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post #41 of 97
Any ideas for homeschooling resourses?

Should I do our studies around what we can get used or free? Or would purchasing new be ok for school?
post #42 of 97
Honestly...now that I really want to commit to doing this.....it seems so hard! : Maybe because I am a perfectionist and having trouble coming up with guidelines for my family's Compact.
post #43 of 97
AngelBee, I know what you mean.

I think it would be fine to buy new for homeschooling resources, if you decide that what you can get free (borrowing, bartering, etc.) isn't adequate. But it's completely up to you!

I felt really overwhelmed, too, when it came to deciding what principles to follow. But I found that the "rules" that the original Compact people made were very reasonable when it came to necessities, gifts, services, etc.
post #44 of 97
re: homeschooling

If you have even a somewhat decent public library near you, that is really all you need to homeschool. Plus there are tons of free online resources. If your kids like worksheets you can print out all you need (use the back sides of used paper) (try enchantedlearning.com to start with). I belong to the yahoo group clickschooling. every day the owner sends one link to an educational website. She trys to cover all the major subject areas each week (monday math tuesday history, etc.) .
post #45 of 97
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Any ideas for homeschooling resourses?

Should I do our studies around what we can get used or free? Or would purchasing new be ok for school?
There are so many used homeschooling resources. When we were homeschooling, the only thing I bought new were a few workbooks. Have you tried Vegsource (PreK-2nd grade, 3rd-6th, 7th-12th, misc)? That's where I got a lot of my stuff. There are also some yahoo groups devoted this. Not to mention, there are soooo many websites with printables, unit studies, etc. I'm sure if you asked on the forums here, people could help you find sites for whatever topic you're studying.
post #46 of 97
Thanks mamas. I will check those links out.
post #47 of 97
what is Trading Post? Is it something on the compact yahoo site or something here on MDC? Thanks!
post #48 of 97
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Originally Posted by AngelBee View Post
Honestly...now that I really want to commit to doing this.....it seems so hard! : Maybe because I am a perfectionist and having trouble coming up with guidelines for my family's Compact.
Same thing here. I want to come up with something challenging but not unreasonable for our personal guidelines.
post #49 of 97
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what is Trading Post? Is it something on the compact yahoo site or something here on MDC? Thanks!
The Trading Post is a board on MDC, but to have access to it, you have to have been a member for 60 days and have posted 50 messages. I'm anxiously waiting for my 60 days to elapse!
post #50 of 97
Ive managed to write my pledge. Also I have decluttered so much in the last week! Donated at least 5 bags to goodwill\SA, recycled lots of boxes & ,magazines.

No spending except for an Old navy order for school clothes. It was cheaper to order online plus I will spend less on gas.
post #51 of 97
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Ive managed to write my pledge. Also I have decluttered so much in the last week! Donated at least 5 bags to goodwill\SA, recycled lots of boxes & ,magazines.

No spending except for an Old navy order for school clothes. It was cheaper to order online plus I will spend less on gas.
Way to go!! I'm still in the midst of a lot of decluttering!
post #52 of 97
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Way to go!! I'm still in the midst of a lot of decluttering!


Yep, and when I came home yesterday the extra couch and chair that was given to us was sold. We put it in the paper that day! So made $70.

My brother picked up an old coffee table too.

I sold all 4 items on ebay that I listed. Made $30.

I am thinking about returning a purse I bought last month, the zipper is sticking and the leather is already wearing. I really need a purse though.
post #53 of 97
I've been waiting for this thread! I'd like to join, as well. I'm still working out the details of our compact, which may turn into MY compact, as I"m not sure dh will be completely on board.
post #54 of 97
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I've been waiting for this thread! I'd like to join, as well. I'm still working out the details of our compact, which may turn into MY compact, as I"m not sure dh will be completely on board.
My DH is not completely on board either. But if I waited for him, I would never get started, so I'm just throwing myself into this.
post #55 of 97
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My DH is not completely on board either. But if I waited for him, I would never get started, so I'm just throwing myself into this.
Same here. I'm the one who makes most of the household purchases, though, so I hope my compact will make a difference in our home anyway.
post #56 of 97
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Same here. I'm the one who makes most of the household purchases, though, so I hope my compact will make a difference in our home anyway.
Exactly! That's what I figure, since I do most of the buying, I'll still have a big impact even if he does spend on things he shouldn't.
post #57 of 97
Subbing ... we are in the midst of huge decluttering and simplifying and this topic interests me greatly.
post #58 of 97
Our microwave stopped working. We didn't go out and buy a new one. We found someone who has an extra in storage that we can have for free but we're going to try doing without one first. It certainly frees up a lot of counter space.
post #59 of 97
Well, I talked to dH last night. He wasn't nearly as excited as I am...but he was supportive. We'll see how it goes day to day, especially as I decide NOT to buy things
post #60 of 97
I've been lurking and reading as well and I have a question for all you mamas, especially given the last post. Any of you have a dp that is NOT on board? My dp is very materialistic, hates not having paper towels (and paper plates for that matter), loves shopping, and does not want to simplify.



Am I doomed, or do you think I could just make a compact for myself instead of my household? Some is better than none, right? And maybe he'll be convinced when he sees how positively it affects me?
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