Homeschool Help

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 whether or not to do that?

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, ADHD, SPD, ADD
7.  Handwriting struggles
8.   AND Applying to College 


I am happy to help with how to homeschool your elementary aged child.  

I also have a background in working with special needs, such as ADHD, SPD, ADD, cerebral palsy and more.  Homeschooling is a great way to educate your special needs child, as it can be adapted to their unique learning needs.


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, 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. 

Fees:  Beyond one facebook message exchange:

I ask for $15.00 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 $25.00 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 daughter and inspire her learning, one day at a time.  She had some ADHD behaviors and sensory issues.

She graduated from BJ's Homeschool more than 3 years ago. 

 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  daughter graduated college already.  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

Amazon for only $11.99
Paperback is on Amazon for only $11.99
This book is an easy-to-read guide to college for homeschoolers, recently updated with 7 NEW chapters, including:

- My own homeschoolers guide to the Common Application
- How to write the Counselor Recommendation Letter
- Where to find college scholarships
- SAT/ACT Prep
- How to make your own homemade courses

10 easy to do steps to homeschool high school with college in mind. And it really is NOT that hard.  

This book does not tell you how to homeschool high school.  Instead it gives you guidance for doing it your way. 

Keep your nurturing homeschool style and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!

Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, Certified College Counselor 
from College Inside Track:

"Betsy has a wealth of understanding and knowledge to share with the parents of college bound homeschoolers.  She provides support, encouragement and step-by-step advice on all aspects of the homeschool high school and college application process. This book is a must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

And help for record keeping!  With my exclusive high school and college planning printables.

The high school and college planning forms include:

College Entrance Requirements Form
Overall High School Plan
Curriculum Planning Sheet
High School Credit Record Form
Transcript Form
Activities and Awards Form
Homemade Course Form
Writing the College Essay Form
Course Descriptions Record Keeping Form
Reference Letter Request Form
PE Record Form

For more information, click here - Frugal College Prep for Homeschoolers or to buy it here - my book on Amazon for only $11.99.  

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her 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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