Buy Stock in what you know! - Financial Tip
Our trial camping time (before we head out for 4 months, in September) went okay. I took the advice of friends and family and also leaned on past experience from our trips across the United States and all our hotel hopping. I filled the camper with ALL of what I thought we would need as if we were going to be gone for a long time except for the homeschool items. I tried to keep in mind the advice of friends and family who said, "If it isn't food or clothes -- leave it behind!" So, except for a few small digging toys, I did!
Needless to say, I was reminded of several things. The first is that legos must come for the indoor screen tent. The second, don't be afraid of losing the hairbands and bows for the girls hair. They need them no matter how filthy they will end up. Third, Make a list of the 1st through 4th grade read alouds from Sonlight, Living Books, and Rod and Staff. Keep it on hand for trips to the library because I will not be able to go into the thrifty book store aisle! I came home with 4 books.
However, what came to mind most was a financial tip about "Buying Stock in what you know"! At the top of my list is a reminder that I think no Mom with small children would disagree with me on. It would be a good idea if I bought stock in "Borax!"
* She is exploring the turtle shells at the Jr Ranger program