Time to Party – Ultimate Blog Party 2012

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Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Congratulations to Michelle of Blessed Quiver.
She won our $10 gift card!

Yes, it’s time to party this week!

Will you join me?  I’m ready to party and you can join in on the fun right here.

starbucks cardTo start off our party, I have a few party favors.

First of all, I’m giving away a $10 gift card to Starbucks or Barnes & Noble.  If you win, it’s your choice which gift card you get.  To enter, just leave a comment below.  Feel free to leave a link to your UBP blog post so we can all visit it.

Bonus entries – add another comment saying what you did:
1.  Like our facebook page
2.  Add our blog to your RSS feed
3.  Tweet about our blog and use @kerrybeck, as well as #UBP12 (no spam pls 🙂
4.  Follow me on twitter

In addition to the gift card, I have party favors for everyone who stops by.  Each of our favorite posts below include free homeschool & family activity guides.  Visit any of these posts & you can get our free guides.

Oreo Phases of the Moon – Free Astronomy Activity Guide

Lucky Charms Graph – Free St. Patrick’s Day Activity Guide

Easter Resurrection Rolls  –  Mini Easter Bible Lesson

DIY Easter Resurrection Eggs

So, who is Kerry Beck?

easter traditions - beck family

– believer of Jesus Christ
– wife to Steve Beck for 27 wonderful years
– mom to Ashley, Gentry & Hunter
– mom-in-law to Jesse (Ashley’s hubby)
– loves to share fun homeschool activities
-speaker & writer
– reviews homeschool curriculum (via videos or blog posts)
– passion to encourage young moms
– reviews products that are helpful to moms of all age kids
– enjoys cooking & sharing recipes
– just learned to scrapbook digitally (yep, I converted from paper)
– gardens, sews, paints, quilts, crafts

 What about this blog?

Grab a cup of coffee. Pull up a chair. Turn off your phone. Make yourself at home!

“How to Homeschool My Child” is for YOU…homeschool moms who need a little encouragement, who want to “see” their curriculum before they buy, or who might be a little (or a lot) tired.

If you have homeschool resources that you would like reviewed, feel free to contact me.  Or, if you need a speaker for a homeschool or business/marketing event, let me know.  I’ll see if my expertise is a good fit for your audience.

Before you start looking around, go ahead and grab a copy of our recent book, Everything You Want To Know About Homeschooling. It’s completely FREE.  You can grab it by clicking here. 

Now, let’s get back to the party!


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  1. Love this idea and would love to take part in this blog!
    We mostly use Classical with MFW and other resources and this is our 4th year homeschooling our 2 daughters! (6 and 8)

    1. So glad you came over. Toddlers are so much fun (& exhausting). I’ll be posting some activities & books for toddlers soon.

      I’ll head on over to your blog shortly.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Actually I have a guest post about the home that I’ll post this week instead of next week. I’ll be hopping over to your blog shortly.

  2. Thanks for all of your tips and info, Kerry! I loved the phases of the moon activity and the lucky charms graph. My kids will do anything if it involves sweet foods!

  3. I love seeing your tips in my email and as posts on Facebeook. When I get both I know I am not missing anything!
    BY the way, I think MFW from Kim’s post stands for the My Father’s World curriculum.

    1. Tricia,
      Thanks for the kind words. I know My Father’s World, but didn’t know the abbreviation. Good curriculum to use.

  4. Hi Kerry,

    I am Amy over at Missional Mama. As a homeschooling mama as well, I look forward to following your blog in my reader and learning from you.

    Stopping by from UBP12!

    1. Julie,
      Thanks for making our way over here. I really do love chocolate. How can anyone NOT like chocolate? 🙂

  5. Enjoyed my visit here from UBP12! Noticed that you have started to learn digital scrapbooking – I made the change from paper, too – and am loving it!

    1. I got my 1st digital scrapbook in the mail last week. Can’t wait to give it to my hubby on Thursday night for his birthday. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Always nice to meet fellow homeschoolers. If you need a resource for something specific, let me know. I love sharing resources that worked for us.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be hopping over to your site this afternoon for the UBP. Let me know if there’s ever a topic you’d like us to cover.

    1. Kelly,
      I’m having lots of fun at this party, too. It’s my first UBP party. I’ll be checking back with you about virtual schooling.

  6. Visiting via UBP and I’m another hs mom. I’ve graduated two so far and three more to go. In fact, my youngest is five now so I’ll be doing this for quite awhile longer. Great informative site.

    1. You will be doing HS for awhile. My youngest graduated last yr so we are empty nesters. All are still in town so we see them frequently. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Hi Kerry – thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. And thanks for letting me know you had a new blog too. It has been nice to visit with you again. I was just flipping through Raising Leaders… Not Followers again yesterday! Hope to visit each other in blogland again.

    1. Isn’t it fun how we can meet up? If you have any feedback on Raising Leaders, Not Followers, please let me know. Always trying to improve it.

  8. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to say hello 🙂 If you decide to participate in the 100 Day Photo Challenge don’t hesitate to share your link on my post! Looking forward to connecting with you and reading your blog.

  9. You have such a beautiful family Kerry. I’m just starting to get into digital scrapbooking and kinda liking it. It seems to go a lot faster for me than paper.

    So nice to find your blog through UBP! I’m looking forward to reading more!


    1. Thanks for the kind words about our family. Another reason I like digital scrapbooking is I can make a project one times, but get multiple copies. When I started making my mom’s calendars online, I started ordering 6 copies (1 for my mom, 1 for Steve & me, and 1 for each of our kids).

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoying the UBP! Looking forward to reading your book. I am a homeschooling mom too. I did like you on fb, follow you on twitter, and add you to my feed so I guess that’s 3 entries in the drawing? Thanks for that little bonus! – Laura

    1. Jennifer,
      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be visiting some more UBP blogs this afternoon & yours will be at the top of the list. If you have a topic you want us to cover, let me know.

  11. hey there!! I love to see homeschool graduates and hear how well they are doing!! I am homeschooling my 10 and 12 year old girls–we love it!!

    1. I have 3 kids – 1 has Marketing degree & Teaching Certificate, married, 1 working on 3rd internship (including Cotton Bowl) at Texas A&M & will graduate this yr, 1 is freshman at Texas A&M with great grades & part of leadership organization. I’m amazed how God has worked in all of their lives after leaving our home. Praise Him! And, they still come over for Sunday lunch.

    1. Amy,
      There should not be any links to member only…at least none that I can remember. If you get a chance, let me know where you found a bad link.
      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Charity,
      I homeschooled for 10yrs. We also did private Christian school and played sports in public school.

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