Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup & Giveaway!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!




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Monday, July 17, 2017

NEW: Trim Healthy Table Book is Now Available for Pre-Order & Giveaway!





If you have been a fan of Trim Healthy Mama, you might want to know that their NEW book Trim Healthy Mama's Trim Healthy Table: More Than 300 All- New Healthy Recipes from Our Home to Yours  is available for preordering right now! 

The preorder price is cheaper than the regular price so you might want to consider it save on this book!

"From the bestselling authors of the Trim Healthy Mama Plan and Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, a new cookbook for the whole family!

The Trim Healthy Mamas have helped hundreds of thousands of women lose weight and live healthier lives with their bestselling cookbook and eating plan and now they are ready to help the entire family! After experiencing incredible life transformations of their own, readers want to be able to help their families feel better and trim down, too. Trim Healthy Table is just the answer. It bursts with over 300 family friendly, delicious and trimming recipes, along with practical advice on how to healthfully nourish your family without going insane and chaining yourself to the kitchen.

Bestselling authors and sisters Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett have 18 children between them and their two families have been thriving on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for years.  Trim Healthy Table contains all their best tips, tricks and encouragement for families, whether large or small.  Serene and Pearl shamelessly share cunning ways to get picky eaters gobbling down veggies and other healthy foods they usually detest. You will learn how to painlessly use whole, unprocessed foods, including blood-sugar friendly carbs, fats, proteins, fruits and vegetables to create meals even the fussiest kids (and husbands) will love.  You’ll also learn how one basic meal can make a whole family happy even with different nutritional needs. The quick and easy recipes include lots of one-pot dishes such as, skillet meals, slow cooker meals, electric pressure cooker meals, casserole and soups. With the recipes you can wake up to hearty breakfasts, prepare bars for on-the-go or try a creamy, quick-to-make smoothie, even Indulge yourself with the many trimming desserts…cake for breakfast is celebrated!  And, if you’re simply looking for single serve 5 – 10 minute meals, the Hangry Meal chapter has you covered.

In addition to the hundreds of recipes, included is a Simple Start Guide to the Trim Healthy Plan which concisely explains how you can trim down by getting your blood sugar under control and how to, ever so gently, help other members in your family who may be struggling with weight issues. So, gather your family, bring them to the Trim Healthy Table… eat up… and trim down!"








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Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Series: 6 Books to Encourage Homeschool Moms



Every summer I usually try to read some books that will encourage me for the school year coming up. We all need fresh encouragement and vision for the year no matter how many children and what your circumstances might be!

I honestly wish I could remember all the books that encouraged me throughout the 20 years that I have homeschooled, there were some that really helped and I remember especially enjoying the ones that shared their own personal stories of how they ran their schools and how they dealt with problems that would arise.

So today I am sharing a few books that might be of interest to you. I hope they will bless you as they did me! They are not in any order and this will be Part One since there are too many to list!

Here they are:

6 BOOKS TO ENCOURAGE HOMESCHOOL MOMS


1. THE HOMESCHOOL MOM'S BIBLE



This is the NIV version but you can also get the KJV here.


2. TEACHING FROM REST: A HOMESCHOOLER'S GUIDE TO UNSHAKEABLE PEACE



"Those who have made the decision to homeschool their children have done so out of great love for their children and a desire to provide them an excellent education in the context of a warm, enriching home. Yet so many parents (mainly mothers) who have taken up this challenge find the enterprise often full of stress, worry, and anxiety. In this practical, faith-based, and inspirational book, Sarah Mackenzie addresses these questions directly, appealing to her own study of restful learning (scholé) and her struggle to bring restful learning to her (six) children."

You can find this book HERE.




3. THE UNHURRIED HOMEMAKER



"Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. Drawing on twenty years of homeschooling her eight children, Durenda Wilson gently reminds parents about the things that really matter, as she offers a clear portrait of what a life-giving home life can be during the homeschooling years. Reading The Unhurried Homeschooler is like having coffee with a trusted friend. You’ll be encouraged as you learn to do what God has put before you. This book will lighten your load while helping you learn how to raise life long learners and ENJOY the homeschool years with your kids."

You can find this book HERE.



4. Homeschool Devotions for Moms (Two Books)




One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Mom can be found HERE.

More Devotions for Homeschool Moms can be found HERE.





5. LIES HOMESCHOOLING MOMS BELIEVE



You can find this book HERE.


6. SIMPLIFY YOUR HOMESCHOOL DAY



"As a former elementary teacher and tutor and a veteran home educator of 15 years, Tamara Chilver has discovered over 100 simple teaching tips that have dramatically shortened her children's homeschool day. These tips have also directly impacted her teaching to make it a much more effective process. Now her family is able to spend more time focusing on their passions.

In Simplify Your Homeschool Day, you will learn:

•Practical tips that can save you hours of teaching, planning, and grading each week;
•Effective communication techniques that can eliminate frustration and dramatically impact your child's learning;
•When you should enlist help;
•Creative learning strategies that can be applied on the go; and
•How to pursue your own passions.

These time-saving tips will increase your child's enjoyment of learning by reducing the time it takes him to complete school work without decreased learning. Put some extra time back into your day right away!"


You can find this book HERE.



7. CALLED HOME : Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool



You can find this book HERE.




A few more encouraging books:


Large Family Homeschooling

Homeschooling Day by Day

Beyond Survival Diana Waring

The "Why of Homeschooling" books:

Homeschooling the Right Choice

Upgrade: 10 Secrets for the Best Education for Your Child

Dumbing Us Down

Books on organizing your home for homeschooling (while we didn't do everything in these books, they had some very helpful information):

Manager of their Homes 

Managers of their Schools

Managers of their Chores

Character Books:

Doorposts books by Pam Forster



WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ENCOURAGING HOMESCHOOL BOOKS?

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!



Now back to the linkup-- if you do join our link up we only require one thing-- PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:









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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What is Prime Day and What are the Best Deals?

We love sharing ways for our readers to save for their home and today we are sharing about Amazon's Prime Day!

 If you don't know what that is, it is one day out of the year that Amazon Prime Members get exclusive sales that are similar to Black Friday! But remember that the sale is for today only and ends tonight!

What are some of the best deals?



Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa starts at just $29.99!




Instapot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 8 quart now just $89.99 (orig. $129.99)






All NEW Fire 7 Kids Edition (2 Year Worry-Free Guarantee) now just $69.99 (orig. price $99.99)




Amazon Echo now just $89.99 (orig. price $179.99).



Echo Dot is just $39.99 (orig. price $49.99)


Ninja Professional Blender with Nutricups is now just $69.99 (orig. price $119.99)


Samsung LED monitor now just $279.99 (orig. price $399.99)




Sony Wireless Headphones with App Control now $98 (orig. price 198.00)




Right now you can get $5 off book purchases over $15 by using the code PRIMEBOOKS17. This deal ends today and only applies to paperback books! I love when Amazon has this deal every year! This is great for homeschooling books too!


YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE GREAT DEALS HERE!


(Don't forget to get it before Prime Day ends tonight!)





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Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Reading: 6 Charlotte Mason Books for Homeschooling Moms



It's mid-July and I know that many of you are planning the new school year. What a fun time, isn't it? Ordering books, purchasing your supplies, and drawing up a plan to make it all happen.

That is why I wanted to devote some of the Summer Reading Series to homeschooling. If you wanted to teach your children the gentle art of learning this year using the Charlotte Mason method then you are in the right place!

 "Children should be taught their duty toward God. It is their duty. That which they owe, to love Him "with all their heart, with all their mind, with all their strength" these things are seldom taught as they should be."  

 -Charlotte Mason

When the children were younger we used several of the methods that she recommended. It was fun and the kids really enjoyed it. I hope this list will be helpful to you.

6 ENCOURAGING CHARLOTTE MASON BOOKS

1.  A CHARLOTTE MASON COMPANION: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE GENTLE ART OF LEARNING




Charlotte Mason's principles of education are not only a way of learning but also a way of life. A Charlotte Mason Companion gives you powerful tools to create an extraordinary learning experience. At the turn of every page, you will meet a practical idea and the inspiration to carry it out. Chapters on using good books, heroes in history, poetry, art and music appreciation, nature study, the atmosphere of home, the discipline of habit, keeping up enthusiasm, (to name a few) are referred to again and again by Karen's readers. Since its debut in 1998, A Charlotte Mason Companion continues to be one of the most trusted and often quoted books in the home school world. Plenty of encouragement, wisdom and gentle instruction await you in this beautifully written and beautifully illustrated book. You will not want to loan this one out!

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE.


2. A CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION: A HOME SCHOOLING HOW-TO MANUAL



The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of home schooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will be inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 


3. MORE CHARLOTTE MASON EDUCATION : A HOMESCHOOLING HOW-TO MANUAL




Thousands of home educators benefited from the practical ideas contained in Catherine Levison's primer, A Charlotte Mason Education. Now Catherine takes an in-depth journey offering even more ideas for implementing the popular methods of Charlotte Mason into home schooling. In this concise and practical guide, Levison presents the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods as contained in her six-volume series. A perfect companion to her first book, More Charlotte Mason Education will continue to guide your family down an enjoyable and successful path of home schooling.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 

4. FOR THE CHILDREN'S SAKE: FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION FOR HOME AND SCHOOL




For the Children's Sake is a book about what education can be, based on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human-to be a child, a parent, a teacher-and on the Christian meaning of life. The central ideas have been proven over many years and in almost every kind of educational situation, including ideas that Susan and Ranald Macaulay have implemented in their own family and school experience.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 

5. WHEN CHILDREN LOVE TO LEARN: A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF CHARLOTTE MASON'S PHILOSOPHY FOR TODAY



It can't be denied-children have an inherent desire to know. Teachers and parents can either encourage this natural inquisitiveness or squelch it. There is joy in the classroom when children learn-not to take a test, not to get a grade, not to compete with each other, and not to please their parents or their teachers-but because they want to know about the world around them!
Both Christian educators and parents will find proven help in creating a positive learning atmosphere through methods pioneered by Charlotte Mason that show how to develop a child's natural love of learning. The professional educators, administrators, and Mason supporters contributing to this volume give useful applications that work in a variety of educational settings, from Christian schools to homeschools.
A practical follow-up to Crossway's For the Children's Sake, this book follows a tradition of giving serious thought to what education is, so that children will be learning for life and for everlasting life.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 



Book Number Two in the Charlotte Mason Topics series, The Outdoor Life of Children is a compilation of Charlotte Mason’s writings on the topics of Nature Study, teaching natural philosophy, and the importance of children being out-of-doors. Now all of Charlotte Mason’s writings on Nature Study and the outdoors (from the original six-volume set) are located in this one, easy-to-use volume.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

  • Knowledge Through Senses
  • Out-of-Door Geography
  • Flowers and Trees
  • ‘Living Creatures’
  • Field-Lore and Naturalists’ Books
  • Teaching Natural Philosophy
  • … and more!

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE.



THERE ARE MANY MORE ENCOURAGING BOOKS BY CHARLOTTE MASON THAT YOU CAN FIND HERE. 



Right now you can get $5 off book purchases over $15 by using the code PRIMEBOOKS17. This deal ends today and only applies to paperback books! I love when Amazon has this deal every year!




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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Summer Reading: 3 Inspiring Books by Elisabeth Elliot




“This job has been given to me to do.

 Therefore, it is a gift. 

Therefore, it is a privilege.

 Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. 

Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him.

 Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way.

 In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness.”

~Elisabeth Elliot on Homemaking


Early on when I became a Christian I found some encouraging books by Elisabeth Elliot from my local library. It was at a pivotal time in my walk because I was soaking up all I could about my faith like a sponge and tried to learn all that I could.

It is wonderful to hear from older, godly women who have a steadfast faith and walk with the Lord. Women like these are rare and if you have a chance to sit under their tutelage, it is highly recommended!

"The process of shaping a child...shapes all the mother herself. Reverence for her sacred burden calls her to all that is pure and good, that she may teach primarily by her own humble, daily example."

- Elisabeth Elliot

Our Summer Reading Series will continue with 3 books from this inspiring woman! Why only three? Because this week my mother-in-law is staying with us and that is all I have time for right now but I promise to put an extra link at the bottom so that you can find more of her encouraging books!

3 BOOKS BY ELISABETH ELLIOT



1. THE SHAPING OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith



Elisabeth Elliot is one of the most loved and respected communicators of present-day Christianity. In this repackaged edition of The Shaping of a Christian Family, Elliot tells the story of her childhood to share valuable insights on raising godly children. She talks candidly on parental expectations, emphasizes daily Bible reading and prayer, and shows the benefits of practicing such scriptural principles as trust, discipline, courtesy, and teaching by example.

Complete with eight pages of treasured Elliot family photos, The Shaping of a Christian Family is a wonderful book of ideas and inspiration for new parents, experienced parents, and all who have come to trust Elliot's wisdom.


You can find this book HERE.

2. LET ME BE A WOMAN


“In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her.” Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in a number of essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed. 


YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 



3. KEEP A QUIET HEART



When life gets too busy, too impersonal, and too much to handle, it's time to turn to God for some peace and quiet. Keep a Quiet Heart is a unique collection of some of Elisabeth's best work from her newsletter. More than 100 short passages offer a bit of relief from everyday life as they point the reader toward the everlasting love and peace of God.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE.



If you would like more popular titles from her you can find them HERE.

What are your favorite books by Elisabeth Elliot?

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