Back to School: 8 Homeschool Blogs to Inspire Your Home Classroom

3 years ago

It's mid-August (OMG), and everyone is busy getting ready for back-to-school. Pencils purchased, clothing sale racks cleaned out, and everyone's itching to start a new year—including our homeschooling parents. In addition to making sure they've got all the stuff they need for schooling, they face the additional task of curriculum and, you know, teaching. This group of eight homeschool bloggers prepares to ring the bell. School is about to be in session, y'all. They've got this.


Lora Lynn is a Southern wife, mama to 7 kids in 7 years; adoptive mom, twin mom, generally tired mom, and a very grateful mom. And, of course, a homeschooling mom. Her recent post gives some great tips on creating a homeschool calendar. Her blog is a great, fun, and informative read.

My Very Educated Mother

Erin is a writer, crafter, and homeschooling mother of three based in rural Missouri. I love her attitude about life in general, finding this gem on her about page:

I know anything is possible because I was a single mother working full-time who still graduated Summa with a degree in Writing and English.

She recently wrote a very thorough post on homeschooling styles that is a must read for anyone considering homeschooling... or anyone already in the trenches and asking questions about what's next.

From ABCs to ACTs

Amber is a former preschool teacher who decided to stay home and homeschool when her oldest was diagnosed with Autism and SPD. Their homeschooling adventures are just starting as they're gearing up for preschool at home. If you're at the young end of the homeschool spectrum, this might be the perfect place to start.

My Domestic Church

Elena has six children, ages 9 to 25, who have all been homeschooled since the start, so she knows a thing or two about homeschooling. Earlier this summer she shared 10 reasons to homeschool, so if you're on the fence about what to do this fall (or next), you might want to start here.

Secular Schooling

Heather is, as you might guess from her blog title, a secular homeschooler. She has three children, and she'll be homeschooling all three this fall. She just mapped out curriculum plans for her 6th grader and twin Kindergarteners. If you have a big age gap between your homeschooled kiddos, you might want to follow Heather.

High on Homeschool

Vicki is doing the, gulp, big thing: homeschooling high schoolers. She points out that the "key is finding what sparks your children and then turning them loose!" We could all learn from that!

Small Things

Ginny is a Catholic homeschooling mom—with the most beautiful blog I've seen in a long, long time. The photography on this blog is worthy of your eyeballs. If your homeschool schedule doesn't begin for awhile yet, go ahead and check out her post on summer science. Lots of fun in that post!

1 Plus 1 Plus 1 Equals 1

Carisa is a mom of three, and has an amazing and thorough blog that I'd consider a resource for homeschooling moms of younger kids. She's got printables and complete curriculum she has created. As I'm the mom of a brand-new third grader, I'm especially interested in what she's planning for third grade this year.

Do you have a favorite, must read homeschool blog? Share it with us in the comments!


BlogHer Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog.

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