New to Homeschooling? Start Here

Homeschool families are unique. If you’re new to homeschooling, it might be hard to know where to start… where you fit in. The research is overwhelming… The transition can be tough… And you might be questioning if this is really the right choice…

Homeschooling can feel very isolating – especially at first. But you are not alone.

I believe that every new homeschooler can find the support and resources they need to confidently teach their children.

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Resources for New Homeschoolers

Below is a list of our posts for families researching homeschool or new-to-homeschooling. Do not feel overwhelmed! This is not a reading list. Click on what feels relevant to you – what you need right now. Bookmark or pin this page and come back later.

10 Reasons to Homeschool - What's Yours?

Why do you homeschool?


Our popular 10 Reasons to Homeschool series features guest posts homeschool mamas that are bringing it home for a variety of reasons from learning differences to giftedness, public school anxiety to the desire for a simplified life.

 

Is homeschooling hard?

Is homeschooling hard?

Find an honest answer to the number one homeschooling question - Is homeschooling hard? Get the real deal and find a few tips on how to pick yourself up and keep moving forward.

How much does homeschooling cost?

How much does homeschool cost?

You might be wondering how much you're going to spend on homeschool. Can you even afford it? Our post: How Much Does Homeschooling Cost? Really... has some answers, plus a free printable expense tracker to keep on budget.

Where can I find homeschool support online?

Yes, your homeschool family is unique, but that doesn't mean there aren't hundreds or thousands of others like you. Find an alphabetical list of over 100 online homeschool groups with a wide variety of interests, styles, and beliefs.

New to Homeschooling

What do I need to get started?

Start by finding out the homeschool laws in your state or home country. US citizens, you can find information directly from your state's Department of Education website

But what's next? Check out these posts to get started!

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschool Planners & Planning

Homeschool Supply List

The Best Homeschool Method for YOUR Family

What is the best homeschooling method for YOUR family?

Homeschool moms offer a peek into their daily lives and share advice on their specific homeschool method and style.


Our Story…

New to HomeschoolingWhen we decided to homeschool, I didn’t know a single other homeschooler

I’d been an elementary teacher. I’d been a parent. I didn’t know if I was cut out to be both at once- or if this was even right thing to do. But I did know one thing.

I knew that my little square peg was not going to fit into the round hole of public school kindergarten. He needed something different. He needed to learn at his own pace, in his own way. He needed me.

We’d been met with concern from our family, judgement from strangers, and we ended up saying goodbye to many friends who were sending their kids off to school. I felt all alone.

Being a homeschooler can feel so isolating. You need more than just curriculum and park dates. You need resources. You need support. 

Finding support in a community of unique families, in person and on-line, has changed our homeschool in so many ways – for the better. I am a more confident teacher and parent.

Our community is my greatest resource. Homeschoolers need a resource room. A place to find community, support, and the tools you need to homeschool confidently – and love it.

When you join The Homeschool Resource Room community, you’ll receive:

• Creative ideas
 for authentic, hands-on learning experiences

• Practical advice on how to get and stay organized

 • Genuine support from a community of unique homeschool moms

Join our community


Do you have more questions? Email me and let’s figure it out together.

Ashley

New to Homeschooling? Start here - with practical tips and support for new homeschoolers from The Homeschool Resource Room.