Are your Closets ready for anyone to peek?

Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 11.19.09 AMAre Your Closets Ready for Anyone to Peek?
A Homemaking Lesson from The Homemaker’s Mentor

Just the thought of it can strike fear into the hearts of many. Most people I know would rather have you eat off their floor than open a closet door without prior notice and planning. And that can require a lot of planning depending on the number of closets you have! So, just how do we keep all of these closets organized, useable, and always ready for inspection? This Homemaker’s Mentor report gives you a plan to follow that just may save your closet sanity!

Time Sensitive Freebie! This freebie is only available through April 28th. To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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FINAL CLOSE OUT SALE – ENDS TUESDAY, APRIL 28th

We are holding a “Final Close Out” sale on both Homemaker’s Mentor Library CD Collections from now until April 28th. These collections will then be PERMANENTLY retired and out of print.

See what all is included in these two jam-packed-and-overstuffed-with-goodies CDs and claim your copy of one or both while they are still available:

Click here to see VOLUME ONE (which includes over 100 homemaking lessons, ebooks & resources)

Click here to see VOLUME TWO (80+ more wonderful homemaking lessons, tutorials, videos, ebooks and other goodies)

There are less than 30 of each CD remaining, so this is a first come, first served offer. If we run out of either  collection before the deadline, we’ll post a “sold out” notice on the website. Thank you for your support!

A note about our Final Clearance on The Homemaker’s Mentor Library CDs

Dear Friends,

A lot of folks have asked us WHY we are discontinuing these collections.

The reason for this is simple…

There is so much material on these collections, on so many different homemaking topics it is just too much to take in at one time.

Many folks have seen the websites for these collections and how the list of resources they contain goes on and on… and they just sort of freeze up like a deer in the headlights – not really seeing what all is in there, or what an incredible value they really are.

We’ve seen this happen in the past when we put too much of a good thing into a single package, and really we should have known better by now. There’s so much material on these, it’s hard even for us to explain it all. Plain and simple, we OVERstuffed these CDs and the sheer size of these collections bewilder and “stall out” lots of people.

So, in the future we will be making The Homemaker’s Mentor lessons available in smaller, themed bundles that are much easier for us to describe and for our customers to manage and consume.

Hence this final liquidation of our remaining stock of the CDs to make room for the bundled lessons later in the year.

Anyway, as of this morning, there are now less than 40 of each CD remaining, so this is very much a first come, first served situation.  If we run out  of either collection before the deadline, we’ll post a “sold out” notice on the website.

See them here…

VOLUME ONE

…and here:

VOLUME TWO

This sale ends on Tuesday, April 28th, and the collections will no longer be available after that date. If you can get your head around the size & scope of these, and can see what a bargain they are, you should get your copy while you can.

Thanks for your support,

The Erskine Family

Home Haircuts

Home Haircuts
from The Homemaker’s Mentor

Little ones are infamous for sneaking some scissors to try a “home haircut”. Naughty – naughty! But momma is allowed to attempt cutting hair at home with these simple instructions.

Hey Mom! — With this Homemaker’s Mentor Lesson, you’ll soon find you are saving lots of money and you can make them look quite spiffy with just a few simple tools and a bit of practice!

Time Sensitive Freebie! You can download this lesson (PDF ebook) as a freebie this week only! RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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FINAL CLOSE OUT SALE – ONE WEEK ONLY!

We are holding a “Final Close Out” sale on both Homemaker’s Mentor Library CD Collections from now until April 28th. These collections will then be PERMANENTLY retired and out of print.

See what all is included in these two jam-packed-and-overstuffed-with-goodies CDs and claim your copy of one or both while they are still available:

Click here to see VOLUME ONE (which includes over 100 homemaking lessons, ebooks & resources)

Click here to see VOLUME TWO (90+ more wonderful homemaking lessons, tutorials, videos, ebooks and other goodies)

There are less than 50 of each CD remaining, so this is a first come, first served offer. If we run out of either  collection before the deadline, we’ll post a “sold out” notice on the website. Thank you for your support!

Mom and Me Aprons!

Screen shot 2015-04-20 at 10.57.40 AMMom & Me Aprons
from The Homemaker’s Mentor

In this delightful, inspirational and oh so practical Homemaker’s Mentor lesson, you’ll discover the value of an old fashioned apron — and how aprons reflects the joys, sorrows and events of our day to day life. You’ll also have a handy step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own heirloom aprons for mom and children alike. This is a wonderful project to share with your kids, which you’ll use and remember for years to come.

Life gets messy — wear your apron!

This is a Time Sensitive Freebie! You can download this lesson (PDF ebook) as a freebie this week only. RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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FINAL CLOSE OUT SALE – ONE WEEK ONLY!

We are holding a “Final Close Out” sale on both Homemaker’s Mentor Library CD Collections from now until April 28th. These collections will then be PERMANENTLY retired and out of print.

See what all is included in these two jam-packed-and-overstuffed-with-goodies CDs and claim your copy of one or both while they are still available:

Click here to see VOLUME ONE (which includes over 100 homemaking lessons, ebooks & resources)

Click here to see VOLUME TWO (90+ more wonderful homemaking lessons, tutorials, videos, ebooks and other goodies)

There are less than 70 of each CD remaining, so this is a first come, first served offer. If we run out of either  collection before the deadline, we’ll post a “sold out” notice on the website. Thank you for your support!

For the Love of Laundry / Perfect Pies

HMMsamplergraphicWoohoo! In conjunction with this week’s FINAL CLOSEOUT SALE on The Homemaker’s Mentor Library CDs Vol I and II, we’ve got two wonderful Homemaker’s Mentor lessons for you today, both included in one great PDF ebook:

“For the Love of Laundry”

Does doing the laundry sometimes seem overwhelming to you? Fear not: In this guide you’ll learn to take control of your laundry chores, learn how to properly iron your man’s dress shirt, find plans to build a backyard country clothesline, a homemade recipe for pre-soak that gets out even tough baby stains, and lots more!

Perfect Pies! Granny Would Be Proud! 

Are you ready for a yummy taste of old fashioned goodness this week? Ready to surprise yourself and your family with your culinary skills? In this lesson you’ll learn how to make a homemade pie — and even the crust will be homemade. Pies & pie crusts for any level of cooking skill, pie crusts for bulk baking day, pie crusts for turnovers – you can learn to make these, and you’ll have no trouble finding taste-testers!

Time Sensitive Freebie! You can download these lessons (both in one PDF ebook) as a freebie this week only! RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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FINAL CLOSE OUT SALE – ONE WEEK ONLY!

We are holding a “Final Close Out” sale on both Homemaker’s Mentor Library CD Collections from now until April 28th. These collections will then be PERMANENTLY retired and out of print.

See what all is included in these two jam-packed-and-overstuffed-with-goodies CDs and claim your copy of one or both while they are still available:

Click here to see VOLUME ONE (which includes over 100 homemaking lessons, ebooks & resources)

Click here to see VOLUME TWO (80+ more wonderful homemaking lessons, tutorials, videos, ebooks and other goodies)

There are less than 90 of each CD remaining, so this is a first come, first served offer. If we run out of either  collection before the deadline, we’ll post a “sold out” notice on the website. Thank you for your support!

 

Sugar & Spice Unit Study: Ginger

Screen shot 2015-04-17 at 11.55.57 AMIn this fun (and tasty!) unit study from The Homemaker’s Mentor, your students will learn all about the traditional kitchen spice GINGER – with a history of the spice, creative hands on activities, a dash of geography, art & science, a yummy recipe they can make themselves, a puzzle and more. Your littles will love this fun, fascinating and “oh so good” unit study lesson!

Here’s a review of the full set of five Sugar & Spice Unit Studies, which is included on Volume One of the Homemaker’s Mentor Library, on sale now:

“The five units in the series (on Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg & Sugar) cover the history of the spices, what they are used for, recipes, word finds, math, geography, reading lists… the list goes on. Did you know the botanical name of ginger is Zingibar Officinale? The BEST part (besides working side-by-side with your children) is tasting the results of the wonderful baking and cooking projects incorporated into the studies.

These are adorable little booklets full of FUN learning. It’s hard to believe that Marmee packed so much into them. Sugar & Spice is a great break from regular lesson… My girls and I have done these together and loved them. They really lend themselves to any age range — perfect to do as a family! Highly recommended! – review by Lisa Barthuly

Time Sensitive Freebie! You can download the GINGER Unit Study (PDF ebook) as a freebie this week only! RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

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FINAL CLOSE OUT SALE – ONE WEEK ONLY!

We are holding a “Final Close Out” sale on both Homemaker’s Mentor Library CD Collections from now until April 28th. These collections will then be PERMANENTLY retired and out of print.

See what all is included in these two jam-packed-and-overstuffed-with-goodies CDs and claim your copy of one or both while they are still available:

Click here to see VOLUME ONE (which includes the full Sugar & Spice Unit Studies series and over 100 additional resources)

Click here to see VOLUME TWO (90+ more wonderful homemaking lessons, tutorials, videos, ebooks and more)

There are less than 100 of each CD remaining, so this is a first come, first served offer. If we run out of either  collection before the deadline, we’ll post a “sold out” notice on the website. Thank you for your support!

John James Audubon: The Bird Artist

John James Audubon: The Bird Artist  (PDF ebook)

This little storybook has some truly gorgeous full color illustrations along with a touching biography of this gentle and gifted artist and naturalist. Many young students will really relate to him and his love of nature. This is perfect for reading aloud!

To download this resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.
 

 

American Sign Language University

Free American Sign Language course at American Sign Language University
American Sign Language University is a sign language resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you learn ASL and improve your signing.
There are hundreds of signing videos and resources on this site, including 30 free video lessons that are meant to cover 2 semesters for 1 full credit. Each lesson has Objectives listed at the top with links to other learning resources.  Each lesson has videoed vocabulary, sentences, and sometimes a videoed “story.” Highly Recommended!

Click here to go to the Sign Language Course site!

String Figures – the original “digital” learning toy

String Figures for All Ages! 

Can your kids have fun, improve their dexterity and learn about design and geometry from just a simple loop of string?

Check out this great collection of tutorials and cool designs for making all sorts of great string figures that have been collected from cultures around the world.  From simple “cat’s cradles” to “Jacob’s Ladders” and beyond, there are many fascinating designs and projects here that will keep some kids busy for hours.

This is old fashioned “digital” fun that incorporates all sorts of thinking skills that generations of kids used to enjoy. Why not give it a try?

Click here to go to today’s resource site.

 

What Do You See?

Screen shot 2015-04-09 at 6.02.15 PMHere’s a great freebie available this week from our friend Laurie Bluedorn – the first volume of her “What Do You See? A Child’s First Introduction to Art”. This is available in kindle format, which can be read on the Amazon kindle or on any computer or device using Amazon’s kindle reader app.

Here’s what Laurie says about this new series:

This curriculum is a gentle and easy introduction to art appreciation for children, ages 4-12. Our goal is to introduce children to basic concepts in learning how to look at a piece of art and evaluate it. In addition, we want to spark in the child a love for the great works of art.

Here are five benefits for your students when they love and appreciate art:
1. It will stimulate them to ask intelligent questions.
2. It will cause them to try to understand why the artist painted what he did.
3. It will push them to pay attention to details the artist placed inside his painting.
4. It will make them curious and perhaps try to paint something themselves.
5. It will stimulate them to research the life of the artist.

The students and teacher should spend a bit of time observing the painting, and then answer the questions. Since one of our goals is to learn to love art, we recommend that you ask the child to answer the questions orally, not with pencil and paper. We want to make the learning experience enjoyable for you and the children.

This first volume will introduce only one art principle — Center of Interest. A center of interest is the all-important part of a painting — that part of the picture where the artist wants you to look first and which attracts the mind. The center of interest often has the sharpest edges, the brightest colors, and the most detail. In addition, it often contains a color that doesn’t exist anywhere else on the painting. Keep in mind, though, not all paintings contain a center of interest, plus, unless the artist has told us what he intended his center of interest to be, there could be differences of opinion as to a painting’s center of interest.

This is a freebie now through this Saturday night.

Click here to go to the download page