I love the homeschooling community – especially the homeschool blogging community, which puts so much inspiration and so many great ideas right at your fingertips, without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
I’ve got lots of great homeschooling blogs in my reader and I bet you do, too, but today I wanted to spotlight five that you should have in your reader, if you don’t already.
1. Homeschool Creations. In addition to having so many creative ideas for preschool and elementary-aged kids, Jolanthe offers dozens of free printables for every aspect of homeschooling, from planning to games to worksheets.
2. Jimmie’s Collage. I love Jimmie’s creativity. I’ve said, on more than one occasion, that I was going to send my kids to her house for school. From living math to hands-on science, I’m always picking up great ideas from this incredible Charlotte Mason-styled homeschool mom. If you love notebooking, you’ll want to check out Jimmie’s newest creation, The Notebooking Fairy.
3. Handbook of Nature Study. It was Barb’s passion for nature and easy-to-implement ideas that got my family interested in nature study. In addition to encouraging families to get out and explore the world around them, Barb offers fantastic resources for art and music study on her other blog, Harmony Art Mom.
4. The Homeschool Classroom. This one is a great bargain for your blog-following time because it’s a group blog with posts by some of the best homeschool bloggers around (and me). I’ve been a part of The Homeschool Classroom since it was begun by Angie (Many Little Blessings) several years ago and I continue to be impressed by the quality of the posts shared each week.
(Note: The Homeschool Classroom and Many Little Blessings have now been combined as Real Life at Home.)
5. Simple Homeschool. Another fantastic group blog (full disclosure: I write for them, too), the posts at Simple Homeschool are designed to encourage you to bring the joy back into your homeschool by living a simple life with your family. You’ll be inspired by posts that offer you “tips, tools, and techniques to teach your children with confidence.”
What about you? What are some of your favorite homeschool blogs?
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.