Top Picks 2015 Homeschool Curriculum Guide    

When putting together a Homeschool Curriculum Guide, you can’t forget a homeschooling planning and resources for moms section. Here you’ll find the best homeschool planning tools and books/resources {including an awesome homeschool convention} to encourage you as a homeschooling mom.

Home Educating Family


Family Magazine meets you at the intersection of your life and faith. Committed to engaging today’s homeschooling family in thoughtful discussions of relevant topics, we bring you the best articles by the best authors about the most important issues facing families today. No cookie-cutter answers here—only practical, current homeschooling advice and resources.

Teaching your children at home in the 21st century is starkly different than it was over thirty years ago when the homeschooling movement began. Families now have more options, support, and resources than ever before! Our mission is to keep you informed, so that you have the very best home educating experience possible. Family Magazine is committed to addressing those topics that influence us most deeply, such as parenting, marriage, biblical manhood and womanhood, and the family’s important roles in the church and the government. At the same time, we give you immensely practical advice on implementing the newest and best ideas in homeschooling! Homeschoolers have the advantage of avoiding some of the worst elements of our world, but we also have the responsibility of changing our world. We provides you with you the encouragement, inspiration, and information to do just that!

Vibrant Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is far from easy! In fact, many days it feels downright chaotic, and we moms find ourselves depleted and exhausted. We see other “perfect” homeschoolers and feel frustrated by our own shortcomings (“What is it we’re missing?” we ask). We need practical tips from time to time (“How in the world does she do that?” we wonder). And of course we wonder the biggest question of all: “Am I doing enoughfor my kids?” We know that a fuller, more joy-filled experience exists, but we ask, “How in the world do I get there?” At Vibrant Homeschooling, we know exactly how you feel. As a community of moms who are walking this homeschool journey right beside you, we understand the struggles and want to help you discover the fullest version of your homeschooling experience. With powerful online video courses (“bloom” and “rhythm”), e-books, printables, subscriber freebies (and fresh, inspiring weekly posts on the blog), Vibrant Homeschooling offers the customizable tools and resources that inspire you to that joy-filled homeschooling life. This summer, Vibrant Homeschooling is offering some exciting new resources that will equip you for the new school year. Offers on these fantastic tools will be changing all summer, so check this page frequently for the latest details!  



The author of The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling has helped thousands of families organize their curriculum and activities through her best-selling books. Now Debra Bell has developed a series of gorgeous planners tailored to meet the specific needs of homeschooling parents and their students. Do you want to do more than just survive homeschooling? Now you can thrive in the pleasure of God’s calling. Count your blessings while charting your family’s progress with this 52-week planner designed to help you document God’s faithfulness and activity during your homeschool journey. Features include: • Unique Lord’s Day planning grid • Flexibility to help you prioritize and plan for up to six children • Customized daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planning forms • Forms for setting goals, journaling activities, and tracking reading lists • Year-end review pages  



Applecore is a simple, online record keeping service designed for the fast paced homeschool parent. You can easily track courses, grades, attendance and more, all with full reporting from transcripts to report cards.

You may become a FREE Basic Plan Member or receive 30% of your Gold Membership with discount code HSBLOG. Your Gold Membership will include the following: recordkeeping for all of the students in your household, course tracking, grade reporting, report cards, a portfolio, attendance tracker, a scheduler and transcripts.

Let Applecore assist you in keeping your child’s records organized from year to year!


Great Homeschool Conventions



SOUTHEAST Homeschool Convention – Greenville, South Carolina March 10-12, 2016 TD Convention Center TEXAS Homeschool Convention – Fort Worth, Texas March 17-19, 2016 Fort Worth Convention Center MIDWEST Homeschool Convention – Cincinnati, Ohio March 31-April 2, 2016 Duke Energy Convention Center CALIFORNIA Homeschool Convention – Ontario, California June 16-18, 2016 Ontario Convention Center GREAT HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS is an event not to miss! Hosted in major cities across the country, this event offers something for the entire family.

  • Outstanding Speakers?
  • 100s of Information-Packed Workshops, including Homeschooling 101, Special Needs and Gifted, Parenting, and Classical Education specialty tracks
  • HUGE Homeschool Curriculum Exhibit Hall
  • REAL FAITH for the REAL WORLD Teen Track
  • High-energy Children’s Conference, hosted by Giant Cow Ministries
  • Exclusive special events for families
  • Plus much, much more!


Large Family Homeschooling

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Large Family Homeschooling is chock full of everything you need to know to homeschool your growing family! You will learn how to have enough of you to go around, how to keep your home clean and your homeschool organized, how to tweak homeschooling methods to suit your unique needs, how to plan and keep records, how to homeschool through morning sickness and the toddler years, and so much more! This ebook will give you tons of ideas and practical advice you can start implementing immediately so you can homeschool your growing family with joy and confidence!

Weekly Homeschool Planner

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Tired of looking for a brand-new homeschool planner each year? What if you could buy ONE planner, type in your plans, save them and use the same planner year after year?

The Weekly Homeschool Planner will help you organize your school day and record your daily learning each year. Additional forms help you keep track of testing results, evaluations, and special events. Each of the pdf pages in the file can be typed in, edited, and saved to your own computer every time you use it. Personalize it to fit your family and needs!  

All-in-One Homeschool Planner

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Are you tired of having multiple planners? One for homeschooling and one for everything else? Are you tired of planners that have pages that you won’t use? Have you had trouble finding a planner that meets ALL of your needs? If so, you’re in the right place! Meet the Complete Personal & Homeschool Planner for Moms! This planner has EVERYTHING that you will need to keep your entire life organized! The best part? It is fully customizable to meet YOUR needs! Print the pages YOU want and forget the rest! Take a look at the pages included:

  • monthly calendars
  • week at a glance pages that include a to do list and prayer list
  • daily to do lists
  • prayer lists
  • password log
  • birthdays/anniversaries
  • contact lists
  • personal/family goals
  • meal planning calendars
  • shopping lists
  • recipe cards
  • monthly/weekly cleaning schedules
  • bill log
  • bank register
  • weekly homeschool planning forms for up to four children {if you have more than four children- just print more than one page!}
  • attendance trackers
  • grade records
  • field trip log
  • reading log
  • semester goals for each child
  • curriculum/resources list for each child
  • and MORE!!

This planner is packed full of over 70 pages designed with the busy homeschool mom in mind! Simply print out the pages you want {using the handy table of contents}, get some tab dividers, and put it all in a 3-ring binder and you will have the ONLY planner you’ll ever need! Once you download the file, it is yours to keep. You can use it year after year! USE PROMO CODE: HCG2015 to take 50% off now through 9/15/15.    

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