We *heart* Homeschooling Giveaway Extravaganza! {closed}

Everyone is thinking about LOVE this week, and one thing that we love more than anything else here at Hip Homeschool Moms is HOMESCHOOLING!!!

So, we’ve brought together 11 AMAZING SPONSORS to provide you with 23 GREAT PRIZES to help us share the love with you.



What We Believe Series – Who is God  (value $39) – 1 winner

How to Have a HEART for Your Kids (release date 2/18) – 1 winner

What We Believe Series – Who is God and can I really know Him

Our children are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog,and game is full of ideas—ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are deceptive and even destructive. Because it is more important than ever that children learn to discern the truth, Apologia has partnered with Summit Ministries to bring you the What We Believe series. The What We Believe series is an outstanding way to teach your child the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, but it’s so much more! With this student-directed, Bible-based curriculum, your child will learn to use scripture as a lens through which to view the world around them—to see everything the way God sees it.

Featuring engaging stories, creative notebooking, and fun activities, this four-part series is presented in a conversational style that makes the study of God’s Word exciting and memorable.

Reviewed by Chuck Colson from BreakPoint.org
Reviewed by Tom Gibson, Campus Crusade for Christ, thinkingchristian.net

How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids – Rachael Carman

How well do you really know your children? Sure, you love them, but do you even like them? What has God shown you about who they are and who they will become? He has sent these children into your home at this specific time for His glorious purposes. Thus you have been invited on the adventure of a lifetime, a journey on which you will see walls fall, seas parted, and giants slain. You don’t need special skills or training for this journey—you need only to seek God and hold tightly to His mighty hand! As with so many things, the first step to having a heart for your children is knowing your heavenly Father. As you seek daily to share His heart with your kids, keep this inspirational book close at hand. In it, Rachael Carman uses the word HEART to help you remember and focus on what really matters.


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Word Q + Speak Q

Software Bundle (value $279) – 1 winner (USA/Canada only)

WordQ+SpeakQ software bundle is the first and only integrated word prediction and speech recognition tool available, designed for students (from 2nd grade to college) and others  who struggle with writing. It was developed by a research team led by Dr. Fraser Shein of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, ten-year-old 4th grader Darius Kessler “knows that WordQ…helps him read and write in ways he never could before. His mother, teachers and occupational therapist say that program has given him a voice.”

Nei MacGregor, VP of goQsoftware,  explains that, I’ve been battling my own learning disabilities since childhood and have coached hundreds of students who struggle with writing. Over the years, I’ve seen and used a variety of assistive software tools and, 2 months ago, after 4 years, I helped launch WordQ+SpeakQ version 3.0. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”  Just one example of this feedback:  Sarah King, AT/Special Education Department, Laramie County Schools (Cheyenne, WY), whose entire district has purchased WordQ+SpeakQ, recently raved, “This is the best thing we have ever done!” after a student kickoff session to launch the software attracted hundreds of students and administrators.

Built to enhance, and be more forgiving than, other applications, WordQ provides additional functionality to popular writing applications (e.g. Internet, Adobe, Microsoft Word and anywhere you can highlight and click), including word prediction, suggesting words that change depending on the context, and spoken feedback that allows users to hear their mistakes (e.g. run-on sentences, spelling and punctuation errors, etc).  SpeakQ is a plug-in that builds on and enhances WordQ’s functions, adding speech recognition (speech-to-text functionality), working in spite of mild speech imperfections and accents.

A 30-day free trial of the software can be accessed at http://www.goqsoftware.com/try


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Pitter Patter Art

custom key fob (value $6) – 4 winners

Laura Kelly of Pitter Patter Art has always enjoyed painting and creating unique pieces of art.  Sewing soon became something she loved to do as well.  There is rarely a day that goes by that she does not create something…it’s a passion, a sickness and a true, true love.  All proceeds go towards their adoption fund to help bring home their third little boy from Ethiopia.

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1 year site membership (value $39.99) – 3 winners

In 2000, abcteach entered the Internet world as a free educational website for teachers. Our site is the brainchild of Sandy Kemsley, a Michigan elementary school teacher who was retiring after 26 years in the class. abcteach seemed the perfect way for Sandy to continue communicating her love of teaching and wealth of educational knowledge. Little did she know that her “little website” would evolve into the global educational resource that abcteach has become.

The abcteach member site provides members with unlimited access to over 40,000 cross-curricular materials, interactive activities, clip art, and abctools custom worksheet generators. Many abcteach theme units feature the same topic in multiple grade levels. Find PreK-8th materials that engage the whole family. New materials are added each week, reflecting member requests and current events. Members also receive a weekly newsletter, highlighting new sections, materials, and unique membership specials. bctools® allow you to create the materials you need when you can’t find them anywhere else. abctools are ideal for multi-level classrooms, as well as students with varying learning styles and abilities. Over 60 tools are available to members in a variety of subjects.

Membership info for Homeschoolers: http://abcteach.com/homeschool.php


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Master Books

4 book prize pack (value $62)  – 1 winner


Master Books, an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group, is the world’s largest publisher of creation-based material for all ages; including apologetics, home school resources, reference titles, and quality children’s literature.

– Passport to the World: Your A to Z Guided Language Tour by Craig Froman

– Case of the Missing Mountain by Kim Jones

– Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs

– The Earth: It’s Structure & It’s Changes by Tom DeRosa & Carolyn Reeves

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Visual Latin

Digital Download, lessons 1 -10 (value $25) – 1 winner

Visual Latin is a combination of short videos and exercises that work together to teach your children (or you) Latin. The curriculum is designed so that it requires no knowledge of Latin either by the student or the parent administering the class. Basically, you can just hit play and start learning.

Visual Latin is taught by Dwane Thomas, who was raised by a pack of wild Latin teachers near the Rubicon. Dwane has been teaching and telling jokes in Latin for 15 years.

Each Latin lesson contains the following elements:   1. Grammar: Video (~7 min) and PDF worksheet    2. Sentences: Video (~8 min) and  PDF worksheet   3. Reading: Video (~5 min) and PDF transcript

You can watch some sample lessons here.  You can read a review by The Homeschool Chick here..

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Old Schoolhouse Expo

“Expo to Go” digital download (value $19.99 ) – 4 winners

This is the MP3 recordings of the online “Celebrate Homeschooling!” Schoolhouse Expo.

We celebrated the unique blessings of homeschooling, the beginning of another school year, our families, and the freedom to tailor our children’s education to best meet their needs.

Enjoy over 20 hours of of some of the most popular homeschool speakers. This Expo features special emphasis on teens and writing that you won’t want to miss!

View all of our speakers and their topics HERE.  Need more information on the Schoolhouse Expo? Click HERE.

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Founders Academy

4 book prize pack (value $23.95) – 2 winners

Lynn Schott  the owner/principal instructor of Founders Academy, is dedicated to teaching Founding Principles and Free Markets to Today’s Students. Lynn is a 14-year homeschool veteran with a passion for teaching U.S. Government and Free Market Economics.  She has graciously donated the following 4-pack, book set for two lucky winners.

This collection of books is the perfect starter set for those who want to understand the Founding Principles of Liberty that fuel the engine of the Free Market:

– Economics in One Lesson  by Henry Hazlitt

– Common Sense  by Thomas Paine

– Why Austrian Economics Matters  by Llewellyn Rockwell

– The Declaration of Independence & The U.S. Constitution In Today’s English  by Robert Serrao

To find out more about Founders Academy, check out this informative video: http://foundersacademy.net/InformationalVideo/

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The Homeschool Handbook

1 year magazine subscription (value $19.95) – 1 winner (USA only)

The Homeschool Handbook™ magazine is written and edited for today’s homeschooling family.  Its focus is to provide the high caliber of editorial excellence that its readership demands to make it a trusted resource.  The Homeschool Handbook™ is dedicated to offering the homeschooling community access to accurate, up-to-date information about all aspects of the homeschool experience.  The Homeschool Handbook™ highlights issues and trends that are of interest to homeschooling families and editorial content written by award-winning experts helps them meet the challenge of a quality focused educational environment.

‘The optimum resource for at home education and life style.’

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The Missional Mom by Helen Lee

The Missional Mom prize pack  (value $30 ) – 1 winner

We all must seek to be missional in our life journey.  The evangelical subculture, however, tends to reduce the domain of the Christian mom to that inside the walls of her house.  But the reality is that today’s Christian moms come from a full range of personal and professional context, whether they are homemakers, full-time in the marketplace, or somewhere in between.  Numerous Christian mothers today are living missional lives, using their gifts and abilities to further God’s kingdom by engaging the world around them.  They artfully, passionately, sometimes messily, juggle multiple callings and demonstrate in their modern day contexts how they are emulating the woman of noble character in Proverbs 31.

The Missional Mom will affirm Christian mothers who desire to not only to build their homes in a Christ-like way, but engage the world with their skills, abilities, and interests.  It won’t minimize the importance of a woman’s role in her home but it will encourage her to not ignore the stirrings God has planted within her to extend her influence.

The Missional Mom prize pack includes: The book, mini-notebook, Post-it’s, & notepad

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Thirty-One Gifts

Thermal lunch tote (value $14) – 3 winners

The Thirty-One thermal lunch totes are perfect for so many different things…lunches for a field trip, day trip, baby bottles, and so much more!  The insulated totes keep things warm or cold and their exterior wipes clean in case of a spill. There is also an exterior pocket that is perfect for napkins, utensils and more.

They come in three cute prints…Circle Spiral, Free Spirit Floral, and Floral Celebration.

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How to Win One of These Amazing Prizes:



1. Leave a comment – Every item listed above may not fit your needs, so please  list the products that you would most like to win.

2. Tweet about this giveaway – Include @HipHmschoolMoms in your tweet and a link to this post.  If you love our sponsors as much as we do, please mention them in your tweet as well!

3. Share this giveaway on Facebook – Just click the facebook “like” button at the bottom of this post or write your own post and link back to this page.

4. Show off your love of Homeschooling on your own website – Add the I *heart* Homeschooling button to the sidebar of your website this week. (get the link code in our sidebar)


This giveaway will end on

Friday, February 18th at midnight CST

Winners will be announced on HipHomeschoolMoms.com

sometime on Saturday, February 19th


Happy Homeschooling!

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  1. What would be most helpful for our homeschool would be:

    Word Q and Speak Q

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. Thanks for hosting this

    I would enjoy any of the following: The Homeschool Handbook, Word Q and Speak Q, Visual Latin, Master books, The Missional Mom, and Pitter Patter Art.

  3. The items that would be most beneficial to us would be ABCteach.com, Master Books and Word Q + Speak Q. Though all of the prizes are just lovely!

  4. It would be awesome to have the Word Speak softwear. My son has severe verbal aproxia and this would be very beneficial to our homeschooling adventure! Thanks for this opportunity…sharing this giveaway on facebook!!

  5. I’ve added your button to my blog 🙂

    Either Apologia book would be great to have. I am currently using Apologia Astronomy with my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. They are loving it!

  6. I have shared this giveaway on my facebook page.

    My kiddos thought the Master Books set looked pretty cool. Anything having to do with dinosaurs and the earth are always a big hit in our home. Next year, we are studying countries and cultures, so I think the ‘Passport to the World’ book would be pretty nifty to have.

  7. I pressed the like button and would love the Word Q + Speak Q or Founders Acadmey or the Latin program.

    Thanks for this, it’s awesome!

  8. The Word Q and Speak Q would really benefit my son who is dyslexic and dysgraphic!!! Writing is his most difficult challenge. I would also like the abcteach.com membership, the Missional Mom package, or the How to Have a HEART For Your Kids book. What an exciting giveaway!

  9. Wow what great items! Definitely sharing this post on Facebook.

    If we could pick from any of them it would be:

    Word Q and Speak Q
    or the Homeschool Handbook

    Thanks for the oppportunity

  10. The abcteach and Visual Latin would be the most beneficial for our family at this time. I look forward to see who ends up winning. Thank you for the opportunity.

  11. Will be putting this on my blog later today! What an awesome give away! It is hard to choose but books from Apologia, the Thirty One Tote, or the key fob would be really neat!

  12. The items we’d love to win are the key fob, the lunch tote and the Master books! (My husband says the Latin… but our little girl is a ways from doing that!)

  13. Oh my, what wonderful giveaways you have! I did ‘like’ for my Facebook.

    The one item I would treasure most in our homeschool is “What We Believe Series – Who is God (value $39)” from Apologia. This is our first year using Apologia science–we are using their 7th grade General Science–and so far, we love it.

    THANKS bunches for your generosity!

    sharon in alabama 🙂

  14. Apologia – What We Believe Series; How to have a H.E.A.R.T.; Pitter Patter Art; ABC Teach; Master Books; and Thirty One Gifts Lunch Tote!

    What a awesome giveaway!

  15. First I would like to say how awesome this giveaway is. Not only is it fun, but there are some great products here. The items I think would be useful for myself and my family are abc teach, the Master book collection, how to have H.E.A.R.T for your kids, and Who is God and can I really know him. Thanks for the chance at winning!

  16. I love homeschool giveaways!!!!!! My favorites are-
    Word Q and Speak Q- love this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ABC Teach
    Master Books
    OK, I’ll stop there:) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!
    [email protected]

  17. Hi,

    Having trouble sorting out what I need to do. Think I’ve got it now.

    I would like to win:
    Apologia – What We Believe Series
    Apologia – How to have a HEART for your kids
    Pitter Patter Art
    ABCteach.com membership
    Master Books Package and
    Thirty One Crafts

  18. I would love to win any of the following for our homeschool needs!!

    Master Books
    ABC Teach
    Expo 2 Go(since I couldn’t attend)
    I love 31 items!!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!
    contact – kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  19. Wow! What a great giveaway ladies!!! I would LOVE to win the ABC teach membership, the Visual Latin program, The Missional Mom, or the Homeschool Handbook!! Wow! All GREAT STUFF!!

  20. I would like to win ‘Who is God’, ‘The Missional Mom’, ‘How to have a heart for your kids’ or ‘Master Books’. Thank you.

  21. Thanks for sharing the LOVE 🙂

    I like Apologia, ABCTeach, Homeschool Handbook, & Thity-one gifts lunch tote.

  22. Wow! What a fantastic line-up of give-aways! Most useful to me would be:
    Visual Latin
    Master Books and
    Thank you!

  23. I would be most interested in: Apologia, Pitter Patter Art, abcteach.com, Master Books, Expo to Go, & Missional Mom! Thanks so much!

  24. I just stumbled onto this site. It’s great! I would love the following gifts, if I win 🙂

    #1 The Missional Mom
    #2 Apologia
    #3 31 Gifts
    #4 Founder’s Academy


  25. I would love to win Apologia, ABC Teach, Old Schoolhouse Expo, The Missional Mom, or The Homeschool Handbook. Any of these would be a wonderful asset to our homeschool!

  26. I would love to receive the Latin lessons to use next year! Sounds perfect, since the idea of teaching Latin seems intimidating!

  27. I shared on Facebook using the like button! Would appreciate any of the giveaway items, especially the ones I’ve already listed. Great giveaway!

  28. I am pretty new to homeschooling so any help is wonderful.

    1. Apologia
    2. 31 Gifts
    3. The Homeschool Handbook
    4. Pitter Patter Art
    5. Master Books
    6. ABC Teach
    7. Latin

  29. What great giveaways!

    If we were to win, the ones we would use are:

    Apologia-What We Believe Series
    Master Books
    Missional Mom
    31 Gifts

  30. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!! I have LOVED seeing feedback from so many moms on so many different topics! We would love to win:
    ABC Teach.com
    Master books
    The Missional Mom
    and who wouldn’t love
    Pitter Patter Art?!

  31. Wow, what an awesome giveaway to encourage homeschoolers! 🙂 Thanks so much! I’d love any of the following:
    Homeschool Handbook subscription
    Word Q/Speak Q
    Master Books set
    How To Have A Heart For Your Kids
    31-Gifts tote
    ABC Teach
    and the Pitter Patter Art

  32. I would love the Latin class. Anything would work tho since both my daughter and I homeschool so anything too young (or old) for mine I can pass to her

  33. Visual Latin would be a great asset to our homeschool. Neither my husband or I are knowledgable about Latin. We need all the help we can acquire!

    Thank you.

    sharon 🙂

  34. This giveaway is packed with good stuff!
    Here are the items I am most interested in winning:



    Master Books

    1. Since the “separate comments” and “please list” instructions were (to me) conflicting… this comment and the next one from me are to split out the 2nd and third items in the “I’d like to win” comment category… just in case 😛

      2nd I’d like to win product: ABCteach.com

  35. I’m posting on FB and sharing the link. Wonderful gifts!! I’d be especially interested in Apologia and Homeschool Handbook. Thanks!

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