Homeschool Mother’s Journal: April 11th

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Welcome to the April 11th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week.

HomeschoolMothersJournalNGHSWhat is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey together.  NextGen Homeschool is joining the following blogs to co-host the Homeschool Mother’s Journal Link-up: So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?Contented at HomeThe Heart of MichelleAbundant Life and Vibrant Homeschooling.

We are so thankful for each one of you stopping by! If you haven’t already, we’d love for you to like us on our Facebook page as we grow our community over there. We’d love to connect with you there as we will soon begin to share many of the wonderful posts linked up each week.

COMING SOON: We will be hosting a fabulous giveaway in May for Moms that link up to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal. Stay tuned and make sure to link up each week so you don’t miss out!


A $41 million school bond in her district got NextGen Homeschool author Rosanna Ward thinking about how public schools spend their money. Although states that spend less money per public school student often score low on performance, it’s not always the case: Washington DC received an “F” score despite being the 2nd highest per-pupil spender in a recent study. Homeschoolers are outperforming public schoolers at a fraction of the cost. What can public schools learn from homeschools? Rosanna shares her ideas in this week’s featured post.


This week we want to highlight the following posts from last week’s link-up:

We encourage you to take the time to check out these inspiring posts! Now on to this week’s link-up…

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.