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Welcome! I am glad that you are here at BJ's Homeschool!


Would you like to discuss a question or two with a veteran homeschooler?

Or just bounce a few ideas off of someone supportive, who has been there in the day to day of homeschooling?

Or are you looking at homeschooling high school and wondering about college?


As a homeschool blogger, I have often been approached by homeschoolers with a question or two. 
I began offering homeschool help five years ago, helping local families and missionary families abroad.  

My Background:

I am an eclectic homeschooler who loves unit studies and hands-on learning.  We use a variety of curriculum, with a little Charlotte Mason thrown in for good measure. 

I have worked as an OT and have taught preschool, but everything important that I have learned and value most, has been from homeschooling our daughter since preK.


Myself and my daughter.  (My hubby took the picture.)
If you have a homeschooling a question or two, feel free to contact me.  

I can help with: 

1.  How do I getting started homeschooling?
2.  Preschool and the Early Years
3.  Homeschooling Elementary thru High school
4.  Choosing Curriculum...and how to find a good fit
5.  Applying to College - Applications, Essay, etc.
6.  Special Needs - 2e, ADD, ADHD, SPD
7.  What if my kids don't cooperate?  Behavioral issues
8.  Adoption - Adjustment, attachment, special concerns

To Reach Betsy:  
Like my facebook page, BJ's Homeschool and send me an IM there, with your request for a consult and your initial questions.

For messaging beyond one exchange, I ask for $10.00 for multiple message exchanges, up to 10 IM's back and forth, to give us plenty of time to deal with your questions. 

For phone consultations, I ask for $25.00 for two calls and followup through facebook messaging.

My Family and Our Story:


I am a writer who loves family time, quilting, hiking, growing veggies and leading a women's group at my church.

My husband and I built our family through adoption, flying to China to meet our 2e daughter, at the tender age of 1.  We have always homeschooled her, from preschool all the way thru high school.  It was the best way to meet the needs of our 2e daughter and inspire her learning, one day at a time. 

She graduated from BJ's Homeschool in 2014!  I helped her to apply to college and she was accepted by each one she applied to, with scholarship offers. She was successful in this by just following my simple tips for getting into college.

We are pleased that she is had this opportunity and we are so glad that we homeschooled.  My 2e daughter is already set to graduate college this spring!  And homeschooling prepared her well.  Sometimes it's nice to have a little support while exploring the vast and sometimes overwhelming world of homeschooling. 



Recommendations from Families:
  
"Betsy has been an immense help to me. When we were first starting to homeschool, she offered to assist. Her direction in everything from curricula choice to emotional adjustment was priceless.  To this day, we remain connected as she gives me more information throughout our homeschool growth process. My only regret is that I don't live closer to her! Much gratitude and many thanks!!"  ....Theresa Harmon, Elem. Homeschooler, Pasco, WA

"As a first time homeschooling parent - I could not say enough thanks to Betsy.  I first contacted her just to check out the basics for a new homeschooler, but her information and advice have been invaluable.  She is so knowledgeable about a wide range of issues, in many areas around the state.  That, coupled with her great attitude was fantastic!  This note of recommendation for your outstanding assistance doesn't touch on all that I would to like to thank you for - but thank you!  You've made a great difference in our homeschool."......Janice Smith, Homeschooler, Renton, WA



Have you seen my book yet?

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind 

Get my best tips on college from a homeschool perspective.  Make your high school planning easier!  

It includes 13 high school planning printables. Kindle is on Amazon  In print on Amazon  also.  

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,

Betsy


Betsy is mom to her college senior, whom she homeschooled from preK through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshigh school & college and wrote - Homeschooling High School with College in Mind.   She offers free homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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Disclaimer:

My blog and my homeschool help services are based on my experience as a homeschool mom.  I do not give legal, medical, OT advice, or do any educational assessments.  The decisions regarding the homeschool, it's curriculum, etc, is the province of the homeschooling family, in accordance with their state's homeschool law. 


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