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Subject: Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Date Posted: 8/15/2008 5:10 PM ET
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Is anyone familiar with this? Is it worth the 7.95 an issue? I just saw a copy at Borders today and it looked interested but I couldn't bring myself to spend that much money for one issue of a magazine I'm not familiar with.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 5:17 PM ET
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www.theoldschoolhousestore.com

This the link to their store, if you look around you might be able to find archived copy. They also have a newsletter that I get from them weekly.

Hope this helps :)

Melissa

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 6:16 PM ET
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You can get a digital version for less. If you subscribe to the print version you can usually get lots of free "gifts" that make it worthwhile. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 7:14 PM ET
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Yes, I wanted to mention the free subscription gifts also.  I'm paid up until next summer, and have been since the e-version, but that's a great option.

It's soooo huge that I rarely finish an issue before the next one comes.  It is, IMO, the *best* HS'ing magazine.  If for nothing else than the ads and the reviews, it's worth it.

JC

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 8:34 PM ET
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I subscribed to the digital one and I ended up with the free gifts also.  But I have to say I prefer the print copy  instead!  But I totally agree with JC it is IMO the best hs'ing magazine!!

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 5:51 PM ET
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As you could tell from browsing it, it's a Christian magazine and most of the advertising and articles have a Christian perspective-many are heavily  slanted with a Godly message/perspective. Just an FYI.

While I do find the magazine interesting, I happen to like Homeschool Enrichment better.

 

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:08 AM ET
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I don't subscribe to any homeschool magazines. That may change in the future, but there is so much avaiable online I don't feel I miss anything.I have heard the same thing about Homeschool Enrichment, too.

Another digital magazine (will be available in print form, too) is The Heart of the Matter: http://www.heartofthemattermagazine.com/

They also have a nice blog that is updated daily: http://heartofthematteronline.com/

At least, I think it is nice. I might be biased because I write for them. ;)

Hope that helps!

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:45 PM ET
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I have subscribed for 2 years. I'm a habitual "magazine thrower awayer";) But I keep these.

 

I don't think you're missing anything if you don't have it. True you can find tons online. I just really enjoy this magazine. I'm sure I'll subscribe for at least another year or two. (Until the pile gets too big and I decide to quit accumulating more!)

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 5:48 PM ET
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I keep my TOS magazines when I'm done and give them free to new HS'ers every August at our local HS swap sale.  It's like I handed them a lifeline :-).

JC

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 4:23 PM ET
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I subscribed almost a year ago. I joined for 2yrs. The website had tons of freebies which is one reason why I joined.

I like it. I think we only get 4 a year though, but it is nice to read. Even my kids like reading it or looking at it.

Date Posted: 11/29/2008 1:04 PM ET
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Just thought I'd let you know--

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is running a special that ends tomorrow (Nov. 30) for new subscriptions only:  $7.95 for a one-year subscription.  I'm considering getting this as a gift for my homeschooling friends!

Here's the link: www.theoldschoolhousestore.com/

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 1:59 PM ET
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made me do it :-) I just subscribed

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 2:00 PM ET
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It's especially helpful for new HS'ers and for those on a curriculum hunt.  Their emails are helpful, also.  Most of the ones they "forward" on from advertisers I already receive from the companies themselves, so those got annoying and I stopped them.  But the article ones are good.

JC