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What To Do When You’re Homeschooling On A Budget

What To Do When You're Homeschooling On A Budget

My first idea of homeschooling was that it would be fun. I'd still get to learn new things, and I would be homeschooling on a budget. Oh, and not to mention I thought that it would totally not be expensive (at least too terribly expensive). Uh, let me just say… That last one? Yeah, I was completely wrong. Or was I? See, I was looking at ALLLLLL of these different…

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Frugal Living/ Homestead

30+ Must Have Items for Homestead Beginners

30+ Must Have Items for Homestead Beginners

I've been on the lookout for things to add to my collection. Things that would make homesteading easier and less like I'm pioneering my way through. Which, don't get me wrong, pioneering isn't bad or anything. I would just like to have some modern items that homestead beginners might need. You know like a mixer, dehydrator, pressure canner… things like that. I'm sure I could go the old fashioned route…

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Frugal Living/ Natural Living

Why We Don’t Use Coconut Oil For Toothpaste

Why We Don't Use Coconut Oil For Toothpaste

We started out using a coconut oil and baking combo for our toothpaste, and then we swapped to a mixed paste with coconut oil, baking soda and some essential oils for “flavor”. But, we won't be using coconut oil for toothpaste anymore. This year we had quite a catastrophe on our hands after using coconut oil for toothpaste. It also didn't help that we used it for many other things…

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Frugal Living/ Natural Living

My Top Toothpaste Alternatives To Save Money

My Top Toothpaste Alternatives To Save Money

About 3 or 4 years ago I started looking at what things in our home that we could replace with healthier and natural alternatives. At the time, I wasn't aware that there was any sort of toothpaste alternatives out there. In fact, I didn't really know that there were bad things in toothpaste! I've come a long way since then and am trying to rid things from my house one by…

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Frugal Living/ Homestead/ Saving Money/ Work at Home

Why We’re Transitioning to Become Self-Sufficient

Why We're Transitioning to Become Self-Sufficient for Ourselves

Times aren't really rough, but they aren't really easy for most people either. My husband and I have talked for a few years (ok since we got married in 2012) about transitioning to become self-sufficient and what it might look like for us. However, it always seemed to be delayed by one thing or another. First, it was getting pregnant the first time First, it was getting pregnant the first…

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