It’s no question that homeschooling is on the rise, and not just in America but worldwide. Parents are choosing day after day to take their child’s education into their hands, and rightfully so. However, one of the most common concerns among parents is finding support.
What if your town doesn’t provide support for homeschooling families? What if you’re an introvert who doesn’t do well in crowds. Or, what if you’re new and not sure where or who to reach out to? These questions, and more, are every reason why every homeschool mom needs a tribe.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been homeschooling, every mom will tell you that they have needed some form of support at one time or another.
Regardless of where you are on your journey of homeschooling, having a support system in place can help you (and your children):
- form friendships with like-minded families
- participate in extra-curricular activities
- seek advice and share experiences
- get (and offer) help in times of need
- bounce ideas about curriculum, schedules, methods, and more
There’s something about having another mom who understands the journey you’re on. Other times, it feels good to be able to glean wisdom from the more seasoned.
Where to Find It
There are many ways to find your homeschool mama tribe, and this is where I give technology two thumbs up. First, I recommend starting with a simple Google search. Be specific and search using keywords like, “homeschool groups in (your town, state)” or “homeschool support in (your town/state”. You’ll be surprised what comes up!
The next most infamous search is on Facebook. It’s the second Google of this day and age. Use the search bar just like you would the Google search bar. You can search specifically for your area, or for Facebook groups that meet your morals, values, and expectations in general.
I personally have enjoyed the virtual homeschool moms tribe more than in person, although in-person has its place too. I just so happen to be the founder of Outta’ Box Homeschooling Community that is filled with moms from all walks of life. There’s no bashing, belittling, or b*tching (excuse my language, but it’s true!).
We’re just a group of moms who are all on this journey together, helping one another out the best way we can. My group also has an annual Thankful for Homeschooling Virtual Gathering for Moms that takes place every November for the entire month! And beginning (again) soon will be virtual COOP courses!
Feel free to join my group and gather with other moms just like you!