The homeschool community is tight-knit. Geographical boundaries or cultural differences are transcended when a family mentions they are homeschoolers. For many years, homeschool magazines have played a huge role in helping homeschooling families stick together.
Is Homeschooling Your Hobby?
Today, in sharing 3 reasons why you should be reading homeschool magazines, I want to share about not only why I love homeschool magazines, but why I specifically love Homeschooling Today.
Homeschooling journeys are time specific, but not so with homeschool magazines.
If you have homeschooled for a while and graduated a kid or two like I have, you know how precious short the time is to homeschool and to share personal experiences of your journey through blogs.
Homeschooling magazines don’t necessarily have a short life (that is unless we support them) span. This is a good thing because if you are new, you are encouraged from experiences of the past and are informed about trends of the future.
For example, one year at a booth Kelley and I had, we got to visit with Debbie Strayer, who was one of the original founders of Homeschooling Today and my heart was moved by her passion and love for homeschooling.
We shared some chit chat, but more than that she was willing to share so openly about what kept her going through her homeschool journey for many years.
Sadly, she is gone now, but her daughter keeps the homeschool passion alive through the pages of that magazine. So the homeschooling community moves forward strong as ever as our ideals are passed down to the next generation.
Do not miss precious nuggets of wisdom shared in that magazine from many seasoned homeschoolers from times past. A homeschool magazine, like Homeschooling Today, gives you roots.
Ready to Use Lessons. Love it!
Another perk of Homeschooling Today that I love is that they have ready made lessons.
In the above picture is one ready made lesson you’ll love that just came out in their current magazine.
The lesson is built around beautiful literature and the book in this lesson is about Abe Lincoln. Not only is a book mentioned, but hands-on activities and ideas are given so that you can use them instantly with your kids.
I love the teaching support I have received from them throughout the years. You’ll pine over this section.
Not time specific, but subject specific.
I know you would get hot under the collar if somebody told you that homeschooling is a hobby. It happened to me back when the kids were little and I was shocked and speechless.
Yes, I know hard to imagine me without a word to say, but I realized that a lot of people just don’t understand that homeschooling is a lifestyle.
And because homeschooling is a lifestyle choice, we need help on specific subjects and concerns that might come up in our journey.
Whether we are teaching multiple ages, special needs children or need help on organization, Homeschooling Today gets very specific on teaching tips.
Not all homeschool bloggers can host more experienced homeschoolers or even professionals on their blog, so we need homeschooling magazines, which continue to share very subject specific content.
Get a glimpse of Homeschooling Today by reading some of the up to date articles on their blog.
So not only purchase magazines for your children, but grab some help for yourself too.
I am unabashedly proud to say that homeschool magazines, like Homeschooling Today, not only make me feel like I am part of the global homeschooling community, but revive my homeschooling spirit when I feel it slumping.
Those are just three very short reasons why I love homeschool magazines.
Have you seen Homeschooling Today? You’ll love getting yours in the mail too. (uhmm yes I still love print magazines)
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