Little House Learning Co. — Frugal Living
12 Ways to Make Money as a Homeschool Mom
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Last week, I shared an honest look at our spending when it comes to school expenses. but the most expensive thing for homeschooling families usually isn't supplies and activities--it's the loss of a second income. Over the years, I've come to know lots of homeschooling families who find a way to make the homeschooling lifestyle work for them. And this typically includes some sort of creative financial solution. I know many homeschooling parents who are working jobs on the weekends or in the early mornings, those who are working part time jobs from home or juggling all kinds of scheduling...
How Much Does Homeschooling Actually Cost?
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One of the most common questions I get asked is, "How much does homeschooling cost?". Either it’s from families who are looking into homeschooling and overwhelmed by the price tags they see everywhere or it is from nay-sayers who say that homeschooling is only for the very wealthy. Being in the homeschool community, I know that this is a hard question to answer. No two homeschooling families look the same, and neither do their income levels! The United States Census Bureau (USCB) did four surveys in 2021 about income levels for homeschooling families (see table below). 57.3% of homeschooling families...
Let Them Be Little: Preschool the Charlotte Mason Way
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“To form in his child right habits of thinking and behaving is a parent’s chief duty… To nourish a child daily with loving, right, and noble ideas we believe to be the parent’s next duty.” Charlotte Mason, Vol. 2, p. 228 "In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it spent for the most part out in the fresh air." Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1, p. 4 Our Charlotte Mason Preschool Experience...
What You Actually Need to Homeschool: My Ultimate Supply List
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Is a designated homeschool space necessary for you to home educate your children? Absolutely not! One of the biggest mistakes a new homeschooling family can make is being stressed about their homeschool space--either feeling like they need to clear a whole room for all the "school stuff" or running out and spending massive amount of money on setting up a classroom in their home. So forget all of the pinterest shopping lists and beautiful images you've probably drooled over (or maybe that's just me). Here are the truly essential things you need to homeschool: My Ultimate Homeschool Supply List: An Honest Top...
Living on One Income: How We Made it Work