Freebies for Homeschooled Families

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I have another freebie for you (homeschooled families) …but before I get to the freebie,  I need to ask you…

–>>> Have you entered our Blog Candy Contest?

You can win a copy of my homeschool program…

Raising Leaders, Not Followers!

All you have to do to enter, is post a comment sharing how one of my blog posts encouraged/helped you OR post a topic you would like me to cover on my blog this year. It’s really that simple to enter our contest.
I’ll be announcing the winner tonight!

NOW….to help you Start School Right this Year…

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Tuesday Tips: Are You A Busy Mom?

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Instead of sharing specific tips to make your life easier, I want to tell you about some FREE classes this week that can help you as a busy mom.  Read more about it here:

I’ve got something for all the working moms and busy moms on my
list.  That should be all of you!!!

I know you’re under an incredible amount of pressure everyday to
keep up with all of your responsibilities as a busy mom -
parenting, homeschooling, the kid’s schoolwork, meals, housework,
relationships, and work – just to name a few. And I know you need
a dose of encouragement and refreshing at times.

This is your personal invitation to participate in the Working
Moms 911 Telesummit Retreat JANUARY 20-22. And we all know that
stay at home moms are “working” moms, right! It will be the
perfect way to get energized and organized to kick off your new

Let me tell you about it…

Susan Martin from has put together a
completely FREE telesummit so you can enjoy a time of refreshing
and renewal.  You can listen right from your computer. The
telesummit will feature “momversations” – conversations Susan had
with 9 experts who will speak to the heart of working moms. (Oh,
and one of those experts she talked to happens to be my husband-Steve.)

And you won’t want to miss the last session where Susan shares
her heart with working moms called “Hope for the Journey”.

You’ll need to register to get all the details for each session.
Here’s the link:
Working Moms

Here’s what you can expect from the calls this Thursday through
Saturday (Jan 20-22). You will discover how to:

- Save a ton of money with Super Couponing
- Stop screaming at your kids
- How to apply Biblical principles to your work and business life
- Restore calm in your family
- Help your teens start their own business
- Overcome emotional eating
- Reclaim your households through Kamikaze Cleaning
- Use SMARTcut® systems to simplify your life

Don’t miss this event.  You will be blessed.

Here’s the sign up link again.

Working Moms

See you on the calls!

Kerry Beck
Christian Parenting Assoc, Director

ps.  Did I mention all of the calls this week are free!

Hope you can join us today…

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Today’s webinar is really about one thing …hope.

You see, many homeschoolers want to raise their children to
be leaders who provide hope.

One thing leaders do is run companies that provide income for others.  As you
probably know, we run several companies, including our homeschool
company, Curriculum Connection. You may wonder how we
run so many businesses.

Good news.

We want to show you EXACTLY what we do and how you or your
family can do the SAME things to make your first $1000 on the

- Will it be as easy as pushing a button?

- Will it involve “no effort” on your part?

- Will you be able to make a six-figures on the Internet without
having to know a single thing about marketing?

Of course not.

But we will share things you can take action on immediately
after the webinar. Things that will start you on your way to
making your first $1000 on the Internet …and after you make
that first $1000, the sky is the limit!

Remember us? My hubby is the guy who made a six-figure income in
his PART-TIME while attending seminary full-time!

As of this morning, only 43 spaces remain for the 2pm (Eastern)
webinar and 89 spaces remain for the 9pm (Eastern) FREE
”How To Make Your First $1000 Online” webinar event.

It will be held 2 times, but it’s filling up fast
- so check out the times and availability here:

Remember, we will be revealing:

- How to avoid “Get Rich Quick” schemes on the Internet and how
to build a TRUE online business that spins off cash flow and
allows you to “Get Rich Slowly”!

- How to follow your passion and make a great living at the same

- How to choose the PERFECT business for you …so you don’t
waste your precious time and money on things that are not right
for YOU!

- How to build a herd of fanatical buyers all looking to YOU for
recommendations and products …imagine helping people and making
a great income at the same time!

- How to find useful tools and training for your herd (and even
create your own) …take good care of your herd and they will
take care of you!

- What to do AFTER you make your first $1000 on the Internet
…how to build a real online business on auto-pilot giving you
more time, money and freedom than you ever thought possible!

In fact, tonight’s 70-minute webinar will have a massive impact
on your bank account and your lifestyle. This is your first step
to following your passion and doing what you want to for a change
- instead of what you have to!

Visit this page to register now:

See you tonight,
Stephen & Kerry Beck

P.S. …We’ve had a lot of people wondering about a replay of the
webinar. Technology being what it is, we can NOT guarantee a
replay, but I can guarantee that there will be CHOICE content
that ONLY LIVE attendees will see and WILL NOT be in the replay!
Here’s the special registration link again:

P.P.S. The winner of our Blog Candy Contest is Sheri.  She will receive our Easter ebook package with hundred of ideas.  Watch this blog for our next contest.

How To Teach Writing…from the Writing Experts!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to announce upcoming writing workshops.  My good friends, Andrew Pudewa (IEW) and Andrew Kern (Circe Institute) will be in Texas for 4 days in October.  They will be hosting workshops in 4 Texas cities and I suggest you find one to attend.  It will be well worth your time!  

Andrew & Andrew are some of my favorite people in the homeschool/education arena.  They are also some of the smartest people I know when it comes to teaching moms & teachers how to improve their students writing.  Don’t miss this!

BTW…when you register, please tell them that Kerry Beck told you about it.  I don’t make any money from this workshop, but it would be great to let them know where you found out about “The Two Andrews”


The Two Andrews: On Writing and Teaching Writing


A Special One-day Event with Andrew Kern and Andrew Pudewa—together in four cities!

For Teachers, Teaching Parents, College & High School Students

8:30am – 3:30pm

Wednesday, Oct. 14:            San Antonio, TX               FEAST Homeschool Building

Thursday, Oct. 15:               Bryan, TX                          Brazos Christian School

Friday, Oct. 16:                    Houston, TX                      Covenant Academy  (Cypress, TX)

Saturday, Oct. 17:                Dallas, TX                          Highlands Academy (Irving, TX)


$59.00/person, second family member ½ price!

Registration fee includes a coupon for 20% off on any IEW or CiRCE purchase!

 To Register:  (or call 800-856-5815).

 —-Please send this message to interested friends and colleagues!—

 Andrew Kern is the president of the Circe Institute, a leading provider of inspiration, information, and insight to classical educators throughout the world.  He is creator of the Tools of Writing™ Workshops and materials, and consults on board development, school leadership, and establishing classical schools.  Circe’s annual conference is the premier event  ( for educators seeking to use classical education to nurture wisdom and virtue.


Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a homeschooling father of seven.  Presenting throughout North America, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity and insight, practical experience and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve communication skills.

 Sessions Include:

The four language arts: listening, reading, speaking, and writing – Pudewa

Nurture excellent communication skills even more effectively by understanding the relationships among these four critical skills.

The distinctives of classical rhetoric – Kern

The three canons as solutions to the three problems; the place of rhetoric as the “deep logic” of the entire curriculum and therefore as the natural ordering principle of the student’s studies. Indeed, what was classical rhetoric and what happened to it?

The five methods everybody must practice to become a great writer – Kern

Theoretical: understanding the science of writing;

Literary: studying the great masterpieces of literature as models;

Critical: learning the details of good usage;

Practical: practicing the art of writing;

Linguistic: translating great works of literature into and out of English.

Developing the essayist: a natural approach – Pudewa

How can a student move from simply reporting facts to the more sophisticated skill of using facts to support an opinion? Learn several different essay models, and discover a gradual method of building the analytical writer, starting even at the elementary level!

 Assessment – Pudewa/Kern

Marking and grading; objectivity, motivation, and sanity.  How to keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and planting seeds of doubt.

 Panel: Common problems in teaching writingPudewa/Kern

Looking ahead: where do you go from here?Pudewa/Kern

How does Structure & Style relate to The Lost Tools of WritingTM, what are the progymnasmata, and what’s next for you?


Moms & Kids Teach Classes From Home

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Have you ever dreamed of teaching homeschooling classes from home?

Or … dreamed of working from the comfort of your living room sofa?

Or … your kids dreamed of teaching classes from home?

The reason I ask is so many homeschool moms tell me they want to start their own business while homeschooling their kids…OR…teach homeschool classes to help other homeschool moms …OR…teach their kids how to work from home.  Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 18) my hubby is offering a free webinar (online class) that shows you how to use webinars to teach homeschool classes or start a business.

As of right now, we have gone over our 400 limit by 112 registrants.  So, Steve scrambled to get some more lines open.  And, we will be offering the webinar at 2 times.  So, you choose the time that’s best for your schedule – 2pm or 9pm Eastern Time.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot…Steve’s webinar is about “Getting Wildly Wealthy With Webinars!”.

One reason I’m so excited is we’ve been using webinars over a year and they have given us more control over our lives because our online business DOUBLED, then TRIPLED.   I guess that’s obvious if you’ve heard about our fabulous trips this year to Costa Rica & Ireland.

In fact, webinars are one of the EASIEST and FASTEST ways to build an online business or teach homeschool classes!  I know because I’ve even done a few webinars.

Stephen will also reveal the webinar models that have grown his online business exponentially – webinar models that you can take and use IMMEDIATELY after the webinar!

Tuesday’s WEBINAR is absolutely free - complimentary for you since you are one of my subscribers.. You will be able to see and hear Stephen on your computer, but you must register NOW to lock-in your spot!  Remember, we’ve already gone over our limit once-don’t be left out!

Here are just a few secrets Stephen will be revealing…

- 3 ways you can use Webinars to create homeschool classes from scratch …so you put in the effort in one time to teach the class and sell it over and over and over!  

- The difference between a information/teaching webinar and one that sells (it’s more than what you think …and you’ll discover how confusing the two will cause you to crash and burn)

- Why Webinars are the most effective sales tool (second only to live events) …and how you can use them to sell more of your homeschool classes and consistently sell it day in and day out!

- How a successful Internet Marketer raised his sales letter conversion from 3% to 30% using Webinars almost by magic…

- 5 webinar models that make extraordinary profits and give you tremendous freedom …so you can spend time on what you are passionate about – your spouse, your kids, your church!

- The secret ingredient to getting Big Players in the homeschool market (or any other market) to send their huge email lists to your webinar …thus exploding the size of your email list overnight!

Bottom Line…

On this 70-minute Webinar, you’ll discover how to explode your online and offline classes using webinars!

You can get the full story here:

See you soon,
Kerry Beck

P.S. – Steve has taught this information only once before in public. I want you to be some of the first to hear one of the biggest online secrets!

P.S.S. – He has something VERY special cooked up for those who attend the webinar LIVE. It will be worth your while to be on this webinar, I guarantee it!

You can choose what time you listen LIVE – 2pm or 9pm Eastern

I Credit All My Success To This One Tool

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woman-happy-computerI credit all my success in life to God. But if I had to choose one TOOL that has been responsible for my success online, it would be WEBINARS. Plain and simple.
And I want to show you how to start using Webinars in your own business …both online and offline! 


You are invited to an absolutely free, live webinar I’m holding THIS Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:00pm (Pacific Time), especially for you, my customers and subscribers.

On this groundbreaking free event, using the latest webinar technology, I will reveal the webinar models that have skyrocketed my online business exponentially …webinar models that you can take and use IMMEDIATELY after the webinar!

BUT, most importantly…I’ll reveal how you can use Webinars to EASILY and QUICKLY build a list, create a product, land a big joint venture partner and pre-qualify those you should concentrate your time and marketing dollars on!

Plus not only will you be able to HEAR us, but you’ll also SEE and WATCH it happening in real time on your computer screen, complete with real examples and case studies! (And it doesn’t matter what connection speed you have or even if you have a PC or Mac.)

Properly applied, the strategies revealed during this event will allow you to experience more freedom and income than you have ever dreamed possible! Webinars are the MOST EFFECTIVE way to sell products online …bar none!

We only have 400 spots for this event. So it’s a sure bet this webinar will FILL completely.

Claim your spot here while you can:

Don’t delay and kick yourself later.Sincerely,    

Stephen Beck

P.S. – I have never taught this information before. I wanted you
to be the first to hear one of my biggest online secrets!

P.S.S. – I have something VERY special cooked up for those who
attend the webinar LIVE. It will be worth your while to be on
this webinar, I guarantee it!

Really Cool Internet Art Classes

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My very good friend (& I mean very good friend), Sharon Jeffus is offering some cool art classes.  I met Sharon many years ago when her family would come to our town and teach art classes.  For several years, her family stayed in our home.  They are a delight and we had sooo much fun with them.

Here’s what one mom had to say:
The future of learning is here! From the comfort of home, our daughter took art and writing classes with Visual Manna via Skype on her computer. She thoroughly enjoyed learning and growing in each of these classes. I’d recommend Visual Manna’s online learning to homeschool students, traditional students and students of all ages looking to expand their horizons, but may not have the time to commute and take traditional courses. Visual Manna offered my daughter skills that she will treasure for a lifetime.”

Sharon’s art classes are a terrific opportunity.  Don’t miss out.  Go sign up today :-)

Here’s a direct link to the classes: Visual Manna Art Classes
They start the week of January 13th. Don’t miss out!


Ask for our free Winter/Christmas project newsletter!!!!

Visual Manna One Complete Curriculum now has a unit study to go with it so you can teach your whole core curriculum around art. Cost is just $60.00 extra to have all the core subjects taught around the art lessons.  Kids that love art will love it.

Sharon Jeffus is teaching two  17 week art classes via the internet starting in January.  This first class covers not only how to do a variety of techniques (painting, drawing, sculpting, etc.) but also teaches art history along with each lesson.

The class includes ancient, Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, Expressionism, computer graphic art, etc.  This covers all the important master artists in art history. Architecture and sculpting are also included.  As students see the master art, they learn techniques to make them a better artist.  An example would be studying the master artwork of Raphael.  Students will recognize his use of chiarascuro and atmospheric perspective and learn how to replicate this in their own art.  Cost of the 17 weeks is $350.00. More than one student can take the class at a location (so you can split the cost with other families).   Book on CD and software CD are included in this price, but will need to be ordered for each student.  However, students can purchase an art kit for the class that includes terra cotta clay, pastels, charcoal, acrylic paint and canvas, drawing pen and pencils and paper for an extra $50.00.    Go to workshops at to read a complete outline of each week of study.  You can purchase this program in 3 parts if you choose.

Sharon Jeffus will also be teaching art techniques combined with creative writing for 17 weeks.

Cost is $350.00.  Books are included on CD.  Art kit is available for $50.00 extra. Students learn master portrait artists, how to draw and paint a portrait, and how to  write a character sketch in just one lesson.  How to write a setting for a story is combined with famous landscape art and how to do a landscape.  Famous architectural wonders are shown with a lesson on perspective.  We learn how to write an expository paragraph after doing the art.  Students will have not only an art portfolio, but a creative writing portfolio as well at the end of the 17 weeks. They will also have a short story they have written. Read more under workshops.

Internet classes for ages 6 through 8 will also be offered.
This class gives elementary children art appreciation, vocabulary of the arts and hands on projects that develop fine motor skills.  Each class is one and one half to two hours long.  Students complete three projects in each class.  There are eight classes in all.  Classes cost $15.00 each. If you take just one at a time, each class is $25.00.  Student can purchase an art kit for $40.00 with all needed supplies, or use supplies they have at home.  Students use markers, pencils, cut paper, glue, oil pastels, paint, and clay in the class.  A sample lesson is below.
See sample lessons at website.  You can call us  at 1-888-2757309 for questions or email us at  We are teaching some classes before Christmas but will start the 17 week classes the second week of January.

Sharon Jeffus has a B.S.S.E. in Art Education from John Brown University and continued on in her studies to be certified  to teach English from the University of Arkansas.  She studied painting at Metropolitan in Denver and sculpting at Southern Illinois University.

She has written over twenty books and has the internationally known company Visual Manna. Sharon wrote her first book in 1992 and developed the Visual Manna teaching method where art is integrated with art appreciation, techniques, vocabulary and core subjects.  Sharon is a regular writer for The Old Schoolhouse magazine and has written for a number of other educational resources.  She has also written an Indian Arts and Crafts program that was rated outstanding by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sharon taught in the public schools for ten years in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.  She then left the public school system to write books, travel and homeschool her two sons.  Sharon and her late husband, Richard, started Visual Manna to encourage young Christians in the arts and meet the needs of visual and kinethestic leaners.   Sharon has given presentations on teaching art to college classes including Azusa Pacific University and Columbia College and the Audubon Society.
Sharon recently developed and presented workshops in coordination with Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Bass Pro on art and science.  Her materials are recommended by Montessori.

Holiday Cards

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Are you ready for the holidays?  I’m trying to get organized so I don’t get overwhelmed.  Can you relate??? LOL!!!

One thing that I start to feel guilty about is sending Christmas cards & letters.
…I wish I already had them done, but I don’t.
…I wish I had my pictures taken to insert into the cards, but I don’t.
…I wish I had a personalized message ready to send to each of my family & friends, but I don’t.

Why don’t I get busy & send them?

It’s too inconvenient. And it takes time.

Well, what if I could show you a way to AUTOMATE sending out PERSONALIZED cards very INEXPENSIVELY? Did you catch that? Three words that don’t occur in the same sentence very often!

And guess what?

There’s a way to get a recurring income while you stay in touch with your family, friends and customers…

How do I know about this system?

Last Friday I sent 111 Thanksgiving cards to Steve’s clients in about 30 minutes.  I even wrote my own message on each card.

I know this year’s Christmas cards are going to be different for me and it can be different for you.  I want to share this really cool way to get personalized Christmas cards sent with your family picture without even going to the post office.  Really!!!

On Tuesday night, my friend Terry Wygal is going to share how it works.  He told me I could invite up to 200 people to join us, so I wanted you to be the first to know.  If you’re like me, you need all the help you can get to be organized during Christmas and this is just one way to do it.

Join us on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
You have to register so you can get into our private webinar.  Here’s the link to register:

Actually, there is another reason you might want to listen to Terry on Tuesday night.  Not only will he show you how to send personalized cards to your family & friends (from the comfort of your own home), he will be sharing a way you could make some Christmas money during this holiday season.

Why do I tell you this, if I normally talk to you about homeschooling?

-Because many, many families are looking for ways to teach their children entrepreneurial skills.
-Because many families want to find a way to bring Dad home.
-Because many families are looking for way to make ends meet during this economic downturn.

Go sign up for this very interesting webinar.  You can watch & listen on your own computer.  That means no long distance fees to hear what Terry shares.

See you tomorrow night,

Kerry Beck

ps.  I’ll be putting some 2 minute videos on my blog  (right here) to give you some ideas to prepare for the holidays.  If you’re not already getting updates to our blog, sign up at the top of this page and you’ll get an email every time we put up a new video about Christmas

pps.  One of those videos will be more info about sending holiday cards this year.

FREE Back to School Webinar

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FREE Back to School Webinar

I have some exciting news for you… I got some more phone lines for you to attend a free webinar this Tuesday, September 2. My hubby, Steve, had already filled up our 200 lines, so we had to get some more for you! Let me tell you about it.

If you’re like me, you’re homeschooling your children to give them an advantage. You want them to be more prepared as an adult than kids who attend school. This means you must teach them real life skills in your homeschool. What better time to start than right now – Back to School Time.

As you may know, we’ve been doing just that-integrating real life in our homeschool.

Let me tell you our story…
Over the past few years Steve & I stumbled over some secrets to write and create ebooks and info products that others want to buy. Not only have we done it themselves, we are teaching our children how they can write their own ebook or create their own info product. (More on this later)

Steve & I are NOT internet gurus with some special technical skills. Far from it…my kids try to keep me AWAY from my website so I don’t mess it up.
We are like the couple next door – your regular, ordinary neighbors. We have some secrets we want to share with you & your kids so you don’t make the same mistakes we made trying to figure it out.

This Tuesday, September 2 (6pm Pacific time), we will share our secrets about how we (Steve, Kerry, & our kids) create ebooks and sell them over & over again. These are tricks and tips that are so easy, you can even teach your children so they can make money now or as an adult.

What will you discover on our webinar?

- How an ordinary person or teenager without extraordinary talent or skills can
create an information product that will sell like hotcakes!

- How a homeschool mom of three created a $27 ebook and made $11,206 in her first 19 days almost by magic!

- The schedule you can follow to teach your children how to research, write, publish and sell their own ebook.

- The 6 steps to creating a “Can’t Miss” information product, and how each step plays a specific role for neutralizing the risk of starting an online business!

- As many different ideas for an information product as we can squeeze into a 60 minute webinar!

- The 4 biggest obstacles that stand between your kids and a completed ebook or info product

On this 70-minute Webinar, you’ll discover more about …
… how your kids can create their very own information product
… how to choose a profitable topic
… and how to put ALL of this on AUTO-PILOT so you & your kids can spend time doing what really matters to your family… reaching out to others and enjoying family/friends.

It’s happening THIS Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00PM (Pacific
Standard Time) especially for you.

Right now, over 260 people have already claimed their
spots…which means you need to act fast before the seats run out!

At this rate, it’s a sure bet the call will be completely booked
– so make sure you register below while you still have time!

Here’s the full scoop:

When you get to that page, just register for the webinar so your seat is reserved. Check your email box for the webinar details.

Why should YOU watch this webinar?

Because Stephen & Kerry will be sharing special content that will NOT be on the replay line. They will also have a special deal only available to you if you watch the LIVE webinar! So, I’d suggest carving out time on Tuesday night
because this could change your life.

Never been to a webinar??? Not sure what to expect???

No problem!!! After you register for the webinar, you’ll be taken to a page that tells you how it works and you’ll get an email with all the directions. You get to watch your computer screen to see the video and listen on your phone to hear our seminar. It’s really that easy!

Kerry Beck

ps. This may not be your “normal” Back to School workshop, but I can guarantee it will energize your school this year.

pps. Feel free to have your kids join you on the speaker phone. In fact, have the entire family listen and watch together. Then, you can start creating your info product this weekend and get it online to sell.


s year.

pps. Feel free to have your kids join you on the speaker phone. In fact, have the entire family listen and watch together. Then, you can start creating your info product this weekend and get it online to sell.


Check Out Steve’s Webinar on Tuesday

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I guess I’m really getting old.  I find myself starting something and not getting get it finished.  That’s what happened with
yesterday’s email.

I forgot to tell you about my husband’s webinar tomorrow night!  I
realize it’s about family business and you may not be interested.
BUT…lots of homeschoolers want their children to know how to
have an online business so their children can have freedom when they choose a job.

I’ll let you read about it for yourself.  Surf on over here:
Fast Info Products


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