Our Mission

Thank you for visiting HomeschoolBase.com!

Homeschool Base is an eclectic collection of homeschooling resources, news, information, and blogs. By eclectic, we mean we are willing to cover everything. Homeschool Base’s intent is to be the middle ground between academia, breaking news, homeschool blogs, and homeschooling resource sites, where one can come and learn about all things homeschooling.

Why does Homeschool Base exist?

Many of the largest 'authority' homeschooling websites are pretty old. Sometimes the designs are ugly, complicated, and messy. Lots of beginners think the website navigation is confusing. When an old website's template isn't mobile responsive, it is difficult to view the website on a phone or tablet. Unfortunately, a few homeschooling sites seem to be 50% ads and 50% information. At worst, their information is sometimes outdated. Let's not stay entrenched in the technology of the early 2000s.

Please don't misinterpret that paragraph. We are a volunteer staff of homeschoolers and there are hundreds of homeschooling blogs and websites that we love. In fact, we like the vast majority of them! Most of us even have our own personal blog(s).

What we do know is that prospective moms have approached us and complained about how overwhelming it is to get started. We have real-life experiences where people have asked if we know of a cleaner solution.

People requested a homeschool baseA foundation. A center of operation.

HomeschoolBase.com is a modern resource for homeschooling. Not just for the beginner, but for everyone.

The project is not 'complete' by any means, but we're working on it every day.

Moving forward, our original vision was to build a responsive, clean, and informational website that the community will welcome with open arms. We want to build a website that has information and resources that are as useful and plentiful as the 'big' corporate homeschool sites without compromising any integrity.

Our primary mission? Community service. Giving back.

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Community Run and Volunteer Based

Homeschool Base is a community-based website. This means we need your feedback and contributions! We exist to provide the resources that you need and want plus the resources that some people don't yet realize they need.

This is why we encourage every Homeschool Base reader to make a writing contribution/guest post so that your voice, opinion, and insights are heard! If you are interested, you can even become a Homeschool Base blogger and contribute whatever you want, whenever you want! You'll get a blog page that looks something like this.

Social entrepreneurship & activism

Do you need help with your social entrepreneurship or homeschool activism? Let us know by contacting us because we want to help.

Blog hops & parties

Over the years, most homeschool bloggers have taken part in homeschool blog hops/ink-ups. They are totally awesome and we support them 100%. If you write a helpful and informative blog about homeschooling, we want our readers to know about it. However, we do not host blog parties. We decided to implement two options.

The first way gain exposure for your site from Homeschool Base is to contribute an article, blog post, or resource. Everyone who contributes gets credited with a reference to their site, social media pages, information, etc. You are welcome to take it a step further and get log-in credentials so that you can write for our audience regularly!

Secondly, (and even if you participate in the first option) we are in the process of creating a 'directory' page of bloggers! It is going to be awesome. At first, it will probably just start out as a regular 'page.' But eventually, we want to add some features. Anyways, this project is in the works. Please contact us if you want your blog to be added to this page! We won't add your blog without your permission.

For more information, please read the link up with Homeschool Base page.

When Homeschool Base bloggers and staff take part in blog parties we always add the host's website to our homeschool blog link-ups page.

Your suggestions will be implemented

Give us feedback. Please! We are here for you, the homeschooler.

  • Is there something you need?
  • Are we missing something important?
  • Is there anything you would like to see implemented or changed?
  • Is one of our articles incorrect? Miscategorized? Or incorrectly characterizing?
  • Did someone forget to use the atuo-correct?
  • Is our mission flawed in some way?
  • Maybe you want to help out?
  • Should we change something about our design?
  • Is our website running slowly? That isn't good. Please report it! (Please, we pay too much in hosting fees to let that happen!)

Please contact us, post a comment, or message one of our bloggers directly. Our staff is more than happy to help.

Inclusive

Our bloggers come from rich backgrounds. This is the way we like it. We want diversity because we are inclusive homeschoolers and because we know diversity is essential for learning. This is an educational website for parents as much as it is a resource. We are always accepting new reviews and posts about different homeschooling styles and philosophies. As a site and as a 'brand,' we stay completely neutral in terms of beliefs, religion, practice, and so forth.

No pop-up ads, ever

We promise that Homeschool Base will NEVER be filled with obnoxious pop-up ads or video ads. Too many display ads cause websites to load slowly. Flashy ads are distracting and make the site look cluttered. This only adds to the confusion for new homeschoolers. Due to an update in Amazon's affiliate fee structure (3/1/2017), HomeschoolBase.com will be running AdSense display ads to cover expenses. Our curriculum and review pages will remain ad-free. Traditionally, our news articles will always contain some type of sponsor, product, or Amazon advertisement to help pay for the server bandwidth.

We refuse to sell or endorse anything that we do not personally recommend and/or have used ourselves. Nevertheless, we cannot control the content that appears through display advertisements.

If one of our blog posts contains a product that is sold on Amazon, we will probably link to it. Why? Because we link to things that are generally helpful. Referral links do give us the chance to earn a small amount of revenue although we have yet to implement this. If you do see an Amazon link, please note that the item price will never be more expensive by using our link. For additional information read our privacy policy.

Last modified: February 28, 2017

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