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A Random, Brilliant, Homeschool Suggestion

July 31, 2008 - 10:11 AM

I am in the process of finalizing all our plans for our upcoming homeschool year.  It is so exciting ordering books and workbooks and planning schedules.  The kids are giddy with anticipation!  (As am I!)

One of the things I did not realize ages ago when we decided to homeschool was the full cost financially.  One of those, "Oh yeah," kind of things.  No matter what the cost, we know that homeschooling is what is best for our children and are willing to make it work to meet the needs BUT I just had a brilliant idea for anyone else who wants to do this in the future that have little ones not ready for "school" yet. 

My advice... Start saving now for your school books.  It could be something little, $5-10/mo but put it in a specical "savings" place marked for school.  Or, you could start thinking now how much you will budget in the future for homeschooling and use that amount.  Whatever the size, it is worth it.

We budget for our books every year and for each homeschooling family this budget varies depending on what curriculum you are using, how many kids you have, formalized curriculums are more expensive than do-it-yourself curriculums, workbooks have to be bought new each year, if you can find books used or only brand new, etc.  The variables are endless but the result is the same, it will cost some $.

If you were to start saving just a bit now, while you cutie(s) are 1 or 2 or 3, when it does come time to start your first year of homeschooling, you will be ever so blessed and prepared.

Response to A Random, Brilliant, Homeschool Suggestion

  • Emily said on August 3, 2008 - 10:36 PM

    You're homeschooling???? Me too! :) This is going to be my first year, and I feel totally clueless. But, we'll figure it out! So great to be in touch and have so much in common! You're a great mama! Emily

  • Dana said on August 4, 2008 - 7:21 AM

    Awesome Emily! This is our 3rd year at it... my how time flies! You're gonna do a great job!

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