Serving homeschoolers by creating practical resources and equipping authors to do the same.
Welcome! If you’re a homeschooler looking for resources or a way to earn free resources, you’re in the right place. If you’re a writer who wants to learn more about reaching the homeschool market, I’ll be happy to share some thoughts.
Before we go any further, I have a confession to make. When I began writing for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, I didn’t know what a lapbook was. It’s sad, but true. The terminology I saw sprinkled throughout homeschooling websites confused and scared me. I didn’t know what made one book living while another one was apparently dead, I didn’t know that you could assemble amazing teaching tools from file folders and paper pockets, and I had never heard of Charlotte Mason.
I’m confessing this for one reason—I don’t want you to believe for one second that you don’t know enough to share something of value with others. We all have experiences that God has given to us that are as unique and priceless as we each are. And if God can show a writer who isn’t a mom or a homeschool graduate how to serve this amazing community, then I know He can show you, too.
I’ll share more of my story later. For right now, let me give you a tour of what you’ll find on my site.
If you’re a parent or educator, be sure to check out:
Exploring With Jake—Jake is a boy who loves adventure. Every week, he shares what he’s learned about far-away places and how he can pray for the people living there.
Asia Notbooking Safari—Join us as we travel across Asia, meet exotic animals, and create a notebook of our adventures.
Freebies—Tons of history-themed printables and short stories.
Schoolhouse Teachers—a little bit about the fabulous homeschooling company that I work for
Reviews—book and product reviews
If you’re a writer who wants to learn more about the growing homeschool market, explore the Writing menu above. I love to help writers connect with homeschoolers and help homeschoolers connect with writing opportunities while we work together to build the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
If you’d like to learn more about praying for the people of the 10/40 window, please check out the resources for the persecuted Church and unreached people groups from the menu.
If you’d like to speak to me about speaking to your homeschool or writing group, visit the Connect with Me page or e-mail me at writebonnierose (at) gmail (dot) com.
So how did a writer (who wasn’t homeschooled) with no children come to write for the homeschool market? I knew I loved kids and wanted to write for them, and I was a supporter of homeschooling. An author I knew suggested I attend a homeschool convention, so I did! I discovered there was about 1,000 times more information there than I could ever hope to absorb and picked up a free copy of a magazine published by The Old Schoolhouse®. I took it home, signed up for the free weekly newsletter called The Homeschool Minute, and started learning more about the incredible world of homeschooling. In the fall of 2011, TOS put out a call for volunteers to write for a new site they were developing at the time called SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I volunteered, began in the spring of 2012, and have loved being a part of the writing team at TOS ever since.
My heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. Writing for the homeschool market has blessed me with more ways to do that than I ever knew existed. If you’d like to learn more about writing for homeschoolers, I encourage you to spend some time on my blog and to sign up for The Homeschool Minute. If you have an idea you’d like to share concerning material you would like to write for SchoolhouseTeachers.com, I’d love to hear from you. E-mail me at bhudson (at) theoldschoolhouse (dot) com.