Monday, February 10, 2014

home / school / life magazine - and a Giveaway!

Not every family chooses to homeschool like us, and that's fine. No single educational path is perfect for every child and family. But, however you choose to educate your children, one of the most important factors in their education is YOU.

And for all of you who are invested in how, why, what and when your children learn, there is now a magazine for you! One of my blogging friends and mentors, Shelli of Mama of Letters, has accepted the job of Senior Editor of a brand-new print AND digital magazine for families educating at home.

Shelli is giving me a free one-year digital subscription to check out for myself, and she's offering me another FREE one-year digital subscription to give to one of you!

home / school / life magazine is going to be filled with great information. It's hard for me to pick just one feature that I'm excited about, so I'll mention several of them!

One of the features that I can't wait to read every month is "The Early Grades," specifically written for families who are homeschooling children in Kindergarten through First Grade. This section will include age-appropriate information for parenting strategies and homeschooling ideas in these early years. As a new homeschooling family with our oldest finishing her Kindergarten year, we often doubt ourselves and wonder if we're "doing it right." I'm looking forward to having some inspiration and encouragement as we continue to learn how best to educate our young children. And, after the early years, I can continue to draw inspiration from regular columns featuring age-appropriate information for the middle grades, as well as high school!

Another feature that looks great is called "Career Path." How many of us grew up with only a few ideas of what we could be when we grew up? How many of us still aren't sure what we want to be? ;) In each issue, Career Path will interview someone working in a particular field to find out more about the pros and cons of that job, what it kind of education is needed, and what kind of salary to expect. I want my children to succeed in whatever they decide to pursue, but I don't want them to drown in thousands of dollars in debt for a degree if it's not needed. It will be interesting to see all the possibilities that lie ahead of them.

home / school / life will also include regular columns of other homeschooling families and what their day-to-day lives look like, experts on homeschooling curriculum, books, science and art, as well as travel, field trip, and event opportunities for homeschoolers throughout the country.

Besides all of these regular columns, there will also be feature articles in each issue, information on new tools and resources for homeschooling families, unit studies, project ideas, seasonal activities and more!

I think this magazine sounds amazing for homeschoolers - and non-homeschoolers - alike! If you are invested in your child's education, I'm sure there is something in home / school / life that will appeal to you. 

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So, would you like to win a FREE one-year digital subscription to home / school / life magazine? All you need to do is leave a comment on this post (but be sure to fill in your email address so that I can contact you!) and I'll pick one random winner from the commenters. You can also get a second entry by sharing this post (on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog) and leaving another comment to let me know you shared it. You have until Tuesday, February 25th to enter!



  1. This sounds awesome! Off to check out the website, I'd love to win a subscription!

  2. Also just Tweeted this post here:


  3. Sounds like an amazing magazine! I would love to have the insight you've described that the articles will contain. Thanks for the chance and I look forward to your future posts on your thoughts of the magazine as well!

  4. My tweet:

  5. Thanks for the opportunity! I'm excited for the new magazine.

  6. This sounds like a great resource!

  7. wow, thanks! this sounds like a great resource. I'm always in need of ideas to make our schooling more exciting!

  8. Thanks for the great info!

  9. I'm enjoying reading your blog Kimberly. I'm going to be the English side of Owen's education so am interested in any way I can help him with that. This magazine sounds interesting.

    1. Thanks Lynn! Yes, I think this magazine is going to be great. :)

  10. Had trouble with the share button so tweeted the website address. User name is lynnleton

  11. THIS DOES sound like a great magazine! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  12. Sounds like a great magazine to have. Both my husband and I would love to read all that it has to offer every month. We have only been homeschooling for a short time and love to hear how others are homeschooling. Thanks for this chance to win!