The home-teaching community is a supportive one, filled with bloggers, social media groups, and ordinary parents who share their ideas, inspiration and creativity. Parents often turn to veterans of home-teaching who are influential across various social media platforms and their blogs, including these 11 homeschooling moms.
- Mom for All Seasons — Heather Bowen
- Starts at Eight — Heidi Ciravola
- Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers — Kris Bales
- From ABCs to ACTs — Amber Mathison
- Homegrown Learners — Mary Prather
- This Reading Mama — Becky Spence
- Living Montessori Now — Deb Chitwood
- Growing Hands-On Kids – Heather Greutman
- Orison Orchards — Amy Saunders
- Hip Homeschool Moms – Trish Corlew and Wendy Hilton
Heather and her husband have two teenage daughters whom they’ve homeschooled from the beginning of their education. They’d planned to homeschool their girls through graduation but are happy that their youngest daughter is thriving in public school while they continue to homeschool their oldest daughter. Heather shares her wealth of knowledge about home-teaching on her blog as well as a variety of essential parenting tips.
Since 2006, Heidi has been homeschooling their three children and started blogging in 2009 as a way to record her thoughts. That turned into an avenue to connect with other home-teaching parents. Now as an experienced unit studies writer and teacher of her kids from nursery school through high school, she shares curriculum, testing, electives, and more. Her areas of expertise as a homeschool consultant include New York State laws and resources, adjusting curriculum to meet individual needs, and record keeping.
Humor and years of experience fuel Kris’ love for sharing content about hands-on learning and tips on keeping home-teaching budget savvy. She and her husband are parents to two homeschool grads and a high schooler. Kris gives practical tips on navigating the challenges of homeschooling as well as candid reviews of educational products and services.
Amber provides hundreds of hands-on activities, resources, and printables on her website. Subjects cover the gamut, from alphabet activities to foreign language, fine motor, science, and writing for toddlers through high schoolers. She also shares homeschooling organization tips, planning helps, and special needs resources. Look for these essential helps on her From ABCs to ACTs blog.
Mary is a former elementary music specialist and long-time homeschooler of her high school son and now college-going daughter. Her goal is to encourage other home-teaching families and equip them with the resources they need to succeed. Ten years of teaching her children at home has taught her that children flourish when they have good books, discipline, consistency, fun and plenty of time to explore.
As a reading teacher with a master’s in education, Becky once said she’d never homeschool. But that changed in 2009, and she’s been home-teaching their five children ever since. Becky uses her blog to share activities, articles and free printables. She also uses it as a platform to write curricula, create learning apps, author books and speak about homeschooling.
Deb is a former Montessori teacher and school owner and has a master’s degree in early childhood studies. When her two children were growing up, she homeschooled them using Montessori methods and principles through high school. Now a grandmother, Deb blogs about Montessori learning in Montessori schools, traditional classrooms, and homeschools as well as parenting and life in general. On her YouTube channel, find videos of her daughter and grandchildren demonstrating Montessori methods.
Heather was a homeschooler herself, and now she home-teaches their two small children. As a certified occupational therapy assistant, Heather shares the tools, tips, and strategies parents and professionals need to grow hands-on kids. Her content includes activities and information for child development, fine motor and gross motor skills, handwriting and prewriting skills, and behavior and sensory processing.
Amy and her husband have eight children whom she homeschools. Her blog is a place where she hopes to share inspiration with others through fun ideas, free homeschooling resources, and more. She understands home-teaching doesn’t mean trying to recreate school at home. Instead, she describes her style as relaxed, delight-directed eclectic.
Trish and Wendy are the home-teaching duo behind Hip Homeschool Moms, a community for homeschooling families. On their blog and social media accounts, they provide tips, encouragement, and resources for all levels of home-teaching, including special needs and service projects. Additional topics include parenting, ways to save money, managing meals, travel, and organization.
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