Today's Wisdom

Monday, January 20, 2014

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials - Other Homeschoolers

This week I will be sharing with you our 5 days of Homeschooling Essentials.  

I've tried to think back to when I first started and the overwhelmed feeling that I felt and what direction I went at the time.  So the first thing I did was......

Find other homeschoolers in my area!  That was my first essential.  Thank the Lord, in my area there are lots of homeschooling families I could turn too.  Some had even began in the early 80's and had pretty much paved the road for our first homeschooling adventures.  They showed me the curriculum they were using, introduced me to other families so I could see how they homeschooled, shared with me the NC homeschooling law, and showed me how to sign up for our local homeschool group where I met even more families.  

I know that option is not available for some of you.  Some of you are feeling very alone in this journey but if your reading this - you have access to the Internet which means you have access to Homeschool Blogs.  I have said before that I am a visual learner.  Seeing how others do what they do helps to inspire and encourage me to keep on keeping on.  So, to those of you who are wondering if your homeschool posts ever matter - I'm here to tell you they do!  

One of the best places to start on the Internet is the Schoolhouse Review Crew blogs.  From there you can find many others from their blogs.  A google search of homeschool blogs will lead you to many more!  

A word of warning though - do not fall into the comparison trap.  If that easily happens to you, then just pick a few and look for ideas to spin your own way for your children and your homeschool.  God has made each of us unique and our homeschools will and should reflect that uniqueness!

So, to get you started on your journey here is a list of just a few of the Review Crew blogs and their Essentials for Homeschooling.  You can also find many more by clicking the banner below.  

Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Golden Grasses
Tess @ Circling Through This Life
Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart
Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Deanna @ His Treasure Seekers
Beth @ Ozark Ramblings
Rebecca @ Raventhreads

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials


  1. I'm so thankful that we moved to Missouri when I started my homeschooling journey. We lived just 10 minutes from my aunt who had 10 years of homeschooling an only son (like myself) under her belt. Her mentorship has been invaluable.

    1. That is awesome!! I really think I would have given up early on had it not been for some great ladies and their mentorship!

  2. Yes always avoid comparisonitis. :) Neat to read your post Melissa. Warm regards, Victoria

    1. Thanks Victoria! It is so easy to fall into that trap sometimes.

  3. It is so nice to be able to spend time with fellow homeschoolers--both in person and on the internet. I think it's so wonderful to hear how valuable those relationships have been in your life.


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