Going a little nutso?
I am! This is definitely the strangest time I’ve ever experienced. This crazy social distancing is causing so many different emotions for so many people – lonely, overwhelmed, scared, anxious, stressed, worried, confused.
I myself have been bouncing around all those feelings. But I’ve also been getting to work, because I like to figure things out and I like to help. And the people I want to help the most right now are parents like me. Parents thrown into the bizarre experience of having SCHOOLS CLOSED INDEFINITELY. What?!?!?
I’m in the unique and blessed position of needing to help my kids and get my family running properly but without the stress of needing to also keep working at a regular out-of the-home job that is all of a sudden a work-at-home job. And, I used to be a teacher, so I at least have a clue as to what to do next. I know many of you are facing more difficult circumstances than I am…so I’m on it! I’m doing my best to get you the help you need.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve worked on getting you deals during social distancing, a daily printable to keep your tweens and teens organized, and a list of activities for bored tweens to do at home. This week I am super excited to tell you about the Stay at Home Survival Bundle! Not surprisingly, the folks at Ultimate Bundles have also been working on bringing you helpful resources to get through this time! This new bundle is was originally only available April 7th and 8th, but Ultimate Bundles realized that not everyone snapped it up in time since we are all so overwhelmed, so it is available!
This new collection is made up of 21 products worth $493.19 which you can have for $19.97. This resource library includes four eBooks, 11 workbooks and printables, five eCourses, and a summit.
Do you know about Ultimate Bundles? They are a company that pulls the best resources from the top experts on the internet and puts it all together into a comprehensive library, which they then make available at an incredibly low price for a very short time. If you are curious about how they can do that and whether it’s really worth it, please read my article explaining all about Ultimate Bundles.
What’s in the Stay at Home Survival Bundle for a mom of tweens and teens
Like I said, there are 21 resources included. But are they all appropriate for the mom of tweens and teens? No. Some of the items are intended to help parents teach little children at home – things like learning to read and learning about letters and life cycles. Super cute resources for the right families, but definitely aimed at the parents of younger children.
Let me tell you about the items that I am most excited about as a mom of tween and a teen.
- Digital Homeschool Convention: America Homeschools Edition by Holly Chubb is a summit worth $39. It’s a crash course in homeschooling for those of us being put in that surprising position!
- Back to Basics: The Screen Time Formula by Nicolle Embra is an eCourse worth $67.00. She’s a cyber safety expert who has created this step-by-step course to create your family’s screentime plan. She’s a specialist in parental controls. This is something so many of us parents need! I struggle with these issues and I hear over and over from you that you need help on this! Even if this is the only course you are interested in, it’s an amazing deal for $19.97! That’s less than a third of the regular price.
Those are my favorite two items in the bundle. If you just used those two, you’d be getting $106 worth of benefit for $19.97. But I do want to share some other items that you may be interested in depending on your family:
Recipes and Cooking Skills
- Better Than a Box by Katie Kimball is an eBook normally priced at $16.95. It’s a cookbook/tutorial that teaches all about how to make processed foods using homemade recipes. She teaches how to make “cream of” soups, Bisquik, Onion soup mix and more from scratch so that you can make healthy versions of these processed favorites. She also teaches how to add nutrition to recipes and engineer your own recipes. For those of us who want to learn new easy recipes while stuck at home (or teach them to your tweens and teens), this is a helpful resource.
There are two resources for people who need to start or monetize an at-home business. I know some of you may have faced a job loss or a cut in wages due to sheltering-in-place. Online businesses might be a solution for you.
- Profitable Work at Home Starter Kit by Chhavi and Amit is a workbook that normally sells for $27. It can help you quickly launch an online business.
- The Best Work-From-Home Jobs for 2020: 144 Legitimate Remote Jobs That Are (Almost) Always Hiring by Annie Sandmeier is an eBook that normally costs $9.99
Self-Care and Mental Health
- The Tired Mom’s Guide to Getting it Done by Allison Kijak is a printable workbook that is normally available for $27. It’s a guide meant to reveal the things that have been holding you back and show you how to overcome them by creating a realistic plan of action so you can get things done.
- Gratitude Builds Fortitude 30-Day Challenge by Holly Bertone is an eCourse usually priced at $9.99. She will guide you on a journey to build mental strength. I think this would be a great one to do together with your tweens and teens.
For Fun and Relaxation
- Anti-Stress Mandalas Adult Coloring Book by Kim Mills is a printable eBook that’s usually $6.45. It’s a set of relaxing mandalas to color that I think many teens and tweens would really enjoy, and many moms would, too.
- Spring Seasonal Living by Kathie Lapcevic is a $17 eCourse that is intended to help you live seasonally. Her website, Homespun Seasonal Living, is all about ” inspiring you to live a naturally simple life at home,” This seems like something that might help those of us struggling right now.
- How to Draw by Kathy Barbro is a workbook worth $25. She is a former classroom art teacher with more than 15 years of experience. She has come up with art tutorials that help kids be successful in making art. There are 200 tutorials included in this book! The style is a bit young for teenagers, but if you have a younger tween it would be a fun choice. And if you have bored kids that are artsy, it could be a lifesaver!
Remember, the bundle is only available for a limited time. It’s less than $20, so I kind of think this one is a no-brainer. Especially since most of us really need some help right now!