As a mom of 11, I need to find ways to keep our Christmas stockings extremely frugal. For us, dollar stores are the way to go! Although four of our children are actually now adults, since the ones who have moved out still come over every Christmas morning, they ALL get a stocking.
It’s a common school of thought that raising a large family automatically means big $$$. As homeschoolers, it’s imperative for us to cut costs wherever we can. Today, I’m sharing this video from the Patreon archives of how we do what we do.
Although, admittedly, this social media platform is filled with more than its share of dumbed down and downright inappropriate videos, with a bit of pre-screening and supervision, this website can be one of the most valuable resources you’ll ever use in your homeschool.
As a mom of 11, Christmas shopping can be tricky for me. Since I have so many children to buy for, I have to make sure that:
a. The gifts are affordable, and
b. They’re something that my kids will actually play with.
In the past, I strictly stuck to items from the dollar store for stocking stuffers. The problem was that, while they were only $1, they always ended up either getting broken, lost, or thrown away within a week after Christmas was over.
As a relaxed homeschooling family, our family’s combined learning time is crucial to our everyday routine. When you’ve got multiple children learning- all at separate levels- consolidating your homeschool regimen as much as possible is an absolute must.
I cannot believe that fall is already here. It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating the first day of summer.
Time flies when you’re having fun!
As much as I wish the warm weather could stay forever, there’s just something about this season that inspires creativity in me that I never knew existed. With the smell of the changing leaves, the colorful trees everywhere, and the crunching sound beneath our feet as we take our walks, the kids and I all love to incorporate these experiences into our homeschool routine.