Homeschool Helps


Homeschooling is a huge endeavor, but thankfully, we're all in this together.  Everyone, whether you're brand new to this gig or have been at it awhile, needs a support system, a bit of advice, and some fresh inspiration from time to time.  So before you run hide in your closet with some chocolate, come visit us, Karen & Michelle, in our How-To Homeschool Guides. Then peruse the tabs for even more tips.  Finally, if you're looking for help teaching a specific school subject, you'll find that further down.

. . . then, of course, go for the chocolate.

How-To Homeschool Guides


If you're new to homeschooling, walk this way.

You've Got This!

Karen will walk you through how to get started, choosing curriculum, planning, and keeping records.

Been Around the Block?

Experienced homeschoolers, choose door number two.

Get Inspired!

Michelle will lead you to better organization, tips for high school, and a joy-filled homeschool.

More Helps For Homeschool Parents

LoL Helps

Did you know that all of the Layers of Learning Units have updated links and resources, our very favorite library list picks, and also lesson extensions?  Just click on any unit in our catalog and peruse the resource tabs for that unit.  We also have a really happy and helpful Layers of Learning Facebook group that can help answer your Layers of Learning questions.

Advice on Teaching Specific Subjects

Math Helps Page


The Arts

A Peek Into Our Homeschool

I always wish I could be a fly on the wall of other homeschoolers.  If you'd like to take a peek into our homeschool, here's what a day in our homeschool looks like.  And here's what a week using Layers of Learning looks like for us.

The Right Curriculum Can Help

We wrote Layers of Learning to solve some of the problems we were facing in our own homeschools.

Not Enough Time

Layers of Learning allows us to combine the teaching of four core subjects (history, geography, science, and arts) into one lesson we teach to all of our kids at once, freeing up time.

Boring Curriculum

Textbooks and workbooks have their place.  But we feel like we get plenty of that in the 3R's.  We wanted fun, memorable activities that we didn't have to dig around the internet for every time we taught a new topic.

Limited Budgets

Curriculum is expensive.  Kids are expensive.  We needed a cost effective way to teach our kids.  The way Layers of Learning is structured allows us to use a single curriculum for all of our kids all the way from 1st grade to 12th grade.  And it stands alone.

Layers of Learning can't solve all your homechool problems.  It won't fix up a school room for you or make your kids suddenly sit quietly and well behaved throughout the day.  (Let us know if you magically solve that one, won't you?)  But it might make your school more fun, less stressful, and hopefully a lot less expensive.

Come read our curriculum guide to find out more, and learn how you can try it for free.