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HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

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This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

This week there are lots of FREE learning resources! No matter what subject you are looking for, we have fun, free options for various ages, levels and stages.

Reading, Spelling and Sight Words

Life of Fred Giveaway

For a limited time enter to win the LIFE OF FRED Beginning Reader Complete Set GIVEAWAY! ($85 Value!)

Here are FREE Dolch Preprimer Coloring Bookmarks and FREE Sight Words Printable Cards to practice sight words. Then practice reading with FREE Pumpkin Word Family Slider Printables.

Use these FREE Fall Reading Charts to track reading progress.

Learn Tips for Reading Aloud to Wiggly Children.

Make your spelling fall themed with FREE October Spelling Tests. Here are tips for Dealing With the Spelling Troublemakers.

Grab these FREE Apple Themed CVC Printables for spelling and reading practice.


FREE Preschool Printables

Here is a variety of FREE Preschool Printables.

How fun are these FREE Frog Themed Preschool Printables?

These FREE Fall Pumpkin Activities and Freebies for Preschoolers are a great way to celebrate fall.

Dot-a-dots always fun! Here is a FREE Set of Very Hungry Caterpillar Do-a-Dot Printables.

Here is hands on fun with FREE Fall Lacing Cards.

Teach the letter H with these FREE Letter H Learning Resources.


Choose from these fall themed math worksheets:

Fall and Nature Printables

FREE Fall Resources

Here is an entire Free Fall Homeschool Resource Unit full of freebies.

Go outside with these FREE Nature Hunt Printables.

Get moving with one of these free fall activities:

Apples all around! Grab these FREE 12+ Apple Themed Printables and Resources, then throw in these FREE Johnny Appleseed Coloring Pages.

Print these FREE Autumn Kindergarten Worksheets for fall learning fun.

Use these FREE Fall Themed Bookmarks while reading with your child.

Here is a FREE Fall Literacy Pack.

October is here! Use this FREE Pumpkin Calendar Set 2015 to keep track of your days.

These FREE Candy Corn Puzzles are a fun activity.


FREE Pumpkin Printables

Here is a FREE Pumpkin Life Cycle Printable Pack and a FREE Parts of the Apple Printable Booklet.

Learn about the 5 senses with these FREE Exploring Our Five Senses Anchor Charts (9-Pages!).

This FREE Frog Lapbook provides hands on learning for younger students.


Are you struggling with how to teach your child to write essays? Here is a FREE Bing, Bang, Bongo Method for Writing Essays (8-pages!).

This FREE Leaf Decorated Poem Writing Activity allows a fun fall project while still focusing on writing.

History and Geography

Use these FREE Geography Terms Review Cards ( 18-pages!) to study geography and locations.

Here is a FREE American Revolution Pack (limited time!).

Jump back in time with these FREE Christopher Columbus Coloring Pages.

Create your own timeline with a Free Blank World History Timeline.

Random Homeschool Goodness

FREE Journaling pages

These FREE Television Journal Pages and Activities will inspire creative thinking and writing activities.

This pack combines Math and Literacy Activities in these “Think Pink!” free Printables.

Here are FREE Weekly Bible Reading Logs (K-12).

Click here thousands of homeschool freebies!

*Don’t forget! If you are looking for additional free homeschool resources please check the huge growing list of free homeschool curriculum and resourceson MoneySavingMom.com!

Jamerrill is the homeschooling mother of a large and growing family. After seasons of spending $50 or less annually to homeschool her children, she started Free Homeschool Deals in 2012 to help all families afford the homeschool life. You can follow the homeschool goodness on Pinterest and Facebook.

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Natural & Organic Coupons & Deals


Here are some of the best natural and organic coupons and deals available online right now with thanks to Andrea from The Greenbacks Gal for compiling them:

Natural and Organic Coupons: This week’s hot coupons include $1.50/4 Ella’s Kitchen Pouches, $1.50/1 Tazo Chai Tea, and $0.75/3 Larabars. You can find all the latest natural and organic coupons here.

Broccoli: Save 20% on your purchase of fresh broccoli.

Whole Foods Market: There are two great pantry items you can get for under a dollar at Whole Foods right now: Pacific Organic Chicken Broth $0.99 and Pacific Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal for just $0.99.

Seventh Generation: Apply the $4.00 off Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry detergent online coupon and pay just $10.14/bottle.

Target: Stock up on Annie’s Organic Soup for only $1.12/box!

Costco: Only a handful of natural and organic coupon deals in the Costco October Coupon Book, but they are goodies.

What’s In Season: What produce is in season in October. Buy these items at their lowest prices of the year.

Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert. What if you could find affordable organic and eco-friendly products on a budget? Eco-friendly moms need affordable solutions. Andrea finds the best green deals, helping hundreds of families save on the frugal, green lifestyle. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic doesn’t have to cost more.

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4 Tricks to Help You Actually Finish That Goal You Set

4 Tricks to Help You Finish That Goal

I have your book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and I love it. I have noticed lately that I want to and do start everything, but can’t seem to finish anything! It seems I can only wholeheartedly focus on one thing at a time, but I want to do so so much!

Just a couple examples would be: I got a planner and used it for a few months then lost interest, I lost 15 lbs but gained 10 lbs back, I started to declutter my house and detailed it on a blog which lasted for a whole 2 months, I coupon in spurts then stop, I spent 3 months reading a few books a month and now I can’t seem to finish one.

I could go on and on, and this is all just in the last 9 months! I don’t know why I have all these ideas that I want to do, but can’t seem to find the motivation to finish anything! Do you have any ideas? I’d love to know what advice you would have. -Becky

Hi, Becky!

I think this is a very common problem for many of us. So know that you are not alone.

And I definitely don’t have it all figured out. In fact, I feel like I’m constantly in a battle between my inner disciplinarian and my inner squirrel.

Focus, Focus, Focus…oh, shiny things!

I want so badly to be disciplined, but I also have this sort of free spirit inside of me that pops out and wants to do its own thing from time to time. Which is why I’ve struggled to be a person who follows through with things.

If you were around in the beginning of my blog, you probably remember how I used to constantly start blog series, make ambitious goals for things I was going to do on a daily or weekly basis, and then never actually finish or follow through with what I’d started.

I get really excited about ideas, start on them, but then get excited about something else and move on. I guess you can say it’s my nature to be a really great starter, but actually following through and finishing things requires a lot more effort.

4 Tricks to Help You Finish That Goal

I don’t have this all figured out, but I have gotten much better at it! For example, recently I started a sort-of book club community on this blog. The old me would have blogged about it and said, “This is something we will be doing every week for the next year and here’s the list of all 52 books we’ll be reading!”

The older and wiser me said, “This is fun. Let’s try this out and see how it goes. I’m really enjoying it.”

Many of you hopped on board and it’s been a blast, but it’s also nice to know I didn’t make a promise or commitment to all of you that I might not be able to keep later on down the road if I get too busy to continue with the book club.

{FYI: I took some time off while I was in South Africa but hope to re-start it soon!}

So yes, I’ve gotten smarter about the expectations I set for myself. I’ve also discovered 4 tricks that help me actually finish the goals I set:

1. Set ONE Goal.

So much of the time we set ourselves up for failure by making a huge list with tons of different goals. Our lives feel out of control, so we decide to overhaul our lives overnight.

But the truth is: it’s not possible to overhaul your life overnight. Oh you can try, alright, but you’ll quickly crash and burn.

Instead of trying to change everything all at once, decide to focus on ONE THING for the next 2-3 months. Yes, you’ll have other basic daily tasks and responsibilities you need to complete too, but focus on this one particular area that you want to see a significant change in.

Not sure what one thing you should choose to focus on? I recommend picking the one that you think will make the biggest difference in your life overall. Maybe it’s getting up early to exercise, going to bed earlier, creating a time-blocked to-do list each day, or investing in relationships.

Once you’ve decided on your one goal that you will focus on, be sure to set a concrete time frame for that goal. Start with a time frame that feels manageable. This will look different for everyone, but I always say 3 weeks is a good starting place. It’s long enough to help you develop the habit or routine, but it’s also short enough that you will be able to stick to it without falling off the bandwagon.

At the end of the 3 weeks, decide if it’s making an impact on your life. Do you need to tweak it, redo it, or keep going with it for another 3 weeks if you’re happy with the direction it’s going? It’s important to constantly re-evaluate where you’re at with your goal and what kind of impact it’s making on your life.

As you think of other things you want to change in your life, write these down and keep a running list of future goal ideas, but only focus on one at a time. This simplifies things and allows you to really focus and turn that goal into a lifestyle — not just a short-lived ambitious idea.

4 Tricks to Help You Finish That Goal You Set

2. Find accountability for that goal.

This is one of the most important parts of goal-setting. You must have accountability. We were made for community, and it is tough to stick to a goal on your own without someone keeping you accountable for it.

Figure out what kind of accountability you need. Maybe it’s another person checking in with you, a chart on your fridge, an app that you check each day (like the Commit app), or even just posting publicly on Facebook. You could even ask a friend to call you each day at a certain time to ask if you followed through with your goal for the day.

For me, blogging about my goals is huge accountability. Putting all of my goals out there for you all to see motivates me to follow through with them.

4 Tricks to Help You Finish That Goal

3. Reward yourself regularly.

You have to reward yourself in order to stay the course. If you go, go, go and never take time to celebrate your success, you’ll end up exhausted.

Figure out some sort of small reward that will keep you highly motivated, and put that in place. Maybe at the end of 3 weeks, you’ll have coffee with a friend, buy yourself a new book, hire a baby sitter for a couple of hours, go shopping, or indulge in a treat. Pick something that you love, and give yourself permission to do it once you’ve reached your goal.

The reward doesn’t even have to be something you buy or go do at the very end of reaching your goal. It can be something you do along the way that motivates you daily. Maybe just tracking your progress motivates you internally and keeps you on course.

I also recommend setting your reward based upon your goal. For example, if your goal is to lose 5 pounds, it’s probably not a great idea to make the reward eating chocolate cake!

And be sure to make the reward match the goal in size. If it’s a smaller baby step, make it a smaller reward. If it’s a huge monumental success, have a huge celebration when you reach the finish line! Life is too short to not take time to celebrate your wins and successes!

4 Tricks to Help You Actually Finish That Goal

4. Give yourself grace.

Don’t be a total goal-setting slave driver. Don’t be your worst critic and fill yourself with wrong, shameful messaging if you get off course or are going slower than you’d hoped. Beating yourself up because you haven’t hit all of your marks is not going to inspire you to stay the course.

Instead, give yourself grace. Understand that life will happen and there will be hiccups along the way. There will probably be certain circumstances that make it okay for you to set your goal aside for a day. For example, you might skip exercising one day if you have a child who was up sick all night long.

That said, don’t give yourself too much grace to the point that you fall off the bandwagon. However, it’s very important that you don’t exhaust yourself and burn yourself out by relentlessly chasing goal-setting success at the expense of your health, family, and sanity.

Have you ever struggled with following though with goals you’ve set? What has helped you to stay motivated and actually accomplish your goals?

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