As you have probably noticed, we’ve been on a short break these past two weeks. Of course, the holidays kept us busy, but we’ve also been working behind the scenes to give NextGen Homeschool a little makeover.
The first and most obvious change is a visual one: We’ve changed our blog banner and freshened up our site colors.
The blog banner change is designed to reflect what distinguishes NextGen Homeschool from the sea of homeschooling blogs available to you: Our authors, who are formerly homeschooled mamas now homeschooling our family’s next generation of children. Have you ever wondered how the pioneering homeschooled students of the 1980s fared in the real world after graduating from their homeschool experience — and what decisions they’ve made with their own children? While we can’t speak for all of them, we can share with you where we’ve been and where we are going today as a result. This unique perspective is at the heart of why we blog here at NextGen Homeschool.
We want to recognize our blog banner designer Stephanie Eidson of The Multi-Taskin’ Mom for her amazing work capturing our vision in this new visual representation of who we are at NextGen Homeschool. Stephanie is a talented homeschooling writer as well: You can find her sharing her own experiences and offering beautifully designed planning tools at The Multi-Taskin’ Mom.
Our second change is under the hood: We’re refining our editorial content to serve your needs in the best way we can.
The authors at NextGen Homeschool are dedicated to encouraging homeschooling families and prospective homeschoolers by sharing our real-world experiences as formerly homeschooled students and current homeschoolers. We share practical advice, tackle big issues, provide our solutions to common challenges, and speak from the heart about the work in progress that is our unique homeschooling journey.
What does that mean on a day-to-day basis? It means we will focus on what we do best: Cover the most important homeschooling topics from a “nextgen” homeschooler’s perspective. That includes making our popular “Ask a NextGen Homeschooler” feature a monthly series, where we will continue to provide our perspective on your most important homeschooling issues on a regular basis. We’ll be providing more original content to encourage you in your homeschooling journey, including e-book resources written from our NextGen perspective that you can add to your homeschooling toolkit.
We will also bring back our “What’s Working Wednesday” homeschooling blog link-up: This time, every link-up will start with a “What’s Working” tip from one of NextGen Homeschool’s authors. We’ll also be adding a few partner blogs working with us to provide you with the best collection of inspiring homeschooling ideas each week. Stay tuned for the first link-up of 2014, where we will kick things off by hosting a fantastic giveaway for participating in our online idea share!
We will continue to share posts on the topics of faith, family, hands-on homeschooling, and homeschool tutorials & tips, as well as occasional reviews of products we are using. For more details on the content you’ll find in theses posts in 2014, see About Us.
We are so excited to continue to share our practical and personal experiences of homeschooling with you and encourage you in your homeschooling journey for the coming year.
Tell us what you think of the “makeover” and our editorial plans for 2014: We’d love to hear what you think!