Are you a homeschooler? Could you use some inspiration or encouragement right now as you start a new school year? If so, grab a cup of coffee or tea and come visit some AMAZING homeschooling moms with me!
Whether you are a first time homeschooler or a seasoned veteran, whether you are excited about the coming year or dreading it, these homeschool blogs and posts will offer you support and encouragement, as well as practical tips and tricks to keep you going when you are feeling less than confident.
This comprehensive step-by-step list from Kim at Not Consumed will help you get your homeschool year off to a great start. While this list looks a little daunting at first glance, each item on Kim’s list includes a link to a post with helpful tips and ideas for any step you might be struggling with. Make sure and check out the other great homeschool resources at Not Consumed, including Kim’s article How to Create A Homeschool Portfolio 101.
Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker has put together a set of mini-verse-cards that offer relevant Biblical encouragement for homeschoolers. These verses are sure to be exactly the encouragement you will need to have close at hand for the different challenges you will face as you homeschool. You will also want to check out Tauna’s article, The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Cool Bag of Tricks. These “tricks” are super fun and will bring some laughter to your homeschool day. (Hint: She incorporates trampolines and magaphones into her homeschool routine. How cool is that?)
When it comes to homeschooling, Tricia Goyer has been around the proverbial block a time or two. She has been homeschooling for over twenty years and three of her children are college-aged or older. She has also adopted seven more children and is restarting this homeschool journey. (And I thought I was tired at the end of each day!) She has so much wisdom to share with us. I especially love her posts, 8 Genius Ideas for Your Homeschool and Why Your Older Kids Fight Your Teaching (And How to Fix That).
Lisa Jacobsen of Club 31 Women takes us back to the root of homeschooling – not the choice of the curriculum or the type of schedule, but the relationships that you are building with your children and the work the Lord is doing in their hearts. And, if your are still considering whether you should homeschool or not, her post Six Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Homeschooling is excellent.
I am absolutely in love with these journaling printable pages from Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler. I not only love the super cute pages, I also love the writing prompts that Erica offers – so creative! These pages were designed for summer, but my kids have been enjoying them so much that we are going to continue using them a couple of times a week into the school year. Looking for more homeschool printables? Erica has absolutely beautiful printables available on her blog.
Hedua is THE resource that every homeschooling parent will want to have access to. Hedua has a lot of contributors from every walk of life who all share a love of homeschooling, but who also are quick to explore the pros and cons of homeschooling and are working to find solutions that work. Just about every topic that you could want to read about homeschooling is discussed somewhere on this blog.
If you are feeling trapped by homeschooling, or if it is no longer working for your family, you need to read this article and the article, Why We Quit Homeschooling by Sarah at Early Bird Mom. Homeschooling is one of many options that we have for educating our children! It is good to evaluate your options and see what is best for YOUR family THIS year.
Now it’s your turn! What are your favorite resources, blogs, or posts about homeschooling? Share them in the comments below to encourage other homeschoolers!