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October in the Homeschool Alliance: Romantic Relationships and Homeschooling

Homeschool Alliance theme Oct 2018

The demand on each one of us as home educators is staggering—big, rich, full, deep. Our love for our kids knows no limits! On the flip side, however, may be a loss of some of the romantic intimacy that characterized your “pre-children” life with your partner. In October’s Homeschool Alliance webinar (Oct. 8th), Leslie Gustafson (Marriage and Sex Therapist AND homeschool mom veteran) is coming to share with us about how to sustain the intimate connection in your primary relationship.

I’d love for you to join us! We’ll be discussing questions raised by the community (anonymously) in our webinar. I know this is a delicate topic and could feel intimidating to tackle. On the other hand, many parents confide in me their pain and challenges in this arena. How you feel in your marriage or romantic life impacts your well being which in turn impacts your homeschool.

I want you to thrive. I want me to thrive! I look forward to sharing Leslie with you (one of my college friends!). Hope you’ll sign up and stay!

Sign up for the Homeschool Alliance now and start your 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

You can join for a 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

September in the Homeschool Alliance with Leslie Hershberger

Sept in the Alliance 2018 with Leslie Hershberger

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get inside the heads of your children to understand how they see the world? It would make helping them learn so much easier!

My friend and colleague, Leslie Hershberger, is coming to the Homeschool Alliance to work her magic. She is a professional relationship consultant! She works with families and corporations to help everyone get along more peaceably, to gain empathy, and to understand the varieties of ways we each function.

Leslie is an international speaker and writer. She’s an expert on the Enneagram and Integral Spiral Dynamics. I’ve invited her to join us to talk about “Three-Centered Living.” How do we engage our minds, hearts, and bodies to learn? How do we cater to our children’s natural inclination to one style of learning over another?

If you’re stumped about how to reach that one child, this is the perfect month to unlock the mystery!

You can join for a 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

August in the Homeschool Alliance: Learning How to Learn with Barb Oakley

The Homeschool Alliance

This month in the Homeschool Alliance, you are in for a treat! Barb Oakley, PhD in mechanical engineering and author of A Mind for Numbers, is joining us to talk about her new book for junior and senior high kids: Learning How to Learn.

We are so lucky to have her. She spends most of her time flitting around from Stockholm to Shanghai and Taipei to Tempe. Her expertise on learning is so in demand, she is never home!


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Learning How to Learn brings all that amazing brain research we’ve been discussing in the Homeschool Alliance to your kids, in manageable language with fantastic metaphors and practices that help them feel powerful in their learning tasks.

Julie Bogart and Barbara Oakley

Look at these chapter titles!

  • “Learning While Your Sleep: Waking Up Smarter”
  • “Slick Tricks for Your Memory”
  • “Learning Surprises: Psst! Your Worst Traits Can Be Your Best Traits!”

We’ll read a couple chapters this month in the Alliance and then Barb will join us to do a webinar to share with you all the wonderfulness of her brilliant insights. The hope is that your kids will become insightful about their own learning practices so they feel like academic powerhouses!

You can join for a 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

July in the Homeschool Alliance: The Big Bonanza Planning Month

July 2018 Alliance Planning Month + FREE trial

Every July in the Homeschool Alliance, we dive head-first into planning your next year’s homeschool. Here’s what’s awesome: we do it in a way you’ve never considered. We start with the

  • personalities,
  • interests,
  • and strengths of your family (you and your kids).

We add in the subjects and how to address them once we’ve got a grasp of your young charges. July also features weekly webinars where Julie and coaches, Stephanie and Jeanne, troubleshoot with you. Promise: it’s awesome!

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

June in the Homeschool Alliance: Building Friends and Community

June in the Alliance 2018

Not everyone has access to a great co-op or a city filled with active homeschoolers. Even if you do, sometimes it’s difficult to find “your people”—the ones who “get” you, who homeschool in a similar way, who share your values and dreams.

One of the reasons I started The Homeschool Alliance was to create a community of that kind—we want you to find your people here, with us. Not only that, we want to help you connect to those friends in a deeper, more personal way.

This month, Mary Wilson (Brave Writer Party Schooler and Book Club Instructor) will join us to discuss ways to develop close homeschooling friends who will walk the journey with you. Jeanne, Stephanie, Mary, and I will share what has worked for us over the years, we’ll talk about the in-person meet-up we have planned in 2019, and we’ll help you find each other in the Alliance itself.

Sign up for a FREE 7 or 14 day trial—see if we are a good fit for you, before plunking down your hard-earned cash.

The Alliance is hosting two webinars in June.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 7:00 PM (The Self-Driven Child—May’s reading was so good, we’re doing a second webinar!)
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:00 PM (Building Homeschool Friends and Community)

We’d love to see you there!


Join the Homeschool Alliance!