Monday, April 26, 2010

Giveaway for Gleaning the Harvest

and, now:

**Please leave your comments in the Linky Tool. Make sure you leave your email as well so I will know how to reach you.**

1. You must- leave comment in the Linky Tool answering the question, “What is one thing you can do to help a single mom or her children?” If you need a little prompting, see here.

***Please also post these in the Linky***

1. Join the Gleaning the Harvest facebook group. Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did.

2. Join the keeping them H.O.M.E. facebook group. {See right sidebar} Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did.
3. Click on this button & TweetIt from HubSpot (**I have shortened the tweet**) OR post the following on your facebook status:
I just entered a giveaway at @Keeping them H.O.M.E. to support @Gleaning the Harvest. Join me!
You can do one or both. Leave a comment in the Linky for each.

4. Grab a Gleaning the Harvest button to add to your sidebar. Leave a comment on the Linky with an address where it is posted. You can find the code here.

***BONUS*** Please consider supporting the families represented in this ministry. Every $5 donated will earn you 2 more entries {please leave 2 comments}. *Scroll down and on my sidebar, see Chip-in widgets for each family. You can also learn about each family here.
Contest ends at 11:59 EST Monday, May 3. Winner will be chosen at random.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Which item would you choose?

Which combination would you like to see offered in tomorrow's giveaway???

Please join the keeping them H.O.M.E. facebook group for reminders, updates & fellowship :D I am hoping to continue to partner with Gleaning the Harvest to support widows & single mothers and their families. Will you join me? You can join the Gleaning the Harvest facebook page here.

I hope you are having a blessed day :D

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How about a giveaway??

I have a few items I've been hoarding for future giveaways, but the future is. . . . . . TOMORROW! er, Monday. It is the beginning of a few (more then two, most likely less than ten ;) giveaways/fundraisers to raise money for the Gleaning the Harvest families.

So, I am cleaning up a few "bloggy" things, creating an indulgently pointless facebook page, making a badge and adding a Twitter account.

Clearly, I plan things out ahead of time.

So, until then. . .

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

just a sampling

It has been a while since I have posted on here. I have felt I have had very little advice to offer or tidbits of wisdom to share. Our homeschooling journey this year has been quite interesting, replete with many many failures and Elohim's blessings. My worldview has changed, and stepping out in faith to homeschool felt like quite a catalyst. Having to choose what to "teach" my children, deciding how to train them in a way that is tolerable for all of us {since we now spend a majority of time with eachother}, and knowing that I have a duty to not only the Lord, my boys, husband and myself, but to their future wives, children, employers/coworkers, and friends, is a frightening and humbling experience.

Luckily, there are many godly mothers {and fathers, and children} who DO have wonderful wisdom from which we can glean, as well as some fabulous resources offering their services freely or cheaply. Here is just a sampling:

Paperback Swap {dot} com-- List books you currently have in your home. Search other users' books. Earn credits each time you swap a book which you can use to purchase other books. Sellers pay shipping costs {books are shipped media mail, which is quite cheap}.

I have found old McGuffey's Readers, Singapore Math books, Usborne books, vintage comics and unique cookbooks, among other great titles.

Donna Young-- every imaginable form for household, school, finance management, you can find here for free

Heart of the Matter-- An online community for Christian homeschoolers. You will find articles here on everything from Biblical mothering to choosing a curriculum to giveaways.

The Homeschool Lounge-- A 12,000 plus member community. There are various forums and groups to suit many different homeschooling lifestyles.

What are your favorite homeschooling sites???