Free Homeschool Resources

Cut down on your homeschooling expenses by taking advantage of getting free homeschooling materials. Hurry, because some of these offers will only be available for a short time. Free Romping & Roaring Letters D, E, and F Printable Packs Letters are more fun to learn when you play great games. Download a free Romping & Roaring Letters D, E, and F printable packs. Free Write Through the Bible Cursive Copywork Bundle Printables  These materials usually cost almost $18, but you can get them free through July 26, 2013. The kit, Write Through the Bible Cursive Copywork Bundle,  includes three full years … Continue reading

Kids Skate for Free!

I’m always looking for new and free things to keep my kids entertained for the summer. We take advantage of free summer movies, free music concerts, library programs and more. Now, there is a new activity that my family may be able to enjoy, free skating! Through the Kids Skate Free Program, participating roller rinks are offering free skating for kids this summer. I like this idea, because skating is so active, just what kids need. During the hottest months, it is sometimes hard to make sure kids get enough exercise. Exercise helps keep a healthy weight, burns off extra … Continue reading

Seven Things to Get at the Library for Free

If you haven’t visited your local library in a while, you might want to plan a visit sometime soon. The library is a very different place than it was just ten years ago, thanks in part to current technology. Plus, with the economy, there is a new need for additional services, all of which most community libraries are trying to provide. They are doing a very good job of it, too. So get that library card out (or sign up for one) and start saving. Here are seven things that you can get at the library for free. • Free … Continue reading

Mac Mall has Deals Every Day

Need a laptop for school? Interested in upgrading your current computer system? Want to save some money? Mac Mall can help! They have lots of deals going on, including a Deal of the Day. Some of their deals include things that are useful to both Mac and PC users. Mac Mall is an authorized reseller of Mac products. They sell Mac computers, iPods, software that can be used on a Mac, and accessories for iPods, iPhones, and iPads. They also sell external hard drives, scanners, and printers that can be used in conjunction with either a Mac or a PC. … Continue reading

Get Free Stuff from SwagBucks!

It’s always fun to be able to get something for free. It’s even better when you can get something for free just by continuing to do what you are already doing every day. Swagbucks.com lets you earn swag bucks that you can exchange for free stuff. Swagbucks is a search engine. You may be familiar with the popular search engine called Google. When you use a search engine, you type in what you are looking for, and hit enter, and the search engine will update the page with a bunch of links that relate to what you told it you … Continue reading

Project Gutenberg

If you would like to be up to your eyeballs in free ebooks, then you’ll want to check out Project Gutenberg. Named for the first printed book, this site has thousands of free ebooks available. While I love paper books so much that I still won’t even consider an e-reader, I have to admit that I really like taking advantage of the Project Gutenberg website. All of the books on this website are free. There is no membership fees or cost. There is quality writing here, none of the free books that are really sales pitches or thrid-rate novels. Instead, … Continue reading

Free Stuff on Craigslist

Cleaning out your house takes time, time that many of us just do not have. It is hard enough to find the time to clean, but then to have to find homes for our “good junk” is even more difficult. Yet, you hate to throw things away that someone else may be able to find a use for. There are so many people in this world who have to go without things that they are in need of. It is a shame and I am one of those people who have a great deal of difficulty just tossing things into … Continue reading

More Free Genealogy Websites

In my previous post, I talked about four of my favorite free genealogy websites. Besides the four listed in that post, there are many more free sites available to genealogists. Some of these websites I do not personally use, but in the interest of providing you with as many free resources as I can, I am including them here. I do want to mention that prior to posting any of these sites here, regardless if I have used them during my own personal research, I did spend time reviewing each one to ensure I only provide you with sites that … Continue reading

Babies and Film

This is less a film review than it is a film experience. This past week my wife and I took our son to see the new film Babies. If you haven’t seen the trailer for this do a web search and give it a quick view. To say that the trailer is inspiring would be an understatement. It’s rare that I am so compelled to see a film and even more rare that I am willing to pay the amount to actually go see it in the theater. My experience that day reinforced the importance of communal experiences like movie … Continue reading

10 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Kids During the Spring

I was reading a blog post by Tricia Edgar this morning called “How Goes the Outdoor Challenge?” It got me to thinking about things my kids and I could do this spring. As a single mom, I don’t have a lot of money to budget for activities, but there are a lot of free and cheap things that can be done with kids. Here’s what I found: 1. Take a nature walk or hike. Stop along the way to talk about the things you see: leaves, rocks, birds, animal tracks, etc. 2. Go for a bike ride: Your bikes have … Continue reading