Wednesday, June 19, 2013

If you are too busy to keep up with all the homeschool blogs out here, I’ve go you covered! Here are the 13 Homeschool blogs you should be following! 13 Homeschool Blogs You Should be Reading
Sometimes being a homeschool Mom is overwhelming {you’re shocked, I know}.
There are so many things to do and not enough hours in the day! So as much as you’d like to read all the wonderful, creative blogs out there, you just don’t have the time …. or room in your inbox!  I've got you covered!

13 Homeschool Blogs you Should be Reading

The 13 Homeschool Blogs you should be reading include blogs with inspiration, ideas, tips, free printables, and homeschool lessons in art, science, history, reading, and more!  You'll find established blogs with huge followings and some new, up and coming blogs too.  Make sure you are following all 13 homeschool blogs by email and Facebook and you’ll have the best of the best {covered just about EVERY homeschool area I can thing of} at your finger tips!

Confessions of a Homeschooler

Confessions of a Homeschooler

You’ve probably heard of this one before, but the list just wouldn’t be complete without it! I love the mix Erica shares. You will find crafts, homeschooling inspiration, fantastic pictures, inexpensive curriculum she has designed, and hands on projects! This was one of the first blogs I found on homeschooling; it inspired me to start blogging. And still now it is one I look forward to getting in my inbox every morning! +Erica Homeschooler



This blog is a newer one, but don’t let that fool you. She has some of the most creative history units I’ve seen! Lots of creative activities and hands on projects!


123 Homeschool 4 Me

Yep, that’s me! In case you hopped over here from Pinterest I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the rest of my content! You will find 150+ free printables for Preschool – 6th grade organized by subject. But what I really like to share are my hands-on units in history, science, and art units. I want to inspire you to make your homeschooling days fun so you can enjoy the ride! As I still have younger children at home you will also find ideas for your youngest learners as well as seasonal ideas, family crafts, and ideas for intentionally living day by day. +123Homeschool4Me +Beth Gorden

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

This blog is a rare treat because Kris homeschools high schoolers. It seems to be more difficult to find blogs geared at the older crowd. You won’t find lots of detailed activities or lessons, but you will find lots of ideas, resources and inspiration all shared with humor! My favorite post, the one that got me to stick around and become a regular reader, was  Top 5 Ways to Ensure your Homeschooled Kid is Weird and Unsocialized – don’t miss it! +Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers


The Tiger Chronicles 

I found this blog when they linked up to my TGIF Linky Party. Once I started reading, I was hooked. I always seem to learn something new when reading the thorough units The Tiger Chronicles shares! You’ll find history, science, art, and other great units with lots of resources, hands on activities, and pictures – I am a very visual person!

The Homeschool Classrom

The Homeschool Classroom 

The reason this blog has it all is that it is written by a team of writers. So you will find a lot of homeschool wisdom, crafts, and lesson plans all in one place! Make sure to read through a couple of posts to see the variety they share!  +Angie Kauffman


Art Club Blog

If you are looking for some original, process art to incorporate in your homeschool this is a fantastic blog to follow! The projects are always creative and turn out amazing!

Living Montessori Now

Living Montessori Now 

Whether you are a Montessori home educator or not you will find some wonderful resources and hands on ideas at Living Montessori Now! Deb has some wonderful round-ups so you have the best ideas on a particular topic all in one place! And all this from a Mom whose homeschooled children are all grown-up; she speaks with the voice of experience! +Living Montessori Now

This Reading Mama 

Reading is one of the most crucial things you are going to teach your kids! Becky is a trained teacher turned homeschool mom. We are lucky to have her sharing her expertise with all of us! You will find lots of ideas, strategies, interactive games/activities, and free printables to help young readers! +Becky ThisReadingMama

Jimmie's Collage homeschool blog

Jimmie’s Collage 

Jimmie’s eloquent writing will inspire and challenge you. Look for practical tools and wisdom from a homeschooling mother whose been there done that! Plus you’ll find lots of it geared towards high schoolers – a rare treat! +Jimmie Lanley


Science Sparks

This blog is filled with clever experiments and explanations behind why they work. {I was not that in to Science growing up so I’m glad to have some extra help in this department!} I am amazed by her constant creativity and scientific knowledge! +Science Sparks

No Time For Flash Cards

No Time for Flashcards

While not strictly a homeschooling blog, you will find lots of great resources and clever educational activities for your preschool and lower elementary age students. +No Time For Flash Cards

Free Homeschool Deals

Free Homeschool Deals 

And last, but not least, no must follow list would be complete without Free Homeschool Deals. Jammerill works hard to find lots of great deals to help homeschool families pinch pennies around their homes and educate without spending an arm and a leg. +Jamerrill Stewart

So there you have it – 13 homeschool blogs you should be reading! Did you find any new ones? If I missed one of your favorites I’d love for you to leave it for me in the comments section!

Additional Resources:

FREE Homeschool Forms to help you get organized
Dinosaur Bones Punctuation Game
Creative Writing Prompts {various}
Early Settlers 4 week Hands-On History Unit
Hatching Butterflies with free printable


This post was written by:

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of three who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123Homeschool4Me where she shares 150+ {free} printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.
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  1. I'm a big fan of Homeschooling Life with Penelope Trunk.

    I've been following Penelope (and used to work with her) from her early Brazen Careerist days and her new blog about homeschooling is really insightful.


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