5 Best Homeschool Blogs for 2021

Updated: May 17, 2021



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1. Waldorf Essentials with Melisa Neilsen

Waldorf Essentials is a resource that I have used for over six years now, and every year I end up being more in love with her program! Created and owned by Melisa Neilsen, this is my number one resource when I have questions about homeschooling, child development, or working with special needs children. They offer a full curriculum for K-9 (and they are working on expanding their grades), free resources for newbies, and their wonderful Thinking, Feeling, Willing (TFW) program for moms to master the art of Waldorf home education!


They have also started a new virtual school called "Seasons of Seven" that helps to take a lot of the uncertainty out of homeschooling. They are Waldorf-based and they have Waldorf certified teachers for early childhood up through high school. They offer everything from Math and Language Arts to Science, Handwork, Art, Music, and French! While the tuition is a bit pricey, if you can afford it then it is a well spent investment!


You can learn more about Waldorf Essentials here!



Leader #2: Waldorf-Inspired Learning

Waldorf Inspired Learning by Jean Miller has been another wonderful resource in my family's homeschooling journey. Any questions that I can't find answered on Waldorf Essentials are always answered here! She has informative series on things like how to plan for a new school year, block rotations, and detailed descriptions of how to create a main lesson plan.


Jean has a "Start Here" section that if full of advice and information on how to start homeschooling, and a podcast with guest speakers. I haven't listened to her podcast yet because it's hard for me to find time to listen to anything, but she's on my list to start over the summer while my own classes are on a break.


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Leader #3: My Little Robins (Charlotte Mason)

My Little Robins is a great blog that focuses on Charlotte Mason homeschooling. Run by Leah Martin, she has fantastic resources in her shop that are appropriate for preschool to second grade. One thing that I love about both the Charlotte Mason method (CMM), and Waldorf Education is their emphasis on delaying academics for young children. CMM recommends not starting academics till at earliest age six, while Waldorf recommends waiting till age 7.

You can learn more about My Little Robins here.


Leader #4: Fuzzy Mama (ADHD)

I probably have at least a hundred of Fuzzy Mama's articles saved on Pinterest, if not more!

Run by Beth Grushkin, this website is a wealth of resources on parenting children with ADHD and working with this disability, as well as things to do if your family wants to avoid medication for the condition. While medication can be the right choice in many circumstances, it's not universally the right choice for everyone. We've tried medication once and had an absolutely terrible experience with it, so we've chosen to go the more natural route for now.

You can learn more about Fuzzy Mama and ADHD here!



Leader #5: Every Star is Different (Special Needs & Montessori)

I've known Renae Eddy from Every Star is Different for years now. Basically her entire family has special needs - her husband and two boys have autism, and her two adopted daughters have a variety of conditions, including something called Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). She homeschools her kids using the Montessori method and is an absolute treasure trove of knowledge. She sells educational printables, and as her children are all older, she has educational options for upper grades (which is hard to find on homeschool blogs!).


You can learn more about Every Star is Different here.

Conclusion

I hope you found this post to be helpful! These are some of the blogs that I return to again and again every year, to build up my own understanding of educational principles and gain ideas for how to improve our own homeschooling.


If you've enjoyed this article, or you have favorite blogs that you follow then leave us a comment below! We love finding new resources and supports for moms and home education, and we would love to know what your personal favorites are!

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