Misc.

This is a list of links as they appear in my blog.  They are in no particular order.
This list includes:
  • Legal
  • Help and How To
  • Record Keeping
  • Places to Shop (and some freebies)
  • Discounts
  • Faith (links for Moms and Dads)
  • Parenting
  • Organization
  • Ideas
  • For the Home
Last Updated 5/16/2013

Legal
HSLDA : Legal organization protecting our right to homeschool.
NHELD: Legal organization protecting our right to homeschool.
Homeschool Legal Advantage:  Legal organization protecting our right to homeschool.

Help and How To
Home Ed Expert : Online questionnaire to help you find the right homeschool curriculum to fit the needs of your family.
NATHHAN (National Challenged Homeschoolers Association Network) is a fantastic website dedicated to sharing resources and encouragement for homeschool families which contain special needs kids.
Donna Young's website - TONS of information and advice as well as printables and worksheets.
 "Avoiding Burnout in Homeschooling."   -article by Israel Wayne. Quick little article with some good advice. Good for reading when you need a quick pick-me-up reminder of why you chose to homeschool in the first place (focused on Christian homeschoolers).
Christian Homeschooling U.S. article on homeschool burnout with some good advice and encouragement.
Family Education.com article on homeschool burnout and some good advice.
NHERI is an important organization because they conduct and are a clearinghouse for research related to homeschooling, the results of which are shared with the media, legislators, policy makers, and more.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com : A resource of vast proportions.  For a subscription fee, have access to lessons and plans to use monthly, weekly, or daily in your homeschool.  Many subjects represented.
Convention Season tips.
Starting With the End in Mind : A great article by Marcia Somerville of the Tapestry of Grace curriculum, on how to focus our efforts in homeschooling with our end goals in mind.  Encouragement.


Record Keeping
(see also "High School" for information on transcripts)
Oklahoma Homeschool :  Very LOOOOONG list of resources and articles to help with homeschooling.
Donna Young : various resources for household and homeschool, free printables, resources in multiple subjects,  advice, recipes, blog, etc.
Homeschool Tracker : grade keeping and organizational software.
123 Certificates : Print off certificates for achievements for free.
Customizable certificates at Teacher Vision
Donna Young's website - TONS of resources, including free recordkeeping downloads and printables.

Places to Shop (Some are freebies)
Timberdoodle
Christian Book Distributors.com
Simply Charlotte Mason
Hearts at Home Store
Curriculum Share : Curriculum swap site
Home Ed Shopper : Making your homeschool shopping easier - plug in a search for the books you are looking for and the shopper will find the best price for you among several competing websites.
Simply Charlotte Mason : Store for Charlotte Mason style curriculum as well as homeschool and parenting encouragement.  Take a look at their free e-books.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op : site where you can join with other homeschoolers to get discounts on different curriculums.  Great for sales and discounts.
CurrClick : all down loadable content for homeschool.  Wide variety of subjects.
Barnes and Noble Kids Club : discounts and rewards for buying kid's books and toys at B&N.
Homeschool Freebie : daily offerings of free resources related to homeschooling, children, and parenting
Homeschool Giveaways :  Sign up for free giveaways
Educents : Daily Deal site for homeschoolers.  "Opens" April 2, 2013.

Discounts
Here's where to find information on the rewards programs for the main big office supply stores:
Staples Rewards Not specifically for teachers but I've gotten some good use out of it.
Office Max Teacher Rewards : Note that the Office Max Terms and Conditions doesn't specifically mention homeschoolers.  It doesn't specifically exclude them, either.  I was able to get a Teacher card at my local store without a problem.  If you aren't allowed to get a card at your local store you may want to try to sign up online.
Office Depot Not a specific card for teachers, but a rewards card nonetheless.
Finding Books at a Discount: A post I did with some online sites to get discounted books.
Powell's - a bookstore with new, used, and out-of-print books. 


Faith
Summit Ministries : Christian worldview books and curriculum.
Operation Christmas Child :  Put together a shoe box with supplies for a child in need this Christmas.
Operation World : List of countries with a brief description of praises and prayers to pray for each.
Biblical Counseling for Women : Blog for moms and women with Biblical advice and counsel.
Family Man Website : Website of husband, dad, author, and speaker Todd Wilson.  Encouragement for homeschool dads.

Parenting
Positive Parenting 365 : A nice blog about positive parenting from a homeschooling family.
Safety Tats : Temporary tattoos for the safety of your kids
Set Apart Girl, a free online magazine and website dedicated to encouraging young ladies to live wholesome and faith-filled lives.  It also contains a blog for encouraging wives and mothers, and a weekly devotional
Secret Keeper Girl:  Website with information and products geared toward modesty and self-image for girls.


Organization
Busy Body Book : Planner and calendar. (Closing after 2012 season)
The Well Planned Day : Planner, organizer, calendar and more made with homeschooling families in mind.  Also offers student planners and High School planners.
The Old Schoolhouse Planner : 2011-2012 school year.
Make a Home School Schedule : informative article by Homeschooling-ideas.com
The Ultimate Homeschool Planner by Debra Bell : This is her blog and more information on her product.  The planner can be found at various outlets such as Amazon and the CBD.
Donna Young : various resources for household and homeschool, free printables, resources in multiple subjects,  advice, recipes, blog, etc.
Money Saving Mom - link to MSM free downloadables page.  Lots of other money saving advice and tips on her blog.
Life...Your Way printables. - home organizing printables.
Donna Young's website  - TONS of free downloads and advice.
Worksheet Works.com : Worksheet site with calendar printables available
How I Organize My Homeschool: Part 1 : A post I did on how I organize my homeschool.
How I Organize My Homeschool: Part 2 : A post I did on how I organize my homeschool.
How I Organize My Homeschool: Part 3:  A post I did on how I organize my homeschool.

Ideas
Homeschooling -ideas : Blog with ideas relating to homeschooling.  Lots of information.
Educational ipod Ideas: informative article by Homeschooling-ideas.com
Adopt a US Soldier : Support our deployed troops through letters and care packages.
USO : Support our deployed troops.
World Vision - support the poor through microfinance
Kiva - support the poor through microfinance

For the Home
Local Harvest :  Support local agriculture and find someone near you to buy food from.
A Year of Slow Cooking : All crock pot recipes with reviews.  Also, the recipes are gluten free.

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