Your day seems hard, trials come, problems arise, or you just need some refreshment or encouragement, but your friends are nowhere to be found.
When I feel down, discouraged or need inspiration about homeschooling, I love picking up my favorite homeschool publication to relax, take a breather or to renew my perspective.
Life always seems better when I take time to refocus.
Home school support 24/7.
Information on new products, answers to your questions or solutions to your homeschool difficulties, homeschool magazines offer home school support 24/7!
Most homeschool magazines are written or published by former or seasoned homeschooling parents, providing practical solutions and advice to successfully homeschool your child.
Wisdom comes from doing, and who can offer better guidance to your homeschooling dilemmas than a homeschool parent – someone who is chartering the very same waters as you!
Stay up to date on homeschooling issues.
A wide variety of articles on various homeschool topics keep you up to date with homeschooling issues, products and ideas to enrich your homeschool experience. Most articles, written by homeschooling parents around the globe, give unique insight on the latest news and information, from a homeschooling perspective.
You will also gain wisdom and knowledge from experienced individuals and professionals to make your homeschool experience more rewarding and easier. Many share their knowledge from personal experience or years of study, giving you the tools you need to successfully tackle any homeschooling or education obstacle.
Attend a homeschool convention year round!
Homeschool magazines offer an affordable opportunity to learn from experts at a fraction of the cost. It’s almost like attending a home school convention year round!
It’s also a great way to "try before you buy". Reading articles and information written by authors and professionals allows you to taste what they have to offer with no financial investment on your part.
You will make informed decisions if you decide to pursue their service or product, or can easily say "no thank you" without the hassle of returns, refunds or losing your money.
Which one is right for you?
Each magazine is written from a distinct perspective – Christian, unschooling, secular, etc. and with a specific purpose – to inform, to help you grow, to motivate, to enrich, to enlighten.
Before you purchase a subscription you will want to find out about the magazine to get a taste of what to expect. Visiting their company website is a perfect way to meet the publishers, read sample articles and learn more about their magazine and writers.
Try Before You Buy!
Many homeschool magazines offer a free sample or trial subscription – take advantage of the offer, so you can make a better decision. You will experience first hand the entire publication – the layout, the readability and quality of writing and article length.
You will need to ask to be removed from their mailing list if you decide not to purchase, so keep that in mind. But making an informed decision is worth any hassles and prevents wasting money on products that don’t fit your needs. We like that, right? :)
Magazine Ads - a blessing in disguise!
Homeschool magazines receive most of their money from paid subscriptions and advertisers etc, so expect to see ads in your magazine.
The number of advertisements will vary with each publication. Sometimes there is a contained section for advertisements but most often they are sprinkled – lightly or heavily, throughout. If there are too many, it can be distracting for you.
Although sometimes irritating, advertising informs you about new homeschool curriculum, products, services and resources for your homeschool – both homeschooling and non-homeschooling related materials that may benefit your family.
Some publishers focus only on homeschooling products and others allow anyone who wants to reach the homeschool market to purchase advertising.
Check out all companies to know who you are purchasing from first and so you will know if this product will meet your homeschooling needs and work in your home setting.
Some popular homeschool publications:
In no particular order...
If you are looking for home school support, homeschool magazines offer a convenient solution to busy homeschooling parents, like you... anytime you need it!
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