Wanna know how to start homeschooling today? You may be wondering – how do I even do this homeschooling thing? What curriculum do I choose? What are the laws in my state? This 31 day homeschooling series will walk you through how to start homeschooling step by step and also give you tips for common struggles you may run into. Let’s get ready to start a brand new homeschool journey and begin your homeschool year revived and energized!
STARTING HOMESCHOOLING CAN BE OVERWHELMING
Yep, I said it. Homeschooling gets hard. It gets messy. It gets stressful. Your kids will revolt from time to time. I don’t know about you but my kids tend to give mom the hardest time. They are perfect angels for anyone but me.
So. Not. Fair. But that’s real life. Yeah, I know you’re probably thinking, “Is this lady trying to make me turn and bolt for the hills?” No, I’m totally not.
just. being. real.
I’m telling you because I want you to be aware that there isn’t some kind of bliss that magically falls over your home as soon you decide to homeschool. Or that you will be gifted extra patience and will have it all instantly figured out. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. I wish it was but nope.
Teaching your own children is going to challenge you. You may find the most Pinteresting idea out there, but when you try to implement it for your family it’s a big flop. But there’s hope…
HOMESCHOOLING HAS PERKS
…On the flip side homeschooling will be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done in your entire life. Yes, you will struggle. Yes, you will fail. Yes, you may often hide in the bathroom and cry for a day.
But then it happens…
You start to notice that your kids are truly engaged, really learning and quite possibly even enjoying it. And you, dear mama, are the one that taught it to them.
What?? Yep, you! Those days are the reason to press forward and never give up. Because just for ONE day like that it makes it all worth it.
Oh and we have some cool perks too like we can stay in our pajamas all day, we don’t necessarily have to get up at the crack of dawn, and we can homeschool for free if we want too! So that’s pretty awesome right!?
GETTING STARTED HOMESCHOOLING CAN BE CHALLENGING
This is why 24 other homeschool mom bloggers and I came together to create the Homeschooling 101 Series. Because we know how very overwhelming it can be. We dove deep into our years of homeschooling experience to share with you our best tips and strategies for how to start homeschooling and how to overcome any hurdles you may face throughout.
HOMESCHOOLING 101 SERIES – How to Start Homeschooling Today
Day #1 – Homeschooling Myth vs. Reality – 6 Common but Ludicrous Myths Debunked – (me) Forest Rose
Day #2 – Help! How Do I Start Homeschooling? – Ana Willis of TheyCallMeBlessed.org
Day #3 – 7 Ways to Homeschool on a Budget – Jen Mackinnon of PracticalbyDefault.com
Day #4 – A Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Learning Styles – (me) Forest Rose
Day #5 – 16 Simple Ways to Incorporate Music Education in Your Homeschool – Gena Mayo of MusicinOurhomeschool.com
Day #6 – Don’t Be Afraid of Choosing Homeschool Curriculum – You Can Do It! – Sabrina Justison of 7SistersHomeschool.com
Day #7 – How to DeSchool – Tips to Help You & Your Kids – Amy Milcic of RockYourHomeschool.net
Day #8 – Successful Homeschooling Begins with Character Training – Kathie Morrissey of The Character Corner
Day #9 – Planning Your Homeschool Year in 6 Easy Steps – Lisa Fletcher of TheCanadianHomeschool.com
Day #10 – How to Handle Homeschooling When It Gets Hard – Lee Felix of LikeMindedMusings.com
Day #11 – The Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling Time Management – Melanie Wilson of PsychoWith6.com
Day #12 – 4 Secrets for Balancing Homeschooling and Working Full Time – Maritza of HomeschoolEpipheny.com
Day #13 – Homeschooling High School – Relax You CAN Do It! – Tatiana Adurias of TheMusingsOfMum.com
Day #14 – 8 Top Tips for Year-Round Homeschooling – Tauna Meyer of ProverbialHomemaker.com
Day #15 – Homeschooling is Heart Work – Ed Miller of The National Center for Biblical Parenting
Day #16 – 4 Tips for Homeschooling a Child with a Chronic Illness – Tara Mitchell of Preschool Homeschool
Day #17 – How to Create Your Perfect Homeschool Space – Kirstee Raki of ThisWholeHome.com
Day #18 – Homeschooling Little Ones – Toddlers to Kindergarten – Angel Penn of AngelPenn.com
Day #19 – How to Create Homeschooling Lesson Plans – Plus Free Planning Tools – Lynda Ackert of CHSH-Teach.com
Day #20 – Homeschooling with a Routine Instead of a Schedule – MJ Sherwood of SoaringArrows.com
Day #22 – Becoming a Homeschool Mom – Memoirs of a Work-O-Holic by Tera Kinzel
Day #23 – Switching Curriculum Midway through the School Year by Latonya Moore of Joy in the Ordinary
Day #25 – Practical Tips on How to Enjoy Homeschooling with a Baby by Jessica Anderson of Intentional in Life
UPDATED TO ADD BONUS HOMESCHOOLING 101 SERIES POSTS…
Day #30 – Homeschooling Methods Explained
Day #31.2 – How to Teach Preschool At Home In 4 Simple Steps
I truly hope this Homeschooling 101 series has given you the boost of confidence you need to take on the challenge of homeschooling your kiddos! If you need more encouragement and tips or have questions that we didn’t cover make sure you join my private Homeschooling 101 Community on Facebook.
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 11, 13, & 15 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.