Just Starting Out


Homeschooling can be overwhelming to a new parent. These posts have been categorized especially for helping out new homeschool moms (and dads). The posts you’ll read about here can help get you started! You might also be interested in checking out the Homeschooling 101 page.

Other site pages that are useful for getting started:

The Most Popular Facebook Homeschool Groups - Ranked & Searchable (Over 700)

Posted in Just Starting Out, Resources on March 23, 2017

Homeschooling Groups on Facebook

There are a LOT of Facebook groups for homeschoolers. In the beginning, lots of homeschoolers used Yahoo! Groups, but over the past few years, Facebook groups have emerged as the clear winner and dominant platform. Because Facebook knows everything about you, they actually make it difficult to discover new groups by filtering search results to match your location, Read More »

Newsflash - “Students are Bored”

Posted in Just Starting Out, Teaching on December 21, 2016

When the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) surveyed over 81,000 students in 2006, it reported that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day (in fact, 17 percent reported they are bored in every class).[1] … Duh! So, students are clearly not engaged, nor motivated. And why are they not Read More »

Homeschool Spanish Teacher's Guide To Choosing Curriculum

Posted in Foreign Language, Just Starting Out on October 26, 2016

It is an honor to write and share my experience with you about Spanish learning and homeschooling. A “homeschooling” parent has to be able to wear the teacher’s hat and make the decisions about what  children are going to learn and  how they are going learn.  One of the challenges I had to face every Read More »

Choosing BIG Priorities So You Can Do It All

Posted in Homeschooling, Just Starting Out on October 13, 2016

In response to my last article, For Parents Considering A Homeschool Music Program, I was asked, "...How did you find time to do everything? That's what I foresee as being my biggest difficulty -- encouraging them to do sports, music, school, extracurriculars , etc." I read the comment to my husband and said, "Should I Read More »

The Three Primary Reasons For Homeschooling

Posted in Just Starting Out on October 7, 2016

The Wall

Your reasons for homeschooling Families choose homeschooling for many reasons. In fact, Homeschool Base believes that there are as many reasons for homeschooling as there are homeschoolers. Nevertheless, there are three primary categories for why people choose homeschool. You should be able to identify which of these broad categories best describes you. Every homeschool family needs Read More »

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