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House Mommy's Boredom Busters - 201 Fun Things to Do With Kids!

House Mommy’s Boredom Busters – 201 Fun Things to Do With Kids!

Karen Chapuis

Price: FREE

I was excited to see this compilation of alternatives – fun things any adult can do with any child – boy or girl, special needs, from toddlers on up. The book offers a great mix of ideas, from games, to outdoor adventures, to baking together. Most require few, if any, supplies; supplies you do need can be found around the typical household. The author – a stay-at-home mom who was formerly kindergarten teacher – offers just the right amount of information to get you going. I enjoyed the writing style – light, breezy and sprinkled with funny comments.

DZ

If you’re like me, you may not always want to have the kids in front of the TV or computer for hours at a time just to keep them busy. But it isn’t easy…

As a former kindergarten teacher and current stay-at-home mom, I know just how difficult it can be to find fun things to do to keep them occupied (without driving you crazy!)

That’s why I’m always on the lookout for fun, tech-free things to do with my boys. And because it’s getting more challenging as they get older – especially considering how addictive video games and computers can be – I decided to compile a list of fun ideas that could help keep them busy.

As a “mommy blogger,” I try to share useful ideas at my site, HouseMommy.com. But as my list kept growing over the months, I realized it would be more helpful to people if I were to organize, explain and share these activities in a little ebook – “House Mommy’s Boredom Busters”…
From toddlers to teens – and everyone in between!

I’ve included a variety of ideas for boys and girls of all ages, grouped by season for year-round fun. While there is an emphasis on outdoor activities, you’ll find dozens of fun things to do indoors on those cold, rainy days as well. Many of the ideas also include links to useful websites for additional information.

While this ebook is obviously written from the perspective of a stay-at-home mom, it’s for anyone who is looking for a few fun boredom busters that kids will enjoy. Perfect for moms and dads, grandparents, friends and babysitters (and a great gift idea, too!)

You can choose to do an activity with your child, or simply help them get started on something of their own. I realize that not every idea is suitable for every child. But based on my years of teaching and being a stay-at-home mom, I’ve learned you only need a few good ideas you can count on to keep kids happy, busy and engaged for hours at a time whenever boredom rears its ugly head.
What better way to spend your time?

You don’t have to spend much money to have fun with children. All that matters is that you’re willing to give them a little of your time and attention.This collection is based on what has worked for me – as both a teacher and a parent. Whatever activities you decide to do, I hope they help you to better enjoy the time you spend together, while creating special memories that last a lifetime…

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Confessions of a Transformed Heart

Confessions of a Transformed Heart – an Interactive eBook with Discussion Questions

Nancy D. Sheppard

Price: FREE

When I first began this book, I thought it would be a nice little story about a lovely family going to the mission field to share God’s love. Little did I know that Nancy’s struggles and her desire to see God at work in her life personally would so mirror my own.

Connie Edwards

When Mark and Nancy Sheppard began missionary service in Liberia, Nancy had no idea what God would ask of her. Their idyllic first term was followed by the Liberian Civil War and a nightmarish year working among Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast. Conditions were difficult, expectations overwhelming and the tensions of the war at their doorstep. Fear, self-pity, resentment and depression haunted her. God used Nancy’s difficult decision to follow her husband’s leadership and remain in refugee work to begin an amazing spiritual journey—one that led to a clearer understanding of biblical womanhood as well as a deeper relationship with the Lord and with her husband.

The book chronicles Nancy’s journey to true peace in the midst of very difficult circumstances. As God teaches her about genuine service, submission, sincere prayer, reverence and humility, she is totally and completely transformed. The scenarios are unique to Nancy, but every seeking Christian can fully identify with the spiritual lessons.

A unique reading experience, this interactive eBook contains many full color pictures as well as links to pertinent YouTube videos. This Kindle edition of “Confessions of a Transformed Heart” will not disappoint!

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Be Your Own Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing Success

Be Your Own Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing Success

Holli Ronquillo

Price: FREE

I’ve been a freelance writer for awhile. As such, I’ve read plenty of books about the business of freelance writing. Ms. Ronquillo’s is, without a doubt, one of the most useful and valuable books on the topic that I’ve read.

Margaret Bicker

What if you could be your own boss, create the income of your dreams, and work the hours you want to work? If you’re ready to work hard and start your own writing career, Be Your Own Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing Success will show you step by step the things you need to get your writing business off the ground.

If you dream about finding a work from home job that pays the bills or just provides cash for all the little extras, this is the book for you. Be Your Own Boss will show you how to set up your writing business and take the simple steps necessary to find high-paying clients that will make online writing worthwhile for you.

A successful freelance writing career is just steps away.

Be Your Own Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing Success shows you everything you need to do to get your business going.

You’ll learn important tips, tools, and information, like:

*The skills and abilities you will need in order to succeed.
*Exactly what you’ll need to get your business off the ground (it will cost less than you think!).
*How to build a portfolio and what to include in it.
*How to avoid scams and clients who won’t pay.
*How to make your website look professional so clients will want to hire you.
*How to structure your ads to attract the attention of high-paying clients.
*The best places to find new clients.
*How to leverage social media to build up your client list.
*How to price your services so you earn what you’re worth.
*How to give yourself a raise!
*How to wow your clients to keep them coming back for more.
*And at least 100 places you can go to start earning money today!

Be Your Own Boss will help you avoid the mistakes beginners often make and teach you to skyrocket your earning potential right from the beginning. There are many books out there that will teach you how to write online for peanuts or pocket change. Be Your Own Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing Success goes beyond the companies that pay peanuts and shows you top tips and secrets for attracting the best clients to you.

If you want to be in control of your income and create a thriving business, Be Your Own Boss is the perfect guide for starting your freelance writing career. Holli Ronquillo, an established and successful freelance writer, shares all her inside tips and information to help you avoid the pitfalls and head straight for a successful online writing career.

Whether you’re just starting out or are an established writer, Be Your Own Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing Success has plenty of tools and information that will help the newbie or the most seasoned writer build up a highly successful freelance writing business.

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Grits & Grace & God: Manna From Heaven Served Up Southern Style (Daily Devotional)

Grits & Grace & God: Manna From Heaven Served Up Southern Style (Daily Devotional)

Martin W. Wiles

Price: FREE

Dr. Wiles’ honesty about his own life helps to put God’s words in perspective. His use of his own struggles and experiences relay a message of having true faith for God to provide. He understands how most of us live and recommends that we can find the best financial advisor in God’s word.

Lisa Padgett

If … fried chicken makes you think of church, you know that “y’all” is proper English, and your favorite beverage is sweet iced tea, then Grits & Grace & God might be your kind of book.

If … you can make noise with a blade of grass between your thumbs, think breakfast starts with grits and ends with biscuits, and you still put peanuts in your Coca-Cola, Grits & Grace & God might be your kind of book.

If … you secretly look forward to funerals so you can eat chocolate pie, deviled eggs and ham, secretly believe RC Cola and Moon Pies are part of the food pyramid, and wish Paula Deen had kept her mouth shut ’cause you really like her mac and cheese, Grits & Grace & God might be your kind of book.

If … you think God is calling you to evangelize the North (even though you’re still not fond of Yankees), wish folks would stop moving to the South but can’t blame for wanting to come, and know Jesus is real, God is great, and sometimes life can be down right tough on a body …

… You might enjoy the practical insights and spiritual lessons found in Grits & Grace & God: Manna from Heaven Served Up Southern Style.

In Grits & Grace & God, Martin Wiles offers spiritual truths and shows how God can take our financial challenges, loses and setbacks and dish out blessings from scrapes.

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The Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook

The Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook

Rashelle Johnson

Price: FREE

Choose this book at the advice of a friend for a reference since I am into using essential oils. I own a hardback book and its pretty in depth this book has just the right amount of technical and chemistry if I need more, I can look it up..

Shawna Curtis

This book discusses essential oils and their practical applications in terms that are easy to understand. Buy this book and learn how to unlock the healing powers of essential oils today.

The topics covered in this book include:

An introduction to essential oils and their safety.

A discussion of what aromatherapy is and how it can help you.

10 helpful tips for newcomers to the world of aromatherapy. These tips are good reminders for seasoned vets as well.

What you need to know about the various grades of essential oil and why there’s only one grade you should buy.

The chemistry of essential oils. What essential oils are made of and why they’re so good for you.

The various ways essential oils are used (includes topical application, consumption and a number of forms of diffusion).

Carrier oils and why you should be using them for topical application.

An in-depth list that reveals the therapeutic qualities and uses for more than 100 different essential oils.

A list of essential oils that are potentially dangerous and should be avoided or used under strict supervision.

Blending of essential oils.

Aromatic blends you can make at home that can be used to address a number of issues.

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The Spaghetti Shots: how to take better photos of your kids during everyday life

The Spaghetti Shots: how to take better photos of your kids during everyday life

Courtney Westlake

Price: $2.99

I’ve been an amateur DSLR user for 5 years now and until this book have always used the auto settings. I tried reading the owners manual for my Canon, but as a busy working mom never found the time to really learn it. This book made learning how to use my camera seem easy and has an incredibly useful cheat sheet that you can throw in your camera bag….definitely a book I wish I had 5 years ago!

E. Cour

It never fails – you get your child all dressed up in a specially chosen outfit, the lighting is absolutely perfect, the timing is absolutely perfect…and he refuses to smile. And of course the next day he has spaghetti all over his face and is grinning as cute as can be.

My advice? Take the spaghetti shots. Forget the perfectly planned photo sessions if they don’t go your way, and snap as many photos as you can of that precious face covered in red tomato sauce. It’s those moments – the spaghetti shots – that make learning how to photograph your children so important as a mom…

Geared specifically toward Nikon and Canon owners, The Spaghetti Shots is packed with information and humor from an award-winning children and family photographer and mom of 2 to teach you the basics of using your DSLR camera to capture everyday moments of your children – from birthday parties to play-doh creations – without anything extra to confuse you. In this quick read that can be completed over a lunch hour or during nap time, you will learn:

-what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are, with explanations that are easy to understand
-the differences between your camera settings
-the most flattering light to photograph in and where to find it
-what back-button focus is and how to use it so that your child is in focus every time – no more blurry shots!
-various editing options that are free or inexpensive
-how to interact with your child so that you get the best of them in your photos

Also included is a convenient “To Go” summary page that can be printed and tossed in your diaper bag to reference later!

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Our Favorite Kid Friendly Recipes

Our Favorite Kid Friendly Recipes

Gooseberry Patch

Price: $0.49

Want to serve meals that every member of the family will love? Then this book is for you! In Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Recipes, we’ve gathered more than 60 of our very best dishes that kids are sure to love. Breakfast Banana Splits, Magic Meatloaf and Cheesy Italiano Soup are perfect for busy weekdays. Time for treats? Kids will flip over Dirt Cups, Pizza Roll Snacks and PB&J Milkshakes! This little book also includes 60 handy tips and tricks for making mealtime healthy and fun…a feature Gooseberry Patch is known for!

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

Ree Drummond

Price: $3.99

After reading SO SO many 5 star reviews and then the few sprinkled here and there that were less than stellar, I was expecting this cookbook not to wow me. I thought the 5 star reviews were from fans that would love anything PW put out, no matter what it was, and that the people who were not impressed were probably the ones who had their feet on the ground about the book. But uh…..I LOVE the book.

Stephanie M. Campbell

Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—and with these “Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier (Enhanced)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier (Enhanced)

Ree Drummond

Price: $3.99

Ree Drummond, who uses the nom de plume “Pioneer Woman” for her eponymous show on the Food Network, is following on the success of her 2009 debut The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl with a new cookbook designed to bring the taste and culture of her family-style cooking to the rest of the world.

Scott

I’m Pioneer Woman.

And I love to cook.

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a cowboy. A strapping, rugged, chaps-wearing cowboy. Then I married him, moved to his ranch, had his babies . . . and wound up loving it. Except the manure. Living in the country for more than fifteen years has taught me a handful of eternal truths: every new day is a blessing, every drop of rain is a gift . . . and nothing tastes more delicious than food you cook yourself.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier is a mouthwatering collection of the simple-but-scrumptious recipes that rotate through my kitchen on a regular basis, including Perfect Pancakes, Cowgirl Quiche, Sloppy Joes, Italian Meatball Soup, White Chicken Enchiladas, and a spicy Carnitas Pizza that’ll win you over for life. There are also some elegant offerings for more special occasions at your house: Osso Buco, Honey-Plum-Soy Chicken, and Rib-Eye Steak with an irresistible Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce. And the decadent assortment of desserts, including Blackberry Chip Ice Cream, Apple Dumplings, and Coffee Cream Cake, will make your heart go pitter-pat in the most wonderful way.

In addition to detailed step-by-step photographs, all the recipes in this book have one other important quality in common: They’re guaranteed to make your kids, sweetheart, dinner guests, in-laws, friends, cousins, or resident cowboys smile, sigh, and beg for seconds. (And hug you and kiss you and be devoted to you for life.)

I hope you enjoy, devour, and love this book.

I sure did love making it for you.

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