Getting Started in Homeschooling

Are you just beginning homeschooling? It can seem a little overwhelming, but don't worry - there's lots of stuff here to help you get going in style!

A Homeschool Glossary - Part 1

A Homeschool Glossary - Part 1 By Melanie Hexter

Demystifying homeschool lingo
When you first consider home education, common homeschooling terms can sound like a foreign language. Once you commit to homeschooling your children and spend a few months teaching them, you will learn there are even more words in a…Read
No Fear of the Future

No Fear of the Future By Melanie Hexter

How to homeschool with confidence.
Drawing this series to a close has been a great time of reflection for me. For this magazine’s past ten Beginning Homeschooling columns, I’ve tried to address the fears and reservations that are common to new homeschoolers. I’ve thought…Read
Homeschooling: A Handcrafted Workshop

Homeschooling: A Handcrafted Workshop By Melanie Hexter

The blessings of a tutorial approach
I attended public schools for many years, as did my husband. For thirteen years, from kindergarten through graduation, we were grouped for school with many other kids our age. After graduation, we attended public universities. The vast…Read
Honest Questions - Or Criticism?

Honest Questions - Or Criticism? By Melanie Hexter

Overcoming the fear of handling homeschool critics.
Back in the day, I was a young mom with five small children, all under ten years old. I carefully planned our outings so as not to interrupt nap times (so precious to me!). Because we homeschooled, I also limited days outside the house…Read

Getting the Homeschool Journey Started By Denise Kanter

It is not uncommon for families to feel "buyer's remorse" after the first few weeks or months as new homeschoolers, and maybe with good reason. With every change or new beginning there will be struggles, some big, some small, and some…Read

He Requires So Little of Us By Denise Kanter

If we allow ourselves, we can get pretty wrapped up in thinking that homeschooling is just too big of a job. There's finding the right textbooks, dealing with different learning styles, choosing methods, and so on. It's easy to think…Read

New to Homeschooling Part 1: Relationships and Homeschooling By Melissa Pinkley

This is the first article in a series by Melissa Pinkley, designed to help new homeschoolers get started in the adventure of home education. This series is largely a compilation of input and feedback from homeschool veterans, sharing…Read

New to Homeschooling Part 2: Getting Answers By Melissa Pinkley

This is the second article in a series by Melissa Pinkley, designed to help new homeschoolers get started in the adventure of home education. This series is largely a compilation of input and feedback from homeschool veterans, sharing…Read

New to Homeschooling Part 3: What is Best for Your Family? By Melissa Pinkley

This is the third article in a series by Melissa Pinkley, designed to help new homeschoolers get started in the adventure of home education. This series is largely a compilation of input and feedback from homeschool veterans, sharing…Read

New to Homeschooling Part 4: Dealing With Difficulties By Melissa Pinkley

This is the fourth and final article in a series by Melissa Pinkley, designed to help new homeschoolers get started in the adventure of home education. This series is largely a compilation of input and feedback from homeschool veterans,…Read