As a mom who is just starting our homeschooling journey I’ve read a lot of blog posts for new homeschoolers. So if you are also new to homeschooling or have a friend who is new to homeschooling, these are my top five homeschool blogs that I recommend all new homeschoolers browse and read.
I love these blogs for their variety of posts on homeschooling topics such as how to plan and get organized, how to choose curriculum, curriculum suggestions, hands-on learning ideas, & encouragement for homeschoolers on the hard days.
These are certainly not the only great homeschool blogs out there. But the writers of these blogs speak to my relaxed, hands-on homeschooling philosophy.
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Top 5 Blogs for New Homeschoolers
Simple Homeschool – This wonderful blog is filled to the brim with inspiring and encouraging articles for homeschoolers with kids of all ages and abilities. Some of my favorite blog posts from Simple Homeschool are:
- Self-Care for the Highly Sensitive Parent – This post offers some practical tips to help highly sensitive people manage homeschooling.
- Simple Homeschool also has a wonderful series on A Homeschool Day in the Life, where real homeschooling parents share how they do school. It’s a great place to start if you are curious about how homeschooling looks like in other families.
- And the Simple Homeschool Curriculum Directory is a great resource for finding just the right curriculum for your child(ren).
Creekside Learning – What I love about Creekside Learning is the abundance of simple hands-on learning activities for all grade levels and subject areas plus the practical homeschool tips! My current favorite posts from Creekside Learning include:
Can you tell I am gearing up for Caden’s Kindergarten year? 😉
Raising Lifelong Learners – I love reading posts from Raising Lifelong Learners for the hands-on learning ideas and the articles on how to teach and parent intense children. If you are planning to homeschool a child who seems more energetic and more emotional, then I highly recommend that you check out this blog! Here are a few great blog posts for new homeschoolers:
Sallie Borrink – I’ve followed this blog for over a year now and Sallie Borrink offers great advice for homeschooling the spirited child, the only child, and the right-brained learner! Here are a couple of great blog posts for new homeschoolers:
- 5 Reasons Not to Quit After the First Year of Homeschooling – a great article to read even before starting!
- How We Ended Up Relaxed Homeschoolers and What it Looks Like
Mama of Letters – I love reading Mama of Letters. What I love about it is their relaxed, child-led approach to homeschooling. I find it so inspiring! And since the author has written since the beginning of their homeschool journey, this blog has some wonderful insights for new homeschoolers to glean from. Below are some articles from Mama of Letters that I recommend for those new to homeschooling:
- Is Homeschooling Hard?
- My Practice Homeschooling Year is Over… What did I learn?
- Recording a Homeschool Student’s Progress: The Homeschool Portfolio
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Colleen Kessler says
I’m seriously honored you included my site with such great, great writers. I’m so excited for you and Caden to embark on this adventure together! You’re going to have a blast with Kindergarten. <3
You are most welcome! We are really excited about Kindergarten! 🙂
Sallie Borrink says
Wow! Thank you so much for including my blog in your list. That means so much to me. I’m so glad you were encouraged by what I wrote and wanted to share it with others. Thank you!
You are so welcome! I’ve have so many light bulb moments on your blog! It’s been such a great resource for me!
I am honored to be in such good company. And I am grateful for your ongoing support of Creekside Learning. All the best to you and Caden on your Kindergarten year. May you make wonderful memories together!
I love finding new homeschool blogs. Thanks for compiling this list!
Ashley Wright says
Wow great blogs!! Can help every new homeschooler. Reading such a wonderful blogs always excites me to make my homeschooling much wonderful and include all new things. Thank you so much.
shelli : mamaofletters says
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to notice, but I wanted to thank you so much for including me in this list! What an honor.
This is such a great list! Now I have a lot of reading to do! (So far my favorite is Raising Lifelong Learners)
I also have a blog about my life as a homeschooling mother of 10! The site also has a parenting forum and a homeschool group search tool! Feel free to check it out and join our parenting forum here – https://www.raisingourtribe.org/?tid=comment
Thank you for the list. Being a new homeschooler I always look up to reading blogs related to homeschooling which would give me ideas & encourage me. You’ve made it so easy for me now. Thanks!