Free Ebooks: Beyond the Grind, Positive Discipline, The 5 AM Club, and more

NOTE: The price of these ebooks is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to verify before checking out that it is still free.

Unless otherwise noted, these ebooks are specifically for Kindles, but you can go here to download a free application that enables you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.

us-user-guideDownload a free copy of Us: A User’s Guide.

actionbibleDownload a free copy of The Action Bible Easter Story.

impressionistDownload a free copy of The Impressionist: Becoming the Masterpiece You Were Created to Be.

memorizeDownload a free copy of Why You Really Can Memorize Scripture.

beyondgrindDownload a free copy of Beyond the Grind: How to Do Work That Matters.

30daysDownload a free copy of 30 Days: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life.

5amDownload a free copy of The 5 AM Club: How To Get More Done While The World Is Sleeping.

positiveDownload a free copy of Positive Discipline.

homeschoolingDownload a free copy of Homeschooling: 12 Crucial Things Every Parent Must Know About Homeschooling Before Jumping In.

superfoodsDownload a free copy of Superfoods Cookbook.

Thanks, David C. Cook!

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Educational Deals & Freebies Round-up

Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

LEGO Friends Heartlake Hair Salon for $23.99: Amazon has their LEGO Friends Heartlake Hair Salon Set on sale for $23.99. This set features a 1-story building with an opening door, revolving and reclining chair, washing station with basin, styling station with mirror and drawer, rolling trolley, coffee machine, counter, display, and a variety of fun accessories.

Playmobil Pop Stars Band for $5.98: Purchase the Playmobil Pop Stars Band for just $5.98. This set typically retails for $8.99, and it includes one girl and two boy figures, microphones, two guitars, and other accessories.

Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Train for $4.99: Amazon has their Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Train Set on sale for $4.99. This wooden craft kit includes 4 pots of paint, a paintbrush, glue, and train decals. No tools are needed for this easy-t0-assemble project.

Free Creative Cake Pops Class: Craftsy is featuring a FREE Creative Cake Pops Class. Participants will learn how to create gorgeous cake pops by Wilton decorator, Valerie Pradhan. Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to create the base of the pop, create a smooth coating, and decorate the pop with swirling sprinkles, impressive marbling techniques, and beautiful drizzled candy. You’ll receive 4 HD video lessons that can be accessed anytime, anywhere as well as detailed instructions, explanations, and demonstrations. You can find more free classes from Craftsy here.

40% Off Puzzles & Crafts from T.S. Shure: Today only, Amazon is featuring 40% off puzzles and crafts from T.S. Shure. This sale includes such items as the T.S. Shure Human Anatomy Wooden Magnetic Figures for $11.99, T.S. Shure Archiquest Wooden Castle Blocks & Storybook Building Kit for $23.99, T.S. Shure Knights Magnetic Heroes Dress-Up Set for $11.99, and many more. You can find the complete listing of items included in this sale here.

Elmer’s 3D Washable Glitter Pens for $3.97: Amazon has their Elmer’s 3D Washable Glitter Pens (10 ct.) on sale for $3.97. This paint/glue adds a new dimension to artwork, and is ideal for school projects, posters, and drawings. The set contains both classic rainbow and glitter colors.

Free Animal Jam Game from National Geographic: National Geographic has helped to create a new free online game called Animal Jam. This exciting online playground is ideal for kids who love animals and the outdoors. Players can create and customize their own animal characters and dens, adopt pets, and team up for fun adventures. Young explorers will be able to feed their curiosity about animals and the natural world through this interactive game.

LEGO Friends Heartlake Lighthouse for $31.99: Amazon has their LEGO Friends Heartlake Lighthouse Set on sale for $31.99. This set includes 2 mini-doll figures and a 2-story lighthouse with an ice cream shop, attic, pier, row boat, and a rock for the seal. The set also includes a variety of fun accessories as well.

Wooden Magnetic Numbers for $2.29: Amazon has their Magnetic Numbers Wooden Fridge Magnets on sale for $2.29. This set of magnets includes free shipping as well.

New Toy & Game Coupons: Just in time for Easter, there are several new toy and game coupons available to print. These coupons include such family favorites as Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Bic Round Stic Pens for $0.08 Each: Amazon has their Bic Round Stic Pens (60 ct.) on sale for $4.52. At this price, you’ll be paying just $0.08 per pen.

Spring Yarn Blowout Sale: Spring is in the air, and with Craftsy’s Spring Blowout Sale, so are amazing savings! For a limited time, all yarn and related kits are on sale at the lowest prices of the season. This sale is valid through March 30th.

Crayola 24-Ct. Colored Pencils for $3.02: Amazon has their Crayola Colored Pencils (24 ct.) on sale for $3.02. These pre-sharpened pencils are ideal for any art or craft project.

Free LEGO UFO Mini Model Event: Stop by your local LEGO Store on Tuesday, April 7th to build a free UFO Mini Model. This event will take place at 5 p.m., and will be available while supplies last.

Clue Board Game for $8.33: Amazon has their Clue Board Game on sale for $8.33. This game includes 2 versions – the mansion game and the boardwalk game as well as all the classic game pieces.

Playmobil Swimmers with Raft Set for $7.49: Purchase the Playmobil Swimmers with Raft Set for just $7.49. This set typically retails for $11.99, and it includes three figures, a raft with oars, snorkel, goggles, and other accessories.

Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game for $9.99: Amazon has their Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game on sale for $9.99. This fun math adventure game for children typically retails for $18.99, and it received a 5-star rating from 250 reviews.

Katie is a wife and homeschooling mother of four who writes at Cincinnati Cents about saving money and having fun as a family without breaking the bank. She enjoys sharing new recipes, ideas for frugal family fun, and tips for spending less at the grocery store.

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My Monday Morning Plan + Today’s Deep-Cleaning Project

My Monday Morning Project

It’s Monday and guess what that means? That means it’s time for our weekly deep-cleaning project! Every Monday morning this year, I’ll be assigning us all a deep-cleaning project to tackle (well, that is, if want to join us!)

Today’s project is to deep clean your refrigerator. I’m headed to the grocery store later today and know our fridge could use some deep-cleaning before I put the new groceries in it.

Here’s my plan for this morning:

  • Bible reading/journaling
  • Blogging/Business work
  • Breakfast/Morning Time
  • School with Silas
  • Chores/quick house clean up, start a load of laundry
  • Clean out fridge
  • Get girls started on their independent work
  • Run/shower
  • Pick up my room/make bed
  • Ready to go — lunch made — head to work at our office space

This evening, I’ll share a post about how my morning well and give you an update (with pictures) on how my fridge-cleaning project went.

Need some motivation? Check out my post on 10 Ways to Make Cleaning More Fun.

Want to join me? Leave a comment to let us know you’re participating! If you have time, tell us what your morning plan is, too.

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125 free Kellogg’s Rewards points

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Thanks, The Freebie Blogger!

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10 Goals For This Week + an update on last week’s goals

10 Goals

Last week was full and there were some hard days (I have a blog post coming later today on those!), but the weekend ended on a high note, so that was a blessing.

Saturday morning and afternoon was pretty packed — I had two coffee dates, Silas had his first baseball game, and we had to go get a bunch of supplies for our church’s café.

10 Weekly Goals{Silas at his first baseball game. His little 5-year-old heart couldn’t be happier. After talking about it for months and counting down the days for weeks, the day of his first baseball game finally arrived. My mama heart wanted to burst seeing his joy, passion, enthusiasm, and focus at bat and on the field.}

Jesse and I were planning to have our date night on Saturday night and had childcare lined up for it, but a few hours before, we decided to cancel so that we could get to bed early instead. We had a very full day on Sunday and needed to all be at church early and then would be gone most of the day.

While we were sad to miss our date, we both feel like it was a good decision because it allowed us to be able to have a relaxing family evening and then a calm Sunday morning. And the fact that we all showed up at church by 8:20 a.m. with all the supplies we needed to bring for the café and everyone with teeth brushed and hair fixed is pretty much a Christmas miracle. {Those of you who know our family and our “issues” with getting out the door — especially early in the morning! — will be able to appreciate that even more!}

Next week, we get to put our early Sunday morning skills to an even bigger test: our church is having 3 services for Easter — with the first one being at 8 a.m.! So that means we’ll all need to be out the door by around 7 a.m. with everyone dressed and presentable and all the supplies + extra supplies for the Easter crowd. It should be an adventure. :)

Here’s a run-down on how I did on my goals last week:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Write notes of encouragement to all three kids.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date night with Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 5 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. {By the time I get this done, it’s going to be summer! I guess I can save it for next winter!}

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Clean out and organize all the cupboards at our church’s café.

8. Invite a family who just moved to Nashville to have a meal with us.

Business Goals

9. Outline/write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Finish getting all the permissions for stories used in my manuscript.

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Decorate Easter eggs with the kids.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Continue working on developing the habit of obedience in our home (I attended the Laying Down the Rails workshop at the recent homeschool conference and it’s really motivated and inspired us in our parenting. We’re choosing the habit of obedience to implement in our home for the next 6-8 weeks. Just a week of working on this and it’s already made a big difference. Watch this video here for a snippet of the workshop.)

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 5 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Listen to at least two inspiring audios/podcasts while working/driving (I’ve recently been challenged to do a better job of using those little cracks of time throughout the day to fill my mind up with good things and things that make me think and analyze life.)

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Research how to make the best coffee with the new commercial coffee machine we got for our church’s café.

8. Host a Dessert Night at our house.

Business Goals

9. Outline/write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Finish all final edits for the Makeover Your Mornings course.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

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