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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 04:58 PM
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Posted By zebra15
SLapping my forehead... why do I even try to...

SLapping my forehead... why do I even try to grocery shop w. another person. Going to the store alone or with ds is sooo much cheaper. I can follow my phone app that loads e-coupons so much...
Forum: Unschooling   Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By zebra15
So sorry for all the changes sweetsilver. I know...

So sorry for all the changes sweetsilver. I know you are going to be able to make the best of it tho. keep posting :)
Forum: Unschooling   07-31-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By zebra15
Driving and insurance question

DS is going to probably take drivers classes at some point in the next year. (US). How did you handle homeschool records and insurance? Does your insuarnce company give a 'good student' discount,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By zebra15
I dont 'make money' per se on ebay. During the...

I dont 'make money' per se on ebay. During the holidays I sell some of DS old lego sets and quality clothes but as for thrifting to sell I never had luck. I dont get close to my money back on the...
Forum: Unschooling   07-30-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By zebra15
I know this an old thread but you said your kiddo...

I know this an old thread but you said your kiddo didnt like team sports. Mine doesnt either but he LOVED swim team. Swim team is much more independent that say baseball. Its you vs the clock, you...
Forum: Unschooling   07-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,423
Posted By zebra15
I feel like we never really had summer break...

I feel like we never really had summer break here. DS was in summer session for 8 weeks, then a 2 week break- which we are on right now- and then art club starts back up next week. I guess busy is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By zebra15
I dont use subscribe and save. I'm not on top of...

I dont use subscribe and save. I'm not on top of it enough and its bound to mess up my checking account. The savings isnt worth it for disaster at the bank. I do order from amazon frequently. ...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-28-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,000
Posted By zebra15
Im here, im on a strict 'no spend' on yarn for...

Im here, im on a strict 'no spend' on yarn for the next couple months. I have plenty of stash/inventory so this should not be a problem. In the back of my mind I know i need several skeins to match...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By zebra15
Holiday 2015- support each other

HI- the holidays are fast approaching. Every year we have a 'holiday thread'.. rant , rave, complain, share, we are here to support each other. We have just under 5 months to prepare for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,159
Posted By zebra15
I stopped in the grocery on the way home today. ...

I stopped in the grocery on the way home today. Picked up a few things to get us thru to the weekend and checked out the clearance section. Also cashed in those coupons for 'free' things. They are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,449
Posted By zebra15
I just looked at the budget and from now until...

I just looked at the budget and from now until sept 1st we are on a strict NO SPEND diet. Between some scheduled dr's appts that are cash pay and art club fees nothing else is being spent outside of...
Forum: Unschooling   07-26-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By zebra15
Are you part of a homeschool group? Many groups...

Are you part of a homeschool group? Many groups have activites based on science/history lessons. For example one of our local HS groups did a lapbook day every week where the kids would do a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-26-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By zebra15
when ds was younger we would 'school' year round...

when ds was younger we would 'school' year round with lots of unschooling. summers were spent doing camps and classes that were only offered during the summer.

We took off from thanksgiving til...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,159
Posted By zebra15
I had to go back to the grocery store today, i...

I had to go back to the grocery store today, i was just there on friday. The child is eating me out of house and home. AND he is still loosing weight. *throwing up my hands and giving up all logic*...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,159
Posted By zebra15
Instead of a foam mat- how about an area rug or a...

Instead of a foam mat- how about an area rug or a couple rugs. I can find them on clearance or right now during 'back to school' sales for college and the like.
I dont know how old the kids are but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,159
Posted By zebra15
Elliha-I go thru cycles of money and no money. ...

Elliha-I go thru cycles of money and no money. We are not struggling now but i had to pay kiddo fall tuiton last week and he needs one more book ($125.00), tuition was about 2k for full time fall...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By zebra15
I also view it as my kiddo's money. He is a...

I also view it as my kiddo's money. He is a teenager now and the arrears keep piling up. If cs comes in after he turns 18- it will be 'his' money. Right now i could really use the $$ as I'm paying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By zebra15
*we homeschool*, but summers are spent doing...

*we homeschool*, but summers are spent doing field trips, vacations, library time etc. All of which give/gave ds opportunites to read and comprehend. You would be amazed at what reading the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By zebra15
I just got back from a mini 3-day vacation. ...

I just got back from a mini 3-day vacation. GROUPON was a life saver. Everything from dinner to the museum was found on groupon. I saved-probably around 50%- using groupon, i have the app on my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By zebra15
Can you call the hotel and check on what they...

Can you call the hotel and check on what they actually have/offer?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By zebra15
Well at this point (15 yrs into it) I kinda know...

Well at this point (15 yrs into it) I kinda know what activites DS wants to do and generally about how much presents are going to cost- video games, books, lego set etc. I keep this number rolling...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By zebra15
I always 'pack' breakfast for us (DS and I are...

I always 'pack' breakfast for us (DS and I are both celiac) because the free breakfasts never work out. I bring (for breakfast) granola bars, bagels, hard boiled eggs and yogurt, all you would need...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-18-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By zebra15
I agree with Miranda, you really cant 'study' for...

I agree with Miranda, you really cant 'study' for a g/t test. And honestly if your child can't qualify for the program with out some type of study or advanced learning they are going to - most...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,159
Posted By zebra15
Why oh why are eggs over $3 a dozen for regular...

Why oh why are eggs over $3 a dozen for regular white eggs... while chicken remains $1.88 for boneless skinless chicken?? I wont ever undstand the grocery. I used to be able to get eggs on sale...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-14-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By zebra15
Im from that area but no longer living in NE...

Im from that area but no longer living in NE ohio. You might want to open your search to cuyahoga county and medina county as well. CC tends to be a bit larger than summit county and has/had a bit...
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