The Ultimate Homemaking E-book Bundle (and Kindle Giveaway) Is LIVE!

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The Ultimate E-book Bundle is Finally Here! Can you tell I am excited?

This is an amazing deal and I have already read several of the books (got to preview the books so I could review them!), and am excited to read more.

Note: Buckle yourself down ladies, with 107 books, courses, and bonuses plus one amazing giveaway to share about this is going to be a long post!

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking resources anywhere on the web, and particularly not in this price range. For this low price, you gain access to every single one of these resources, so that you can customize your own collection to contain exactly the ones you want and know you’ll use.

This library of homemaking helps include topics such as mothering, organization and cleaning, recipes and kitchen helps, home education, spiritual growth for both moms and kids, home décor and DIY, pregnancy and baby care, frugal living, health and fitness, and even work-from-home and financial tools.

To make it an even better deal, we’ve also teamed up with 10 companies to bring you over $140 in bonus offers, giving you an affordable opportunity to get products you’ll use and love for only the cost of shipping, or in some cases, entirely for free!

What’s Included in the Sale?

When you purchase The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection, you will get instant access to any of the 97 eBooks and eCourses listed below.

PLUS over $140 of FREE Bonuses

Each The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection comes with more than $140 of FREE Bonuses from 10 companies that we know you’ll love. More on these bonuses below.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered.

Home & Property {Cleaning, Organizing, Decor}

 

Educational Children’s Resources

 

Budgeting {Finance & Time}

 

In the Kitchen {Recipes and Cooking}

 

Pregnancy & Baby Care

 

Holidays & Special Events

 

Spiritual Growth

 

Marriage & Romance

 

Motherhood

 

Health & Fitness

 

Beauty

 

Working from Home & Blogging

 

Ecourses

PLUS, You will receive FREE Bonuses from these companies…

A FREE Two-Month Membership to Fit2B Studio, where their wholesome workouts for the whole family are tummy safe and particularly target Diastasis Recti (split abs). ($19.98 value. No shipping restrictions.)

 

A $15 store credit to TruKid. With products like their aware-winning sun care, they are dedicated to providing all natural skin and hair care for kids, babies, and now pets. ($15.00 value. Standard shipping applies. International shipping available.)

 

Your choice of incredible natural products like sea salt and clay for FREE. Choose from the Redmond Trading Earthpaste Bundle ($24.90 value) or the Facial Mud Bundle ($26.90 value). (Standard shipping applies. Continental US only.)

 

Your choice of a FREE heirloom sourdough starter or FREE yogurt starter from Cultures for Health, the leading supplier of starter cultures and supplies for making cultured and fermented foods ($12.95 value. US & CAN addresses only. Standard shipping applies.)

 

Your choice of: a FREE 3-Month Subscription (for new accounts) or 30% off a One Year Subscription. Plan to Eat is an online menu planner that uses your recipes, scheduled for the days you want them. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

 

A FREE Culinary Herbs Assorted Seed Pack Check just in time for spring planting from www.wheatgrasskits.com, a living whole foods company. ($11.95 value. Standard shipping applies to all US states and territories- no international shipping for seeds.)

 

Get $10 off Union28’s original “my husband rocks” tee. Their marriage apparel lets you celebrate your spouse in style. ($10.00 value. Standard shipping rates apply. International shipping available, but free shipping only available within USA.)

 

A $10 store credit plus 1 FREE lip balm from Bee All Natural. Their whole body products nourish and heal, and are made using only the highest quality, food grade, organic ingredients. ($13.49 value. Standard shipping applies. International shipping available.)

 

A FREE 2 oz. bottle of your choice of liquid herbal formula from TriLight Health. They specialize in fast acting, great tasting natural herbal remedies. ($12.95 value or more. Standard shipping applies, within the USA only.)

 

Your choice of 3 FREE ePlanners OR a 3-Month FREE Membership to ListPlanIt, whose mobile lists will help to organize your life. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

The fine print:

Bonus Offers

  • Each bonus offer can be redeemed once only per eBook Bundle purchase.
  • For each bonus offer, transaction numbers or proof of purchase may be required at the time of redemption.
  • All bonus offers are free gifts from the bonus sponsors, are their sole responsibility to provide, and are subject to availability.
  • All bonus offers expire at midnight on May 19th, 2013 (2 weeks from the last day of this sale).

General

  • It is your responsibility to download and back-up your purchase within the 1-month download time-frame. With proof of purchase, we can renew download links up until August 1st, 2013. After this date we will no longer have access to the books and will not be able to provide any new links to download.
  • Due to the nature of this sale, there will be no refunds available. However, we would invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the file types, the download process, how the bonus offers work, etc.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered, so make sure that you get your bundle right away!

Particularly for those wanting to read these ebooks on their mobile devices (iPhones or iPads, Android, Kindle, etc.) you will want to learn more about the file types, how to download them correctly, and how to transfer them to your device.

Kindle Giveaway

We want to spread the word about this giveaway as much as possible, so 24 of the authors have gathered together to offer a kindle AND The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook e-book.
Note: you do not have to have a kindle to read the books. Visit here to read more.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

The Rules: An email address is required to enter so we can contact the winner. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter (via random.org) and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 4, 2013.

15 Minutes- An overwhelmed mommy strategy

 

Last Wednesday morning I woke up to a house in dramatic need of attention.
But, I was incredibly tired, and very overwhelmed. We had had a busy day the night before, and a late night as we worked on the house.  Despite that work there was so much that needed to be done.
I knew I needed to go work on dishes.
I knew I needed to work on laundry.
I knew I needed sweep the floor.
I knew I needed put away the broth sitting on the counter, start on dinner, and bath the kids.
I sat there on the couch, between all the laundry that needed putting away, knowing I needed to get to work, but with no energy or clear direction where to start. But, I knew sitting there was not going to be helping matters.
I decided on my 15 minutes strategy. I would set the timer and focus on one area- the kitchen and see all that I could get done. I ignored everything else that needed my attention, set the timer, and got to work.
The broth got put away, many dishes got washed, the container of chicken bones my husband forgot to put away got thrown away. The kitchen floor got swept.
I decided on 15 minutes more and got nearly all the dishes washed. (All that are pictured, plus I had put some away)
At the end of that my blog buttons still needed to be fixed, laundry needed to be put away, the kids needed a bath, and Natalia had excitedly brought in the potty chair she had just pooped in (she can take off her diaper…) But, I had gotten the dishes mostly done, and life just felt better.Ideally I would never have gotten behind to start out with, but life happens. Setting the time for 15 minutes, and focusing on one area, is one of my favorite ways of realizing I CAN take care of at least some of the stuff that needs to get done. 

Do you have an overwhelmed mommy strategy?

Helping is So Much More

Several months ago I unpublished many of my first posts as I was no longer satisfied with the writing, attitude behind, or occasionally content of them. I have been going through, editing, and re-publishing ones that I felt had good things to say. For this reason you might see posts you have seen before, but hopefully a little more gracious and easier to read. 

The phone rings and a happy little Christopher toddles over with it. He is grinning from ear to ear, very proud of himself. “Thank you” I say “you are such a great helper” and he beams all the more.

He wants to help SOOOO much. To make me proud makes his day.

Unfortunately, often I’m distracted, busy, and frazzled. With a to-do list that always seems to be expanding, not diminishing, it is hard to take the time to have him help. But, hard or not, it is very important.

These first few years of his life he is learning and growing at a faster rate than he ever will. It is like a learning roller coaster, and I want to jump on board! I want to teach him all I can. Not just colors, letters, and numbers but far more important heart, mind, and life lessons that will stay with him for years and help shape him.

When I take the time to engage with him, not only on his level by playing, but to bring him into my world and let him to help, how much more am I doing?

The other day we were hanging up diapers on our clothes line. I was pinning, and he was toddling behind handing me diapers. “Eee-ah” he said pointing at the diapers over his head. “Yes, these are Natalia’s. We’re drying Natalia’s diapers to help take care of her.”

I was more then just humoring this child, making him feel important. I was teaching him. Raising him up. He knew that we were doing something for his beloved baby sister. He was learning service.

Later, as he shoved a container of clothes into the drawer he was directed to, he was learning diligence. A couple times I had to remind him of the task he was doing.

When we sat on the floor folding diapers together he was learning how to follow instructions. He might have even caught a bit of math as we talked about “halves” and “thirds”.

Can you guess which diapers Christopher folded?

There are so many ways to learn while helping.

  • We can talk about colors as we sort laundry.
  • We can count as we hang up clothes on the line.
  • We can talk about caring for our house as we pick up his toys.
  • As he helps set the table I can talk about the importance of spending time as a family.
  • As he washes carrots, we can talk about food and the importance of healthy eating.

The possibilities go on and on.

Yes, it may take a little longer, but what is a few minutes more per task compared to raising and teaching a little man?