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Pinching Pennies

Over the years I have become more and more resourceful! Looking back I laugh at myself and cry over the amount of money I have thrown away. throwing-away-money In my defense I can only say that I didn’t know!!! Now I try to save on most things but there are certain comforts that I just won’t give up and that is okay with me. I am willing to pay a little bit more for good customer service, organic foods, and safety measures.

What items do you think you can’t give up?

While growing up there were certain food items that you ONLY bought, and ironically my mother still buys them. Whereas I have given up brand loyalty, first because of couponing and then because of healthy lifestyle changes.

So my 1st venture into the money saving world was couponing. While I did really well with getting some great deals, I soon realized that some of these items that I was getting, even though they were free, were not so good for us. 292061_2378062291147_6942957_n I started really worrying about our health. Also thanks to a certain TV show the deals didn’t last very long. When my subscription for the newspapers came due, I use to get 10 papers every Sunday, I decided to not renew. I realized that not couponing I was actually saving money, now I wasn’t in the stores every couple of days trying to get that particular good deal which really ended up costing me because I would usually see something I had “forgotten” and pick it up! 

So now as a homeschooling mama, that really needs to feed my family healthier and save money and use this as a learning experience, I decided to take my search to Google. So here are my top 5.

1. Powered Laundry Detergent

2. DIY Naturally Scented All-Purpose Citrus Vinegar Cleaners

3. Gardening – planting your own food

4. Composting – it really easy and helps with gardening

5. Pinterest- well actually this one might cost you some but it’s kinda like recycling!!

 Do you have any money saving tip???

Check out some other money saving tips from the Crew!!! Photobucket

 

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

©2011- 2013. Blessings from Homeschooling.

All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

Our Day Through the Eye of the Camera

Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers do all day? Well since each of us is different and there is no set schedule, or set curriculum that we have to use there is no guarantee that everyday will be the same. Some days may be longer, some may require books, and some may just surprise even us!! I thought I would give you a quick peek into what our day “looks” like!!

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Take a peek at what some of the Crew’s day looks like!! 

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

©2011- 2013. Blessings from Homeschooling.

All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

Homeschooling in a Crisis ~ Day 4

 Crises comes in all shapes and colors. What might be a crisis to you might not be to me and vise versa.

Definition of CRISIS

: an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending; especially : one with the distinct possibility of a highly undesirable outcome 

The cool thing of homeschooling is we can make our experiences unique to our family. How each of us deals with crises will be different and what we each learn will be different.

About a year ago our family started down a road filled with crisis. There were minor issues, major issue, issues I felt we would never get through, issues that at the time seemed to overwhelm and control every aspect of our life.

One thing we learned when dealing with this past year is that sometimes doing our normal routine helped to keep everything in prospective, but sometimes there where times where I didn’t even think about school and then on another day I NEEDED the routine to help me deal with everything that was unraveling around us. Life speeds by in a blink of an eye, and dealing with a crisis is really a learning experience for our kids because life is full of obstacles and how we deal with them teaches them about life.

Some things that helped to keep us sane were:

  • Keeping a schedule of some sort, even if it wasn’t the normal one we still had a schedule.
  • We always keep a travel bag ready to go. Books, Games, headphones, snacks, pad & pencils.
  • We cut back outside commitments, when we had some down time, we took advantage of it as a family!
  • Talk! We talked with the kids about big stuff, little stuff, sometimes nonsense stuff but we took the time to just sit and talk with them.
  • And the biggest one is PRAYER!!!! We prayed by ourselves, with each other, as a family and with friends.

How do you school through a crisis??

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Check out what the rest of the Crew is saying!!

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

©2011- 2013. Blessings from Homeschooling.

All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

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