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Have you heard the one about the homeschooling family that lives on less than $22K a year in an area that costs above 100% (116%) of the National CoL Index?

I haven't quite figured out why so many people still persist in perpetuating the myth that living on a single income and homeschooling on a dime aren't possible. I can only suppose these are people who can't imagine life without a daily trip to Starbucks and dinner out several times a week. The people who actually shop at malls (*shudder*) and think "Brand Name = Best". The people who really live by the "Keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.

That? Would not be us!

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Saturday, June 2, 2007


We use the notebooking concept in out homeschool, especially with our history and Bible lessons. If you're new to the idea, HERE IS A SITE that explains how to get started. There are also many free forms posted for your use.

I've found notebooking to be probably the single most effective tool in teaching history that we've ever tried in our years of homeschooling. Instead of relying only on dry, dusty textbooks, the children read stories and create projects and have a much greater retention and understanding of what they've learned. I really encourage you to explore it further.

(And to see more about how we incorporate it, check out our AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON PLAN.)



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