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Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Reference Resource List

This list is meant to be an exhaustive compilation of all the resources I have used to learn about homeschooling my children.  It is mostly a personal reference guide that I can refer to in the future, but it may also be helpful to many home educators at any phase of their family’s homeschool adventure.  These resources are generally secular unless otherwise noted.

The sources listed in green are ones that I have not had the pleasure of delving into yet, but intend to.  They are sort of like goals, or continuing education assignments.




Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt (2014) WEBSITE







Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool to High School by Rebecca Rupp (2000)








Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners by Lori Pickert (2012) WEBSITE







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The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh A. Bortins (2010)






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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer (3rd edition) WEBSITE





Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life by Peter Gray (2015)







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Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Home Schooling by John Holt and Pat Farenga (1981, 2003) revised by Pat Farenga





General Websites:



(See Blogs)



Copy and paste into Google to get these PDFs.

John Taylor Gatto’s An Underground History of American Education (2003) 2MB

Welcome to Homeschooling: A Guide for Families by Time4Learning 2MB

HSLDA Oklahoma Compulsory Attendence Requirements 395KB

Hope for The Overwhelmed Homeschooler 1MB (produced by Read Aloud Revival)


TED Talks:

Do Schools Kill Creativity – Sir Ken Robinson




Facebook Pages:

The Homeschool Realm

Secular Eclectic Academic (SEA) Homeschoolers

Oklahoma Secular Homeschooling

Brave Writer Lifestyle

Read Aloud Revival

Homeschooling Misfits: Where Fluffy Unicorn School Happens

Homeschooling Freethinkers



Math: Saxon, Life of Fred

Science: Real Science Odyssey

Computer: Codecademy, W3 Schools

Experts/Role Models: 

It might be my personality type; 4 on the Enneagram, INFP, and an Obliger of the Four Tendencies, or it might be that I wasn’t taught this stuff in school.  I am a follower.  This is not a bad thing.  I find people I look up to and can draw inspiration from, and I emulate them, in healthy ways of course.  I am fiercely independent.  Anywho, these are the education-minded people with inspiring brains I’d love to pick:

Blake Boles

Rachel Rainbolt

Peter Gray

Pam Laricchia

Julie Bogart

Andrew Pudewa


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  1. I am looking for a temporary rental in Oklahoma. My son and I have serious allergies to Roundup/2,4-D, and lawn chemicals. My husband has a transfer position near the Tulsa airport. So, it may be that he crashes near the airport, and we are a family on weekends. Our current rental is a 4-acre property in northern Illinois, but we need to hit the road before the next door neighbor treats his lawn. It seems most places in OK use pesticide chemicals in and around the rentals. Pesticides also cause reactions. Any suggestions on a temporary rental?

    • Hi Amber. I am not sure how to answer your question. We have only lived here for a couple of years and have been very consumed with building our house. We haven’t had time to meet many people and so we don’t know about rental properties. We are definitely not familiar with the Tulsa area. Are you wanting city or rural? Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

      • Alison,

        Thank you for the reply. We are looking in rural areas. It would be nice to live on or in proximity to a permaculture/organic operation. I am hearing how the Northeast area of OK is heavily wooded. Maybe such would afford cleaner air.

        Happy building and creating your dreams….

        Wishing you well,


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Hey.  I’m Alison; author, artist, and off-grid homeschooling mama of three.  I love painting, exploring the outdoors, and a hoppy IPA.  My partner and I work together to bring this website and blog to you.  We hope you enjoy!