Do you feel alone as a homeschooler?? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed and wish you had someone new to talk to? Do you have an idea for a unit study but want to bounce it off of several people to make sure it’s a good one? Or maybe you feel like you’d like to share your hard-won experience at homeschooling with those who are just starting out. Well, if you haven’t discovered Facebook groups already, it is time to check them out!
I LOVE Facebook. Some people like it, some people hate it — but it is undeniably a great resource for information and support. Today I want to present a list of the BEST Facebook groups for homeschoolers — because we can always use more
vent time networking with other homeschool moms! Am I right??
Just in case you haven’t joined any Facebook groups before, it’s easy to do. Click the link to go to the group you want to join, then click JOIN GROUP at the top of the page. That’s all YOU need to do! The admin of the group will see your request and approve it, usually within 24 hours or so.
First I’d like to start with groups that I am a member of personally. That means that I can vouch for the great participation in these groups. When you’ve got a question or just want to know you’re not alone, all of these are great places to be.
It’s Not that Hard to Homeschool High School — This is my own group, so of course I love it!! If you are homeschooling high school, this is THE place to find encouragement and support. The gals that have become members here are GREAT.
UPDATE: Since this post was originally published, we now have a sister FB group called It’s Not that Hard to Homeschool K-8. Come check it out!
Facebook groups that I am a regular member of:
Classical Conversations *official* — If you are in CC, there is no better group to be in than this one. It covers all levels and it’s nice to discuss homeschooling with like-minded moms.
CC Challenge A Families — I have loved being in this group this year, asking questions and reading great encouraging about getting my youngest through Challenge A.
CC Challenge Families — This one is for all Challenge levels. SO HELPFUL when you have questions about Mock Trial or Protocol or can we skip A Passage to India??
Finding Joy in Your Homeschool Journey — my blogging friend Misty is so wonderful when it comes to pointing our hearts in the right direction as we homeschool.
Hip Homeschool Moms Community — this is one of those VERY active groups. But it’s so much fun!
Homeschool Scopes — How fun is this? A group of bloggers that use Periscope regularly have gotten together to encourage homeschool moms. If you like Periscope, you will LOVE this group!
Frugal Homeschooling Moms — Many of us homeschool moms are also needing to work hard to make ends meet. Join the club!
Facebook groups that I am NOT a member of but still recommend:
The next set of groups are ones that I am not personally a member of, but I know who the admins are, so I can vouch for their amazingness. 🙂 Any of these groups would be wonderful to join.
Raising Poppies — This group is for moms who have gifted and twice-exceptional children.
Homeschooling Alone — For single moms who are homeschooling.
Teach Beside Me — A place to share creative ideas for teaching in the home.
The Charlotte Mason Way Community — Pretty self-explanatory, lol. But it’s a huge group! If you teach the CM way, check it out!
Simply Joyful — I’m not sure if this is JUST about homeschooling, but I know there’s homeschooling in there! It just looks like a fun place to be!
Triumphant Learning — Another Charlotte Mason group! Woot!
New to Dynamic Homeschooler — A group for new and experienced homeschoolers.
Interest Led Homeschoolers — Unschooling? Delight directed? This is the place!!
There are many more homeschool groups on Facebook. It’s easy to find them by searching for “homeschool” and then choosing “groups” from the choices across the top. I don’t want to list any more of them here, though, because I want to keep this post for ones I can recommend without reservation.
In this age of social media, there is no reason for us to feel alone as homeschool moms. Even if we live very rurally or cannot network locally for some reason, we can find like-minded moms in these wonderful Facebook groups! So join one or more today! 🙂