It took me only about a month of blogging to realize that there is overwhelming agreement in the education reform movement that a customized education is best for kids.

The issue with homeschooling is not whether it’s best for kids. The issue is whether or not parents can handle doing it.

I homeschool because it seemed to me that it was like breastfeeding: Of course it’s the best thing to do for the kids, it’s just difficult. So I told myself that even though I had no idea what I was doing, it’s clear to me that even starting with no idea what I’m doing is better than putting the kids in school.

Now I have been homeschooling for three years. I don’t have all of the answers figured out, but I have learned a lot. Everything I have learned about homeschooling is documented on this blog. This guide is broken down into sections to help you find the answers you might be looking for.

Every family can successfully homeschool their children. The key is finding a path that works for your life.













How to Know if Homeschooling is Right For You. 

Do educated parents take their kids out of school?

Should smart children be homeschooled?

What do I do if my kids want to go back to school?

Will homeschooling be good for my child?

How do I know if homeschooling will work for my life?

How do I know if I will be good at homeschooling my kids?

Am I the type of parent who could homeschool?

Does my child need a teacher?

What if my child wants to learn something I can’t teach?

Should you homeschool children with learning disabilities?

How can I homeschool if I am a single parent?

Should I homeschool my gay child?

Should I homeschool my gifted child?

Do you need to be rich to homeschool?


How to Get Started Homeschooling. 

What is homeschooling?

When should I start homeschooling?

What does it feel like to homeschool?

What made you first consider homeschooling?

What is “Un-schooling”?

How do I convince my spouse to homeschool?

How do I convince my family that homeschooling is a good idea?

How much does it cost to homeschool?

What advice do you have for new homeschoolers?

How do I prepare myself to homeschool?

Should I join a homeschool group?

How can I create a homeschool support system?

How will my kids make friends?

How will my child learn about cultural diversity?

How will my kid socialize if they don’t go to school?

Will my child be too sheltered?


How to Homeschool Without Ruining Your Life.

Will I want to die sitting home with my kids all day?

How can I homeschool without giving up my career?

How can I work and homeschool too?

Is homeschooling a good career decision?

How can I balance homeschooling and my career?

How can I earn money while homeschooling?


How to Choose a Homeschool Curriculum. 

Will homeschooling prepare my children for adulthood?

How will homeschooling prepare my kids for a career?

What kind of curriculum should I use?

What subjects are most important?

Should I use standard curriculum?

What is project-based learning?

How can I educate my kids without curriculum?

How do I give my child a well-rounded education?

Do my kids need a science curriculum?

How will my kids learn to read?

How will my kids learn math?


How to Get Your Homeschooled Child Into College. 

Does my child need to go to college?

How do I know if my child should go to college?

How do homeschoolers get into college? (Part Two is here.)

Do colleges accept homeschooled students?

How do I get over the dream of sending my child to college?


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