There are tons of homeschoolers sharing their experiences, ideas, and resources online. As I was researching and preparing to begin our homeschool journey, these are some of the blogs that I followed consistently and still look to for inspiration today:
Up Above the Rowan Tree – It’s pretty rare to find a strictly secular homeschool blog, and if that’s what you’re looking for make this your first stop. You’ll find a complete list of secular curriculum options and excellent reviews.
Research Parent is full of free resources covering every subject. Seriously, it’s a treasure trove of free printables you should check out. We have used the minimalist math curriculum as a review material, and the wiggle bot was one of my son’s favorite projects ever.
The Intuitive Homeschooler, Camille is a voice of encouragement for all homeschool parents. She has list of simple steps to get started that can really help break through the overwhelm you may be feeling.
Mint and Bloom is a relatively new blog, with an interesting series on their “Seeds of Change” US History curriculum. If you’re interested in promoting anti-racism and social justice in your homeschool as we are, this is definitely worth checking out.
Good Enough Homeschool is one of my more recent finds, and I’m hooked on both their blog and podcast covering secular classical education. ADD SOMETHING Else
Happiness is Here is focused on unschooling, and there are lots of great reads . I found my self nodding along with the post about play based learning, what it is, and how it has been hijacked, then kept reading on for lots of great ideas about true play for children.
My Little Poppies has popularized the idea of “gameschooling”, and this is my go to site for board game inspiration and reviews. Her post on games to play virtually has some great ideas for helping kids connect with friends online.
Do you have a favorite homeschool blog? Let me know in the comments below.