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Staying at home is very important during this time of COVID-19 pandemic to help slow down the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. With everyone in the family at home for sure, it will only take a few days or hours until someone is bored and doesn’t know what to do. Luckily there are quite a lot of free online activities or free websites that everyone can use during this time to entertain and to be productive by learning something new.
Amazon Prime includes access to their Prime video and music collection. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can start with a 30-day Free trial.
Netflix – Get Free one-month trial.
Hulu – Free One-month trial.
Sling TV – Free 14-day trial
Disney Plus – One week trial
HBO Now – 7 days free
AT&T TV Now – One week free
Redbox – Free Live TV
Audible – If you love audiobooks, you can get Free 30-day trial.
Story Weaver – Storybooks in different languages.
For Pre-schoolers (3-4 years old)
123 Homeschool for ME – Free printable worksheets from preschool to 8th Grade
British Council – Free online games, stories and activities for young children
For Elementary (Grades 1-5) (5-10 years old)
Code It – Fun coding lessons for kids
Duo Lingo – For learning a new language
For Middle School (Grade 6-8) (11-13 years old)
Adventure Academy – 1st month free
Sandbox – Uses OK Go’s music videos to inspire students to explore various STEAM concepts. Integrates art, science and math.
DIY.org – Motivates kids to learn new skills. With free trial.
Google CS First – Free computer science curriculum.
Nanowrimo – Free fun creative writing lessons.
For High School (Grade 9-12) (14-18 years old)
For College and Advanced Learning
Coursera – Some courses are free.
Udemy – They offer select free courses
Canvas Network – Course catalog for teachers
Remember staying at home and social distancing are the best thing that we can do for ourselves and our community during this pandemic. Stay safe and healthy.
If you know of other free things to access now, please comment below.
My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick’s day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef; point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two anyways with the crowd we had.
I made the point cut in the crockpot. I just added the seasoning packet and let it cook all day. About half way through cooking, I added the cabbage. The flat cut was placed in a roaster pan with potato chunks, carrots, the seasoning packet and water. I roasted it at 300 degrees for 6 hours.
There are many ways in which gardening can save you money. There’s the obvious mark up that many grocery stores carry because they brick-and-mortar businesses with their own price points they have to meet before profit. So when you buy your produce from them you’re also paying their rent, electricity, and employees. There is also the markup from the manufacturer who’s had to package and market their product as well. Even bananas that don’t require packaging have their own ad campaign. All of that adds into the cost that you pay when purchasing your produce at the store.Continue reading
Last year when I gave up soda and sugary beverages, I started the Drinking Water to Lose Weight method. Many people have asked over that time how I did it and what was my secret. There isn’t any secret it is simply understanding how Drinking Water to Lose Weight. It doesn’t require money, fancy equipment, or a lot of time just simple changes in what you are doing. Keep reading below for simple tips and take advantage of our FREE Printable to help you keep track of the water you drink.Continue reading
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I love entertaining at home. Some may think I’m crazy, but I do enjoy planning for a party. Preparing the menu, thinking of games to play, and planning the entertainment for my guests excites me. I think it’s because growing up, my mom always had guests at home whether they are relatives, church friends, book club members or work friends. She even encourages us to invite friends over for our birthday parties or even for a simple pajama party. It’s nothing extravagant but the thing that made those parties special is that no matter how simple it is, she made sure it’s well planned and memorable for all of us.
Being a mom now, I want my kids to experience what I experienced growing up. I want them to have the joy of having lots of memories with us, with family and with friends, that’s why I’m known not to pass on hosting a party. I want our home to be filled with laughter and fond memories of a good company of people we love. But I do understand why hosting a party can be a scary task for some. Without proper planning, it can be a daunting task filled with stress.
That is why we are sharing our party tips because we want you to not only throw the perfect party but to enjoy throwing it. The holiday season is almost in full swing, so take this opportunity to invite friends and family over and create those memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s holiday season once again and that means it’s time to prepare Christmas stocking presents for our family and friends. I love filling my loved ones stockings with fun and useful small gifts that I know they will love that’s why I made a list. I hope you’ll like my great ideas for stocking stuffers that are awesome and affordable.