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Pat Fenner
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A lifestyle of learning builds a family that is always curious...exploring...discovering!

Learning – just like life – is a journey. And homeschooling allows your family to enjoy the excitement that comes from learning together. It doesn’t mean there won’t be problems. But it does build a rich tapestry of shared life experiences that binds hearts together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Well, I can’t speak for other countries, but I do know it’s legal in all 50 US States, Canada and Mexico. To find the specific laws for your State, you can check HSLDA’s website for a concise summary.

Having a teaching degree isn’t the be-all-end-all qualification to homeschool. Being curious, having an open mind, and always on the lookout for learning opportunities will take you far.

Study the way your children learn, look for life-learning opportunities, and breathe deeply – you’ll be amazed at how much learning happens on the journey. Plug into my newsletter for more insight, support, and inspiration! 

Well, I’d suggest getting a pad of paper and pen, and brainstorming all your questions. There’s nothing too trivial – if it’s a concern of yours, write it down!

Then, put the list aside and look up your State’s requirements. The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a great place to start. (They also have encouraging articles on getting started with homeschooling on their site…)

You can start Googling any unanswered questions, but that can be truly overwhelming when you’re first getting started. So, if you still have questions, find some great info in this 5-part series about homeschooling high school, and glean some nuggets from my Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling in Georgia (even if you don’t live in Georgia!).

And finally, if you’re into podcasts, I co-host the You Can Homeschool podcast weekly with fellow homeschool veteran and author Trace Hagerman. Tune in for weekly encouragement and support!

Well, there’s good news and bad news. Bad news first: it’s all on you, momma! BUT, the good news is that you really don’t need to buy all that much. There are puh-lenty of creative ways to learn – and they don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg!

Great questions! Finding “your peeps” (people) is important; try to get a good mix of other new homeschoolers and veterans. Folks with a few or more years under their belt can encourage you when you’re feeling down and questioning this whole homeschooling thing! I’d love to be on your team – grab my newsletter, listen to the podcast, dm me on Instagramlet’s get started on this journey together, friend!

Getting started with homeschooling