Art Lesson Box Sets from See the Light!

5 Gifts Under $5.00 for Moms

With Valentine’s Day approaching in a few weeks, I thought it’d be fun to offer a simple list of $5.00 gifts that show a little love to moms!

5MomGifts

These gifts are perfect for any time of the year (Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, “just because”), so make sure to pin this article for easy reference later. And while you’re at it, maybe you’ll want to email this list to your husband or your teenage kids. You know, just in case they need a few ideas ;)

Best of all, most of these gifts can be given virtually to long-distance friends so if you know someone who needs a little encouragement, send her a small gift to let her know you’re thinking of her!

1) An eBook

You could give a $5.00 Amazon gift card or send a specific eBook. Here are a few homeschool books that I love:

And here are a few other mom books I love that aren’t about homeschooling:

2) A gift card to Starbucks or another local coffee shop.

What mom wouldn’t love the gift of relaxation?! Better yet, if the person receiving this gift is local, then babysit her kids for free while she enjoys a latte!

StarbucksGiftCardB

3) Flowers

Our Aldi has little bouquets of flowers for $3.99. At a time of year when the cost of flowers skyrockets, Aldi is the perfect place to buy this little pick-me-up for women!

If you don’t have an Aldi nearby, check a store like Trader Joe or ask your frugal friends if they know where to purchase flowers for a great price. Or just purchase a single rose or carnation from a pricier store – the sentiment is still the same without breaking the bank!

flowersB

4) Chocolate or another delicious snack.

Need I say more?!

{Tip: If you’re shopping for a long-distance friend, use an Amazon prime account to get free shipping and have the treat sent directly to your friend’s doorstep!}

Hersheys

5) A card with a hand-written note inside.

Moms work hard, and sometimes we really just need to feel valued. So tell her. Let her know that YOU value her. Print this letter and include it with your note. Use your words to make her feel special.

DayspringCard

Because isn’t making someone feel special what these little gifts are really all about?

What sweet & simple gift ideas do you have that cost $5.00 or less?

Davonne (16 Posts)

Davonne Parks is a married Christian homeschool mom who began teaching her children at home in 2009. She blogs about cultivating a heart for motherhood, as well as organization and simplicity, at DavonneParks.com. Davonne believes that some of life’s richest moments happen when we embrace the beauty of imperfection as we extend grace to ourselves and others. She’s written two eBooks, “101 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms” (free to her blog subscribers) and “28 Days to Timeliness: Tips and Confessions from a Semi-Reformed Late Person.”


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
«
Read the next post: »

A Clear Vision for a New Year

 

Do you take time to re-evaluate your homeschool plans and progress at the start of a new year?  What about your own personal goals?

As homeschool parents, we’re called upon to give so much of ourselves on a daily basis.  I think most of us would agree that we do this gladly (for the most part), yet there has to be a way to refill our own depleted resources from time to time.

One of the ways I keep my focus, both personally and in homeschooling, is to choose one word to represent the new year.  I’ve also written about three other ways to keep your focus, which includes choosing a motto or Bible verse for your homeschool. This kind of thing can serve as a reminder of why we do what we do, even when the going gets tough.  Sometimes we need to be our own cheering section! Having a clear vision of the task at hand and the road before us can help.

 

A Clear Vision for a New Year @hsbapost.com

Some of our team writers have chosen one word for the new year and we’d like to share those with you as a source of encouragement.

To Grow and Strengthen in 2015 by North Laurel at North Laurel Home & School

My Word for 2015: Purpose by Emilee at Pea of Sweetness

The Most Important Thing to Remember in 2015 by Davonne at DavonneParks.com

Hope is the Word at my blog Embracing Destiny

 

Do you choose one word, one Bible verse, or a motto for your homeschool or your own personal reflection for the year? Please share in the comments.

 

Sara (47 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
«
Read the next post: »

A New Devotional for a New Year

 

With all the discussion of goals and resolutions that comes with a new year, I try to include spiritual enrichment at the top of my list every year. It is an area I need to re-evaluate often because it seems much too easy to lose sight of my goals. Life is busy. Homeschooling and being a full-time mom to three kids (one with special needs) keeps me going all the time. “Quiet time” is not a concept I’m familiar with most days. If I want to spend quality time in the Word, I’ve got to be intentional. Sometimes I’m just at a loss for where to begin in that process. Kathy Gossen has written a 90-day chronological New Testament devotional called “And the Word Became Flesh” for moms like me to make a meaningful connection between the scriptures and daily life.

 

"And the Word Became Flesh" 90-day devotional

 

A Devotional for Busy Moms

As a wife, mother of two, and entrepreneur, Kathy Gossen knows what it’s like to feel frazzled during her daily quiet time. Prior to the creation of “And the Word Became Flesh,” she became increasingly frustrated by trying to fit it all in before being interrupted by pattering feet. Some days would be filled with great times of prayer. Others would be wonderful times of Bible study. She even memorized scripture on a weekly basis with her children. Yet, one discipline rarely flowed into another and little of what she read or did ever reached her heart where real change could take place. Her daily quiet time had become another item to check off her to-do list, and the inclusion of each of the spiritual disciplines in her weekly, let alone daily life, slowly became a distant memory. She knew it was time for a change. She knew there had to be a better way so out of that frustration blossomed “And the Word Became Flesh.” This 90-day journey guides you to not only read through the New Testament chronologically in 90 days, but be transformed by the Word as you take time for reflection, prayer, and scripture memory based on what you are reading and is intended for repeated use. Use it for your personal quiet time or as a springboard for your New Testament homeschool studies and let the Word become flesh in you!

 

 

Kathy is generously donating one paperback or Kindle copy of “And the Word Became Flesh: A 90-Day Chronological Journey Through the New Testament” to the Best Variety Blog winner in the 2014 Homeschool Blog Awards.

Visit Kathy at Cornerstone Confessions website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

 

 

Sara (47 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
«
Read the next post: »