The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: Feather Your Nest this Spring

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By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. And you know the idea of an instant library makes this mama’s inner nerd very, very happy!

You’re going to be hearing a lot about this special sale for the next week and there is a good reason for that:  this is a quality collection at an amazing price and it only happens one time per year.

I loved the books I purchased in the bundle sale last year (and only finished reading my way through the list a short time ago – there are enough titles in these bundles to keep you reading for a long time). I’m super excited about the books included in this year’s bundle, too!

Some of the books included this year are ebooks I already own and love and would heartily recommend to you – like Tsh’s homeschool planner and my friend Jamie’s Steady Days book as well as Real Food on a Real Budget which I have owned and used for years now.

There are a few new titles that I’m excited to purchase and read for the first time myself. There are some homeschooling ebooks included that I’m especially eager to get my hands on (I was going to list them and then I realized that it is all of them, ha ha!).

There are a few titles in the Motherhood section that are really speaking to my heart right now, especially Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae’s Desperate Mom’s ecourse.

Plus, there are some truly great bonuses this time around! Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.

Act now to get the ultimate eBook collection on homemaking at a once-in-a-lifetime price.

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I’m confident you won’t find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere — and certainly not at this price. Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97!

Or, by popular demand, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. (Now that I’m a kindle convert for ebooks, this is the one that I’m planning to purchase).

I believe it’s the best deal on homemaking eBooks anywhere on the web. But it will only be available for six days. So grab yours before it’s gone!

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Simple Parenting and Play Planner {giveaway}

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Well hello! It’s Melitsa from Raising Playful Tots and I’m super excited that Kara has kindly let me share with you about a little project that will help you take your intentional parenting and play a positive step forward! Yeah!

We know planning works. We plan our holiday. We plan our menus. We plan our budgets. We’re a pretty intentional bunch. But what about planning our play and our family actions?

During the summer, my boys were running down their enormous list of ‘must dos’ and ‘I wish we could dos’ that you do on a warm summers day. Soon I was doing the same- all the places I wanted to take them and things I wanted to do as a family. But there was no where to really catch all these ideas and in true Star Trek – Jean Luc Picard fashion- “Make it so!”

Play is often the first thing that gets squeezed in our lives and it’s easy for the good ideas and intentions to go on the back burner if we don’t have a place to let them take shape- grow some wings and fly or wheels and roll on out!

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Book review: Hunwick’s Egg – an Australian Easter story

The following review is by Catherine Way of Indirect Observations. It originally appeared in 2010, and with Easter around the corner I thought many of you might enjoy hearing about this lovely book from another part of the world. – Kara

For this Easter, being Australian, I have chosen to review Hunwick’s Egg by Mem Fox, illustrated by Pamela Lofts.

After a storm, Hunwick the bilby finds a wonderful egg.  When no-one claims the egg, Hunwick decides he will care for it.  He befriends the egg and takes good care of it.  But when the egg doesn’t hatch Hunwick’s friends worry.  But Hunwick is not upset, he knows the secret of the egg.

This charming story of explores the theme of friendship and unconditional love. Hunwick’s relationship with the egg reminds me of my son’s relationship with his teddy.  For my son, his teddy is someone who always loves him, listens to him and keeps him company.  And I think that is why my son loves this story, because the egg provides friendship for Hunwick and Hunwick loves the egg whether it hatches or not.

The story is accompanied by beautiful detailed illustrations of Australian desert plants and animals.

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Zero to Two: the Book of Play

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Friends, I’m so excited to tell you about the launch of an adorable project I’ve been blessed to be a part of – a fun new ebook for parents of babies and toddlers, Zero to Two: the Book of Play.

A fun collaboration with other bloggers and the brain child of the lovely Cathy of Nurture Store, Zero to Two is an ebook with 25 play ideas for babies and toddlers (and 50 links to even more fun baby/toddler ideas) with full color photos and step-by-step guidelines for simple, fun playtime ideas for babies through age two (though I bet your three your old would love some of these ideas, too).

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We read it: May B. (a giveaway)

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I‘m excited today to share one of our favorite reads for middle grades and up today:  May B. is a novel written by Caroline Starr Rose, about a young pioneer girl on the Kansas prairie.

Written in verse, this is a beautiful, touching book that my daughter and I found so compelling we read it together in one long afternoon, passing it back and forth on the sofa, eager to see May’s adventures to their conclusion.

We read it aloud to each other that day, but Jillian has since read May B. more than once on her own again.  We both agree that this is a special book and we think you’ll want it to make a home on your bookshelves, too.

I’ll let Jillian review it for you in her own words here:

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