Homeschooling support and encouragement
If you are looking for homeschool resources that will help you plan your year, implement new learning strategies, or just want to read encouraging articles by homeschool moms like you this is the place to browse. Below you will see links to topics that will give you ideas and information resources for your school. Although lesson plans for specific topics are located in the School Room area, the links below will offer some general information sites where you can look up your own subjects or find answers to topical questions related to your teaching.
Miscellaneous Helpful Resources
Find answers to virtually any subject here
Many companies offer a discount to educators, including homeschoolers, with some form of proof that you are an educator.
Planners and articles for keeping your homeschool (and your home) organized
Homeschooling Field Trips
Whether you are planning a field trip for a group or just want to find something local to visit for the day with your own children, you will find many helpful resources on our Homeschooling Field Trips page.
Software, eBooks, posters and more
Homeschooling with Lapbooks
Articles, Yahoo groups, and lots of lapbook examples
Miscellaneous Homeschooling Sites
Links to some of the best homeschooling websites
Notebooking for homeschools
Notebooking is similar to lapbooking but uses 3 ring binders instead of folders. Listed here are articles and free notebooking downloads.
Download copies of thousands of classic works with these links to texts online.
Sites With Lesson Plans
Find thousands of lesson plans & worksheets on these sites
Using Edspeak or Educationese for Progress Reports
If you are required to file some form of proof of progress to your school district, you may find some of these terms helpful in describing your child's activities.
Homeschooling on the Road (or Seas)
Give your kids a real education in the real world!
Miscellaneous Mom Sites
Sites to help you organize your home and mealtime
Basic Homeschooling Helps
Free Homeschooling Planner and Organizer
TheHomeSchoolMom Planner is a comprehensive organizer for appointments, school assignments, lesson planning, record keeping, and family menu planning. It is free for personal use and can be viewed and printed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Getting Started Homeschooling
If you are new to homeschooling, or are just considering it, this intro is the best place to start. Find out why homeschooling makes sense, what the legal and practical considerations are, and how to sort through the overwhelming amount of information available.
Homeschoolers and Joining the Military
Helpful information for homeschoolers considering a career in the US military
Homeschooling and College
Preparing for college can be intimidating when your education has been unconventional. Homeschoolers are regularly admitted to and thrive in colleges and universities across the US. Find resources that will help you prepare your student for both the application process and college life.
Homeschooling does not have to break your budget! These articles and websites are full of ideas for homeschooling on a budget.
Homeschooling High School
Even parents who have homeschooled for many years sometimes question homeschooling high school. Here are some resources to help you navigate homeschooling the high school years.
Learn about different homeschooling philosophies and styles (includes summaries, recommended websites, articles, and suggested reading)
THSM Used Curriculum Group
As another way to help you connect with cost effective homeschool resources, TheHomeSchoolMom is offering a Used Curriculum group through Yahoo Groups. Over 2000 homeschoolers are participating in this group already!
Homeschooling Special Needs
Resources for parenting and homeschooling an autistic child