When I first decided to homeschool, I started the research process. When you go online and Google homeschool, there is so much to read and study. There is just a wealth of information. I spent hours (probably more like days or months) reading everything I could get my hands on. I went to the library and read every book on homeschooling there was. I then started finding all of the amazing websites and blogs available. I signed up to get catalogs and e-mails from all of the different homeschool companies. I started downloading every single free things I came across because I might need it, who knows?! I joined all of the online groups I could find about homeschooling. I did all I could to become more acquainted with what I was getting myself into. It is great to do this, but you have to be careful not to get sucked into information overload. I have slowly been able to get past this, but I have seen many new homeschool parents fall into this same trap. Today I have a few tips to share with you to help you overcome HOMESCHOOL INFORMATION OVERLOAD.
I am very grateful that there is so much free information available for homeschoolers. It has really blessed me and helped me along the way. There are so many resources for free online that you could basically homeschool for free if needed. However, there comes a point when you need to just take a step back and realize that you don’t need to have and read everything that every was made or written about homeschoolers. You don’t have to have every free e-book or lesson plan that you can get, because there is no possible way you will be able to use it all! I started downloading all the free things I could get my hands on. Many (most) of those things are still sitting in files on my computer- yet to be used or read. Much of it is wonderful and helpful. Don’t feel like you have to have it all, though.