Hi and Welcome to Homeschool Toolbox!
Many families choose the homeschool path for one or more of three reasons:
1- It was a desire from the start and similar to the way that you were taught as a child.
2- Traditional brick and mortar public school was not the best fit for your child.
3- Your family needed a more flexible schedule.
Some families choose a religious based curriculum and others choose a secular curriculum. Some create a DIY curriculum with materials from various resources.
There are all kinds of homeschool schedules and models to accommodate different family dynamics.
Our family came to the intersection of these options and this site became a place to share research, resources and results along the journey.
I thought my expertise and background as an educational specialist would give me an edge, but it turns out homeschooling is nothing like schooling at home!
Children are not “one size fits all” and neither are homeschool options. Being honest- that makes the process both frustrating and wonderful at the same time!
This site will always be a place that advocates for finding a child’s best educational fit. If that happens to be the homeschool path, you’ve found a place for helpful information and ideas to fill your homeschool toolbox along the way!
Education is not filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.W. B. Yeats