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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!

Welcome to our world. We cook from scratch. Buy from thrift stores. Find 95% of our homeschool materials for free. This is my blog and this is how we do it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Typing Lessons On-line.

Remember those old Brother typewriters and the clack-clack-clack of the typebars striking the paper? No? I must be getting old. :)

While typewriters have gone the way of rotary phones, typing is still a skill we all need. Okay, so maybe someday we'll be working strictly off voice-recognition software, a thought I find rather depressing, but for now, it's not a bad idea at all to start teaching your child proper typing.

THIS WEBSITE offers free typing lessons that even older elementary children can follow. My nine-year-old daughter has been working her way through the lessons and her speed has improved dramatically.

If you follow a traditional school-year calendar, perhaps you might even want to consider working through the typing lessons over the summer, in preparation of the new school year.


Blogger Rebecca said...

Thank you! I am always looking for typing tutors for my dd, and she is so particular that I hate to pay a lot of money for something she will only do once. I appreciate all the help I can get in finding free and reasonably priced home school items!!

June 9, 2007 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Just yesterday, my youngest couldn't find her typing program disk ... we moved furniture around, and it's in a box somewhere.

We'll start these lessons on Thursday.


July 3, 2007 at 7:07 PM  

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