Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Soon To Come Our Two Week Adventures Of Road Schooling

What will you be doing over the Thanksgiving Holiday?  We are taking a trip to Arizona to my nieces wedding and spending Thanksgiving with my family.  Road trips when you home school does not mean no school we just improvise using all worksheets and building our learning lessons around the states we will be in and absorb all we can.  No matter what your doing or where you are at, when you home school you are schooling in the non traditional setting 24/7.  Soon to come updates on our adventures of Road Schooling!

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Reason For Homeschooling And Being A Stay At Home Mom.

If you ever have any doubt about wanting to be a stay at home mom or homeschooling just look to the bible. The Lord will guide you in his wisdom. I am so glad that 2 1/2 years ago I decided to home school pulling my kids from the public system was the best descion I have ever made. There is no peer pressure no picking up attitudes from friends and the exposure to outside influences that are truly unnecessary in this world. Here is some wisdom from the lord....

Proverbs 22:6 ,”Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:5-6 ESV

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saving Money With Homemade Laundry Detergent

Having alot of children creates alot of laundry about 35 loads per week, since we are on such a tight budget we make our own laundry detergent it costs approx. $3.50 every 2 months for laundry detergent. Below is the receipe. Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value 4 Cups hot tap water 1 Fels-Naptha soap bar 1 Cup Washing Soda ½ Cup Borax - Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted. -Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken. -Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel) -Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil. -Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons. -Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads) -Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)