The Secret Weapon for Your First Time

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Yesterday I shared with you a bit about our very first day of homeschooling.

I promised you I’d tell you about a little secret something I’d wished I’d had…

After writing So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool?, I realized that the book was just one part of what I wanted to do.

I really wanted to connect with people, to help them.  To just be there for them.

To offer them any support I could, to hopefully help them avoid some of what I went through.

I’m excited to announce that Sam {of Sam’s Noggin} and I have come together to bring you So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool? – The Class!

A Class for ALL Homeschoolers!

While our immediate focus is on new homeschoolers, Sam and I both feel that any homeschooler can benefit from a support system and a fresh perspective.

Homeschooling is always changing and we as homeschoolers love bouncing ideas off of other homeschoolers!

So, what will the class cover?

  • How to find the legal requirements in your area and fulfill those
  • How to find and choose curricula and other resources that work with your values, style, and needs
  • Specific ways to organize your homeschooling materials
  • The secret to successful homeschool planning and goal-setting
  • Stellar record-keeping techniques
  • Where to find your people {how to build your support system}
  • The things nobody tells you to do during your first week of homeschooling

You’ll get a ton from the course:

  • Seven days of written lessons, each including a video, handout, or both
  • Interaction and feedback from Sam and Tiffany, as well as your fellow students, in a private Facebook group
  • Two live chats
  • Access to all content, the Facebook group, and Sam and Tiffany for one full year
  • discount code for Tiffany’s eBook, “So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool?”

We’ve limited the size of each class to keep things intimate, so be sure to register before it’s too late!

We really wanted to make this affordable, and the first course is ultra-affordable!

If you sign up for our first class, you will get everything listed above for just $20! And, you’ll get a free copy of my eBook!

Head to this page to get even more info to help you make your decision and to register today!

 

“But you don’t have to take my word for it.”

Remember Levar Burton used to say that right before the kids did book “reviews” at the end of Reading Rainbow?

Side note:  Does anyone else miss Reading Rainbow?  I absolutely LOVED that show; I think it is hands-down my favorite show of all time.

Anyway, as I celebrate my eBook launch this week I wanted to spotlight the folks that have taken the time to review the book for me.

I appreciate their efforts more than they will ever know, and I’m so glad to get such great reviews of the book!

Anna-Marie at Life’s Adventures

Lisa at Franny Bolsa

John at The Wired Homeschool

Sam at Sam’s Noggin

Dawn at Guiding Light Homeschool

Carole at Our Normal Chaos

There are even more reviews on the way and I can’t wait to share those with you either!

Don’t forget; you can:

 

Look at All the Awesome Going on this Week!

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IT’S EBOOK LAUNCH WEEK!!!!!!

Man oh man, I never thought this day would come!

I am happy to announce that the eBook So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool? is available!

To purchase, head over to the eBook site and download to your PC or eReader!  The book is 50% off this week only:  $4!!!!

The book is full of links for all sorts of subjects like homeschool planning, organization, curricula, and more!

It takes you through the process of starting to homeschool, but has quite a bit of great info for those who have been homeschooling for a while as well!

PINTEREST COMPANION BOARDS

As I mentioned already, the eBook contains tons and tons of links.  Problem was, I kept finding more and more links I wanted to include.

Well, the book had to be released at some point, so there had to be a cutoff.

That made me sad.  You guys keep producing so much awesome that I want to share it with others!

How could I address this?

I know how much homeschoolers *heart* Pinterest {I’m guilty!}, so I decided that I’d put together Pinterest companion boards to go along with the book!

Visit How 2 Homeschool on Pinterest and you’ll find more than 15 boards furthering the awesome!  Boards on organization, planning, military homeschooling, it’s all there!

Have a post or a site that you think would tie in nicely to one of the boards?  Let me know! I want to feature you!

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!

The launch of the book is fun and all, but how can I make it uber-awesome?

By giving away two copies of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, that’s how!

Microsoft has graciously given me two copies to give away to you fine folks!  I love, love, love Office, so I’m thrilled!

This is how the giveaway will work:

  • One {1} copy is up for grabs for anyone to win.  Just use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.
  • One {1} copy is up for grabs for those who purchase the eBook to win.  Once you make your purchase, you will receive entry instructions in your purchase email.

That’s right, buy the book and you get twice the chances to win!

THANKS!

I know I’ve said it before, but I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me!  I love what I’m doing and am so happy that I can share it with each of you!

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Next Week is eBook Launch Week!

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The day is almost here:  So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool? the eBook is almost out!

I can’t believe it; I never thought I’d see the day {at least this soon} where I’d have an eBook written.

It’s been a labor of love and it’s been hard to work through the self-doubt.

But, I’m glad I’ve done it!

I’ve got a couple of great giveaways coming up to celebrate, and during launch week the eBook will be 50% off {only $4}!

This has taken up a huge chunk of time, and while I’m glad I did it, I’m glad that I’ll be spending more time here again!

I’d like to again thank each of you for your support; I’m thankful for each of you!

Also be on the lookout for a couple of great homeschool product reviews this week, as well as an update on AboutOne!

I’m also really excited about a homeschool product we’re reviewing right now {social studies} that I’ll be reviewing in a couple of weeks!

Can’t wait to share it all with you!

 

“So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool?” Becomes an eBook!

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Guess what?

I’ve got an eBook coming out!!!!

*points down*

I am excited to announce that So, You Think You Wanna Homeschool? will be released May 28th!

You may remember the series I did a while ago on the blog.

It took a humorous look at some aspects of homeschooling such as the need for a book bag and my inability to be one of those mothers who uses every waking moment as a learning experience.

Well, I took it and made it into an eBook.

But that’s really giving the eBook the shaft because it’s so much more.

THE GOODS

The eBook is divided into two sections:  section one is for someone who is just starting to homeschool and section two is designed for those who aren’t so new to homeschooling.

While each group of people will definitely find useful information in their respective sections, their is great info in both sections for all!

SECTION ONE

When I started homeschooling I had a hard time finding concrete steps to get started.

I found a lot of information about evaluating my educational philosophy and the best way my child learned.  I read about not spending too much money on products.

What I found was a bunch of ambiguous stuff that didn’t help me.  I needed to know specifically what I needed to do to get started.

I’m a box checker, and I needed to know the specific steps to take to get started.

Section one puts these steps together for you.  You’ll find information about:

  • state laws
  • organizational methods
  • curricula
  • record-keeping
  • planning
  • socialization
  • and more!

One bit I’m particularly proud of is the listing of states and their laws.

The statutes and laws can be confusing if you don’t know the jargon just yet, so I took each state and separated out the meat of their laws.  If available, I also included a link to each state’s Department of Education homeschool site {or the state’s equivalent}.

Even if you’ve been homeschooling for a while, there’s still some really great info in this section if I do say so myself!

I’ve included lots and lots of links for extra-special reading!  Many of you are featured in the eBook!

SECTION TWO

Section two might be familiar to some of you, as the basis for this section is the original posts from the series of the same name.

Don’t worry, though; I tweaked it, made it better, added more substance, and made it new and shiny!

Just as in section one, lots of links are present.  Tons of great reading for information purposes, as well as motivation and encouragement.

Some wit is sprinkled in for good measure.

SWEET EXTRAS

Because I am a box checker and because I like organization, I also included sweet extras at the end.

You’ll find checklists, link lists, and more!  So super cool!

THE FINE PRINT

The eBook will be available beginning May 28th, and for one week it will be sold for $4.  That’s half the retail price!

I’ve scoured the internet for and pulled homeschool information from all over the place and packaged it into a nice pretty file for you!

It will be available as a PDF download and on Nook and Kindle.

Be on the lookout for a super cool giveaway the week prior to launch, a free chapter, and more!

I want to thank each of you for your support; it means so much to me and I can’t wait to share this fun experience with you!