Monthly Archives: October 2009

A great price AND 10 bonus gifts!

I just saw a coupon code on the TOS Facebook page and thought I’d pass it along in case any of you missed it. If you order a one-year US print subscription before midnight, Friday, October 30th, and use coupon code 10GIFTS, you can get the sub for $7.95 AND pick 10 free gifts from their Fall special. Just click HERE for all the details.

But click through MY links if you decide to buy anything. I’m a TOS Affiliate and earn 15% whenever you click through my links to buy a TOS product.

Here are the options:

Plus, if you subscribe now, your subscription will start with the Winter issue (pictured above). I’ve got an article in this issue about the benefits of sunshine and good ol’ Vitamin D! I hope you all like it. After taking a break for a few issues, I’m a little nervous. :O)

These are a few of our favorite games!

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought this might be a good time to discuss favorite family games. My family enjoys playing games with our family and friends at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I’ve found that games make GREAT gifts.

My favorite is probably Scrabble, but here are some of my kids’ favorite games:

And these are our favorites to play at get-togethers:

Hope this helps spark some ideas for fun or gift-giving at your house. I’ve got to admit that I don’t play games nearly as much as the boys want me to. I drag my heels and tend to find other things to do, but I’m trying to do better about joining in the fun and hope you all will too!

Enjoy every minute!


PS – I noticed on Amazon that you can get the Monopoly Deal cards FREE when you purchase some of the other games before October 31st. Click here for the details!


*This is reprinted from the October 28, 2009 Favorite Games THM. If you are interested in getting The Homeschool Minute e-Newsletter, you can subscribe HERE.

Country Boys

I snapped this picture of the boys while we were at the pumpkin patch with our homeschool group the other day. Somehow the old truck just made a very fitting prop for my boys.

Hard working. Reliable. Lots of character.

Win Some Tea Tree Oil!

My friend, Juliestew, is having a contest on her blog to give away some Tea Tree Oil from Beeyoutiful. I discovered tea tree oil a few years ago and we use it quite a bit around our house.

She’s drawing a winner on Wednesday so head on over there to enter!

Also, have you ever visited the WellTellMe website that is chock full of discussions about natural alternatives and the such? I have learned quite a bit over there!

When Homeschool Moms Get Together

Things get a little crazy.
We start spelling things.

But then we TRY to look all serious and businessy.
This was our Apprentice pose.
I’m trying to look like I’m taking an important call.
Don’t let it fool you.

We’re all talking about food, how cute Susanah is,
the exciting things coming up at TOS, and our families.

Pictured L to R – Me, Tia (HSB Senior Editor), Angela (Director of the Schoolhouse Store),
Dena (Director of Operations), Ginny (Schoolhouse Store Administrator), &
 Michelle (Director of Marketing)

"The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music!"