Back to HomeSchool Blog Hop

It’s that time of year again — time for our annual 5 Days of Back to Homeschool Blog Hop!

This year, we have more than 50 bloggers joining us in sharing their tips, ideas, and encouragement for the new homeschool year! And for a special treat, we are also bringing you a HUGE giveaway of over $1300 in prizes including $250 Paypal cash to be divided among 2 winners! How exciting is that!

So grab a cup of tea and carve out some reading time each day next week, starting on Monday. You’ll want to read what these ladies are writing!
 back to homeschool blog hop

Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessings
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Dusty @ To the Moon and Back
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge for Whining 
Gena @ I Choose Joy!

Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
Tara @ This Sweet Life
Laura @ My (re)Viewpoint
Alyson @ Family Style School
Kemi @ Homemaking Organized
Karen @ Tots and Me
Anne @ Upstate Ramblings
Julie @ Nurturing Learning
Beth @ Acorn Hill Academy

Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy
Crystal @ Tidbits of Experience
Rebecca @ Raventhreads
Jennifer @  Milk & Honey Mommy
Dawn @ Guiding Light Homeschool
Monique @ Living Life and Learning
Erin @ For Him and My Family
Lisa @ A Rup Life
Beth @ Weavings

Nikki @ Angels of Heart
Tauna @ Proverbial Homemaker
Laura @ Day by Day in Our World
Melanie @ finchnwren
Sarah @ Delivering Grace
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Linda @ Linda’s Lunacy
Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road
Hillary @ Our Homeschool Studio

Dawn @ Double O Farms
Tess @ Circling Through This Life
Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler
Lexi @ Lextin Academy
Karen @ My Harbor Lights
Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker
Joanie @ Simple Living Mama
Lisa @ Home to 4 Kiddos
Lori @ At Home: where life happens

Amy @ Counting Change… Again
Shawna @ Tenacity Divine
Adena @ AdenaF
Jenn @ Simblissity Cottage
Emilee @ Pea of Sweetness
Kathy @ Kathys Cluttered Mind
Sara @ Embracing Destiny
Annette @ A Net in Time Homeschooling

The Crew on Pinterest


  1. Amy Ritchie says

    This will be our first “official” homeschool year. My main goals are to make sure my son is challenged and increase his endurance.

  2. Denise W says

    This will be my 10th year homeschooling. My main goal is to get my 7th grader ready for high school and to keep my 3rd grader on track

  3. April says

    I have homeschooled for 5 years. My goal is to make it more exciting, less stressful, and to not worry about it so much.

  4. Amy says

    homeschooling for five years, although three was through an online school. My main goal is to actually survive the year with my high schooler.

  5. says

    This is our third year homeschooling. Our goals this year are for my kids to really take charge of their learning. I am going to give them more freedom in choosing what they want to study. More student-lead.

  6. Michelle m says

    This is our third year. To make more of a routine and figure out how to balance two students and a toddler!

  7. says

    This will be my second year homeschooling but my first year using a curriculum that I purchased. Last year I made up my own and I know that we had fun learning and made tons of progress. This year I will be teaching K5 so I want to make sure all areas of study are covered. We have joined a homeschool group (REACH) and will be involved in fieldtrips and other learning opportunities outside the home. We both are looking forward to the upcoming school year and all of the new and exciting things we will learn.

  8. says

    This is our first year homeschooling. Main goal is to figure out a good routine (if that’s possible with a newborn lol) and for my DD to read and my DS to know letters and numbers.

  9. Deana Pfeiffer says

    This will be our third year homeschooling. My goal is to keep schooling, learning, and my kids as my number one priority during the day. I want to make sure they have my full attention.

  10. Stacey J says

    This is my first year of homeschooling and my goal is to just take it easy on myself and my girls as we work to find our groove

  11. Cathie says

    We’re entering our 20th year of homeschooling. Goal for this year is to remain excited and dedicated to lifelong learning.

  12. Kari says

    This is our 4th year homeschooling. Our main goals are to instill a passion and hunger for the Lord in our family and to help them develop a love of learning.

  13. Melissa Spriggs says

    This will be my 7th year homeschooling. I never would’ve thought bringing my kids home would bring me so close to them. It’s a journey that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world!!

  14. Leah Koch says

    We haven’t started homeschooling yet, our oldest is 3. But I want to learn everything I can and (maybe start the learning early!) so that we can success. I’ve just scared that I won’t be able to do it and I don’t want to have to send him to the public system!

  15. Elizabeth Leach says

    This will be our fifth year homeschooling our girls. Our goals are for our oldest daughter to continue to become a more independent learner and for our two special needs daughters to continue to work hard at learning how to read.

  16. says

    We’re homeschooling preschool this year. I’d love to instill a love of exploring, creativity and excitement about learning.

  17. Susan says

    This will be my 11th year homeschooling. This year we will be focusing on getting ready for college and helping my 12 year old with writing and math.

  18. EJ Blohm says

    We’ve been homeschooling for 11 years now. My biggest goal for the year is to get our boys more confident in writing papers.

  19. says

    This will be my first year homeschooling. My goals are to create wonderful memories and traditions with my girls, while building a good foundation as well. I’m excited about the year to come and watching them grow from it!

  20. iulia says

    Hi! this is our first year of homeschooling. Our goals for our 2 boys are first to increase in the knowledge of the Lord and for us as a family to grow closer to God, and second to be academically well prepared hopefully to meet/exceed expectations…no pressure though :)).

  21. Melissa Pallex says

    This is our 3rd year of homeschooling. While we’ve covered all of the basics and then some in our first two years, this year I’d really like to challenge my boys more and focus on the experiences rather than “getting the work done.”

  22. says

    This my 4th year homeschooling after 3 yrs. of public school. I’m so glad to have this opportunity. My goal for this year is to finish math curriculum on time and to include more fun days.

  23. Kadonna says

    We are entering our 3rd year of homeschooling. I look forward to the time I get to spend learning along side of my children.

  24. Krista says

    This is our third year homeschooling. Our goals this year are to teach my youngest to read and for our oldest child to improve her writing skills.

  25. Kristan Price says

    This will be our second year homeschooling. We hope to add more unit studies this year and will utilize our local library more.

  26. Heather Young says

    This is our first year of homeschooling. We hope to continue to build our dd’s love and desire to learn. She loves math and science and we hope to make her even more eager to learn as we try to focus on the topics the relate to her interests (animals, astronomy, etc).

  27. says

    We are in our third year of homeschooling. Goals for this year include multiplication and division with my oldest and continuing reading progress with my middle. The youngest is right on track and our goal is to keep him that way!

  28. Caron Norton says

    I have been homeschooling for 6 years. Our main goal this year? Sadly, it is to survive. We have experienced dramatic life changes and in addition to that are due to have our 6th child.

  29. Alyson Merrill says

    This is our second year homeschooling. Our goal is to ease into schooling 2 kids at home instead of one.

  30. Elizabeth says

    This is our second year homeschooling. We are expecting a new baby, and my biggest goal at the moment is to get back on track with school as soon as possible after he gets here!

  31. Dominica Miller says

    This is our first “official” year of homeschooling, but we’ve been learning at home for the past 3 years. My main goal this year is to get my daughter to a point where she is reading fluently at a first grade level or above.

  32. DK says

    This is our 8th year of homeschooling! Our main goals for this year are for our older 3 to become more independent in their learning, for the younger 2 to become more proficient readers, and for the toddler not to destroy the house in the meantime! :)

  33. Amy Hand says

    I have home schools for 6 years. Have not the last 3 years but am return to it this year. My middle child is entering 6th grade and I’m so eager to set a new course and path for his education.

  34. Dini says

    This will be our 6th year and the first year with 4 official students plus a pre-schooler and a new baby.
    The goals vary – depending on the student, from becoming more independent, to master addition and reading, to learning to read.

  35. Lisa says

    We’ve been homeschooling since 1992 and this year, my goal is to facilitate a deeper appreciation of lifelong learning (that is always my goal! ). :-)

  36. Nicole says

    Have been homeschooling for 8 years now through a cyber charter school. Possibly looking to become more independent and flexible.

  37. Heidi says

    I’ve been homeschooling for 16 yr. I have at least 13 more to go. My goal this year, as always, is to enjoy learning with my children. And this year to come along side my 13 yr old & help him find his nitch, so I know better how to direct his HS years.

  38. says

    We do a homeschool/public school combination. I did this with my daughter who just graduated and am also doing it with my son who is entering fourth grade. This works well as I am able to personalize their lessons but they get peer interaction and subjects I dont know (especially music) at the school.

  39. Alicia Crenshaw says

    I homeschooled my oldest (now 16) until he was in third grade and BEGGED me to let him go to “real” school. Now I have a little guy entering kindergarten this year. We’ve lived an unschooling life with the kids from day 1, but I’m throwing in some actual lessons this year. My main goal with him this year is to learn how he learns best. I’m planning on trying a wide variety of teaching techniques to gauge what works best for him.

  40. says

    This is our first year homeschooling.
    My main goal for this year is to establish curriculum for my two children that will help me teach them all they need to know and spending quality time together while we all learn something from this homeschool journey we are on.

  41. Le Ann says

    We are entering our 7th year of homeschooling. We will have four kids “officially” homeschooling. Our older two will be focusing a lot more this year on writing and computer skills.

  42. Silvana King says

    We are homeschooling for our second year, although, our kids are not officially of school age. You can call it preschool homeschool. I look forward to having my kids continue to grow bilingually. I hope to help them see how being bilingual is a wonderful gift.

  43. Michelle Grimes says

    I’ve been homeschooling for 15 years, and my main goal for this year is to finish strong with my 3rd one to graduate and to focus on our writing skills.

  44. Brianne says

    This will be my 7th year homeschooling and my biggest goal this year is to be more organized and have a better planned out schedule.

  45. says

    We’ve been homeschooling for about 13 years. My main goal for this year is to enjoy learning and making happy memories with my 5 children!

  46. Karen Nelson says

    Oh, my goodness! I had not thought about how long we’ve been homeschooling. It has been 20 years! My goal this year is to make learning so much fun and so joyful my student won’t resist. He claims he doesn’t like fun, but my enthusiasm is penetrating that shell. I’m very excited about this year and trying new curriculum. Learning (homeschooling) is our lifestyle. Each family member shares what he/she has learned throughout the day with the rest of us. It’s wonderful learning something new everyday!

  47. Rebecca S. says

    My biggest goal and challenge will be adding my K4 daughter into the mix without adding hours to our day, lol!

  48. Lora Farrell says

    This will be our 7th year of homeschooling ….wow! :) My main goal this year is to improve attitudes and to learn how to handle my son’s nonverbal learning disability.

  49. says

    I’ve been homeschooling since March 2012 when the local school system refused to test my son for Dyslexia, which he WAS diagnosed with. My goal is to get him back where he needs to be in reading & spelling

  50. says

    This is my fourth year homeschooling. I now have 3 children homeschooling between the ages of 3-7. Babe #4 is just waiting to join us. :)

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