classics of all of English literature.
Written by Jonathan Swift and published in 1726, the original book
is a true classic, but it is frankly WAY too long and stuffy, filled with
then-contemporary social satire on travel & the literary genres of the time.
Can you say “Boring…!”

But not today! Today we feature TWO great resources that make this
classic “living book” truly come alive for your kids:

1) “Gulliver’s Travels, rewritten for Young Readers”
Great “easy reader” PDF ebook version of the story written by James Baldwin

2) “Gulliver’s Travels” A delightfully fun audio dramatization of the story
originally broadcast on radio in 1947. You’ll hear many familiar “cartoon voices”
portraying the 1/4″ tall Lilliputians in the story. Fun for listeners of all ages!

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You can find each of these resources on their respective days at:

http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com

NOTE: If you ever have any trouble accessing the site with that link, try
http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/

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…and Don’t Forget our current

DEAL OF THE WEEK: The Brain Builders Fun Learning Collection * *

21 Classic Ebooks filled with Puzzles, Games, Brain Teasers, Activities,
Tongue Twisters & more fun to help develop creative thinkers!

A steal at only * * * $4.95 * * * until this Saturday (Reg. $14.95)

Check it out before this price is gone for good:

http://www.homeschoolradioshows.com/puzzles

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christianaudio – Christian Audiobooks

christianaudio has a FREE audio downloads page with numerous selections.  The topmost selection changes monthly and is available for one month only.  If you subscribe to the site, you’ll receive email updates that will inform you of the FREEBIE of the month and special offers. Freebies cannot be automatically downloaded; you must add them to the cart and checkout.  Once you’ve checked out, each download will be available in your account for a full year.  You will have multiple attempts to download each freebie in your account.  So, if anything goes wrong with the download, you’ll have additional chances to try again.

The FREEBIE for January is the devotional Jesus Calling (Unabridged) by Sarah Young.

There are six additional featured devotional downloads:  My Utmost for His Highest (Unabridged) by Oswald Chambers; Moments Together for Couples (Unabridged) by Dennis & Barbara Rainey; Morning & Evening (Unabridged) by C. H. Spurgeon; The Imitation of Christ (Unabridged) by Thomas Kempis; Diamonds in the Dust:  60 Sparkling Devotions (Abridged) by Joni Eareckson Tada; and Faith Alone (Unabridged) by Martin Luther & James C. Galvin.

But, that’s not all!  They have even more selections available for FREE download, such as God’s Story As Told By John (Unabridged) by Crossway and Even The Demons Believe (Unabridged) by Timothy Williams.

Happy downloading!  :o)

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Cerebellum Corporation: 25% Off All Videos (Educational)

Cerebellum Corporation is having a Winter Sale of 25% Off ALL of their educational videos.  They sell DVDs from Just the Facts, Light Speed, and The Standard Deviants.  They have other  educational products too (such as Rocket Books and African American literature from Dunbar). The sale ends January 31, 2010.  They are also offering FREE Shipping on orders over $50.

FYI:  We have used a couple of different DVDs from Standard Deviants and have found them to be comprehensive and engaging. They are certainly not the “view it in an hour” kind of educational DVDs.  They are packed full with information that is broken down into topics. We find that tackling one or two topics at a sitting is sufficient for a day’s lesson.

Have you tried any of their products?  If so, let us know what you thought of them!

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This Week @ Family Intel: Summary of “What a Difference a Daddy Makes” by Dr. Kevin Leman

Click here to access this week’s summary.  Remember that you need to be registered (It’s FREE!) to read/print summaries!

Below is a brief excerpt about this summary:

What a Difference a Daddy Makes

Dr. Kevin Leman explains the importance of the father- daughter relationship and how every dad can leave a positive imprint on his daughter.

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Lifeway Christian Store: 50% Off One Clearance Item

Click here for the printable coupon.  [Valid January 8th and 9th ONLY.  In-store ONLY.]

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