There’s no shortage of homeschooling blogs out there. So why are we adding ours?
It seems like every homeschooling mom out there (and a few dads, too!) have their own homeschooling blog. They post things like curriculum unboxing photos, product reviews, their daily schedule, and suggestions for arranging your homeschooling space and materials – all relevant and helpful subjects, for sure! Many post resources they have created themselves and make a business selling them to other homeschoolers. They’re in the trenches like the rest of us homeschoolers, so they’re able to share encouragement with parents who are facing struggles or frustrations or doubts.
And these blogs are all awesome! There’s something for everyone out there. Reading them is a great way to see how other families homeschool and get an idea of what it looks like on a day-in/day-out level. When you find another family whose approach looks similar to yours, it can be so helpful to see how they implement the various aspects of that methodology and how they tweak and customize it.
So why throw our hat into the ring? What makes GoodSchooling’s blog different?
The GoodSchooling Difference
Our goal is to edify, equip, and empower families in their homeschooling journey. We want to help families make the transition to homeschooling and recalibrate when necessary to continue homeschooling. To do that, we offer our best homeschool coaching advice here on the blog.
Our articles are content-rich and chock-full of out-bound links to point readers to even more awesome content. They’re created to give readers all the info they need on that topic to get started with homeschooling and/or “level up” their homeschooling experience. We want DIY homeschoolers and research fanatics to be able to find everything they need right here to get started.
Here’s an example of what I mean:
When I first envisioned my VIP coaching program, I knew I would need my own customized quizzes, checklists, and step-by-step systems to help me help my clients. But once I’d made those resources, I knew I couldn’t keep them to myself when they could help so many other families homeschool too! So our articles feature many of the same tools and strategies I use with my coaching clients, free of charge.
The GoodSchooling Approach
Because we’re not driven by advertising, we aren’t going to try to post every day – or even every week. We believe in quality over quantity. We want all our articles to provide solid content that is worth your time and will help you make big strides forward in your journey toward or through homeschooling.
Articles like these take a long time to research, write, edit, and enhance with graphics and content upgrades. That mean we can’t post on a predictable schedule. (It’s another reason why you’ll want to sign up for our mailing list – so you’ll know when we’ve posted another in-depth article.) We think you’ll agree, though, that the articles are worth the wait.
Above all, we want to make sure we’re giving people what they need to be edified, equipped, and encouraged on their homeschooling journey. To do that, we need to hear from you! Comment on the articles and give us your feedback, good and bad. We’ll update, revise, and expand those articles as needed to ensure we’re meeting the needs people have. Don’t see an article on something you’re really curious about or really need help with? Use our contact page to let us know!
The GoodSchooling Future
For many years, I was a novelist, children’s book co-author along with my husband Dan, and an elementary and middle school teacher. (Not all at the same time, thankfully!) Our blog allows me to keep hitting all those sweet spots. I get to write. I get to teach. I get to inspire and coach. I get to influence the next generation. I even get to improve my art and design skills with the graphics I create for the posts! #lifelonglearner
I know in my heart that homeschooling is the right move for so many families, and having the opportunity to help them do it is an incredible privilege.But the articles and the coaching aren’t the only ways we plan to do that.
Between the articles and the VIP Coaching Program will eventually lie a third option for families. Designed to provide a “Coaching Lite” experience, this unique project will offer families a more structured approach to their DIY homeschool experience for those who want a bit more support and instruction.
It’s a time-intensive project with a lot of moving parts, so we don’t have an ETA yet that we can announce. But if it sounds like something you (or someone you know) might be interested in, be sure to join the mailing list so you get all the pertinent updates and can be among the first to try it out.
Until then, we’ll be working hard not only on this top secret and super awesome project but also on releasing more articles to help guide you on your homeschooling path. We have a long list of them that we’re working on, and we’re excited to get them up.
Happy reading, y’all! And don’t forget to leave a comment!
I help new homeschoolers make a smooth transition, and experienced homeschoolers regroup and refine for the road ahead.