Making our Car-Payment Work.

June 12, 2013

We definitely love the Van.

But it comes with it’s costs, too.  I explained in the last post about how we were sure we were never going to take on any more car debt.  We have been car-debt free for over 5 years, and it has been awesome…. That is, until my husband totaled his car.

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We were budgeting about half of the amount of money that we’re spending on our car payment as our children’s preschool payments.  Both boys are preschool age this fall – and I was hoping to have them both enrolled.  After checking and checking and CHECKING again the numbers, it just doesn’t work.

Therefore I’m ordering a homeschool program for the boys. I’m by no-means a teacher kind of person – but having a program that’s all laid out for me can’t be too complicated.  I think the time spent dedicated to the boys’ education will further our relationship a bit more, too!

I haven’t broken the news to the boys just yet – but no need to make them worry about it.

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My dear Mother-in-Law was such a big fan of reading – and had ordered a home school preschool program for my nephew back when he was preschool age.  My sister-in-law had looked into using it; and realized that it just wasn’t for her.  But ever since then – I had been eyeing that program with the laid-out curriculum for my kids.  I wanted to give it a try.  Unfortunately when my father-in-law and step mother-in-law moved, they accidentally threw away the box.

I wish I knew what program it was now though – and my mother-in-law is not around any longer to ask.

The closest I can come to it, is the Sonlight program.  I liked it because it came with a very detailed but not too complicated plan, and it has a Test Drive program:  Love to learn, guaranteed!  If you don’t love them, get your money back. I think this is what I’ll order.

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From all of you homeschooling parents – what advice do you have? What programs do you recommend?  – keep in mind I’m not a teacher, and my time prepping/preparing is limited.

 

And yes, I’ll likely be blogging through the process.

Comments

  1. I wish you well on your home school journey. Never did it and don’t have any advice.

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    I wonder what homeschooling websites that are out there that can help with schooling a preschool child. I would go to Google and try to see what Homeschooling websites there are and what they recommended for preschoolers. I commend you on wanting to educate your children!

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    Homeschooling just wasn’t an option for me when my son was growing up but I know that there are lots of resources for you now. I would be terribly afraid of the time that might be involved ~ but for preschoolers I would hope that it isn’t that much. I am sure you will get plenty of great advice from all the pros out there. Best of luck!

  4. Janet W. says:

    I wish I could help with the homeschooling curriculum advice, but I don’t know too much about it. I hope you get it sorted out!

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