Category Archives: budget

Homeschooling with a Limited Budget

by Deborah Taylor-Hough

Over the years, I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had newbie homeschooling moms cry on my shoulder about all the myriads of choices available for home education curriculum and supplies.

“We’re just a struggling single income family! We can’t afford all this awesome sounding stuff! But I want to give my children Continue reading


Frugal Family Field Trips

Family field trips are a simple, fun, and fairly inexpensive educational enrichment activity you can enjoy regularly with your children. Here are some quick ideas to get you started:

  1. Many manufacturing plants offer free tours to families or small groups, and any free samples given out make great souvenirs when on vacation. Call ahead to find out about tour availability. Continue reading

Yard Sale or Thrift Store Curriculum

images.jpgA long-time online aquaintance of mine recently posted a series of posts on her blog about how she was able to put together an entire year’s worth of curriculum from just a couple of trips to the thrift store.

If you think homeschooling’s just too expensive to consider pursuing seriously, take a look at Mama Squirrel’s ideas.  🙂 Continue reading

Affordable Picture Study

by Sheila Carroll
Guest Contributor

The study of great works of art is an important component of a Charlotte Mason education. Many educators think children should first learn to “do art”, that is learn free-hand drawing and other art techniques. Then later, usually much later, the child is introduced to great works of art. Continue reading