In this episode, I talk with Heather from the blog onlypassionatecuriosity.com, where she shares her own testimony of why she started homeschooling her kids. I myself have been doing a lot of research on homeschooling and I don’t even know where to start. I’m thinking of starting it with my youngest daughter and before doing this interview I was overwhelmed about the amount of information needed to get started, do I need to join a co-op? What is a co-op? what about the laws when it came to homeschooling? is it different at each state? If so, How different? etc. I had so many questions. After talking with heather, my questions were answered and I walked away not feeling overwhelmed, but confident that I can take this on. Which is what I shared on the podcast.
Listen for more information about the freedom to school in the military and how fun it can be. She even talked about how you can have you can even have time for yourself and spouse!
Steps to get started with homeschooling
– Find out your state laws
– Make sure you have friends and family that are on your side (when you have bad days or don’t quit!)
– Ask for help
– Do Research, Research and more Research!
– You can go to homeschool Co-ops (even for military)
You can find curriculum that will work for you
– Take a step back
– Figure out how do you want to teach and how do your child learn
– Do LOTS of Research
– You can get started with Curriculum free, Heather has a list where you can started.
– Document what you are teaching
– Teaching with the end in mind
How to have time for you during homeschool
– You can schedule your “School time” for as long as you want
– Do play dates with other homeschool moms
– Swap with other moms (For Doctor appointments, etc.)
– Have a door that locks! (Lol!!)
– Even time with your spouse
Transition when PCSing (Moving) from “Normal Routine” to a “New Routine”
– You can make the schedule
– You can do what works for your family
Advice for homeschooling moms
“Be easy on yourself, Give yourself grace. It’s a learning curve”
You can connect with Heather here:
The meaning of the name of her blog: Only Passionate Curiosity is from a quote by Albert Einstein: “I have no special talent, I’m only Passionately curious.”