Savings and Encouragement for the New School Year

Homeschooling is an amazing thing that you can do for your children and your family, but it’s not always easy. It comes with a lot of sacrifice. It can be expensive, and it may seem very overwhelming, especially during the planning season. Today I want to share with you some amazing deals Felice has put together to help you save money and get lots of encouragement for the new school year.

The Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network  is a place for you, the homeschool mom, dad to enjoy quality productions in audio format. We bring you the best Christian, homeschool speakers who will inform, inspire and encourage listeners around the world with their podcasts. Our podcasts are completely free to listen to and will help you to be refreshed, refilled and equipped with encouragement today!

We also create curriculum, unit studies, and lots of video and audio resources to help you on your journey from our publishing company Media Angels. We are running some amazing specials through the middle of September.

You don’t want to miss these amazing deals:

The Homeschool Blue Print

Are you new to homeschooling and/or interested in the most important aspects of homeschooling? You will find personal homeschool coaching classes, videos, interviews with experts and veterans. We also cover special homeschool topics such as Using Tech in Your Homeschool, Having Time For Everything, Teaching With Living Books, How I Survived Homeschooling and more! This would be a great gift to a friend who is brand new to homeschooling, or for some extra encouragement for yourself.

  • Retail Value: $50.00
  • Special Sale Price: $20
  • Use Special Promo Code BLUE50 for 50% off, which makes it only $10!

 

Media Angels Ebook Bundle

If you enjoy digital resources that you can use over and over again with all your children you will love our ebook bundle from Media Angels. This is a Cathy Duffy Top 100 & 101 Top Curriculum Picks! Media Angel’s e-Book Bundle includes the full Science Unit Studies, Activity Packs including hands-on experiments, Teaching Science, Field Trips, Secret Code Time, A Few Minutes with God and features three novels – our popular Truth Seekers Mystery series which include The Missing Link, Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak, and Keys to the Past Unlocked. Three literature guides also accompany the novels. Digital Download.

  • Retail value: $100
  • Special Sale Price: $29.00

31 Days to Podcasting: Podcast Blueprint 

Podcasting is currently all the rage! Have you considered starting your own family podcast or perhaps your children want a podcast of their own. Here you will find the insider’s guide to what makes a good podcast, how to set up each episode and how to conduct interviews or be on another podcast as a guest. Also contains must know information on how to make money podcasting. You will also receive access to our private facebook group for encouragement and helps.

  • Retail Value: $50.00
  • Special Sale Price: $40.00
  • Use Special Promo Code: POD50 for a 50% discount making this course only $20!

Truth Seeker Mystery Series

Have you heard about our Truth Seeker Mystery Series written by a homeschool teen?
These novels teach truth, they teach justice and they TEACH children how to defend their beliefs. Now you can spark your child’s interest in Creation without even trying! Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your seat adventure! Includes the three novels and accompanying Literature Guides: Digital Download.

  • Retail Value: $50
  • Special Sale Price: $30.00
  •  Use Special Promo Code: TRUTH50 for a 50% discount.

Character Counts Planners

Our Character Counts Planners are very popular as they are an easy, open and go character study that is perfect for all ages with activities for the entire family. A new one is available each month as a subscriber only freebie. Since we have gotten lots of requests for our character studies, we have bundled our past studies together for 6 months of Character Study and character training tools!

We offer them in 3 and 6 packs:

The 6 pack includes:

Patience, Justice/Honor, Thriftiness, Awareness, Decisiveness, and Forgiveness ~ $30.00
Use coupon code CHARACTER30 to take 30% off the set!

The 3 packs include:

Character Counts: Awareness, Decisiveness, and Forgiveness OR Character Counts ~ Patience, Justice/Honor, Thriftiness

  • Retail value $15.00
  • Take 25% off each set of 3 with coupon CHARACTER25

FREEBIE ALERT:

We are giving away a FREE Ultimate Homeschool Planning Guide when you sign up for our weekly ezine.
This planner is almost 100 pages full of encouragement and printables to plan and organize your family, and your entire homeschool year! There are planning sheets, time saving tips, household forms, chore charts, meal plans, grocery lists, homemaking, homeschooling forms and more!

Sign up HERE and you will receive an email with a special password to access the Ultimate Homeschool Planning Guide PLUS this month’s Free Character Planner.

We pray you have a wonderful new homeschool year!

 

 

Brand New Character Counts Planner: Awareness

We have some exciting things in store for our loyal listeners in this new decade. If you have been signed up as a subscriber with us, you may have noticed something brand new and different this month. Felice has created a new bonus subscriber freebie on character traits. There will be a new character trait theme each month and we are so excited to use these in our homeschool!

Why did we choose the theme of Character to focus on this year?

Well, character qualities are more than just a list of desirable attributes we want our children to have.  Good character opens the doors to good jobs, and the motivation to work hard and to do well. It is not easy to be consistent, however it is so worth it. Good character can be encouraged, practiced and demonstrated on a regular basis in your home. The best part of this character planner is that you can all build stronger character together as a family. It is said that character is caught not taught so there is a big responsibility as parents to demonstrate the character traits we want our children to copy. We all know how our children can very easily imitate our bad behaviors. So, we want to change that and have them imitate good behaviors from now on. That’s the entire goal of this new planner.

Why I am excited to use this new study:

I am personally excited about using this new planner because it will help give me a certain focus for our homeschool each month. Having a specific theme to work on for an entire month will help to solidify that character trait. If I don’t have a plan in place then I usually am not able to complete the extras that I want to do. Especially in a new year, I always have so many ideas of things I want to work on with my kids. One of those has been wanting to do character studies and extra Bible studies with my girls. It’s hard for me to be consistent with this. I know what I want to do, I just don’t know how to implement them successfully.

If the studies aren’t planned out I usually fail to complete them. What I love about this new planner is that all the hard work is done for you. It is literally open and go. It’s a planner for teaching the character trait but all the planning is done for you! So this is planner and a family character study all in one. All you have to do is print it out, read the encouraging introduction and get started. It is so easy and I can’t wait to incorporate it into our daily morning time and family devotions.

Each month we will providing a new Character Counts planner with a new theme to work on for that month. This month’s planner is all about the character quality of Awareness.

Let’s take a look at what’s inside:

  • Character Quality Family Checklist Worksheet
  • 4 Week Study Guide of Awareness
  • Analyze and Evaluation Sheets
  • Character Study Worksheets for Kids
  • Journaling Pages
  • Activity Sheets on the Character Trait
  • Family Goals
  • Certificate of Completion

Make sure to keep an eye out on our weekly ezine, where you will get directions on how to download your free Character Counts Planner. The planner access information will be located at the bottom of each email.

If you are not signed up as a subscriber yet, you can do that HERE. You will receive a new Character Counts Planner in your inbox each month!

FREE Ultimate Christmas Planner and Countdown Printables

Can you believe that it’s already Christmas time? I am blown away by how fast this year has flown by. It seems like we were just planning goals and resolutions for the New Year. Then summer was already here and back to planning and organizing a new homeschool year. Now Thanksgiving is over and it’s already Christmas time. I guess that’s what happens when you are busy raising a family, homeschooling and living life!

FREE December Planner and Christmas Countdown Printables

Christmas is truly my favorite time of year. It is finally cool enough to break out sweaters and boots here in Florida, which makes it feel nice and cozy. We love listening to Christmas music, decorating our home, and looking at Christmas lights as a family. We try to do a very light school work and focus on spending intentional family time together. I like to pick some baking and treat making projects that become a yearly tradition that we always do together. We also hit the craft stores and I let my girls pick out some nice crafts to work on. We will turn on Christmas music and spend an entire afternoon painting and enjoying one another.

The Christmas season is always hustle and bustle with running everyone around from one event to the next. It gets even busier when you have children that are performing in holiday Christmas plays, musical recitals or dance events like the Nutcracker. Slowing down gets harder to do when there is so much going on. It’s important to try to be intentional with slowing down as much as possible and enjoying the season. Spending time with your family and keeping our focus on Jesus and the gift that He is to us is what I try to prioritize.

The Ultimate Christmas Planner will help:

This month’s planner will be very helpful to keep you on track this busy season. When things are planned out and organized your time will be freed up to focus more on your family. In this planner you will find the frame work for planning out your holiday gift giving, your meals and even your holiday parties. This packet is full of encouragement, beautiful prayer cards and Christmas scripture quotes that have a beautiful Christmas theme. These are great for hanging up around your home for some sweet holiday décor.

The same organization freebies and homemaking, homeschooling calendars are also included for you, along with extra Christmas planning tips and tools in this 80 + page printable pack. My children always look forward to the free printables that were created specifically for them. They are super excited for the scripture chain countdown, we did it last year and they really enjoyed it! It’s not too late to start the Christmas count down either. We got behind this weekend with Thanksgiving being so close to the first day of Advent this year, that I was just able to get our printables printed out to work on at home with my girls. Since I have 3 daughters I am using this with it works out fine to double or “triple” up if you miss a few days!

Included in this month’s printable pack is:

  • Christmas Craft Ideas
  • Christmas Gift Ideas and Lists
  • Baking and Recipes
  • Planner for School
  • Stress Free Holiday Prep
  • Last Minute Holiday Prep
  • Countdown for Holiday
  • Holiday Planning Check Off Lists
  • Journal
  • Scripture Copywork
  • Activities for Kids
  • And much more!

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You can receive this printable pack and a new freebie bonus pack each month by clicking HERE to sign up now!

 

The Truth Seekers Mystery Series Perfect for Summer Reading – Keys to the Past: Unlocked

The Truth Seekers Mystery Series is perfect for summer reading in your homeschool. We enjoy lots of reading over the summer and like to keep track of how many books we have read and discover new books. We choose books that have value and substance. I just don’t want them to read twaddle, but to read something they can learn from and enjoy. The Truth Seekers Mystery books fit this perfectly. Your tweens and teens will be kept on the edge of their seats with these books! They will enjoy the adventure aspect as well as learning about creationism and how to refute evolution at the same time!

The Truth Seekers Mystery Series is perfect for summer reading in your homeschool. Keys to the Past: Unlocked is a great summer book choice for your teens.

 

About The Truth Seekers Mystery Series:

We have been highlighting  The Truth Seekers Mystery Series on our blog the past couple of months. Each month we have been highlighting a new book in the series. This is a unique series. It is not just an adventure novel, it also has a Christian, Creation Science worldview. This is why these novels teach truth and justice. They teach your children how to defend their beliefs. What makes this series special is that it was written by a homeschool mother daughter team Felice and Christina Gerwitz. Her daughter decided at 15 years old that she wanted to write an adventure mystery book and the series began!

Keys to the Past: Unlocked is the third book in the series.

More Homeschool Adventures:

The Murphy teens are always getting into some kind of trouble. If your children have been following the series for awhile it won’t come as a surprise when they are thrown into another exciting adventure. The teens accompany their father on a special assignment to document the salvaging of a sunken Spanish wreck found off the coast of Key Largo. They make a new friend and find themselves in trouble again! The trouble starts when they begin helping their friend dig for answers surrounding the tragic accident that involved her own father. You will soon see that their discovery puts them in danger while seeking out the truth.

You will love the setting for this book. The location for this book can’t be beat as it covers a famous summer vacation locale in the Florida Keys. Your teens will be pulled in as they uncover a mysterious artifact that has the answers they have been looking for. This book is full of deep sea diving adventures, pirates, and finding evidence of the age of the earth in the deep-sea core drillings done by the scientists.

You can purchase the Keys to the Past: Unlocked paperback HERE and you will be excited to see that it is discounted to only $5.50 for a summer special!

More Resources:

Literature Guide:

This book is wonderful by itself, but if you are wanting to add a more educational spin to it, you will enjoy the addition of the Keys to the Past: Unlocked Literature Study Guide. This study guide has everything you need enhance the educational value of the novel. It is great to aid in reading comprehension skills with the reading comprehension questions. There are pre-reading research activities for the student who likes to research and dig deeper into topics. It is full of critical thinking questions, vocabulary words and fill-in-the-blank questions with an included answer key. The literature guide will help lead your teens through the novel every step of the way. I believe this would work well to add to a morning time, or family reading study over the summer.

You can purchase the Keys to the Past: Unlocked Literature Study Guide HERE. This is the paperback guide and it’s on sale for only $4.99 this summer only!

Podcasts:

Truth Seekers Mystery Series: Teach Creation with Novels – in this podcast Felice interviews her co-author and very own daughter. Join them as Christina discusses her homeschool experience growing up. She shares how the series came out of an idea for fun into a full fledged series with three novels!

Teach Creation to Kids With a Novel – Creation Science is a great subject to teach your children. On this podcast, Felice and Christina discuss exactly how to teach creation science to your kids using the novel and the companion literature guide.

 

The Truth Seekers Mystery Series Great for Summer Reading – Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak

The Truth Seekers Mystery Series is the perfect summer read for your teens and tweens.  That’s right, summertime is almost here and it’s time to think about summer reading! Many families enjoy taking a summer break, but still want to get some reading and educational time in over the summer. Summer is a great time to cool off by the pool, or at the beach, with a good book. Our kids love reading whenever it’s too hot to play outside.

Truth Seekers Mystery Series | Excellent summer reading novels

About The Truth Seekers Mystery Series

We have been highlighting some wonderful summer reading books on the blog. The Truth Seekers Mystery Series is educational and exciting! The series is full of adventure with a Christian worldview. What’s so special about this series is that it was written by Felice Gerwitz and her daughter, Christina. Christina started writing the series when she was only 15 years old!

Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak is the second book in the series.

Homeschool Adventurers at Diamond Peak

If your kids like adventure novels, they will enjoy this book. A turn of events pushes the Murphy teens into the middle of a paleontological dig near the summit of Diamond Peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park.  This heart-stopping suspense story takes these teens mountain climbing, skydiving and uncovering the mysteries that surround this T-Rex dig site. They must avoid the danger around them while defending their faith. They find their knowledge of science is powerful against those who are challenging their faith with evolutionary beliefs.

You can purchase the Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak paperback HERE.

More Resources

This book is a great stand-alone leisure read, but the creation science topic will be further enhanced when you use the companion Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak Literature Study Guide. This study guide has everything you need to add even more educational value to this adventure novel. There are pre-reading research activities, literary devices, reading comprehension questions to help with accountability, critical thinking questions, a list of vocabulary words, fill-in-the-blank questions with an answer key and so much more! It will help lead your children through the novel so that they receive an amazing reading and learning experience!

This would be fun as a family read-aloud summer activity as well.

You can purchase the Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak Literature Study Guide HERE.

If you plan on taking a family vacation to the Rocky Mountains, the book and study guide would make a great addition to your trip!

These podcasts from The Creation Science Podcast will be great to listen to before reading the book:

Truth Seekers Mystery Series: Teach Creation with Novels – in this podcast, Felice interviews her co-author and daughter! Christina shares her homeschool experience and how the series evolved from an idea to three books in the series.

Teach Creation to Kids With a Novel – Felice and Christina discuss how to teach creation science to your kids using the novel and literature guide.

The Cover of Book 2 in the Truth Seekers Mystery Series

FREE Bonuses for Mom with Purchase of One More Child

One More Child is a testimony and memoir of author, Felice Gerwitz. She pours her heart out to her readers in this new book as she shares snippets of her life growing up in an Italian Catholic family in the era of 1970’s. With her story she shares the encouragement and the hope that only comes from God. In honor of Mother’s Day, and for the entire month of May, when you purchase this brand new book  you will get a bundle of gifts perfect for any mom!

This beautiful and entertaining book celebrates the gifts of family and children. It is Felice’s story, but it contains a message that will resonate with anyone who struggles with the often-conflicting messages about family life that are promoted to parents today. The author doesn’t claim to have all the answers; instead in each page, she encourages the reader to be open to the will of God in every area of life, including family planning.

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The Truth Seeker Mystery Series Great for Summer Reading: The Missing Link Found

Spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner. During the summer many families take time off from homeschooling or do some light school while pursuing other educational interests. I personally love to add in extra reading material that we wouldn’t normally get to during the school year. If you are looking for some summer reading that is educational, exciting and has a Christian world view you will love the Truth Seekers Mystery Series!

 

The Truth Seekers Mystery Series was written by Felice Gerwitz and her daughter Christina when she was only 17 years old! If you have teens that enjoy writing, they will love that this was written by a fellow homeschooler.

The Missing Link: Found is the first book in the series.

If you have a child that enjoys any type of mystery, or action/adventure suspense novels they will have a lot of fun with this book. Travel along with the Murphy family as they vacation in the Florida Keys. This vacation is full of adventure, mystery and suspense. Follow along as they face a deadly illness, mistaken identity, rare coins, a startling discovery, and an encounter with the FBI! Your tweens and teens will be immediately drawn in to the excitement and adventure of this story as the Murphy’s search for the truth to refute evolution. I love how they won’t even realize that they are learning science and creationism at the same time!

You can purchase The Missing Link: Found paperback HERE.

This book is great as a stand alone novel, but the learning can be further enhanced with the companion The Missing Link: Found Literature Study Guide. This study guide has pre-reading research activities, literary devices, accountability reading comprehension questions, critical thinking questions, vocabulary words, fill in the blanks and more! There are even photographs of a real archaeology dig, which really makes the book come alive.  This guide would be fun to do in a family study setting as well as a summer reading assignment.

You can purchase The Missing Link: Found Literature Study Guide HERE.

These podcasts from The Creation Science Podcast will be great to listen to before reading the book:

Truth Seekers Mystery Series: Teach Creation with Novels – in this podcast Felice interviews her co-author and daughter! Christina shares her homeschool experience and how the series evolved from an idea to three books in the series.

Teach Creation to Kids With a Novel – Felice and Christina discuss how to teach creation science to your kids using the novel and literature guide.

Help Your Family Refute Evolution

Most science textbooks that are not specifically labeled as Christian teach evolution as a scientific fact. As Christians, we know this is untrue. It is important to teach our children how to learn how to refute evolution by analyzing scientific and physical evidence that points back to a creation model. One way to do this is by choosing curriculum that supports what you believe and helps you to teach and explain why you believe what you believe!

Help Your Family Refute Evolution with the Creation Science Study Guide

Creation Science: A Study Guide to Creation from Media Angels will help you to teach your family how to refute evolution. This study guide will take your family through the Bible, starting in the book of Genesis to answer the question of how the world was created. It uses scriptures and factual information that is demonstrated by science that shows us the real Divine Designer. This guide teaches from a young earth, creationism view. It points out the errors of Darwin and the theory of evolution while always pointing back to God our creator. It covers many topics such as: The 7 days of Creation, Darwin’s theories, Flood geology, the age of the Earth, The Big Bang Theory, evidence of fossils and more false scientific concepts.

I really enjoy using unit studies in our homeschool, and this is a great way to  dig deep and teach creation science to your children in a fun and engaging way! This unit study should take 6-8 weeks to complete which is a good amount of time to really immerse your children in the subject.

This Creation Science Study Guide was created for a busy mom of many children. This teaching outline is created for multiple ages in grades K-12. The easy to follow lesson plans are broken down by grade levels: K-3, 4-8, and grades 9-12. There are more than 350 activities and experiments that your children can choose from.  All of the lesson plans include a teaching outline for each day of the week. There are suggestions and tips on how to incorporate daily Bible time with scriptures to back up what you are learning. Since this is unit study based, there are even ways to incorporate math, geography and history, language arts and even music into your studies! I really enjoy the blank planning pages that you can use to record notes, field trip ideas or any special videos, or podcasts that you want to listen to that week to go along with what you are learning.

This series has even made Cathy Duffy’s 100 and 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum!

To enrich your studies even further, you will really enjoy using the Hands-On Science Experiment Activity Pack. This packet saves you a lot of time as it has all the printables you need to create your very own science notebook. You can even copy them for use with multiple children. The printable packet includes: experiment pages, vocabulary pages, notebooking pages, crossword puzzles, hands-on activities, and science games! You can get this as an instant download in the Creation Bundle.

Want a sample of the Creation Science book? – Right here!

These podcasts from Creation Science Podcast will be a great accompaniment to this study and would be good to listen to in the car or during the week while you are going through the book.

Creation Matters – Why creation is important, and why you should teach about it in your homeschool and to your children.

Biblical Creation Terminology – Learn the definition of Biblical creation and learn the different terminology that you will encounter in the Creation Science Curriculum. This would be great to start your lessons off with!

Creation and Evolution Beliefs – In this podcast, Felice shares her research with a creation scientist and discusses the Creation Science Curriculum.

What Happened to the Dinosaurs? – Your children will enjoy this podcast about dinosaurs with evidence that points back to what happened with the flood.

 

 

Creation Anatomy: A Study Guide to the Miracles of the Body is great for ALL ages

Having multiple children in different grades, I have found that we really enjoy a curriculum that we can all use together. Science is one of those subjects that can easily be done with all ages if you have the right curriculum and guide to help you with that. If your children are interested in learning about the human body, you are going to enjoy using this study guide from Media Angels.

Look for a sample of the Creation Anatomy Study Guide below!
creation-anatomy-study-a-guide | Having a study guide that covers all ages is such a money saver! | #homeschoolcurriculum #creation #anatomy

Creation Anatomy: A Study Guide to the Miracles of the Body will help your entire family to learn about the wonderful systems in the body and how we are incredibly made. Your children will learn how to refute the errors of evolution by learning how the entire body system defies Darwin’s theory of evolution! The complexity of our bodies and how all the parts work together, point straight to God, the Intelligent Designer. It is so refreshing to teach science from a Creation Science, Christian World View and not worry about evolution!

This Creation Anatomy Study Guide makes teaching multiple ages very easy, and keeps science fun and engaging! The book includes easy to follow lesson plans with a teaching outline for grades K-12. There are outlines and lesson plans that are easy to plan as they are broken down by grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12. There are over 300 activities and experiments that you can pick and choose from. I love how the Lesson Plans include a teaching outline for each day of the week and how to incorporate Bible time with scriptures, language arts, math history, music and art suggestions. There is also an empty planning page for you to record what you will be doing for that week, which makes it very easy to customize to pick and choose what you would like to do.

This series has even made Cathy Duffy’s 100 and 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum!

To make the book even more enriching, you are going to love the Hands-On Science Experiment Activity Pack. This packet has printables that you can copy for use with your whole family. There are printable vocabulary pages, experiments, notebooking pages, crossword puzzles and more. These would be great to create your very own Creation Anatomy science notebook. You can get this as an instant download in the Creation Bundle.

If you want to learn more about Teaching Creation Anatomy you will enjoy listening to this episode of the Creation Science Podcast.

Creation Anatomy | Teaching Creation Anatomy iis an amazing way to study God's handiwork. #podcast #homeschool

Here is a sample of the Creation Anatomy Study Guide! Right Here – (right click or command-click to open)

Until March 25th, you can get the Creation Anatomy Study Guide along with 39 other products valued at $500 when you make a donation to help a local homeschool mom fight her battle with cancer! You can grab all these awesome products HERE!