SALE information: BJU Press Homeschool


Exciting news! BJU Press Homeschool is holding a sale from Auguat 1st to 15th, 2023! Everything is 10% off (excluding Testing & Evaluation, AIG, Logos Science Kits, etc.) for these dates only! This offer cannot be used on previous orders and expires at 11:59 PM (ET) on August 15th.

If you haven’t gotten your BJU Press Homeschool material yet, NOW is the time!

Everything will be 10% off (excluding Testing & Evaluation and Logos). Please not— this discount CANNOT be combined with any other discounts or promotions except for the payment plan.

This sale is not retroactive on orders already placed.

Note: The deadline for getting in orders will be 11:59 (EST) on August 15, 2023. 

Please, please  please use my LINK for your orders by clicking here. Thanks in advance. You can thank me later. 

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Bonus Homeschooling material:

Spelling is more than just learning how to spell words. If you are unsure of what to look for in a spelling curriculum, you can read more about it HERE: Review of Spelling, 6th grade. I highly recommend BJU Press Homeschool Spelling because they integrate so many of the language arts into their lessons.

Or you can watch my Youtube review here.

If you know ANYONE with a 4 year old, the Footsteps for Fours curriculum is one of my new favorites. The authors have included SO MANY ideas!! I go through a lesson to show you how FUN and THOUGHTFUL the lessons are!

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Youtube: Homeschool Christian Mom  I review curriculum as well as presenting homeschooling tips. These videos discuss homeschool scheduling, working with your Littles, thinking long term, and many other topics.

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NEWSFLASH: I’m homeschooling. I’m not perfect.

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Newsflash: I’m homeschooling. I’m not perfect.

Fortunately, my children were already well aware of this. I didn’t have to burst their bubble, so to speak. My husband was supportive of the homeschooling so he greatly contributed to its success.

But my own mindset needed some adjusting.

  • I had my own ideas of how the days should go.
  • Of how the house should look.
  • Of appropriate lunches and snacks.
  • Of playdates and extra outings.
  • Of time for myself to recharge, read my Bible or even nap!

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Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to Keep You Warm and Keep Away the Munchies


Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to Keep You Warm and Keep Away the Munchies

Don’t get discouraged by the list of ingredients!  All these tastes mix together just right.  I estimate that you can get the vegetables chopped and ready in about 15 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small head broccoli diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bunch Kale stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • 4 c chicken stock If vegetarian, add 4 additional cups of vegetable broth instead of the chicken stock
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup plus one can water
  • 1 pkt onion soup mix
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste
  • water to make 4 quarts soup


  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of 6 quart heavy stock pot over medium high heat.  Add the chopped onions and sauté until onions start to brown and get tender, about 5 minutes.  At minute number 4, add the garlic and sauté.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and add all the additional ingredients: broccoli, celery, carrots, kale, cream of mushroom soup, vegetable broth, chicken stock, onion soup mix, pepper and add salt to taste.

  3. Bring soup to a boil, reduce to simmer and let it continue simmering for about an hour.  The whole house will smell good and the soup tastes delicious.

Recipe Notes

Instead of reaching for those cute and delicious bite-sized candy bars  that you’ve been hiding in your cupboard, make a big pot of this soup and enjoy a cup or two!  It will be much more satisfying and help you keep from snacking on those high calorie candies.

Bonus: Join me in my Free Facebook Group: Homeschool Christian Mom for time-saving tips!

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