About Jamerrill Stewart

Jamerrill Stewart is a Christian homeschooling mom of 6 (soon to be 7) and wife to her husband Travis of over 16-years. They enjoy their country days catching frogs at their pond, getting lost in great read alouds, and spinning on the tire swing.  Jamerrill created FreeHomeschoolDeals.com in 2012 to help all families in affording the homeschool life. You'll also find her sharing about Jesus, Motherhood, Homeschooling, and other stuff at JamerrillStewart.com and JamerrillStewart.TV.

Homeschooling with little ones underfoot (& keeping your sanity)

The following is a post by Jamerrill Stewart of FreeHomeschoolDeals.com.

In more than ten years of homeschooling, I have yet to hit a season in which I don’t have a baby, a toddler, a baby and two toddlers, along with older children, or some non-matching age-range combination.

Recently I shared about Homeschooling with a Newborn and how we make that work in our growing family. Of course the perfectly legitimate question that follows usually is, “Yes, but what about homeschooling with a toddler?!”

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When you have no money for homeschool curriculum

no money for homeschool curriculum

Written by contributor Jamerrill Stewart of Free Homeschool Deals.

I have shared the journey of my family living on one small income to accomplish our homeschooling dreams. It’s what many families do, and they do it willingly for the joy and vision of being together as a family.

It was during these same years of growing our family on a super-tight budget that it became normal to find myself at the beginning of a homeschool year with no money for homeschool curriculum.

I was greatly encouraged during that time by reading amazing homeschool books such as Educating the WholeHearted Child and The Three R’s by Dr. Ruth Beechick. Those books helped me realize that I was not going to be successful as a homeschooling mom based on what curriculum-in-a-box I bought.

I would be successful just by learning alongside my children, going on nature walks to fill baskets full of pinecones for craft projects, and loading up a laundry basket full of enriching books at our local library.

My children could have a powerful education even if I didn’t have the funding to make big homeschool purchases, and the same goes for your children.

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