Homeschool for Free

Click on the links below to see my top choices for FREE HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES on the web, sorted by educational level!  This list includes free printables and best websites for homeschooling on a budget. If you are trying to HOMESCHOOL FOR FREE – you’ve come to the right place!

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Homeschool for Free!

Many people don’t know where to begin when starting to homeschool for free. There are so many resources out there – and most of them are great! But which ones are truly worth putting your email address into the little sign-up box or signing into the membership area for? I am here to show you.

A long time ago, I quit work as a teacher and began homeschooling. It was hard because I was homeschooling on a really tight budget. That’s when I became determined to homeschool for free or at least super cheap. With my degree in education, I was able to quickly figure out which unit studies, printables, and online websites were created with care and expertise, and which were just thrown up as clickbait. I am quite picky – the links provided within my site are truly only the best of what I’ve been able to find out there. You certainly won’t be disappointed!

And if you like what I pick, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest, where I share these kinds of things DAILY, helping you to homeschool for free!

 

Homeschool for Free

There are so many wonderful resources out there to homeschool for free. When I first started this blog back in 2009, there were just a few blogs and websites available for those needing to homeschool on a budget.

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Now there are thousands of “free homeschooling” websites and blogs, and probably a million free homeschooling printables, and more are being created every day. It’s overwhelming. That’s why I’ve committed to browsing all those free resources, and keeping an updated list of only the BEST ones out there.

You can help! Please report broken links to me so I can fix them, by commenting on the posts, or by email or messaging me on Facebook.  Thank you!

 

Nursery (Infant – Age 2)

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Preschool (Ages 3-4)

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Primary (K-2nd Grade)

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Elementary (3rd – 5th Grade)

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Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)

Websites     ~     Free Printables

High School (9th – 12th Grade)

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Bible (all grades)

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Gluten Free Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is this week, and I've found myself searching for alternatives to typical side dishes since my daughter (the oldest one, Laynie) is now following a gluten-free diet. Since we ...
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15 Easy & Frugal Pumpkin Recipes

These recipes using pumpkin as the main ingredient are fast and easy, so easy even a kid can make them (with some assistance). I've rounded up some of our frugal ...
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Homeschooling When We Can Barely Afford It

When I quit my job as a public school teacher to be a stay-at-home mom back in 2008, my husband and I knew what a huge financial risk it was ...
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Christmas Gifts that Your Kids Can Make

I've scoured the internet to find the cutest and most frugal homemade Christmas gifts that your children can make. Some of these your kids could make ALL BY THEMSELVES! Yeah, ...
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My Favorite Fall Kid-Friendly Meals

Feeding my homeschool family of five on a frugal budget is sometimes difficult. I try to follow a general plan of having one meal a "Meatless Monday" meal, and we ...
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Free Halloween Printables for Preschool to High School

From Preschool to High School, add a little educational fun to your Halloween week with these free printables! ...
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Learn Everything You Need to Know About Elections in The USA (FREE unit study)

With elections happening somewhere in the United States every 2 years, we have the perfect opportunity to educate our children about some very important questions they may have when it ...
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25 Easy and Frugal Recipes Using Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a staple at my house, especially during the fall and winter. It's one of my favorite things to cook with. It is so affordable to cook these favorites ...
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Relaxed: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter R

The stress of getting up early in the mornings, packing lunches, getting to the bus stop, fighting car lines, or attending PTA meetings and parent conferences is the norm for ...
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14 Fall Craft Projects for Busy Homeschool Moms

These autumn crafts are sure to be a big hit and break up the time in your day with some fun artsy things to do with leaves, acorns, apples, halloween, ...
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25 Delicious One-Pot (Frugal) Recipes for Your Dutch Oven

One-pot (dutch oven) cooking is the way to go for frugal homeschooling moms with busy families. We often need easy-to-make (even kids can help prep or even cook) family meals ...
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Frugal Cook Tips: Top 25 Dutch Ovens and Recipe Books

I am so tired of meals that get cold or soggy during the hours between the time I cook them and the time we actually get to eat them. Our ...
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Homeschooling Through Sickness

We've had the stomach bug this week. Enough said ...
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*FREE* Educational Unit Study for Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a book that every little kid simply MUST read. Here is a free homeschool unit study lesson plan for you ...
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From the Archives: One of My First Blog Posts EVER

Wow, I found this old post, way way deep in my archives of The Frugal Homeschooling Mom blog. It had been unpublished, and I'm not sure how that happened! It ...
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Unit Study Resources for Learning About Mt. Vesuvius & Volcanoes

Studying volcanoes or Mount Vesuvius? Check out these free homeschool unit study resources, including suggested children's books, websites, online activities, printables, crafts, videos and snack ideas ...
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Free Boxcar Children Unit Study!

This review of the Boxcar Children series will help you decide if it's a series you'd like to cover with your homeschool family. Included in the review are tons of ...
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A Need for One-on-One Quality Time with Your Homeschooled Kids

I have three kids, a ten year-old, a 4 year-old, and a 2 year-old. I think it's important for homeschool moms to purposefully spend one-on-one time with each child on a ...
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Amazing BBQ Recipes for your Outdoor Picnic or Cookout

This roundup of great backyard barbecue recipes is perfect for backyard gatherings for Independence Day, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. They're also delicious additions to your family's summer menu! ...
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Instructional Approaches for Dyslexia

Ever wonder how to approach the education of your dyslexic child? I found out Laynie has dyslexia this past spring, and so we've totally re-vamped our curriculum this year. What ...
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Top Bible Curriculum for Middle and High School

I have compiled a list of 37 popular Bible curriculum publishers that I think you'll like. I recently did an extensive search for Bible curriculum for a friend looking for ...
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Quality Time (ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter Q)

Hello! My name is Quincey! I am the wife of Mr. Awesome, homeschooling mom of 3 {ages 3-13}, and I blog over at A Slightly Better Wife. There are so many ...
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Shiloh- A Boy’s Best Friend Unit Study

What child doesn’t love a good story about a dog?  Though there are a number of great dog stories out there, learning about Beagles and one young boy’s love for ...
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Preparation (ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter P)

Preparation is HUGE in homeschooling. Not teacher preparation, although that is important. I’m talking about preparing your child for LIFE ...
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Homeschooling On the Increase

It is no longer the fringe few who are embarking on home education. No more is it the secretive and hush-hush clandestine entity it was in the 80’s and 90’s ...
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Originality: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter O

I enjoy homeschooling because it allows my children to embrace their own originality.  I don't really fit into a box, and I can't easily be defined.  My kids don't and ...
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Found it Cheaper! Price Comparison of Some Back-to-School Curriculum Faves

This month I'm featuring some of my favorite back-to-school items on my Facebook page, but I wanted to take a minute and mention this to you. Did you know that ...
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Frugal Homeschool Mom BLOGS

I'm not the only frugal, homeschooling, mom blogger out there. The following blogs are also written by homeschooling moms, and they often blog about living the thrifty life. They find ...
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Unit Study Resources for Amelia Earhart Day {July 24}

July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day, a day to honor one of America's Aviation Pioneers. This will make a great American History unit study topic to teach your kids during the ...
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Best Homemade Poison Ivy Remedy

It is very random, but we sometimes find poison ivy in our bushes in front of our house. I always kill the pesky plant, but it comes back about every ...
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Life Skills for You: The Etiquette Factory

Life Skills for You, a program through The Etiquette Factory, helps students learn anti-bullying techniques, character and responsibility, leadership skills, empathy, self confidence, and manners ...
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Best Ever Backyard Cookout Games (On A Budget!)

These backyard cookout games would be great for any outdoor summer event! ...
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Nature Studies, Nature Walks, and Nature Notebooks (ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter N)

Donna homeschools because she believes in no busywork, worksheets, or workbooks ...
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Free and Frugal Homeschool Resources and Printables: Back to School/Back to Homeschool!

Looking for "Back to Homeschool" or "Back to School" printables?  Look no further!  Here are some fun things to do on the first day of school! ...
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ABC’s of Why We Homeschool: Meaningful Connections

For my ABC's of Why We Homeschool series, I interviewed many homeschool bloggers and asked them to choose a letter and explain why they homeschooled, using that letter as the ...
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Cats and Dogs Notebooking Pages

These cats and dogs notebooking pages are great for a unit study on these furry pets, or can be used for any purpose.  There are blank pages as well as ...
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Life and Learning (ABC’s of Why We Homeschool: L)

by Caitlyn Stock of suzyhomeschooler.com I homeschool my children so I can offer them LIFE and LEARNING experiences. As a child in the public school system, I remember a lot ...
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Free Monster-Themed Chore Charts

This week only, get these printable Monster-Themed Chore Charts for FREE.  Great for multiple ages, and features 3 pages: daily, weekly, and monthly charts for keeping track of chores completed ...
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NCHE Homeschool Conference 2016 Recap

Last week was the NCHE Thrive! Homeschool Conference, and I was on the blogging team.  I enjoyed hearing some awesome speakers, completing my curriculum purchases at the vendor booths, and ...
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Free and Frugal Homeschool Printables: All Things Summer!

In this issue, I've found some fun FREE (and frugal) homeschool printables that I think you'll like!  This week's list includes all things SUMMER! ...
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I won $200 in Curriculum to Share with Others!

Last month, you guys supported me by voting in Educents' Dream Classroom contest.  Guess what!  I placed in the top 7! ...
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Free Homeschool Unit Study about Culture in India and Gloria Whelen’s “Homeless Bird”

This FREE homeschool unit study about India is perfect to center around the book, Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelen (a book recommended in Sonlight Curriculum’s reading lists for late elementary/early middle ...
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Easy Tropical Macaroni Salad that Kids can make!

Kids can easily make this tropical macaroni salad recipe.  Younger ones will need assistance with boiling water and chopping food, but older kids, even my 9-year-old could make this.  It's ...
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2016 Homeschool Conference Printable Checklist, To-Do, and Notetaking Sheets

This year's North Carolina homeschool conference, NCHE 2016 Thrive! Conference, is June 2-4th. I'm privileged to be on the official blogging team again this year. In preparation for the conference, ...
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Mother’s Day Free Homeschool Printables, Recipes, Crafts

Here are a whole lot of fun FREE and FRUGAL homeschool printables, recipes and crafts for Mother's Day week!  Have fun! ...
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So My Homeschooler has Dyslexia. Now What?

For a while now, I've suspected my 9 year-old homeschooled daughter has dyslexia.  Luckily, I have access to assessment and evaluation services for her through our local public school.  We ...
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Cinco De Mayo Free Homeschool Resources for a Unit Study

Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon!  Are you ready with some fun educational printables and resources for your frugal homeschool? Here are the best homeschool family-friendly freebies (and a ...
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Healthy Chocolate Truffles Kids Can Make for Mother’s Day

I'm so excited to share with you these healthy chocolate truffles kids can make for Mother's Day from Anisha over at That's What Mommies Do! ...
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ABC’s of Why We Homeschool: K is for Kinesthetic Learners

Catherine shares why she homeschools, and offers 10 tips for homeschooling kinesthetic learners ...
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Earth Day Themed Frugal Homeschool Unit Study Ideas (All FREE or FRUGAL!)

How will your frugal homeschool family celebrate Earth Day?  Here are the best homeschool family-friendly freebies (and a couple of frugal resources) I've found, including printables, crafts, and snacks/recipes! Did ...
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Giveaway for a FREE Family Registration to the 2016 NCHE Thrive! Homeschool Conference

One family will win a completely FREE admission to the 2016 Thrive! NCHE Homeschool Conference! ...
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Kid-Friendly Snack Ideas That Are Healthy!

If you're like me, you're always on the look-out for kid-friendly snack ideas that are healthy AND that your kids will love! Growing kids like ours need healthy nutrition that ...
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ABC’s of Why We Homeschool: J is for Just Right

Homeschooling children with special needs comes with its own set of challenges, and Stephanie at She is 31, explains why she loves homeschooling her children!  She says it's "Just right." ...
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Coupon Updates – Pin it!

Here are your new printable coupon updates for homeschool families for Dec. 22, 2016.  This post stays here and I update it often!  Pin or bookmark this page so you ...
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Freebies for Frugal Homeschooling Moms: Week 11

Freebies for frugal homeschooling moms or families who like to get free things in their mailboxes! This post contains affiliate links. Be sure to sign up for emails or follow ...
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Homeschool Conference Vendor Booths: Tips and Tricks for Saving $$$

It’s the equivalent of giving a 6-year-old a shopping cart at Toys R Us.  It’s exciting, exhilarating, overwhelming, and can be budget busting.  It’s the NCHE Thrive! 2016 homeschool conference ...
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YOU can help to provide $5,000 of curriculum to homeschool families in need!

Help provide curriculum to homeschool families in need, by simply placing a vote.  Over 11,800 homeschool families in need get the curriculum they need at Homeschool Curriculum Free for Shipping.  Here's ...
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Free Homeschool Unit Study Ideas for Potatoes and Nory Ryan’s Song

This homeschool unit study about potatoes is perfect to center around the book, Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Riley Giff (a book recommended in Sonlight Curriculum's reading lists for late ...
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SPRING Homeschool Printables, Crafts, and Fun Recipes for Kids!

Today I'm bringing you a fun round-up of SPRING homeschool printables, fun and easy crafts and recipes to do with your children!  These are educational and will bring some excitement ...
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Easter-Themed FREE and FRUGAL Printables, Crafts, and Snacks!

This list of Easter-themed FREE homeschool printables, and FRUGAL Easter crafts and snacks is going to be something your homeschoolers will love!  I just know it! ...
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ABC’s of Why We Homeschool: I is for Igniting a Fire

One of my reasons for homeschooling is a new one I've recently added to my personal list of motivators: Igniting a fire! ...
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Frugal Homeschool DIY Busy Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rachel at Ordinary Homemaker made an easy DIY felt quiet book for her son, and I thought you might want to check it out! Busy books can be pretty pricey ...
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St. Patrick’s Day Snack Kids Can Make! – Lucky Charms Parfait

This is such a fun recipe for St. Patrick's Day, I just have to share it with you.  These Lucky Charms parfaits are perfect for little chefs to make on ...
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St. Patrick’s Day Homeschool Freebies

Here's the best homeschool freebies and frugal finds for St. Patrick's Day, picked with you in mind!  Need a printable or educational activity for the holiday? Look no further! ...
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Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids (and FREE Printables Included)

This free set of printables for homeschool kids will give you and your little ones a fresh respite from indoors this Spring.  Use the scavenger hunt lists as a guide ...
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Role-Playing Games Help Students Grasp History & Literature

Right now there's a project on Kickstarter that I think homeschool families will like.  Odeum role-playing games for education attempts to get kids excited about learning History or Literature. This ...
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Website of the Week: Mr. Science Teacher

I'd like to introduce you to a homeschool Science resource that will help you teach your high-schooler.  Are you teaching Chemistry or Physics?  Then you're going to find a great ...
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A Happy Homeschool Home: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter H

We're having so much fun sharing our reasons for homeschooling, following a letter of the alphabet per week.  A bunch of my blogging friends have shared, and we're now at ...
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Using Items You Have on Hand for Preschool at Home – Frugal or FREE!

What do a can of shaving cream, a bag of dried beans, a bag of flour, a cup of cooking oil and some measuring cups all have in common? Let ...
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Pizza Casserole

Lucy at Gigglebox Tells it Like it Is, shares her pizza casserole recipe with us this week.  It's such an easy recipe, kids can make it!  Your frugal homeschooling family ...
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Global Godly Graduates: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter G

Tina hopes her children grow up to be Global Godly Graduates.  Here she explains why she homeschools ...
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Website of the Week: Educents

I've been a member of Educents for quite some time now, and if you've been a long-time reader of my blog, you know that I've shared countless resources with you ...
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Website of the Week: Pretty Lil Pockadori

Another homeschool family-owned business I'd like to introduce you to: Pretty Lil' Pockadori celebrated its grand opening just last week!  Use code TFHSMFEB to get $5 off an order of $15 ...
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My Interview at Faith and Good Works

My friend Jenny Morris at Faith and Good Works interviewed me!  Here's the interview if you'd like to read it.  In it, you'll learn a little bit more about me ...
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Triple Chocolate Krispie Treats (Peanut Free Too!)

These Crisp Rice Treats are such a treat for kids to make.  They're frugal and easy!  And, the best part, they're peanut free!  Since my kiddo has an allergy to ...
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Homeschool Henry Introduces Affordable Liquid Chalk Markers

I am glad to introduce you to a homeschool family-owned product that I’m proud to promote, a really great set of liquid chalk markers that can be useful for writing ...
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Organize your Couponing Trip!

My system for organizing and planning a grocery shopping trip with coupons is explained below.  This is simply how I, a homeschool coupon mom, organize my own trips.  I've also ...
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Our Newest Homeschool “Dance Party” Album

Sometimes, the kiddos and I enjoy dancing in the living room to upbeat and fun music. It's a great break from monotony, and a routine we all look forward to ...
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Brief History of Homeschooling in the US

The idea and practice of homeschooling is as old as the human race itself. So it’s not surprising that the concept of homeschooling in our nation dates back to Colonial ...
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Sunday School or Family Integrated Worship Note-Taking and Activity Sheets

Made for multiple ages, these printable activity and notes sheets will make Sunday School or Worship time go by quickly and keep your little ones focused on the lesson or ...
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Living Social is a Frugal and Easy Way to Save Money on Dining Out and Other Luxuries

If you eat out much, here's a great idea for frugal homeschoolers on how to save money on not-so-typical purchases like dining out. You can eat out with Living Social's ...
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5 Tips on Managing a Homeschool While Nursing and Caring for a Baby

Caring for a newborn is an endeavor on its own but when you add homeschooling into the mix, it can seem impossible to manage. Despite its challenges, managing to homeschool ...
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Kellogg’s Family Rewards Codes Added

Are you a Kellogg's Family Rewards Fan?  Here is a list of codes to try. This post contains affiliate links. These Kellogg's Family Rewards codes are shareable.  Please do not ...
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SavingStar

I like using SavingStar because it's a simple way to save money by earning cash back on your groceries. There's nothing to clip or print. Simply link your store loyalty ...
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Website of the Week: Homeschool Manager

So far in 2016 I've done a lot of thinking (and rethinking) about our curriculum and schedule.  Laynie (my 4th grader) is pushing ahead in Math, and making great strides ...
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Snow and Snowflakes Unit Study Ideas: FREE Printables Included!

The temperatures outside are dropping. The air is brisk and chilly. Frost is covering the ground each morning. That can only mean one thing....Winter is upon us. And with Winter, ...
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Popcorn Rice

Looking for an easy, frugal and kid-friendly side dish that goes with almost everything and even comes with a fun name? Well then, you must try Kim's "Popcorn Rice." Just ...
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Free Resources for Homeschool Bible Curriculum

Top Websites for FREE homeschool Bible curriculum It's about time I created a list of websites that provide online Bible curriculum.  (I've already got a collection of free Bible curriculum ...
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Freedom: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter F

Keisha, a homeschooler herself who graduated high school at age 15, explains how freedom is one of the reasons why she homeschools ...
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FREE Valentine’s Day Adult Coloring Book Printable

I created a FREE Valentine's Day Printable just for adults - a coloring book with doodles!  Of course, your kids will enjoy it too.  This was so much fun to ...
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No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving

"No one has ever become poor by giving." ~Anne Frank I have found when I'm feeling the most down and out, the best thing to cheer me up is to ...
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Website of the Week – DTLK

Here's a resource, DTLK, that's long been a favorite at my house.  Since the beginning, this site has proved to be a revisited one, over and over.  Just thought I'd ...
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Homemade Pizza Pockets! Kid-Pleasing and Frugal Recipe

This at-home Pizza Pockets recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make kid-pleaser! My friend Jennifer Ward at The Nifty Thrifty Lady says, "My boys love hot pockets! The issue is they ...
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Education is a Priority: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter E

Jenny says she homeschools because of her desire to provide a good education for her child ...
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Couponer’s Tools

Here are a collection of resources to help you with your weekly couponing tasks.  There's a coupon finder, and an insert checker, and I'll soon be adding more! Click the ...
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Checkout51

Checkout51 is a way to save even more money on the brands you love.  If you've never heard of it, here's a quick introduction! This post contains affiliate links. It's ...
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How to Cut and Organize Your Coupons

Here is how I clip and organize my coupons to get ready for a grocery shopping trip! I (try to) sit down and cut my coupons weekly.  I have found ...
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Free Printable Blog Planner 2016

Here's my blogging calendar and planner for 2016! (Updated 2017 version is now available!) ...
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Homeschool Quote: You don’t have to Give Up So Much to Homeschool

I liked this quote.  I've heard versions of it elsewhere, and I have no idea where the thought originated.  But it's very true.  You don't have to "give up so ...
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Dear to My Heart: Giving Back at Christmastime

A Christmas tree donated to Salem Pregnancy Care Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina brings cheer to women in crisis pregnancies ...
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The Time Factor

I've said before that couponing takes TIME.  There are so many weeks that I just don't have time for it.  I am busy! Sometimes I can't sit and clip coupons ...
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The Night Before Christmas FREE Printable Pack and Unit Study Ideas

The Christmas season is a fun and festive time of year when families enjoy many wonderful traditions with the ones they love. Reading The Night Before Christmas, the classic story ...
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Easy ~and Frugal~ Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

These Chicken Enchiladas are so delicious! My frugal family loves them, and they're so easy! ...
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Delight Directed Discovery (ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter D)

Elizabeth shares a free printable to use while you're homeschooling with a purpose of finding what sparks an interest in learning for your child ...
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Thank you for your interest in my "FREE" created printables! ...
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Why Homeschool?: Reason #3 Socialization

Reason #3: Socialization The big "socialization" issue. "What about socialization?" This is (update: used to be) the first question we get when someone asks us about homeschooling. They always seem ...
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Submissions

Would you like to contribute to The Frugal Homeschooling Mom?  Do you have content you'd like me to share in my posts? ...
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Free Printable Homeschool Planner for 2016 – Comic Strip Version

My friend Cristina and I collaborated to bring you the coolest homeschool calendar and planner for 2016! ...
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How to Shop with Your Coupons (And a FREE Printable Master List)

So, you know how much things cost, you’ve got your coupons clipped and organized, and you’ve read your weekly ads. Now comes the fun part - SHOPPING!   Go on!  You ...
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Your Weekly Newspaper Ads: A How-To Guide

If you're ready to start couponing, the first thing you'll need to get used to is reading the weekly ads for the stores you wish to shop ...
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Knowing How Much Things Cost +FREE Printable Item Price Tracker

The thing that takes new coupon clippers the most time to learn is how much things really cost. I never realized how prices will vary from week to week on ...
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Couponing Takes Time

The truth is, strategic couponing takes a lot of time.  The good news is that I'm here to make it easier on you! ...
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This week’s Aldi Deals!

3 pounds of apples for $2.37, and cream cheese for $.89! Here are your best deals at Aldi for this week! Thanks to Jen Ward at Nifty Thrifty Lady for ...
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Homeschool Curriculum Free for Shipping

I'd like to introduce you to a really fun group of people who share their gently used homeschool curriculum with other homeschooling families in financial need ~for just the price of ...
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$3.99 Photo Desk Calendar

At York Photo, get a $3.99 Desk Calendar This post contains affiliate links. Here's how to order your Custom Desk Calendar for $3.99 from York Photo: Use promo code YEAR ...
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Why Homeschool: Reason #2 It’s Personal

So, last week I decided to start updating these old posts from 2009, as I am publishing my friends' reasons for homeschooling in my ABC's of Why We Homeschool series ...
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How I Began Couponing

I used to look at people who said they clipped coupons, and wonder – Why? What good does it do to clip a .75 cent coupon, when your grocery bill ...
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Insert Checker

Here you can check to see if your inserts are expired before you toss them.  This is my Insert Checker - just put in the date of your insert, and ...
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Find A Coupon for Anything!

Bookmark or save this page for future reference.  You'll want to come here before each shopping trip, and check to see if the items on your grocery list have coupons ...
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Moneymaker at Kmart (up to $14!)

Don't you just love these Top Cashback deals? Today, spend $1-$20 at Kmart, and get $15 cash back! Here's how! This post contains affiliate links. DON'T DELAY! This offer is ...
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Free Demo of Rosetta Stone

Sign up to receive a FREE Demo of Rosetta Stone. This post contains affiliate links. Rosetta Stone's new award-winning demo is fresh from the Rosetta Stone Lab. Enjoy a special, ...
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Free Kids’ Meal at IKEA on Tuesdays

Did you know that every Tuesday, IKEA offers kids a FREE meal? IKEA has a loyalty program called IKEA Family, and as part of that, you can get a free ...
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Black Friday deals at Notebooking Pages – and a FREE Thanksgiving Printable!

Free Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages are available at Notebooking Pages.com! Also, read this post to find out their super offer for Black Friday this year! This post contains affiliate links. Click ...
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What You Need to Know About Couponing

So, if you’re looking into couponing for the first time, you need to know: It’s well worth the time! You’ll save your family hundreds of dollars per month.  That being ...
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Black Friday Deals at Best Buy

Ok, so you've GOT to see the laptop and the Chromebook deals in this one! They're great for kids for schoolwork. And a printer for $20!? Best Buy has announced ...
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Crafts and Creativity: ABC’s of Why We Homeschool, Letter C

Crafts and Creativity are the reasons Gwen homeschools.  She shares her DIY block crayons with us today ...
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Why Homeschool: Reason #1 Pace

I thought it would be fun to list my reasons for homeschooling. Sometimes people ask me, "Why Homeschool?" I wrote these reasons in June of 2009, when I was doing ...
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14 Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

These are our stockings, filled with loot from Santa! I took this picture last year just before the kids woke up. We have some amazing stockings that my mother-in-law has ...
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$10 Chili’s Gift Card FREE with purchase

Do you like Chili's? Know someone who does? Right now you can purchase a Chili's Gift Card or eGift Card of $50 or greater and receive FREE $10 eBonus Card! ...
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Free Homeschool Printables: Week 34

Some great free printables this week! Did you know you can see all these PLUS MORE on my Pinterest Boards? By the way, don't forget to check out this week's ...
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CVS Deals: Week of Nov 15-21

Free shampoo or conditioner, and free eyeshadow! Here are the BEST couponing deals at CVS! Thank you, Jen Ward at Nifty Thrifty Lady who provides our weekly matchups. Don't forget ...
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Planning – A 5-Year-Long Collection of the BEST Free Printables

The BEST of the BEST free printable homeschool planners and calendars available. Most of these are general ones that are good for use during any school year. If you'd like ...
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Special 100 SWAGBUCKS Offer Just for My Readers!

I feel so special, Swagbucks contacted me and asked me if I would like to offer my readers a special sign-up deal. Right now, through May 30th, you can get ...
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Website of the Week: SightWords.com

I think you guys might be interested in SightWords.com, which provides parents and educators with free digital and printable tools to help them teach young children to read. SightWords.com has ...
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Website of the Week: Opinion Outpost

Best Online Surveys to Take to Earn Money Need to earn a little extra cash? Here's one company I highly recommend. I have used Opinion Outpost in the past and ...
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Testing Blues

Today marks the last day of April, and I can't believe tomorrow is May 1st. My "school year" with Laynie will be over the Friday before Memorial Day (which is ...
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Brand Names are Stupid

***Disclaimer: To the grandparents and family members who lovingly and generously buy the brand-name stuff for my children: in no way am I saying don't buy these things for my ...
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Pay Your Bills Online

I do so many little things on a day to day basis, to try to save every little penny that I can, or to earn any little penny that I ...
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Use Cloth Instead of Disposables

Money-saving tip: Use cloth products instead of disposables! It's budget-friendly, especially for frugal homeschooling families like mine ...
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Cheap Clothing is Just Fine With Me

I do so many little things on a day to day basis, to try to save every little penny that I can, or to earn any little penny that I ...
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Friday Pizza Codes – Perfect Timing!

I love the feature over at Moms by Heart where she lists pizza discount codes every Friday for take-out or delivery pizza. We often have pizza night here, but most ...
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Where are Your Priorities?

"Outside or Underneath" ~by Shel Silverstein Bob bought a hundred-dollar suit But couldn't afford any underwear. Says he, "If your outside looks real good No one will know what's under ...
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Ditch the Drinks When in a Pinch

I do so many little things on a day to day basis, to try to save every little penny that I can, or to earn any little penny that I ...
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Frugal Field Trip to The Florida Aquarium in Tampa

This is a guest post about how to visit the Florida Aquarium in Tampa on a budget. Are you looking for educational places to visit for free, or else really ...
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Free and Frugal Homeschool Unit Study Resources for Types of Consumers

In our Classical Conversations curriculum, there is a week in which we study the types of consumers. So I've rounded up my top choices for FREE educational resources for a ...
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Frugal Field Trip to Travel Town Museum Foundation, Los Angeles

Are you looking for educational places to visit for free, or else really cheap, all across the U.S.?  Want to know tips and tricks for getting discounts at educational sites? ...
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Free and Cheap Unit Resources for Types of Biomes

Here is a list of free homeschool videos, printables, and more that you can use to teach a unit study on biomes (Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Week 1). These resources ...
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Nothin’ Fancy or Fru-Fru

I do so many little things on a day to day basis, to try to save every little penny that I can, or to earn any little penny that I ...
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What will I do with Lily this year?

I don't have a plan! Well, not a pre-written one anyway. I've got special time-slots for "Mommy-Lily Time" in our weekly schedule. I'll pick and choose from this list when ...
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Busch Gardens Free Frugal Homeschool Field Trip

Frugal Field Trip to Busch Gardens, Florida

Are you looking for educational places to visit for free, or else really cheap, all across the U.S.?  Want to know tips and tricks for getting discounts at educational sites? ...
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Make Freezer Meals

I do so many little things on a day to day basis, to try to save every little penny that I can, or to earn any little penny that I ...
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Tips for Shopping at Consignment Sales

Surviving and Thriving at Children’s Clothing Consignment Sales Every spring and every fall in my area (Piedmont Triad, NC) there are tons of clothing consignment sales for children. Most of ...
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How to Submit a Guest Post for “Frugal Field Trips”

Thanks for your interest in a guest post for my feature, "Frugal Field Trips!" ...
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Our Curriculum for this School Year (2013-2014)

Laynie will be in 2nd grade this year. My how time flies! When I first started this blog, she was only 3 and I was daydreaming about homeschool. I'm so ...
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What if I fail at this whole homeschooling thing, and screw up my kid?

If you are wondering and worrying over this, you're not alone. I think we all feel it. It's a fear that many homeschooling mothers have, and one that our pride ...
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Use it Up!

I do so many little things on a day to day basis, to try to save every little penny that I can, or to earn any little penny that I ...
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Consigning Tips and Tricks for Children’s Clothing and Toy Consignment Sales

I'm getting some items together to sell them at an upcoming children's clothing and toys consignment sale, and so I dug up this old post and decided to share with ...
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Homemade Cleaning Supplies – These recipes will save you tons of money per year!

I save so much money per year by making my own cleaning products.... Here are my favorite cleaning recipes: One of the things I do to save money on my ...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources for High School

High School, 9 – 12 (Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth grade – ages 14 – 18, Teens) Do you know of a resource not listed here? Email me and let ...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources for Middle School

Middle School, 6 – 8 (Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade – ages 12 – 14) Do you know of a resource not listed here? Email me and let me know! ...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources for Upper Elementary Grades

3 – 5 (Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade – ages 9-12) Do you know of a resource not listed here? Email me and let me know! Gigantic List of Free ...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources for Primary Elementary

K – 2 (Kindergarten, First and Second grade – ages 5 – 8) Do you know of a resource not listed here? Email me and let me know! Gigantic List ...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources for Preschool

Pre-Kindergarten (3's and 4's)   Do you know of a resource not listed here?  Email me and let me know! This post contains affiliate links. Gigantic List of Free Homeschool ...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources for Infants and Toddlers

Nursery School (1's and 2's) Do you know of a resource not listed here? Email me and let me know! Gigantic List of Free Homeschool Planning Resources (Updated periodically) Teachers ...
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Free Resources for Homeschool High School

I find it very difficult to find high quality, free resources on the web for teaching High School, 9 – 12 (Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth grade – ages 14 ...
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Free Resources for Homeschool Grades 6-8

Middle School, 6 – 8 (Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade – ages 12 – 14) is a tough age to teach. And finding free and frugal homeschooling printables and resources ...
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Free Resources for Homeschool Grades 3-5

Find everything you need to teach grades 3 – 5 (Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade – ages 9-12) in your homeschool - FOR FREE! Right here, in one place, the ...
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Free Resources for Homeschool K-2

On this page you'll find FREE resources for teaching K – 2 (Kindergarten, First and Second grade – ages 5 – 8) at home.  These websites will be a great ...
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Free Resources for Homeschool Pre-K (Ages 3-4)

Pre-Kindergarten (3's and 4's) Resources online for FREE! Do you know of a resource not listed here?  Email me or message me on Facebook and let me know! These are ...
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Free Homeschool Resources for Nursery School (Babies and Toddlers Ages 0 – 2)

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Free Planners

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To My Child’s New Teacher, In the Event Something Should Happen to Me

“When I was a teacher, all the kids who came to me that were previously homeschooled were socially maladjusted in the classroom setting.” I ran into a friend at Walmart ...
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Website of the Week – Homeschooling Sites – ActivityTree.com

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Download a free Reading curriculum appropriate for ages 4-7.

I just found out that Funnix is offering their entire Reading Program absolutely free, no catches. I haven’t tried it yet, but I just applied for it myself. I plan ...
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Free SonLight Education Ministry Homeschool Curriculum

~~~UPDATE 12/21/2016 Apparently the Sonlight Education Ministry Bible-based homeschooling curriculum is now available to download online for free! Thanks to a reader who let us know this information. ~~~ Ok, ...
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Free Bible-Based Homeschool Curriculum! After Tomorrow!

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The Most Recommended Books about Homeschooling

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God is so Faithful, and We’re so Thankful

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Frugal Field Trips – Dan Nicholas Park

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Frugal Homeschooling Top 8 Tips

You CAN homeschool for free. You CAN homeschool for cheap. Here’s how: Use what you’ve got: Your homeschooling friends’ hand-me-down Reading curriculum, added to that Hooked on Phonics box you ...
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Why Homeschool? Reason #22: It’s comfortable

Homeschooling is comfortable, and others sometimes see it with jealous eyes. Some people look at homeschooling families with a view that the children (and the mother or father, whoever serves ...
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Our First Week of School

We’ve finished up our first week of school, and it has been eventful! We’ve read, and counted, cut and pasted, colored and practiced writing our name. We’ve learned our phone ...
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Laynie’s K4 Curriculum “Official” Plan

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My Daily Lesson Plan Outline – A Beka

My planning and scheduling sheets for use with A Beka K4 curriculum have been very popular over the years, so I decided to update them for you.  The following is ...
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Preschool Educational Activities and Online Kids’ Games for Free!

Here are the best free preschool learning games online that I’ve found. These are great for homeschoolers! These are my and Laynie’s personal favorites. Build-a-Bear – getting ready for the ...
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FAQ: How can I write a guest post for The Frugal Homeschooling Mom?

I get many emails from people who want to know if I accept guest posts on The Frugal Homeschooling Mom, and if so, what are the guidelines. So, I decided ...
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FAQ: What curriculum do you recommend?

Just a crazy picture of us! Many people email me to ask what curriculum I recommend. I don’t really recommend any particular curriculum or “philosophy” of homeschooling. We’re eclectic in ...
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Website of the Week – Frugal AND Homeschooling! Sites – HomeschoolClassifieds.com

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Frugal Field Trips – Tweetsie Railroad

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Recommended Books that Teach Measurement – Best Books List

Looking for books that help teach your child about measurement? Here are my favorite picks! See if you can check some of these out at your local library. Iif your ...
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Website of the Week – Frugal Sites – YouData

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Free and Frugal Field Trips in NC

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Website of the Week – Frugal Sites – Cash4Books.net

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Confession. Sometimes I splurge.

Mmmmm… the picture of heaven. A delicious banana split complete with all the traditional toppings, only lower-fat and lower-sugar versions. Have you ever just sat and enjoyed something a little ...
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A Picture of Bogey

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Website of the Week – Frugal Sites – InBoxDollars.com

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Planning Ahead for Frugal Homeschooling

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Dr. Seuss – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Printables

This week’s set is 10 FREE printables to go along with the Dr. Seuss book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. My friend Pepper, of Pepper Scraps and ...
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Noah’s Ark Coloring Sheet

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Laynie’s “Nursery School” Curriculum (Our first 3 years)

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Make-Your-Own Word Family Review Cards

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Website of the Week – Homeschool Buyers Co-Op

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Website of the Week – Frugal Sites – Shop It To Me

Each week, I’ll present a different resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your homeschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! Or, ...
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Why do I Homeschool?

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Colorful Chunky Crayons (from Old Melted Ones)

Here’s a great way to use those old crayons – don’t just throw them away!  You can melt them and create mixed colors that look really pretty on paper.   These ...
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Website of the Week – Preschoool Sites – GreatSchools.net

Each week, I’ll present a different resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your preschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! Or, ...
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Website of the Week – Preschool Sites – ColoringPages24.com

Each week, I’ll present a different resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your preschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! Or, ...
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Website of the Week – Frugal Sites – PaperbackSwap.com

Each week, I’ll present a different resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your preschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! Or, ...
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Website of the Week – Preschool Sites – Starfall

Each week, I’ll present a different resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your preschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! Or, ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #21

Reason #21: The Sheltered LifeSometimes people look at homeschooled children in pity or with judgment – thinking that they’re overly sheltered from reality. I’ll admit that yes, there are some ...
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Why Homeschool …Reason #20

Reason #20: I'll be WeirdOk, that’s weird - - - for me to say proudly: “I’ll be weird.”I’ll admit, when I first began considering homeschool for my child, I was ...
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HSPS Site of the Week – DTLK’s Printables

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Why Homeschool …Reason #19

Reason #19: IdentityOne of my main goals in parenting is to guide my child into being sure of her identity, but more importantly, to be proud of it. I’ll be ...
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Site of the Week – Activity Idea Place

Each week, I’ll present a new resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your preschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! So, ...
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Everything Preschool

Each week, I’ll present a new resource that will help you in your endeavors to teach your preschooler at home as cheaply as possible, or even better – FREE! So, ...
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Homeschooling Statistics: It Works!

Homeschooling works! I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the subject, just browsing the internet, and the following is what I’ve learned: Did you know that homeschooled children ...
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Look Who was Featured on Totally Tots Yesterday!

Guess who was featured on Totally Tots yesterday! My little Laynie-bug. Go read all about it here ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #18

Reason #18: Just Joining the CrowdMore and more families are realizing that the opportunity to homeschool is a valid option, and are jumping in on the fun. Homeschooling became legal ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #17

Reason #17: No Homework I don’t believe in homework. Yeah, I know, shocking - because I was a teacher!!! Truthfully, I always hated the fact that I was required to ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #16

Reason #16: Appointment Opportunity Ok, so that reason may seem slightly insignificant to most people, but it’s one of those things that I hate to do… make a doctor’s appointment ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #15

Reason #15: It’s Cheap Well, no, not really, for most homeschooling families. Curriculums can cost hundreds of dollars, if you buy them brand new. Field Trips can also be costly ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #14

Reason #14: I Can, and I Want to! I am the type person that absolutely LOVES being a stay-at-home mom. I find joy in being with my child, and making ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #13

Reason #13: Budget, Personnel, and Decision-Making Control Have you ever really paid attention to school lunch requirements and the silliness that goes on in determining what's offered to children? Everything's ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #12

Reason #12: Ability to Travel My husband’s life-long dream is to tour as a golf professional. If (when) his dream comes true, well, no problem, Laynie (and the other kids, ...
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Welcome to The Frugal Homeschooling Mom!

 Thanks for visiting! This page has been updated. You can currently find it by clicking the menu bar on this site ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #11

Reason #11: Good Care, Whatever the Need If Laynie ends up having a learning disability, ADHD, or some other issues affecting her education, I’ll rest assured, knowing she’s well taken ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #10

Reason #10: Time is Precious There’s not as much wasted educational time in a homeschooled child’s life. In a homeschooler’s life, every minute of every day has the possibility of ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #9

Reason #9: It Works Most of the homeschooled kids, teenagers, and college graduates I personally know, I would be very proud if they were my child. And their parents are ...
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Why Homeschool… Reason #8

Reason #8: Love! Hugs and kisses all day long! No waiting until the school bus drops her off in the afternoons. I’ll have the joy of loving and being loved ...
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Why Homeschool… Reason #7

Reason #7: Closeness with my kid(s) Homeschooling gives me the opportunity to really know my child. As her mom and teacher, I understand Laynie's heart as well as her mind, ...
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Our Daily Schedule

You’ll see a lot of free play opportunities in my daily routine with Laynie. Under age 5, free play is more beneficial to development and learning than anything mom-driven or ...
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Why Homeschool? …Reason #6

Reason #6: I Know. I know what really goes on in public schools and preschools, and I just don’t like it, to put it plainly.I worked in public schools as ...
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Why Homeschool… Reason #5

Reason #5: Natural Learning OpportunitiesThere are so many more things Laynie can learn through homeschooling than she can in the typical classroom.We won't be so worried about squeezing stuff in ...
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Why Homeschool… Reason #4

Reason #4: Flexibility We'll be using our own flexible curriculum and methods for schooling: If Laynie is really enjoying Language Arts one day, we’ll keep going, and set aside Math ...
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