Our Homeschool Journey: The Short Version
We have been homeschooling “officially” since October 2009. We pulled our two oldest boys from public school just 8 weeks into the school year. I had no problem with the school (it was one of the best in the county) or the teachers (both were incredible and even Christians). We simply knew that God had been leading us to homeschool for a while, and we had been ignoring the call.
We homeschool privately in California and use a variety of different teaching styles and curriculums. We've definitely tried a lot of different things. What works one year, doesn't always work the next year — or not necessarily from one kiddo to the next. But that is the beauty of homeschooling, I can customize whatever and whenever I want (yes, we've switched curriculum in the middle of the year before).
This page is designed to be your “one-stop-shop” for homeschool encouragement, how-to's, and resources!
Wanna See ALL My Homeschool Posts in One Place?
Don't miss my new “How to Homeschool” series that I'm doing here and on my YouTube channel! Click the picture below to check it out!
Are you thinking about homeschooling or just getting started? Then these posts will be your best starting place! Homeschooling is not as scary as it seems. So don't be afraid to take that “step of faith” — I describe it as that Indiana Jones moment where you step off feeling like you will plummet to certain doom, but find that there is solid ground. I love helping families get started with homeschooling — which is why I'm current writing a book with another homeschool mom all about how to get started with homeschooling! Until the book is released, I hope you enjoy these posts and resources.
Books I HIGHLY Recommend to New Homeschoolers!
Getting Your Homeschool Organized!
This is probably one of the most popular things that people come to my site for — my homeschool organization tips! Organizing is a passion of mine (I know, I need to get out more!). I get so excited about helping people get their homeschools organized that I created the Ultimate Homeschool Organization Course! It's everything I wish I had when I first started homeschooling.
A Few of My Favorite Posts on Organization
I love talking about all the wonderful curriculum that we use and have used through the years! Every year I share a post and video talking all about what we use and why! Here are some of the homeschool curriculum reveals — but don't miss my homeschool videos linked below. Be sure to check out my Homeschool Resources HERE, too!
— & Help!
Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. It is the most rewarding adventure you may ever undertake, but there are also hard days you have to endure. I love encouraging homeschool moms to keep going and keep smiling (sometimes through the tears)! I love keeping it real and helping you tackle some of the unique challenges that face homeschool moms…like when do you ever find time to get house work done.
The “Help! I Homeschool!” Series
I've been writing a fun series called, “Help! I Homeschool!” I have a few linked below, but if you'd like to see them all just click HERE!
Other Popular Homeschool Topics!
How to Homeschool Preschool
- * Incorporating Your “Littles” into Your Homeschool (guest post)
- * “Sneaky School”: Making Preschool Fun!
- * Free Preschool Activities List
How to Homeschool with Multiple Kids & Ages
My Homeschool Videos!
I have a really fun YouTube channel where I share tips and glimpses into our homeschool life. Hope you'll subscribe and check out my videos. (Hover your mouse over the left top corner of the video to see the playlist for all my homeschool videos.)
More Great Homeschool Books
(From Me & My Friends)
Happy Homeschooling! Let me know if you have any questions for me to cover during my Facebook Live “Homeschool Q & A” or in one of my videos. I hope we are connecting online and via my weekly newsletter (more information on that below).
Blessings & joy,