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.

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

COLLEGE PREP - If you are looking at college for your teen and want a guide, I wrote a book on that below, sharing how I helped my kiddo get there, including preparing for college and the college application process.

I am happy to do facebook message exchanges on 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 two message exchanges, back and forth is free!  When you request a message exchange, please take a minute and like my facebook page, BJ's Homeschool. 

Thank you!

Beyond one exchange, I ask for $10.00 for multiple message exchanges, for 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 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.

I was anxious about the college admissions process when I began  But I needn't have been, at all!  

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.   

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


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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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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