Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bizzy Bee Stay-at-home-Moms!

I spoke to one of my Bizzy Coupon Bees this afternoon and found out that she will be homeschooling her little girls this year for the first time.  So, I decided to share these links with her and you all.  I really wish I had home schooled my children but did not have the foresight to do so.  Homeschooling was still very much in its infancy 40 years ago and then only backwoods hillbillies and hippies home schooled.  I still wanted to anyway but my husband was firmly against it.  So, I worked outside my home educating other people's children while strangers enjoyed my children's early pre-school years.  If I had the choice to make again, I would DEFINITELY be a stay at home mom like many of you and I would home school my children at least through their pre-school years.

A few of you stay-at-home moms have children who have graduated from high school and all the way  down to little ones in diapers.  There's something in these links below for each of you wherever you are in your stay-at-home journey.

If you have family and friends who are not stay at home moms or dads, talk to them and help them understand that the time they give to their families will never be a time they will regret.  My family has embraced staying at home with their children.  My daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and two nieces have devoted their lives to their little ones early pre-school years.  They and you will never regret that decision. 

Please, share these links with others in your circle of family and friends who have expressed an interest in being a stay-at-home parent:

Meal Planning for Homeschoolers - It can get hectic planning your meals with children underfoot all day.  Check out some of these ideas for meal preparation and planning.

Dollar Tree - Teaching Supplies

Home School and Stay-at-home Mom Links
- This link has 10 pages of links to other homeschooling mothers and couponers.  If you have found the secret to organizing your life around your family, why not write a blog about it.  It can be very lucrative.  If you have a facebook and/or twitter account, you are halfway there.  Just start jotting down your motherly ramblings and ideas about parenting, school ideas, educating your children and then watch your blog take off. Other mothers love hearing about the lives of other mothers who are able to survive the day to day pitfalls of mothering.  The more children you have, the more others want to hear about it.

Oriental Trading Company - Teaching Supplies

Sam's Club Educational Books for Children (You do not have to be a member of Sam's Club and they do charge for shipping)

If you are a member of Sam's Club, check out their children's books section.  They have some wonderful educational books for prek-7/8.  I do not know if they will special order a book for you.  It would hurt to ask. 

LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of Home School Ideas

Meal Planning - These are two AWESOME meal planning sites.  I have others but this is one of the better ones.

Happy Couponing!
ShaRon, The Bizzy Coupon Bee