I have to say, it’s hard to believe that it’s finally here! This magazine has been a long time in the making; a true passion project that I hope will reach homeschoolers around the globe in a positive and uplifting way.
I have been homeschooling our four girls (ages 9, 8, 7, and 5) from preschool age and, I have to say, we have some wild adventures that we can’t wait to share with you! I also organize countless activities in our local homeschool group. From glass blowing, to live theater, to science workshops – if you can name it, there is a homeschool activity for that!
But, what the heck is up with the name?! Well, we all know the first question that comes out of almost every person’s mouth when you mention that you homeschool – “BUT AREN’T YOU WORRIED ABOUT SOCIALIZATION!?” I have a fun answer to that. I simply tell them all, “Yes. I have to admit that socialization is our biggest problem; we really have to be careful not to socialize too much!” And, it’s true! With all of the homeschool activities that go on in our homeschool community, we could be doing something fun with our friends every morning, afternoon, and evening. We actually have to make sure to be responsible and actually do our bookwork! So the name (and our tagline in particular) is a tongue in cheek nod to all of those well-meaning people with their question of socialization. Don’t worry, folks, we’re doing just fine over here.
Here at Homeschool Social, we’re excited about a well-rounded, multimedia education. We’re excited about exploring the world and following your interests. We understand that one person’s interests and strengths might lie in the arts, while the next is a science wiz, and the next is a problem solving genius. We hope to have articles and activities to appeal to every type of learner.
You want to do bookwork at home all day? We support that! Feel like having a child-led radical unschooling approach? That’s cool too! Want to take your family and travel the world to learn? Fantastic! Honestly, we understand that there is no right way to homeschool. You do you. Homeschool Social will be a magazine for all homeschoolers and will have a vast assortment of hands-on activities, lesson plans, articles, tutorials, stories from other homeschoolers, curriculum reviews, multi-media links, and much, much more!
I’m so delighted that you are here to join us for our inaugural issue and I hope you’ll love what we have in store for you this month and in issues to come!