Homeschooling can be a tough nut to crack. Most of the time, it’s incredibly rewarding, but some days you just want to tear your hair out.
After all, it’s hard to be a teacher and a parent all at the same time.
But you don’t have to do it alone. One of the best things about homeschooling is the incredible online community out there for support.
There are Facebook groups, blogs, message boards, and forums all dedicated to making connections, sharing experiences, and gaining insights from other homeschoolers. Blogs are full of resources, lesson plans, and advice from moms and dads who want you to learn from their mistakes and triumphs.
Here are some of our absolute favorite homeschooling blogs, all of which have something special and unique to offer.
This has to be one of the best homeschool blogs on the
It’s run by Jaime, a passionate mom of three kids and author of multiple books about parenting and homeschooling. The blog is updated each day with relatable, real-life posts from Jaime and fellow moms who share the daily ins-and-outs of being a homeschool parent.
The site also has a great collection of resources to give you the low-down on everything you need to know about homeschooling. Plus, their podcast is a digestible dose of info relevant to homeschooling parents, covering a different topic each week.
This site is an incredible resource for any homeschooler. Run by a mom who’s been homeschooling her four kids since 2006, Confessions of a Homeschooler is full of useful information, supportive advice, and everything you need to start your homeschooling journey.
While Confessions of a Homeschooler offers insight for all grade levels, right up to high school, the majority of the content is aimed at younger age groups, specifically pre-kindergarten.
This homeschooling blog was created by a former first-grade teacher, so you can be sure she has all the best intel on teaching kids. It’s aimed at parents of young, pre-elementary school students, and is all about building the best foundations.
The site is divided into concepts, covering everything from the alphabet to science, and even has Sunday School resources — the perfect jumping-off point for home learning.
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers is one of the most fun homeschool blogs out there. It’s honest and real, and run by a self-proclaimed “quirky” mom to three kids.
It’s a super helpful resource full of tips, tricks, and budget ideas. Here, you’ll find helpful articles on how to deal with fidgety kids, a round-up of screen-free math games, or how to best figure out your child’s learning style.
Living Montessori Now is a must-read resource for anyone wanting to teach their kids using the Montessori method. It’s run by a former teacher and mom with a master’s degree in early childhood studies.
If you don’t know, the Montessori method is all about hands-on learning and creative education, letting students learn at their own pace. So the blog is stocked with fun, Montessori-inspired activities and exercises — especially creative, crafty things to do.
Plus there’s a detailed section offering an explainer of what Montessori is and how to know if it’s the right fit for your family.
This popular blog is aimed at homeschool teachers of middle and high school kids. It’s run by a mom who transitioned her kids out of public school into homeschooling, so she has plenty of perspective on different education styles. Her weekly blogs provide insight into the unpredictable life of a homeschooler and offer plenty of support for parents going through the same experience. You’ll find tips and tricks for teaching teenagers, curriculum ideas for all subjects, and reading lists for both students and parents.
As the blog title suggests, this site is all about teaching your child how to read. It’s run by a former school teacher, and reading tutor, who now homeschools her four kids.
If you’ve been struggling to engage your child in reading, or have some concerns over their development, The Reading Mama would have been there and done that already — there’s even a dedicated tab for struggling readers! Head to this blog for expert advice on all things reading, including tips on teaching phonics and comprehension.
More than just a blog, this site is a community for all the homeschool moms and parents out there. It’s an essential resource for everyone, whether you’re just starting your homeschool journey, or you’ve been doing it for 20 years.
The blog posts cover any and every challenge that homeschooling could throw at you, with information on healthy living, cooking, being frugal, parenting, and marriage. You can also join their super-active Facebook group full of other parents who share support and encouragement.
If you find your kids are getting bored, or easily distracted from the task at hand, this blog might have some solutions for you. Run by former preschool teacher Amber, it’s full of ideas for learning through play and expressing creativity.
With examples for every subject — from math and science, to drama and music — it covers grades up to high school.
Tina, the woman behind Meaningful Explorations, is what you’d call a ‘large family homeschooler’. She teaches all 7 of her kids, from the comfort of her own home.
This means that whatever challenges homeschoolers can possibly face — from tricky kids
, to complicated scheduling — she’s probably survived it.
Nevertheless, her blog is an inspiration bank for positivity. So head over there if you need a little pick-me-up and reason to smile.
Help is always at hand, even if you’re homeschooling
Homeschooling can be tough. But with the right resources and a strong network, you can make the homeschool switch really work for you.
And whilst we aren’t a dedicated homeschool blog, we’re often sharing tips and tricks of our own — so head check out our blog section regularly, to see what we have to offer.
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