How To Help Someone Start Homeschooling

by Cindy Short and Sue Welch, co-editors
Taken from Newsletter #375


Look around at your church, support group, relatives, or neighbors.  Is there anyone who would appreciate a little help in considering or starting to home school?  Here are some ways you can help.

1.  Tell Your Story

Realistically give your convictions and reasons you home school, as well as your experience, both challenges and successes.

2.  Provide Information

Point your friend to various sources of information, including the following: (more…)

Will Health Care Reform Mean Government Bureaucrats Can Invade My Home?

Written by William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director of Federal Relations


In 2010, Congress passed a health care reform bill, and President Obama signed it into law. You may have recently heard a rumor that the health care law includes a provision mandating home visits by government social workers. While HSLDA strongly opposed passage of the health care law, urges Congress to repeal the law and continues to fight against its provisions which threaten religious freedom, we must point out that this particular rumor is not true.

Under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, no government official can ever enter your home against your wishes unless (more…)

How to Use Binders (and Individualize Lesson Plans for BiblioPlan or Preprinted Plans)

Written by GFG on AUGUST 8, 2013


A few years ago, I made the switch to binders for each kiddo and it has been a huge help to our homeschool.  Let me show you how they work.  Specifically, the lesson plan binders.

Each child has binders for different areas of our homeschool and they are color coded (this is another terrific time saver and organization tip I highly recommend).

The contents of the binders change every year or so, but they always have the lesson plans.  Last year and this year, the binders are also for memorization work, Latin, science, grammar, and writing (the high schoolers don’t have the grammar and writing binders, but ones that match specific courses).

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