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I was introduced to a great homestead site with all sorts of information on gardening and self  sufficiency, though I’ll let you be the judge ♥

highlyuncivilized – this life made from greater than 50% post consumer content.

I am having so much fun on tsu! I have made friends, I  have a good following so far, And I am earning just to create and share things I love, like I do on Facebook, Twitter and G+

Want to join the fun? Sign up today! -> Lettie Easton | tsū.

There are too many unanswered questions for me to chose a certain religion, therefor I am not religious. Though that doesn’t mean I don’t have morals, values or that I am an evil person. The following quote conveys a core aspect of my personal belief on how the world should be…

QOTD by the Dalai Lama XIV.

Even before beginning to homeschool I have checked for free e-books though these e-books have become essential as we journey forward, as I know that there are materials that my children may not be exposed to otherwise. These materials are good for homeschooling and traditional students, so I have compiled a list of e-books that were free today.
Don’t have a Kindle? Get a Fee Reading app for your tablet, smartphone or computer here.

Free e-books do not last long so make sure to check the price before purchasing!

Rabbit Readers – First Book – Kindy & Preschool: 5 Very Simple Learn to Read Stories for Beginning Readers
Baby Birds : Smart Kids Count
A Children’s Story about Cells: For Children who Appreciate Biology
Hands and Feet with Colors: Finger Painted
Learning Same and Differences for Young Children Preschool and Kindergarten
B is for Brighton Beach
When I Grow Up I Want To Be (Picture Book for Children aged 4 to 9)
Who Plays in the Musical Zoo? (a fun guessing game for children ages baby-5 years)
First Grade
Mrs. Purdy Hatches an Egg
The Clothes We Wear Reading Readiness for Young Children
Teacher Resources
How to Teach Kids Music – 5 Best Music Games: The Best Music Activities to develop Talents of your Kids
Exercises to Math Shorts – Derivatives
Idioms For Kids
Speed Reading For Beginners: Drastically Improve Your Reading Speed in One Day
30 Days Math Addition Series: Two 1 Digit Addends, Daily Practice Workbook To Improve Mathematics Learning Skills: Maths Worksheets
Processing Time: Developing the Interpreter Muscle (The Interpreting Handbook Workbooks 5)
Effective Classroom Management: An Interactive Textbook

I hope you find some (or all) of these e-books helpful.

*Links in this post are affiliated to learn more please read my Disclosure Page, Thank You*

Have you heard of #tsu yet? It is a social networking site much like Facebook, with a couple of differences with the main difference being tsu pays you to share content. Yes you read that correctly tsu pays you to share your content.

How much can one make? Well that depends on a few variables…

How many people can you sign up? No you don’t have to sign people up to earn on tsu, though it will help in the long run. How much do you share content? Let’s face it, we all know that “Sharing is Caring”. How much do you interact with other users? The more you interact with other people’s content, the more people look at your content. Okay I think you got it 🙂

When and how can you cash out? Right now the cash out threshold is $100 and once you reach that point you can request a check. Though there is an option where you can transfer funds to other users (you can find out more on the FAQ page).

How much have you earned on tsu? Honestly I have 11 cents in my bank right now, though I have had a ton on my “plate” these past few weeks which have occupied my time. Though I don’t have anything in my bank on Facebook!

How much does it cost to join? Nothing, it’s free. However it is by invite only.

Why is it by invite only? Even though you do not need to sign people up under you, tsu does encourage you doing so. This helps them keep track of your bank because when someone from your “Family Tree” you earns then you earn.

So my question to you is… Are you ready to earn to share content? (You can always delete your account if you decide it’s not for you). Great I officially Invite you to be a part of the tsu community!

I hope to see you soon and I look forward to seeing your tsu content. tsu

Going on our two week mark with homeshooling and I have learned more about my children in this time, than I have their entire lives (sad I know) which makes me wonder… Who is the real teacher?

Am I the teacher or are they? This also makes me wonder how I should proceed from here. I know that my son Ice needs structure, Kc is a visual learner and has a short attention span when it comes to me. Mae and Doe will do almost anything to “please” me which makes them a bit more independent and little Miss Nova can talk (and understand) better than most toddlers that I know as she just wants to be like her older siblings.

I am wondering how they would do if I give them the materials for their lesson then appoint them as My Teacher. Would this make learning more appealing for them? This is one of the perks of homeschooling, I can adjust my plans according to each child’s needs, to ensure that I instill the love of learning… Wish us luck 🙂

I have always wanted to homeschool and it took me 7 years to finally get started, but I did and that is what matters. If you want to find out how our day went, you can see what I wrote here

I will try almost anything to earn online, and this site is free to join so I have nothing to lose. I am going to promote and try to reach the easy payout of $30, if I get paid  I be Happy!

Though, either way I will update everyone to whether is does pay or not.

In the mean time if you want to check it out, just follow this link

-> Earn Money easily by promoting a link – 0.5$ per referral link visit.

I Found This To Be A Scam! Once I reached the cash out threshold they wanted me to complete offer to receive my pay!

My babies are due to be seen by their pediatrician soon, which brought up a concern that I shared on Bubblews… Why is there only one door? Shouldn’t there be two doors? Come find out my thoughts at Why is there only one door? – News – Bubblews.

If I would have seen this a year ago I would have passed by without thinking twice, why? Because I have tried blogging for money several times and failed. However, just over a week ago I accomplished what I thought would never be possible, I earned my Very First Payment from Blogging! Hopefully I can keep it up, and if I do, these tips are great. Go have a look…  3 Ways to Keep Manage Taxes as a Blogger | Blogelina.

ChatAbout is an online social networking site that goes beyond sites that we may know. I joined roughly 9 or 10 months ago, and really liked the concept of having different topics that members could post on. Back then I posted in their Pregnancy forum and their Sweepstakes forum, though I quickly lost interest in my quest of online money. Though the whole concept of being able to Chat About so many things kept me from deleting my account, and I always visited when I received emails.


A few weeks ago I responded to one of my ChatAbout emails to find out that they have changed. They added some new features like the News Discussions and Questions & Answers and something else… Something I have not seen on any other site. A Point Reward System the gives me points to Chat About the things I do or don’t like! How awesome is that?! With Thousands of Topics I can search and find just about anything, and if I can’t find what I am looking for? I can simply “Start Topics”!


I can earn 2 points each for commenting or replying to Topics, commenting on News Discussions and for Asking or Answering Questions, up to 50 points a day.  I also earn 5 points with the Daily Poll. Doesn’t sound like that much right? Well there’s more! On top of the 55 points I can earn Unlimited points other ways.


I can write as many reviews a day I want worth 5 points each, as many articles a day I want at 20 points each (both subject to review by administration and credited within 24-36 hours after submitting) and a 20% of friend referral points for life!  If all of that is not enough there are more point earning opportunities… The Bonus Area. This area is updated daily, it is where the Daily Poll is found, there are videos that I can watch to earn points, free to try offers, surveys and trialpay offers and much more!


What can I use my points for? I can use them on cool prizes  like necklaces, iPhone cases, cosmetics and more. They even added Amazon.con Codes and PayPal.


Can you join and earn your own points? If you are at least 18 years old and are located in the US, Canada, Australia, or UK then you are eligible to join. If you would like you can use my Referral Link    (I only get one point per unique click) or you can head over to ChatAbout yourself and check it out.


Do you know of any social network sites that  “reward”  you? What topics do you like to Chat About?



After trying to redeem $20 from ChatAbout they removed me and Everything I wrote from their site.  I emailed them inquiring why they removed me and they refused to answer my email. Some people have great success with this site, though I forewarn you, if you decide to check them out, they can and will delete you for no apparent reason.


*I have received an incentive for this post though My Opinions of this site are 100% Mine. Please read Full Disclosure for more details. 


Flash Grand Opening #Giveaway!

I am the Proud New Owner of an online jewelry store Unique Boutique! Beautiful pieces at amazing prices before the weekly Flash Sales and to kick start things off, I am hosting a Flash Giveaway to give one lucky person a coupon for $20 off from a $45 purchase!

Interested? Great here are the rules.

This Flash Giveaway starts today 12/15/13 at 2:10 PM and Ends tomorrow 12/16/13 at 2:10 PM

Open to  US Residents Only


That is it! One lucky person who retweets will win One Coupon Code good for one Purchase until 12/22/13!

Winner will be notified by Twitter

One of My Top Picks

I am trying to learn ways to preserve my foods, have a safety net as well as easy meals plans… Then I ran across  472 Meals In A Jar! – Save Big, Live Better.with tons of great ideas… Some might even be made for gifts. What are your favorite ways to store food?

A great list of projects to try out, I can’t wait to get started! What are your thoughts?

25 DIY Weekend Preparedness Projects – Food Storage and Survival.

Tactical Intelligence is surely a great site full of information, so make sure to sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know about useful resources like the  Air-Force Survival Manual – Free Download.

“There is a …

“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.”

― George S. Patton

 I have to admit that I am still learning which fears are which. Like I have been in several car accidents in my life, one of which threw me out of the back windshield while I was pregnant, so I have a legit reason for being terrified to travel. Though I have to suppress my fears every time one of my children,  my husband or I have an appointment, have to shop and so forth… Do you have any fears that are hard for you to overcome?

The government is STILL in shutdown, with no end in sight! Is this the beginning of the end for life as we know it? I said before that I don’t believe in Zombies yet I do believe in being prepared, and I found a great source at…  How to Live Off the Land and Survive in the Wild.

Laundry Lesson

Kc was folding a load of laundry towards her contract when Mae decided that the baby could help and put Nse near the basket. Kc was getting a little upset because Nse was throwing all of the clothes out of the basket onto the floor. Mae ,on the other hand, thought it was “cute” that Nse was trying to help, and continued to encourage the baby.

So I turned around and looked at Mae and said, “It may look cute, but if Nse starts unfolding the clothes that your sister has already folded, You will be the one to refold them and it will not count towards your contract.”

Needless to say Mae redirected the baby.

late night laundry [1117]

 (Photo credit: brianjmatis)

I have never had any luck using charts with my children in the past, but as the years have gone by, I figured I would give it another shot. Again The Plan fell through, though I have to say, they did get farther this time. They wrote down their own ways of earning and losing their pennies, and have been keeping track by paying (or making me pay) on the spot. So I came up with Plan C or Plan Contract. Yes I know I skipped Plan B, but I am saving that for Plan (B)oys 😉

My oldest girls wanted computer/tablet time, and I wasn’t going to give in to them without getting something out of it. So I decided that 2 cents a minute would be a fair price and allowed 30 minutes, which would cost them 60 cents total. There is a catch though, I would not take a full payment, I made them give me a down payment and each of them came up with chores to do with appropriate rates, in order to pay the remainder.


Contracts (Photo credit: NobMouse)

Kc’s contract looks like this:


30 minutes @ 2 cpm = 60 cents

Down payment of 5 cents = 55 cent remainder


She agrees to:
1. Fold laundry 2x @ 5 cents = 10 cents
2. Pick Everything off from the kitchen floor 1x @ 10 cents = 10 cents
3. Clean table Properly 2x @ 10 cents = 20 cents
4. One sink full of dishes is 5 cents, but I told her if she did One Full Load (2 sinks full) I would give her 15 cents to finish the contract.


To make it a little more interesting to them, and more convenient for me, the contract has a twist. If all chores on the contract have been completed on or before the 7th day, not only will they get their deposit back, they will get a bonus 20 cents as well.


This contract does not include normal chores. Any chore that is done outside of the contract will still earn them their pennies, just as the fact if they do not do their normal chores I will be taking pennies. So far (Knock on Wood) this has been working.

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