Published on June 2, 2014
Many decisions go into creating a successful homeschooling lifestyle, and we wanted to explore how families rearrange their lives to make this happen. So we asked: How does homeschooling impact your financial priorities? How do you raise a thriving family on a single income? What is your definition of wealth and prosperity? The answers were inspiring, enlightening, and encouraging. For decades, Oak Meadow has been committed to providing homeschooling resources and support, many of which are free, such as educational counseling, curriculum support, information and helpful links on our Facebook and blogs; grade overviews for use in homeschooling letters of intent and year-end reporting; and this free educational journal, Living Education. Many homeschoolers have a DIY mindset, for reasons that may have started out financial but often spread far beyond economics into the realm of environmental sustainability, intentional living, and a love for handcrafts made with loving care. We support this mindset and celebrate it! In this issue, you'll find stories of how families (including OM staffers) make homeschooling an economic priority and what you can do to create an economy of happiness in your life. We'll look at financial fitness and teaching financial literacy. Each article is filled with practical ideas that we hope you'll find useful. And don't forget to check out OM News for some exciting new developments. Sit back and enjoy this issue of Living Education, and please let us know what you think.