HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane

This week on HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane.

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling. What do you do when you finish homeschool? God still has plans for you. Here's what to do.

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane

One of these days, your youngest will graduate from homeschool high school. What happens then you finish homeschool? Does the world come to an end?

Stacey is a long-time homeschool friend who has been active in the homeschool community for years. Her youngest homeschooler

Has now graduated 3 teens from homeschooling (because of his interest in joining the military, her youngest asked to go to a military prep school, so his homeschooling stopped at 8th grade…and there’s not ONE right way to educate your teens). The 2 oldest have graduated from college. Teen number 3 has just graduated homeschooling high school.

NOW Stacey is ending part of her parenting career and getting on with the next part of her life. How can she move on? How does she handle that transition?

Stacey suggests handling when you finish homeschooling like this:

  • Spend a little time honoring what you and your family have accomplished. That means some sort of celebration:
  •  Celebrating the ups and downs of homeschooling
  •  Celebrating surviving all of those ups and downs
  •  Celebrating her years of identity as a homeschool mom
  •  Hold am Omega Moms breakfasts
    • When the last kid graduates, have breakfast with moms and share those highs and lows and hopes for the future
  • Spend a little time deciding how much of the homeschool identity you want to maintain
  • Remember: there’s not ONE right way to be a retired homeschool mom
    • Leave it all behind
    • Stay around and mentor and/or teach (Stacey leans into this choice. She remembers her journey and wants to be around to encourage the next generation. She likes to be with people in their ups and downs. She likes helping them choose curriculum and resources. She likes reminding them that they can do it! AND Stacey gives this WISE advice: You’re called to homeschool, you’re not called to be perfect.

You're called to homeschool, you're not called to be perfect. Stacey Lane Clendaniel

Kym joined in with suggestions for moms when they finish homeschooling:

Vicki joined in with these suggestions:

  • Get other homeschool moms to have a graduation party (a big party, so you don’t have to plan this transitional event alone)
  • Give yourself permission to do some things you’ve been putting off for decades:
    • Vicki loved learning with her kids. Now she’s taking classes online for free. SO: Take a class (lots of free classes on MOOCs like EdX)
  • Explore different volunteer, hobbies or career opportunities. Take it slow. Give yourself time.
  • Allow yourself to explore new visions for yourself
  • Remember: A mom’s mind plans her way but God directs her path.
    • Remember: A mom’s mind plans her way but God directs her path.
  • Start a midlife bucket list of things you’d like to do
  • Remember: God’s not worried about your future!

One of the things Stacey has taken on is helping 7Sisters with various tasks and managing the Facebook Group (join us, we all have such interesting discussions there).

Join Kym, Vicki and Stacey for a rollicking discussion about how to handle when you finish homeschooling. You’ll also love these posts and HSHSP episodes.

HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

HSHSP Ep 70: What Happens When the Last Kid Graduates?

HSHSP Ep 100: What are Some Homeschool Graduates Doing?

HSHSP Ep 169: How to Handle When You Finish Homeschooling, Interview with Stacey Lane

How To Deal With A Homeschool Dawdler

Hey homeschoolers!

I frequently hear from homeschooling parents about  a dawdling student who takes all of their time because he or she won’t finish schoolwork. I’m going to give you my response to this problem in just a minute.

Grammar Galaxy is Perfect for Dawdlers

But first I would love to have you try Grammar Galaxy. The lessons are short and so much fun that you are unlikely to have a dawdler. In the  early levels, you may have to sit and do the work with your child for 10 to 15 minutes, three days a week, but that is certainly not too much to ask to teach language arts in a motivating way.

Podcast Sponsor

I would like to think my sponsor for this episode: Bridgeway Academy. I would like to think my sponsor for this podcast Bridgeway Academy. Bridgeway Academy, established in 1989, is a leader in homeschool education. With products ranging from individual classes, to full year curriculum, to a private accredited academy, Bridgeway has everything you need for homeschool success. Bridgeway revolutionized the homeschool experience by introducing personalized, customized programs and packages that fit your student’s learning and personality styles. For 30 years, they’ve been supporting families
and organizations through homeschooling, helping craft the experience that fits your unique needs and goals. They’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. As a Bridgeway family, you get the advantages of that knowledge without the bumps and bruises they gained along the way. Bridgeway Academy, your trusted partner for Kindergarten through 12th grade homeschool education. Visit them at HomeschoolAcademy.com.

Resources for Homeschool Dawdlers

Read the blog post

Motivational Mistakes Many Parents Make

Quarterly Motivational Planner

Homeschool Sanity Circle

Have a happy homeschool week!

Make Your Home the Teen Hangout

Finish Well Radio Show, Podcast #093, Make Your Home the Teen Hangout with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Make Your Home the Teen Hangout

In “Make Your Home the Teen Hangout,” #093, Meredith Curtis shares how she and her husband, a former teen pastor, created an atmosphere of welcome so that their house could be the teen hangout. Would you like to welcome your teens’ friends and get to know them? The Curtis family has had a blast having fun with teens over decades and build lasting friendships along the way.

 

 

 


20th Century History Book by Powerline Productions, Inc.

 

Powerline Productions, Inc.

Being World Changers, Raising World Changers!

Hanging out with friends isn’t the only way to have fun.

You can have fun in history class as well!

 

 

 


Show Notes

Parents & Grandparents Legacy

Youth Ministry

You don’t have to be Cool

The Great Thing about Teens

Teens are wacky, funny, and full of questions.

They desperately want to be loved and accepted.

Teens like to have fun.

Teens like to eat.

Why It’s a Good Idea to Make Your Home a Teen Hangout

If you have teens, you want to cultivate relationship with them and get to know their friends.

Investing in your teens and their friends communicates love to your teen, strengthens relationships.

The world is a crazy place.

You can change lives.

Teens like to bring their friends home.

The Heart Behind It All

Teens are valuable.

Teens are worth investing in.

Hospitality is about Welcoming People, not impressing them.

Teens don’t care if your house is clean.

Equipping a House for Teens

Games

Room for Manhunt

Couch for 4 on a Couch

Optional Only: Pool Table, Ping-Pong Table, Volleyball Net

Food, more food, and more food

Popular Christian music

Smiles, laughter

Acceptance of occasional spills

The Blessing of Hospitality to the Host & Hostess

Changing Lives

Lifelong Friendships

Resources

HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis

Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?

Back to Homeschool Decisions (and a Giveaway!)

It’s that time of year, Back to Homeschool season. Along with an incredible giveaway (see below), many current homeschool moms are looking for a way to make extra income to afford the homeschooling lifestyle. You might be a mom curious about homeschooling and hoping you can find a way to earn extra money while you  homeschool.

I’m here to encourage you, that YES! You can homeschool and work from home. And this could be the year you get to celebrate two things: working from home and a back to homeschool giveaway!

Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?

When determining if a virtual assistant business is a good work from home opportunity for a homeschool mom, it helps to take a virtual assessment.  Ask yourself the following questions to help you make a sound decision.

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Many homeschooling moms have heard the buzz about working at home. Is it possible to work at home and have a work at home business?

It’s vital to consider that homeschooling is your first commitment. You’ve made the promise to your family.

Ask yourself:

  • Can I prioritize my homeschool over my business and still bless my family financially?
  • Is it possible to serve my family and my clients in a way that doesn’t stress me out?
  • Can you manage a “side hustle” and still homeschool well?

Let’s look at what a virtual assistant is and what’s required.

First, What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is an individual who helps manage portions of a business owner’s business. Normally a freelance worker, you can work your business from anywhere. A homeschooling mom is an ideal fit for this! She’s likely already a working through the three areas you need to master to be successful!

They are …

1. Manage (your VA Business)

  • Time- Are you able to manage the time necessary to work your business? Can you handle the daily life interruptions? Can you balance homeschooling, working at home, and family life?
  • Money- Can you handle the ebb and flow the income? Are you able to manage taxes due? Can you make wise spending choices?
  • Instructions – Are you willing to take the time to follow instructions and learn the needs of a client? Can you balance the client needs with the needs of a homeschooling moms life?
  • Alone time- Do you have a strategy for handling time alone and make the best use of that time?

 

2. Market (your VA Business)

  • Don’t be shy! Are you willing to get yourself out there? This often takes time and that’s a precious commodity for a homeschooling mom. Can you make this work?
  • What are you good at? Make a list of your skill set. Think about the things you already know and do as a homeschool mom that can translate to a VA business.
  • Ideal Client, what’s that? Are you able to think about who you already know that you might be able to help with their business. This is likely the homeschooling community.

3. Master (your VA Business)

Learning:

Are you willing to invest your time and resources into what’s necessary to grow your skill set and establish your business properly?

Growing:

Are you willing to establish the processes  and systems you need in order to grow your business?

Scaling:

Would you say that you’re willing to learn to manage a team or subcontractors in order to make an independent income?

If you’ve determined, that Yes! I think I can homeschool and have a home business keep reading …

How can you homeschool and have a virtual assistant business and do both well. The 3 skills we’ve covered are your launch pad.

Think of the time commitment.

Homeschooling is often a full time job.

  • Do you have the support of your spouse and family to add to that responsibility?
  • Can you use your managed free-time to build a business without building resentment in your children?
  • Is it possible to stay on top of the legal requirements to homeschool while building a business?

I’m confident that you can, but this is something that you have to consider for yourself. Sit down and talk to your spouse and family. Listen with an open mind to their objects and considerations. Manage everyone’s expectations and you’re sure to have the answer and the confidence you need moving forward.

With the right support, an honest look at your homeschool mama priorities, and a commitment to do things well, you can build a business that will bless your family.

Links Mentioned In This Podcast

How to Make Money as a Social Media Manager

Dave Ramsey Budget Tool

Rainbow Resource Giveaway

Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for Me? @MommyJammiesPodcast

A new homeschool year is right around the corner!

Many homeschool moms are busy preparing and finalizing curriculum choices for the upcoming school year.  And some homeschoolers are trucking on through the summer months as one school year flows into the next.  Whatever camp you are in, you’re bound to need new homeschool curriculum, and winning a gift card to a major online homeschool retailer would surely help you check some things off of your curriculum wish list.

I’m teaming up with some other great homeschool bloggers to bring you a HUGE gift card giveaway to Rainbow Resource Center.  We will be blessing TWO homeschool families with a $250 for you to use on curriculum, books, games, puzzles, or whatever educational supplies you might need!
We know homeschooling can put a financial strain on families – whether it’s from living on one-income or buying curriculum for multiple children – the financial aspect of it can be stressful.  Our hope is that we can bless a couple of homeschool families (although we wish we could bless many more) so they can buy the curriculum and supplies they need.

To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Now I know that is quite a few entries for you, but each of these bloggers has generously chipped in their own money to make this giveaway possible, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries.  And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!

Giveaway Details

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Flexibility and Adaptability: Part II of Interview with Ali Thomas of NiHao Chinese

Part II of Interview with Ali Thomas of NiHao Chinese. In this episode we talk about foreign language, scholarships and Chinese in particular. #podcastIn this episode we talk about foreign language, scholarships and Chinese in particular with Ali Thomas of NiHao Chinese.

Be sure and check out part 1 of this interview here if you missed it!

Colleges may no longer expect foreign language for admittance, but proficiency in a foreign language can equal scholarship money and international travel, including opportunities that may occur even after students are admitted and have begun college studies.

Asian languages

  • Underrepresented in the U.S. in language studies.
  • Mandarin is the fastest growing language study in the U.S.
  • Shows that students are not afraid of a challenge
  • Perfect for military, economics, politics, business.
  • A sweet spot right now for those looking for unique opportunities.

2/3 of the world speak Chinese, Spanish and English.

Mandarin has the most native speakers in the world.

What about Special Needs Student and Foreign Language learning?

Chinese is different because it is pictographic

Because Chinese is tonal, teachers use music and various modes

Utilizing live classes, small groups

Analogous Learning: Surprise benefit of learning a foreign language is learning the grammar of your own language

Romans 12:2 “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.”

 “You live a new life for every language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.” – Czech proverb


Hebrew through True North Homeschool Academy https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/hebrew-history-culture-conversation/

Latin I and II through True North Homeschool Academy

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https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/second-form-latin/

Spanish through True North Homeschool Academy

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Orienteering Class https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/orienteering/

More info on Foreign Language study as you Homeschool!

Should Your Homeschooler Study Critical Languages https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/why-should-your-homeschooler-study-critical-languages/

Yes, Your Child Can Learn a Foreign Language! https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/foreign-language-studies/

12 Tips for Jr. High Success https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/12-tips-for-junior-high-success/


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Bridgeway Academy!

Bridgeway Academy was founded in 1989 in response to the need for more freedom in education as well as the protection that accreditation offers for homeschooling families. Since then, more than 30,000 K–12 students, and many charter and brick-and-mortar schools, have made Bridgeway Academy their trusted education partner.

As part of our commitment to personalized homeschooling, we are proud to offer both secular and Christian options for homeschool families, charter schools, state organizations, co-ops, athletic organizations, arts schools, and others who seek flexible education options for their families.

Click here to learn more!


Tap Into Your Child’s Learning Potential

Tap Into Your Learning Potential | Did you know you can tap into your learning potential by understanding how the brain works? Felice Gerwitz and Jessica Parnell, CEO of Bridgeway Academy explain how a parent can benefit from this information. | #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #bridgewayacademy #bridgewayproudTap Into Your Learning Potential – Episode 354

Did you know you can tap into your learning potential by understanding how the brain works? Felice Gerwitz and Jessica Parnell, CEO of Bridgeway Academy explain how a parent can benefit from this information.

Thanks to our sponsor! Bridgeway Academy, your solution to online education and help for the homeschool moms.

The brain is creating new neuro-pathways throughout your entire life.  Studies show what parts of the brain are engaging as kids learn. Learning disabilities can be repaired through new neuro-pathways and the science behind education. Homeschool parents especially have the ability to tap into your child’s potential!

Working Memory:

The working memory is a term used for the pre-frontal cortex. It is responsible for conscious thought is highly important for education. This is important for learning for self-control.

  • Making decisions
  • Understanding
  • Recalling
  • Deciding
  • Self-control
  • Memory
  • Imagination

By understanding the effects of the brain’s working memory you can tap into your child’s learning potential.

Every single decision taxes our working memory.

  • Know those energy-sapping subjects for students.
  • Mix up how we use our brain, put in other subjects that are not as taxing
  • Small break replenishes the brain. 5-10 minutes…and add movement…
  • Move! That helps your working memory. Moving the spine sending new electrical signals up to their brain and getting it to think again.

Knowing Your Learning Style Helps – Ways to Help Retain Information.

  • Students learn differently
  • Need ways to get information off of working memory so that you can process – getting them off the pre-frontal cortex
  • Write down your information so your working memory is free
  • Developing metaphors, telling stories, engage the emotional side of the brain.

Basal Ganglia – Helps Preserve Working Memory

  • Drives habits
  • Things we turn into habits
  • So much more powerful and it does not take so much energy
  • Flashcards – get into basal ganglia becomes instinctive and routine, you are not taxing your brain so you can do more complex challenging tasks

Tap Into Your Learning Potential – Does the digital age help?

  • We are becoming dependent on that quick answer to things.
  • We are not developing to skills to see if the answer is correct.
  • Lack of focus and scattered attention span.
  • The social aspect has become difficult – skills learned in interaction are different than sending a text.

About our special guest, Jessica Parnell:

Jessica Parnell, CEO Bridgestone Academy | #bridgestoneproud

 

 


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Bridgeway Academy!

Bridgeway Academy was founded in 1989 in response to the need for more freedom in education as well as the protection that accreditation offers for homeschooling families. Since then, more than 30,000 K–12 students, and many charter and brick-and-mortar schools, have made Bridgeway Academy their trusted education partner.

As part of our commitment to personalized homeschooling, we are proud to offer both secular and Christian options for homeschool families, charter schools, state organizations, co-ops, athletic organizations, arts schools, and others who seek flexible education options for their families.

Click here to learn more!


 

Spiritual Doubts and Your Kids – MBFLP 228

“Mom, I think I’m an atheist.” That was the chilling announcement from the back of the van, from our nine-year-old child. Spiritual doubts may arise at any time, especially with young teens, and this episode we’re talking about some practical things you can do to help shepherd your young person through this stormy time.

 

 

 

 

 

Apologetics Museums We Enjoyed

These are remarkable places to visit, but even if you can’t travel there, they have great websites with lots of information and more resources to offer.

Ark Encounter – Williamstown, Ky. could find practical solutions with the existing technology of his time. It answers boatloads of objections with reasonable explanations – questions like how to house so many animals, how to handle feeding, watering, and waste removal, what to do about lighting and ventilation, and much more. Really impressive and thought-provoking. Said to be the largest freestanding wooden structure in the world!

Creation Museum – Petersburg, Ky.

We first visited the Creation Museum only a few weeks after a family trip to Washington, D.C. We were totally amazed at the professional quality of the exhibits and facility, which were much better maintained than the famous museums of the Smithsonian. Every subsequent visit we’ve found new exhibits and presentations. This is a first class museum, in addition to presenting an evidence-rich argument for creation of the world by an intelligent Craftsman. Ken Ham is the public spokesman, but the museum itself is the work of a huge team of geologists, biologists, archaeologists, historians, theologians, and more. Well worth a journey!

Museum of the Bible – Washington, D.C.

This collection traces the development of the written Bible from the earliest records through the ongoing translation missions of modern times. There are truly remarkable items on display – a Latin Bible signed as a gift by Martin Luther, a beautiful illuminated prayer book made for the Emperor Charles V, pages from the Gutenberg Bible, and a copy of the first Bible printed in America – in the language of the Wampanoag Indians! Exhibits talk of the influence of the Bible on civil rights and social justice, the impact on language and fine art, and more.

Apologetics Books We Recommend

More Than A Carpenter – Josh McDowell

A classic look at who Jesus was, and is, and why that matters.

Evidence That Demands a Verdict – Josh McDowell

A fantastic work that looks at hundreds of questions about Biblical reliability, with tons of references and yes, evidence. A good one to have on hand for those “Wait, what about …” discussions.

The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel

An investigative journalist recounts his search into the Bible’s claims about Jesus’ life, work, and person. A dramatic and personal story of a skeptic’s journey into faith.

Mere Christianity – C. S.Lewis

A conversational but philosophical look at the nature of God, man, sin, and other fundamentals of Christian faith.

Best of College Prep Genius: College Selection Checklist

college selection checklistCollege Selection Checklist with Jean Burke and Felice Gerwitz

Jean Burke explains the importance and gives a detailed college selection checklist for students looking for the ideal college. She explains the college search, the type of school to consider, where to look, large vs. small school and criteria to consider. This college selection checlist also contains a list to some amazing website recommendations to help you make your own custom spreadsheet using the criteria you want to select the perfect school for you.

Celebrate with us! Jean Burke is a Fox News Contributor – she was recently a guest on Fox and Family with Lisa Brady!

Visit our sponsor – College Prep Genius 

 

Podcast by Jean on Transcriptshttps://ultimateradioshow.com/transcripts-your-key-to-free-college/

Show Notes: College Selection Checklist

  1. College Search
    1. Personal Criteria –make a list.
    2. Location
    3. Cost
    4. Size of the school
  2. Type of School
    1. Community College
    2. 4-Year University
    3. Technical / Military School
  3. Where to Look –Nearly 5,000 Colleges in USA
    1. Internet sites
      1. Start at a school
        1. College Board – great resource
        2. Accreditation Search 
        3. College Navigator
        4. Cappex.com – creates a profile
        5. Best College Rankings
      2. Talking to family and friends
      3. Visit College
        1. Safe school
        2. Reach school
        3. Dream school
  1. Large vs Small schools:
    1. Large: more courses, anonymity, greater ranges of activities and organizations, larger libraries, graduate departments.
    2. Small school, more personal atmosphere, meet professors and students, individual participation and interaction, flexible programs
  2. Request Information via mail
  3. School criteria:
    1. Scores
    2. Size – depends on personality
      1. 5000
      2. 10000
      3. 30000 or more
  1. College worksheet and college selection application checklist
    1. High school Prep Genius Book by Jean Burke – 50 things to look for
      1. Downloadable Worksheet
      2. Location
      3. Size – not only physical size, enrollment of students
      4. Cost – not only tuition –
        1. Fees
        2. Room and Board
        3. Transportation
        4. Application Fees
        5. More expensive schools have more money to give out
        6. Tuition Tracker -online
        7. Affiliation –public, private, proprietary school
        8. Urban or rural locations
        9. Religious Affiliation
        10. Diversity – looking for this and will “pay”
          1. protestant look for a Catholic school – schools look for diversity
        11. Facilities on Campus –
          1. Campus security
          2. Recreation –gym on site
          3. Medical or Clinic facilities
        12. Majors and academic requirements
          1. School requirements – have way lower than your score they will
          2. Some broad majors
          3. Specific majors
          4. Undecided
          5. Want a 4-year major and be done or…
          6. Some majors don’t lend themselves into jobs afterward

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Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Bridgeway Academy!

Bridgeway Academy was founded in 1989 in response to the need for more freedom in education as well as the protection that accreditation offers for homeschooling families. Since then, more than 30,000 K–12 students, and many charter and brick-and-mortar schools, have made Bridgeway Academy their trusted education partner.

As part of our commitment to personalized homeschooling, we are proud to offer both secular and Christian options for homeschool families, charter schools, state organizations, co-ops, athletic organizations, arts schools, and others who seek flexible education options for their families.

Click here to learn more!


 

5 Apps All Parents Should Know – Best of Homeschooling IRL

Free Homeschooling Podcast about technology and apps.Apps! Mobile phones! iPads! Technology! It all moves so fast and changes seemingly overnight. How do we keep up with what our kids are asking to use or are being exposed to, even if we are trying to keep it all in balance?

Join us on this highly informative episode of Homeschooling in Real Life as we welcome author and speaker Leah Nieman to discuss five apps every parent should know about right now. It’s an up-to-the-minute conversation, but even if you’re listening months or even years from its publication, you’ll be able to glean from the discussion about how to handle all of the emerging technology in our über fast-paced world.


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

Leah Nieman can be found here: Leah Nieman

View her informative video, Apps All Parents Should Know

Apps All Parents Should Know eBook 

View the Tech Talk Conversation Cards video

Tech Talk Conversation Cards

Leah’s Dating Apps series

Sign up for Leah’s weekly Tech News for Parents Newsletter. Get her Family Digital Media Agreement Free!

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Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Bridgeway Academy!

Bridgeway Academy was founded in 1989 in response to the need for more freedom in education as well as the protection that accreditation offers for homeschooling families. Since then, more than 30,000 K–12 students, and many charter and brick-and-mortar schools, have made Bridgeway Academy their trusted education partner.

As part of our commitment to personalized homeschooling, we are proud to offer both secular and Christian options for homeschool families, charter schools, state organizations, co-ops, athletic organizations, arts schools, and others who seek flexible education options for their families.

Click here to learn more!


Tiny Homeschool Groups: Are We a Nonprofit?

In this 4-part podcast series, Carol Topp, CPA answers the common questions that tiny homeschool groups face.

Tiny homeschool groups have different challenges than large programs. They are limited on resources, volunteers, and activities. But they still have questions about legal status, money and taxes that the large homeschool organizations have.

In this 4-part podcast series, Carol Topp, CPA answers the common questions that tiny homeschool groups face. Find all the episodes at HomechoolCPA.com/Podcast

  • Episode #175 Are We a Nonprofit?
  • Episode #176 Do We Need to File Anything?
  • Episode #177 Do We Need to Pay Taxes?
  • Episode #178 Do We Need a Bank Account?

 

In this episode of the HomeschoolCPA podcast, Carol Topp will share:

  • Should our homeschool group be a nonprofit?
  • What does it take to be a nonprofit?
  • Aren’t we just a bunch of homeschool moms?
  • How can we avoid unnecessary paperwork?
  • How can we keep this simple?

Join the Facebook group for homeschool leaders: I am a Homeschool Group Leader. 600+ homeschool leaders offer ideas, encouragement and respectful exchange of ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/


 

Featured Product

The  Board Manual for homeschool organizations will be very helpful to organize your board and run your homeschool organization successfully!

Author and homeschool advisor, Carol Topp, CPA, has created a Homeschool Organization Board Manual. It is a template to create a board member binder. It has:

  • A list of important documents to keep in your binder
  • Section dividers so you can organize the important papers
  • Tools to help you run your meetings smoothly including
  • A sample agenda that you can use over and over again
  • A calendar of board meetings

But this is more than just a few cover sheets for your binder. It is also a 55-page board training manual with helpful articles on:

  • Suggested Board Meeting Topic List
  • Board Duties
  • Job Descriptions for Board of Directors
  • What Belongs in the Bylaws?
  • Compensation and Benefits for Board Members
  • Best Financial Practices Checklist
  • How to Read and Understand Financial Statements
  • Developing a Child Protection Policy

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