Welcome to Homeschooling!
If you're just getting started with homeschooling your children, welcome! We're here to help make this exciting decision the best possible experience for your family, so we'd like to provide a little introduction, a bit about just who we are and why we think we can help.
We are Mark and Helen Hegener, and we homeschooled our own five now-grown children, and we work with homeschooling families every day, including our homeschooled grandkids! We understand homeschooling because we are longtime homeschoolers, and so is every person on our staff.
We understand that homeschooling can be a completely new way of learning and growing and living together as a family. There is no one right way to homeschool, no surefire method to homeschooling success, so we at Home Education Magazine won't try to offer you one. What we will offer, in the links below and throughout this site, is help finding good information and resources, along with plenty of encouragement and networking opportunities.
We can make it easy and exciting to become part of the friendly homeschooling community by helping you find a good homeschool support group in your area, and we can help you find the most helpful online networking and discussion groups, no matter what your specific interests.
In short, we at HEM can help you find all the resources and encouragement you'll need to make your family's homeschool learning adventure a success!
Dear New Homeschooler - by Mary McCarthy
You will have doubts, plenty of them! Can I really educate my child? You taught them to walk and talk, dress and feed themselves, understand right from wrong. How much more difficult can ABC and 123 be? Mary McCarthy, a pioneer homeschooling mom offers her perspective for new homeschoolers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is homeschooling legal? How do I know if my children are learning? Will my children need to be tested? What about higher education? and many more questions - answered!
Why Families Choose Homeschooling - by Helen Hegener, HEM Managing Editor
Do you remember when you first learned about the idea of homeschooling your children? Did it seem naturally right for you, or did you have to think about it a while?
A free interactive resource pages showcasing a broad range of learning materials, websites, services and other items of interest to homeschooling families. Resources are categorized, searchable, and reader and/or resource provider feedback and commentary is encouraged. Fabulous guide to resources on practically everything! Many are free. Sign up for the free monthly newsletter of new resources, too!
HEM offers many FREE SERVICES to the homeschooling community. The award-winning HEM Website is one of the most extensive homeschooling sites on the web, offering a vast array of free services, helpful resources, and up-to-date information 24 hours a day!
HEM'S Articles & Columns Archives
Home Education Magazine consistently publishes some of the best articles, interviews, resource columns, political commentary and more - and we've made selections from each issue for the last several years available to read - free - online!