The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling (A Homeschool Crew Review)

imageQUICK!! What do you think of when you see the name Apologia? If you’ve been in the homeschool community any length of time, you’d know that it’s associated with faith based science curriculum. Right?
Well, my friend, they offer so much more!
I got the wonderful opportunity to review The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell for TOS Homeschool Crew. This book is courtesy of Apologia Press.

I wasn’t excited at first because I was riding on the anticipation of receiving an actual Science curriculum…BUT I am soooo glad that this book came to me instead (even though science curriculum would still be nice, but I digress).
As I was reading through the Table of Contents and thumbing through the 509 pages of this easy to comprehend mega guide, I thought, “THIS is what I have been needing!” Why do I feel that I need this book?

  1. I will never be beyond needing extra help and guidance.
  2. I was questioning my reason and ability to home educate my children.
  3. I need fresh perspective.

In 10 Parts (in 34 chapters [don’t let that scare you!!]), Debra covers:

  • Part 1: Homeschooling: Is It for You? (she lovingly hits hard on this one. You should have no doubt by the end of Part 1 your decision to homeschool or not!)
  • Part 2: Choosing a Curriculum
  • Part 3: Organization and Planning
  • Part 4: Preventing Burnout (something that many a homeschool moms face).
  • Part 5: What to Teach — When and How
  • Part 6: Homeschooling Teens (pssst… Debra is writing a high school version of this book! Can’t wait to get my hands on it when it comes out. I’ll do a review for it even if I have to buy it myself!!)
  • Part 7: Computers in the Homeschool
  • Part 8: Creative Solutions
  • Part 9: Measuring Your Success
  • Part 10: Resource Guide

Here you can get a closer look at the detailed Table of Contents.
Another treat for you: Part 1: Homeschooling: Is it for You?: Chapter 6
I urge you not to miss this powerful homeschool resource!!!
The investment, $20.00 is minimal compared to the wisdom you’ll receive.
Visit TOS Homeschool Crew’s blog to read what other homeschool families have to say about the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling.

Disclaimer: This company provided a free copy of this resource for our family to use in our homeschool. I share my personal, honest opinion of the product (good, bad or indifferent). I have not received any financial compensation for this review.