We all know that homeschooling can get expensive and in the past I’ve tried many ways to help out with the expenses. We’ve cut our grocery bill (as much as possible with four growing boys)! We buy most of the children’s clothing used. I have yet to buy our baby girl anything new, but she did get a lot of baby gifts. I don’t think she’s felt deprived yet. She gets more than enough love to make up for it.
Homeschooling and not watching television help out with the peer pressure of always having the latest styles and gadgets.
My husband cuts the boys’ hair unless I decide I want them to have anything other than a buzz cut. Then I do it. But, to tell the truth, they’d rather have the buzz. “Who has time to comb hair?” is their attitude. Maybe all that will change soon with two teenagers in our home now. Our second son just turned thirteen! But for now, I’m loving their carefree perspective towards clothing and hair.
I’ve sold a lot of things on eBay and used to sell our used home school curricula, but not my Heart of Dakota books. I’m hanging on to those.
One summer we did a bake sale on weekends.
It was a lot of work, and I missed a lot of yard sales. You need those with four growing boys, you know? But all the hard work paid off and we were able to more than pay for our home school books that year.
And I’m still dreaming of opening an online Etsy shop where I can sell the perfect handmade skirt. I love sewing, when I find time. To me there is something magical about taking a flat piece of material and sewing it together to form something creative and useful. It’s like the material takes on a new life.
And lately we became independent ambassadors for Plexus health products. Plexus sells a variety of health and weight loss products that I’ve seen make an amazing difference in the lives of my friends and family. So many people I know have been helped by Plexus’s products that I’ve become convinced of their value. I’ve seen close family and friends find real help for issues that have affected their health for years – things like fibromyalgia, depression, gluten intolerance, candida, and the list goes on. Taking the Plexus TRI-PLEX has helped my husband with milk intolerance and chronic ear wax and ear infections. And taking Plexus Ease has taken care of some respiratory issues he was having.
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Every person is unique, so Plexus might not work the same for everyone, but if you’re struggling with your health, it’s worth giving it a try.
What ways have you found as a stay-at-home mom to help out with expenses?