Homeschooling 101

Homeschooling 101

Everything you need to know at the beginning of your homeschooling journey!

When I was an elementary education major in college, I never imagined I’d be a homeschooling mom. I loved my years in the classroom, but I didn’t love the way our education system tried to homogenize all of my students.

Our kids are unique and their education should be, too.

When we decided to start our learning at home journey with our own two children, I thought it would be an easy transition. However, I had no idea how different homeschooling would be from teaching a class of students.

Are you considering homeschooling for your family?

There’s so much information about home education available on the Internet, it can be overwhelming. For many of us, the overload can lead to “analysis paralysis.” A mentor could have helped me work through questions like:

  • How do we start?
  • What curriculum should we use?

I had no idea how many people would have an opinion about my child’s education. The loneliness could be isolating at times — how I longed for a friend who could listen without judging.

  • What about socialization?
  • How would my kids stay current with their peers?

The hardest part (for me) was the eventual realization that there was no one “right” way to homeschool my kids. For those of us that grew up as “Type A” overachievers, a little encouragement on the days we’re second-guessing ourselves could go a long way.

  • Am I doing a good job?
  • Are my kids learning what they’re supposed to?


Getting started doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Take a deep breath and imagine having consistent support and encouragement from an experienced homeschool mom, so you can have peace of mind as you begin your homeschooling journey.

Homeschooling 101

  • You CAN feel confident in your decision to homeschool and have an answer ready for every neighbor, sales clerk, and family member who questions you.
  • Find the freedom of waking up every morning ready to teach and learn right alongside your kids.
  • This course will equip you to create a unique, flexible homeschooling plan that works for your family, finding just the right balance between real-life learning and a traditional education system.

Homeschooling 101 is a 3-week course that runs from April 8th-26th.

For just $10, you get access to all seven modules, plus:

  • a live Q & A session
  • 1-year access to our new online support group, Encouragement for Homeschooling Beginners
  • monthly check-in calls, and
  • a $20 discount code off a lifetime membership to The Play School Club

Homeschooling 101: Sign UpClick here to try the first module — All About Curriculum — absolutely FREE!

Over the last 7 years, I have mentored more than 50 families considering homeschooling for their family.

“Melissa was my my inspiration for pursuing homeschooling after I attended her “Introduction to Tot School Class.” I can’t thank her enough for opening that door for me. I don’t think I would have ever been brave enough to tackle this without her!”

— Kymber D.

Want to know if Homeschooling 101 is right for you?


  • Get an overview of child development and educational theory as we cover different modes of teaching, learning styles, and age-appropriate practices.
  • Cover all the common questions and concerns about homeschooling, including socialization, legal obligations, and making a schedule.
  • Build an online community of support to for ideas, encouragement, and laughs on the hardest days of home education.

Click here to learn more about Homeschooling 101.

meet Melissa


I am an elementary school teacher–turned–homeschooling mom with over 11 years of teaching experience. I am passionate about good books, learning through play, and family adventures.

You are most likely to find me riding my bike, enjoying the beautiful Iowa scenery, eating chocolate, or hanging out at the library.

Read my full bio here.

Everything you need to know about homeschooling.