Facebook Groups for Homeschoolers

Before I give you links, I just want to warn you of something you already know. INFORMATION OVERLOAD IS A REAL THING! Don’t get sucked into the vortex. These are great resources to have available, but don’t let them steal your joy!

Homeschool Successfully, Perfection Not Required

General homeschooling group.


Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers

Specific to the Charlotte Mason method.


Mere Motherhood

Homeschooling and Motherhood. Christian. Created by Cindy Rollins, homeschool mom who has graduated 8 boys and 1 girl.


Charlotte Mason/Ambleside/Living Books

Used “living” books for sale.


Reshelving Alexandria

Parents who are trying to curate the highest quality books for their home library.


Classical/Charlotte Mason/Eclectic Homeschoolers

Many groups can become echo chambers. This one is eclectic enough to not let that happen as much.


It’s Not That Hard to Homeschool High School

High School specific!


There are also many boards that are specifically for a particular curriculum. If you need help with understanding how to implement your curriculum, try searching it on Facebook. Instagram has A LOT of awesome inspiration, but it is even more likely to steal your joy, so I’m not linking to it here. Enter that world at your own risk!

Books About Homeschooling

These are books that either I or my friends have read and highly recommend.



Teaching From Rest

I listen to this at least yearly. It calms the anxiety of feeling like I’m not doing enough. It brings peace to my heart. It helps me refocus on the most important things. This is the most commonly mentioned book when new homeschoolers ask for suggestions!


Rethinking School

This book would be especially good for those of you who plan to put your kids back in school next year. It is not a homeschooling book but is written to everyone with children. Some really good information here.


The Call of the Wild and Free

If you are a new homeschooler, this book will help open your eyes to the possibilities of a freer, richer education.


Brave Learner

How to make education an exciting, enchanting experience for your kids. (Some advice here leans a little too close to the unparenting side of unschooling for my tastes, so use discernment as you read. Don’t let that dissuade you, though! This is a very popular book and will help inspire you and loosen you up if you are an anxious, Type A person!)


The Read Aloud Family

Inspiring book that will convince you of the benefits of reading aloud to your kids. This one always gets high praise.


Better Together

A guide to what Morning Time is and how it can enrich your family life.


Homeschooling Gifted Kids

Great guide for those new to homeschooling and raising bright, intense, asynchronous kiddos.




For the Children’s Sake

The most often recommended book for people who are curious about the Charlotte Mason method. This is the book that started the movement in the United States. It feels a bit dated now, but very inspirational. It will give you a new vision for your family. This is my Goodreads review: “A ‘must read’ for every Christian parent, no matter where your children go to school. This will give you a vision for what a good education and a good childhood can and should look like.”


Know and Tell

THE book about narration from Kindergarten through graduation.


The Living Page

All about the various notebooks in a Charlotte Mason education. Enlightening.


Consider This

One of my tippy top favorite homeschooling books. This discusses Classical and Charlotte Mason education. Enlightening. Convincing. Paradigm-shifting. This is the book that convinced me to use the Charlotte Mason method and allowed me to ALSO call myself a Classical educator.


A Philosophy of Education

If you are only going to read one book by Charlotte Mason, let this be the one. This one was written last and lays out her philosophy, going over each subject individually. This would be a fascinating read for any schoolteachers out there! Your mind will be blown! I basically underlined the whole thing.



Last Child in the Woods

The power of nature in a child’s life.


Mere Motherhood

A view from the other side of the trenches. Written by a mom of 8 boys and 1 girl who has become an inspiration to thousands of homeschooling moms around the world.


A Thomas Jefferson Education

If you are looking for a mix of classical and unschooling, this is your book!

Great Book Lists

Most of these are book lists I have used and enjoyed for our family! When you have one or more voracious readers, you’ve got to stay ahead of them! There was no way I could preview all books before my daughter read them. These are the lists I trusted (or would trust if I’d known about them at the time) to give me high quality selections that promote the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. (That doesn’t mean there is nothing ugly or evil in these books. Far from it! But sometimes you need to see how dark evil is in order to see the true strength and light of the Good.)

1000 Good Books

Read Aloud Revival

Charlotte Mason Plenary

Well Educated Heart

Reshelving Alexandria (requires membership to view all books)

Sonlight (Christian)

Bookshark (secular)

Sabbath Mood Living Science Books

Living Math Books

Ursa Minor (7th-12th grade)

Ambleside Online (check especially the literature and read aloud sections)

Wildwood Curriculum