About Me

I am glad that you stopped by.  Welcome!

My name is Betsy and I have been homeschooling for about 14 years.  I am a homeschool blogger, and most importantly am mom to my 2e daughter who graduated from BJ's Homeschool a few years ago.  I blog about our homeschool journey through High Schooland also share about the Middle School, those Early Yearstoo.  

My husband and I adopted our precious daughter, flying to China to meet her, at 11 months of age.  We noticed right away how alert and intelligent she was, and also learned that she was also twice exceptional once when she was about 4 years old.

Homeschooling turned out to be the best fit for her, letting us give her the challenge that she needed academically, along with help for her sensory and attentional issues as well.

I met my husband, 25 years ago. We live in the Pacific NW, enjoy nature, folk music, hiking, and I am a photography nut.  I also like to garden and do some quilting.

My Background

I am an Occupational Therapist with a background in early childhood education.  This helped me a lot while raising and homeschooling our daughter, as I knew about such issues as Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, etc.

Our daughter had both of these issues and over the years homeschooling helped her by giving us the freedom to accommodate for her issues, while following her interests in her studies.

I, myself studied writing for 4 years, and enjoy blogging to share resources and tips with other homeschooling families, 2e, special needs, and more.

My goal in blogging and writing is to encourage other homeschooling moms.  


I am an eclectic homeschooler, and love hands-on-learning and have used a variety of curriculum.  I share about that on my blog. 

One of my favorite homeschool curricula is from www.oakmeadow.com, a well established educational publisher, with a bent towards hands-on learning a bit like waldorf, hands-on learning and a solid but gentle approach to academics.  They include lots of resources to expand the lessons and follow your student's interests.

In addition, we used a variety of secular options choosing the best fit for our daughter.  

In senior year, my daughter applied to college and was accepted by each one that she applied to, with scholarship offers.  Many colleges are looking for homeschoolers, and the process is getting easier, too.  

I hope that you will find something helpful here at BJ's Homeschool, for you and your precious kids.  

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do love reading your 



Betsy is a veteran homeschooler who blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school and college too.  She offers homeschool help and free messages at BJ's Consulting, and I was recently interviewed here. (my one second of "fame")

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