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brendawillis
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Housekeepers Reply with quote

I have an idea that is a bit old-fashioned, but I think it may interest many homeschoolers. Many girls who homeschool do not attend college, but want to marry and start a family. In many cases she needs to wait a year or more after finishing school before getting married. What if there were a website or forum where homeschooling families who would like to hire a housekeeper or mother's helper could advertise? The girls could gain excellent experience handling a home and responsibilties with housekeeping or schooling children. Her "job" could be considered her "college" or maybe more realistically "boot camp".
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Princess_Fyara
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha, Very Happy as a girl who would fit those shoes, I can tell you I think that's a splended idea. I'm a graduate and find myself trying to find opportunities to help out with young Children and do house work for others. I teach guitar lessons and bake bread (give it to neighbors). My older sisters did some "Assistant Homeschooling" for a while and it was a real blessing for the mothers. Parents should be incouraged to send their daughters to help out in the community.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject: Housekeepers Reply with quote

I wonder how many people are reading these forums. I have just realized how powerful the internet can be for homeschooling and networking homeschoolers. I had only used the internet for ordering supplies and books, but the actual learning tools and networking possibilities are endless. Would the moderators consider a 'housekeeper' network on this forum if there seems to be enough interest?
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Theodore
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:22 am    Post subject: Sure. Anyone else interested? Reply with quote

Sure. Anyone else interested? And what would the new board be called? Housekeeping doesn't sound quite right, since you might also be teaching or doing yard work or whatever else happened to be useful. Let's hear some title suggestions.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should be some kind of "Classified Adds" type thing with interaction and suggestions for girls interested in looking for the kind of work they should be doing. Smile Maybe a bulliton board... Have to think on a name...
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Theodore
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: Maybe "Homeschooled Helpers"? Reply with quote

How about calling it "Homeschooled Helpers"? This might be something worth setting up as a database, since people will want to specify a number of different criteria such as geographic location, preferred setting, things you can help with, etc. and then search on these criteria for best matches. A board will do in the meantime, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea anyway. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:06 am    Post subject: As per request, I've added a board for this... Reply with quote

As per request, I've added a board for this called "Homeschooled Helpers". Have fun!
EDIT: Board removed for lack of interest Surprised Feel free to post here if interested, however.
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growthis
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: housekeeping Reply with quote

I read the conversations regarding domestic help. We could sure use some. We are raising two grandkids, are retired, but need some help with the house and kids. These kids are the most important people in the universe and I won't trust anyone without that same frame of reference. I think home schoolers are taught in the home to preserve values, for the most part.

Anyway, anyone interested who loves their God, their country, has good morals, honesty and integrity, and would like to talk about being a domestic helper, please e-mail me at growthis@aol.com.

Thanks
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Nikki
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not have a girl near that age yet, mine are 8-9, but what i wouldn't give to have a helper! Except I also have two teenage boys, How would that work?
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