Which Forms Do I File with the School?

What will your homeschool look like in the coming year? Here’s some “expert advice” from Nancy Bjorkman, an incredible source of wisdom and encouragement.

Shopping for Curriculum

Of course, every child is unique and every homeschool is different, but Kathy Kuhl offers some generalized helpful steps to shopping for homeschool curriculum.

DIY Homeschool Socialization

How can we connect with other homeschooling families? Where are homeschool socialization opportunities for my children? Here is a bit of history & some ideas for you.

Key to Homeschool Success

Aren’t there many factors that determine homeschooling success or failure? Certainly! Yet, this homeschooling mom of 30+ years names this one key factor. What is it?

Taking an End-of-the-Year Snapshot

If you follow a traditional school year, you’re likely approaching the end of your school year. Set aside some time to celebrate and review your year. Take an end-of-the-year snapshot! You won’t regret it.

Check Out Your Library’s Incredible FREE Resources

Check Out Your Library's Incredible FREE Resources

Iowa homeschooling mom, Michelle Andersen, is also an Iowa library director, which explains her enthusiasm for sharing the many incredible FREE resources available at and through your local public library. Check out this list from Michelle! 1. EXPLORE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, DVDs, AND AUDIOBOOKS   All kinds of reading material are available to enjoy or to support your curriculum. Your local library may … Read More

Discovering & Developing Your Child’s Learning Styles

Homeschool Learning Styles What are the common homeschool learning styles? And how do you figure out what your child’s preferred style is? Take a few minutes to use this simple homeschool learning styles checklist. You’ll likely spot your child’s predominant learning style: • Visual • Auditory • Read/Write • Kinesthetic Then use our suggestions to help you adapt your homeschool instruction … Read More

What Can the School Require Homeschooling Families to Submit?

What Can the School Require Homeschooling Families to Submit?

“Can the school require me to provide that information?” “Do I have to file that form?” “Is that a legal mandate?” Homeschool Iowa receives questions like these all year long – but especially at back-to-school time.  One of the many services we provide is assistance in clarifying and meeting homeschool legal requirements in Iowa.  While the Iowa law and rules … Read More

Which Homeschool Option Is Right for Your Family?

Which Homeschool Option Is Right for Your Family?

Every Iowa homeschooling parent has to choose a homeschooling legal option.  Some of you have been homeschooling for years using the same legal option every year. Some of you have utilized a variety of options during your homeschooling years. Some of you are just starting to homeschool and are facing the decision for the first time.  Regardless, you can use … Read More

2 Doors to Homeschool Success

2 Doors to Homeschool Success

In the flurry of back-to-school preparations, we’re presented with many “doors” to homeschool success. Buy this curriculum and your child will succeed. Use this method and your child will flourish. Try this resource and your child will excel. Whether we’re just starting the homeschooling adventure or we’ve been on the journey for years, we’ve all stood before many of these … Read More