Yes! You Can Homeschool Without a Degree in Teaching!

New to Homeschooling? You can Homeschool without a Teaching Degree

I’ve heard it more than once: “Don’t you have to have a license to homeschool?” or “I don’t have a degree in teaching, so I can’t homeschool, can I?” Short answer; Yes! You Can Homeschool Without a Degree in Teaching! In fact, many homeschoolers who were/are licensed teachers will tell you that most of their […]

What Does a Typical Homeschool Day Look Like?

A typical day varies from family to family. The freedom of home education lets parents design a routine for their children, but many new homeschoolers find themselves at a loss on how to go about this. They might even assume that the homeschool day has to last as long as a public school day. In this post, I’ll […]

I Removed My Child From Public School, Now What?

NTH? Removed my child from public school, now what?

You’ve recently removed your child from public school and you’re thinking, “Now what?”. First, don’t panic. You’ve got this. I’m writing this entire series for families just like yours. You’re not alone. Second, I would recommend you start with the post called “New to Homeschooling: Legalities and Making it Official“. This will get you through […]

New to Homeschooling? The Difference Between Homeschooling and Public-School-at-Home

New to Homeschooling? The difference between homeschooling and public school at home

If you’re thinking about homeschooling maybe you’ve heard of something called Virtual Schools, Cyber Schooling or Distance Learning. Many people equate these to homeschooling, even though they aren’t. These days it can be confusing on what the difference is between homeschooling and public-school-at-home. Today, I’ll explain those differences so you can make an informed choice […]

New to Homeschooling? A Brief Overview of Standardized Tests

New to Homeschooling? A guide to Standardized Tests

A standardized test is an exam given to large numbers of students at the same grade level. The scores make up the norms which make it possible to compare students. They typically check knowledge in language arts (spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, etc), reading comprehension, and math skills. This can give you a basic snapshot of how your child is […]

New to Homeschooling? A Guide To Homeschool Organizations

NTH Series Guide to Homeschool Groups

Welcome! As a new homeschooler, maybe you’ve heard veteran homeschoolers recommend various groups for guidance and support. These organizations usually require a membership and in return offer support through services and benefits. Today, I’ll explain what a homeschool organization is, how they can help you, and why it’s a good idea to join one or […]

New to Homeschooling? Legalities and Making It Official

New To Homeschooling? Legalities and Making it Official

Welcome! This series on “New to Homeschooling” is broken up into posts using frequently asked questions about home education and I answer them as efficiently as I can. My posts are reflective of my home state of Minnesota when it comes to laws, but I will put links within to locate information relevant to other […]

New To Homeschooling?

New to homeschooling series

Are you new to homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling? Many parents are worried about sending their kids back to public school in the fall. The Facebook homeschool group I belong to has exploded in member count from parents like this. Some parents are down right panicking over what options are out there and they are […]