We homeschooled our children from beginning to end — the official end of our homeschooling career, in any case. Learning is a lifelong endeavor!

We started HomeHearts.com in 2001 — before blogs, wordpress, or social media — to provide inspiration to other parents educating their children at home. DIYHomeschooler.com was formed in 2011 to share the many, many resources and tools we found helpful during our homeschool journey. We finally merged the two sites at the beginning of 2017.

It is funny how it works. When you’re in the middle of things, there simply isn’t enough time to pull together all of those nifty learning ideas that beg for an implementation — or at least not to the extent that you wish you could. By the time you have time, the need has evaporated — after all these guys are learning for themselves.

Then there are those things you learn along the way — what is important and what is really not so important, where you wish you would have invested more time and where you could have redeemed time, strategies that worked and those that you wish you had never come across in the first place.

Well, that is where we are now — we have the time and love sharing ideas — old, new, implemented, original, how we did it, what we used, our reading lists, things that worked, and those that simply got left on the wish list. And we want to pass along quality resources to other educators and tutors blazing their own trails.

To that end, here is what you’ll find at DIYHomeschooler:

  • Free Unit Studies
    These are units we have written and pulled together.  Units make it easy to learn together as a family, dig in deep, and spur individual interests.
  • Book Studies
    Our book studies take a book, divide it out into lessons, and provide all of the go-along material to make a study as cursory or in-depth as you need.
  • Activities
    Sometimes you need a new way to present a concept or encourage an interest or simply keep little hands busy.
  • The Library
    We started reading to our oldest when she was days old. Reading is the basis of the content of our learning. Our list is endless. Your reading list will probably look very different. That’s fine. Take what you need and leave the rest. Oh, and we love to include go-along activities!
  • How-To
    Practical ideas for teaching concepts, covering the subjects, using the tools and practicing the art of homeschooling!
  • The Finds
    Sites, printables, notebooking helps, free units, and all types of great finds from the web.
  • Tools
    Learning calendars, fun ways to celebrate holidays, resource lists, and category favorites.

If you are just starting out, you may appreciate one of our guides.

We hope you’ll find DIYHomeschooler a great resource for helping you educate children.

Is there something you would like to see added? Send us a note. We love feedback.

Enjoy your stay!