Welcome! I am glad that you are here.

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.

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.

If you have a homeschooling a question or two, feel free to contact me.  

I can help with: 

1.  Getting started 
2.  Preschool 
3.  Homeschooling Elementary thru High school
4.  Choosing Curriculum
5.  I specialize in High School
6.  Special Needs - 2e, learning differences
7.  Handwriting struggles
8.   AND Applying to College 


I can help guide you in your high school homeschooling, in any way that you might find helpful.  

We homeschooled all the way.  I am familiar with how to homeschool teens, either for those who are going to college or those who are not.


I helped our daughter get into college, and can help you with that, too.  Feel free to message me with your questions.

If you are looking at college for your teen and want a written guide, see my book below.  I wrote it as a way of sharing how I helped my kiddo get into college.  

This book includes lots of helpful information re planning your high school at home, and how to approach the colleges, etc.

Myself with my now college grad.


I am happy to do facebook message exchanges and I specialize in high school and college, so send me an IM! 

To Reach Betsy:  

Please "Like" my facebook page, BJ's Homeschool then send me an IM there with your questions with your request for a consult and your initial questions.

Your first message exchange, back and forth is free!  When you request a message exchange, please take a minute and like my facebook page, BJ's Homeschool. 

Fees:  Beyond one facebook message exchange:

I ask for $25.00 for up to 4 IM's back and forth, to give us plenty of time to deal with your questions.  

For phone consultations, I ask for $45.00 for one phone call and  followup through facebook messaging.

I prefer Paypal and I am at for that.

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 through 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 graduated last 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. 

"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  

My ebook/paperback are both on Amazon.

My teen got into each college that she applied to, with scholarship offers, including a state college, a tier one U, a private Christian college, and one more. 

My second edition is coming out soon.  If you are interested in hearing when it will be released, just leave a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy is mom to her college grad, 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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My blog, my ebook/book and my homeschool help services are based only 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.  I do not give out any medical or educational advice, only sharing experiences from my years as a homeschool mama.  I am also not a certified college counselor.  

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