Big Ideas for Your Homeschool


Imagine that it’s Sunday evening. You’ve spent a pleasant weekend with your family, but now it’s time to start thinking about next week. Your inner child is yelling, “I do not want to figure out one more week of lesson plans and activities!” You’re out of ideas, hit by a major case of homeschooler’s block.

You need a little jumpstart from homeschool moms who know exactly what you’re feeling because they’ve been there too. You need some big ideas for your homeschool, stat.

I understand.

We’re stronger together, so why not benefit from the experience of other homeschool moms who want to help?

Inspiration and encouragement for homeschooling. Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Vol 2 review.

The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Volume 2

I had an opportunity to write a chapter in the latest book from the iHomeschool Network, The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas: Volume 2. It’s available as a pdf that can be read on any device, or as an ebook and print book on Amazon.

If you’re looking for more ideas in your homeschool for all ages and stages, you’ll appreciate The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, Volume 2.
The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas vol 2
From the Description:

There are so many big ideas when it comes to home education, we couldn’t just stop at one volume! New for 2017: The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas: Volume TWO. We welcome 38 moms who share their expertise on 57 topics.

  • Need ideas for getting Dad or grandparents involved?
  • What should you do if you have anti-homeschool family members?
  • Need help creating socialization opportunities for your homeschooled teen?
  • Are you confused about how to assign high school credit for courses and electives?
  • Would you like to make back to school time special for your kids?
  • Are you a city-dweller who longs to go outside for nature studies?
  • Need ideas for raising tomorrow’s thought leaders and entrepreneurs?
  • Do you have a child who is a chronic worrier?

In this book, we once again go beyond the basics of academics and delve into delightful, yet practical topics like dual enrollment and college prep, transcripts, personality and learning styles, ADHD, book clubs, flashcards, STEM, small spaces, and oodles more! The 38 experienced homeschool moms who contributed to this book don’t hold back from sharing their best advice about managing your homeschool, your home, your life, and your sanity.

The book is divided into easy-to-read sections and there really is something for every homeschooling family:

  • Ages and Stages: Teen and Beyond
  • General Homeschool Helps
  • Learning Resources: Language Arts and Literature
  • Learning Resources: STEM
  • Learning Resources: Training Hearts
  • Learning Resources: Unique Needs
  • Managing Your Life: Unique Homeschool Situations

My favorite aspect of the book is being able to pick it up and start reading on whatever topic I need at the moment. I like to have the print copy on my shelf for reference and keep the ebook handy on my Kindle. I can read it on the go anytime that way.

In the chapter I wrote, I cover the middle school years with a focus on these topics:

  • Transitions
  • Teach Them to Learn
  • Skills to Focus On
  • Hobbies and Extracurricular Activities
  • Preparing for High School

Even though I’m a contributing author in the book, I still need this resource for myself! There is truly a wealth of helpful tips and useful information here. I highly recommend adding this book to your homeschooling home library.


Disclaimer: As a contributing author, I received a free copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.


Sara (325 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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