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Win a $50 Bright Ideas Press Gift Card

One of our favorite homeschool companies is Bright Ideas Press. Aside from providing go-along resources for Mystery of History, they have so many other products you will love!

Bright Ideas Press Giveaway

Recently I received a $50 gift certificate for the Bright Ideas Press store and would love to bless one of YOU with the opportunity to do a little shopping!

First, stop by the Bright Ideas Press store and do a little browsing. Then enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Giveaway: 10 Tickets to the Son of God Movie (ends 2/27/14)


Have you heard about the new Son of God movie that opens across the country this Friday, February 28th in theatres? If your family watched “The Bible” TV mini series on the History Channel earlier this year, you will not want to miss this movie. While we don’t have cable (thanks to living in the country) and missed the series, this is one film that my husband and I are excited to see together this weekend.

Here’s a peek at the trailer:


From the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes Son of God , the larger-than-life story of The New Testament, to be released by 20th Century Fox on February 28, 2014. Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before.

Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®- winner Hans Zimmer. Award-winning actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

The movie is action-packed with special effects, powerful acting, and beautiful cinematography. It marks the first major motion picture about Jesus’ life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago. 

Rated PG-13


Partnering with Compassion

Compassion International has partnered with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the creators of the Son of God movie, to share the ministry of Compassion at the end of the film and invite viewers to sponsor a child. Many of you may know that Compassion is a ministry that is very dear to our family (and one that I would encourage you to learn more about as well!), and it excites me to see this partnership!


Additional Resource for the Son of God Movie

Here are a few additional resources that go along with the Son of God movie that you may find helpful:

Full Giveaway Details

Would you like to see the Son of God movie in theaters for FREE? To celebrate the opening of this inspiring new movie on February 28, we’re giving away TEN movie tickets. Five winners will each receive two tickets – so grab a friend or family member to take with you!

Winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget at random. Each of the five winners will be sent a certificate/code to use for admission up to $13.50 of the purchase of one admission to see Son of God at participating theaters. Deadline to enter is midnight (Eastern) February 27.

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Disclosure: Compassion is offering two tickets each to four randomly selected winners. A promotion company for Son of God is also offering two tickets to one randomly selected winner.  The winners will be announced on Friday, February 28th. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.

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An Advent Giveaway and a FREE Download for You

Today I’m excited to team up with Kerry from How to Homeschool My Child to start Advent off with a giveaway. We’re giving away THREE Christmas and Adent ebooks and also offering a free download for you too!

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By the way, if you want to get a copy of any of the books, Kerry has given me a Promo Code to let you save 40% … just for my readers. Use the promo code "dec13" during checkout.

Take a look at these 3 ebooks that help you keep Christ as the focus of Advent and Christmas. I’ve included a little information about each one, but you can click on any image to find out more.

Star of Bethlehem Family Bible Study

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The Star of Bethlehem Family Bible Study (updated 2012) will be great for your family. You can print out as many copies for your "immediate family" as necessary. Pick up a copy of the Star of Bethlehem study…

  • if you want to study Matthew 2 to learn what the Star of Bethlehem is
  • if you have older children and you’re looking for family Bible study
  • if you want to tie together Bible and science
  • if you would like to learn more about astronomy
  • if you would like a BONUS item, the Skies of the Cross Bible Study

Christmas Celebrations: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany 

Christmas Celebrations - Dozens of ideas to put Christ back into Advent, Christmas, & Epiphany ~

Your family will find the Christmas Celebrations ebook helpful as well. Kerry updated & expanded this ebook with an additional 30 pages of ideas, adding homeschool tie-ins throughout. You can also see a list of 47 ideas included in Christmas Celebrations, click here.

The Christmas Celebrations ebook would be perfect…

  • if you have young kids or older kids
  • if you want to integrate homeschooling into Christmas (it’s already done for you in this ebook)
  • if you want to learn about the Christian meaning of our Christmas symbols
  • if you want to focus on Christ during Advent
  • if you want to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas or Epiphany

Christmas Around the World Unit Study

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The Christmas Around the World Unit Study would be a fun unit study for your family this year. Your family will love studying how other countries celebrate Advent & Christmas. The unit study comes with easy 1-week or 2-week lesson plans ready to go and would be great…

  • if you have elementary or junior high kids
  • if you want to learn more about the history of Christmas
  • if you want to use a scope & sequence to plan your homeschool
  • if you want to make some crafts or cook food from different areas of the world
  • if you want a list of books to read that reflect other countries’ Christmas celebrations

      A Freebie for YOU!!

    Free Advent Calendar

    All of my readers are eligible to download a FREE Advent Calendar and FREE Christmas workshop from Kerry by clicking here. Thanks, Kerry!

Enter to Win

This week you can enter to win one of the three Advent ebooks above. There will be three different winners.  Names will be drawn on Saturday, December 7th. Just follow directions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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We’re looking forward to celebrating this Advent season using the Star of Bethlehem Family Bible Study with our girls and would love to have you join us!

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All About Reading Giveaway – Win a FULL Level of Curriculum!

If you are looking for a reading program to use with your children, All About Reading is one that will be a wonderful addition to your family. With a multi-sensory, step-by-step approach that engages children and lesson plans that are simple to follow, you cannot go wrong with this easy-to-teach reading program.

All About Reading Giveaway all levels

To celebrate the release of the Level 3 All About Reading program, I want to bless one of YOU all with one level of the All About Reading program. Yes, you read that right! One of you all will win an entire level of All About Reading!!


For those of you familiar with All About Reading, Level 3 JUST released and is on sale this week only. If you want to be sure to get the sale price, go ahead and order now. If you win the giveaway, I will reimburse your purchase!

We’ve already had a peek at the program and it is AMAZING! I’ll have a full review coming soon, so stay tuned for that as well! The new level has everything that you’ve come to know and love – and then goes beyond.

Available Curriculum from All About Reading:

The following levels are now available from All About Reading – with the promise of a fourth level in the works. Keep in mind that these are not necessarily grade level specific. You can determine your child’s placement level here.

Enter to Win

Ready to win? To enter, just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway ends on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:59pm – so enter now!

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Last Minute Homeschool Giveaway – $750 in Prizes!

Last Minute Homeschool Curriculum Funds Giveaway

The 1st Annual “Last Minute Homeschool Curriculum Funds” Giveaway

Welcome friends! We are excited to bring you a giveaway designed to bless homeschooling families with “last minute funds” to use to purchase curriculum in their homeschool. This year is the very first year and we have three amazing $250 prizes to give away – that’s $750 in cash prizes to the homeschool community!

    The Heart Behind This Giveaway

The Last Minute Homeschool Curriculum Funds Giveaway was created to bless homeschool families who are in need of financial assistance to purchase their homeschooling curriculum. That may be your family – or perhaps you know of another family in need of the funds to help purchase curriculum.

The giveaway was birthed in the heart of Carlie Kercheval, founder of So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?, last year while praying for a friend who could not afford to buy her family’s curriculum due to the unexpected passing of her husband. It was from that moment on God placed a burning desire in her heart to begin to bless the homeschool community by providing funds for purchasing curriculum.

Giveaway Sponsors

Please take some time to stop by and visit each of these amazing sponsors!

So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?
Daze of Adventure Free Homeschool Deals
Confessions of a Homeschooler Contented at Home
Mom's Mustard Seeds

Enter to Win One of THREE $250 cash prizes!

Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. Winner must be a US resident and have a PayPal account to receive the funds. All entries will be verified prior to awarding of prizes.

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What would YOU put these last-minute funds toward?

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Legal Disclosure: No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Valid only in the United States. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Winners will be selected by Rafflecopter and will be notified within 48 hours of the contest’s close. Selected winner’s will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Prizes provided by & awarded by the sponsor(s). Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway and the act of liking a Facebook page is not required to win. Must have a Paypal account to receive funds.

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