Welcome Email #1

Liesl HomeschoolDenHi!

Thanks so much for joining us! Is there anything you’d like to ask? Any way I can help?! Feel free to reply here (this sends and email to my inbox!)! And, just so you know who you are talking to… here’s a photo to the right. ☺️

We’ve been on this homeschooling journey for many years now and are excited to get to know you. Just so you know, you can always reply to any of these emails (ie. now web pages) with questions or just to introduce yourself and say Hi!  I just love hearing from readers… and to be honest it helps me when I’m trying to figure out what to write on the blog or what new types of materials I should create.  So, here’s a couple questions I’d love to know…

  • How did you get started homeschooling? Or for that matter… are you homeschooling?  Perhaps you’re an educator; if so, it’s great to have you here too!
  • If you are a homeschooler… how old are your kids? And if you are an educator, what grade/s do you teach?
  • Do you have any specific questions for me?  How can I help?
  • What challenges do you face as a homeschooler?
  • What would you like to see in upcoming emails?

Our newsletters try to highlight some of the resources and materials we have tucked away on the blog. Plus, you’ll be the first to hear about new materials and to grab them at introductory prices! 🙂  Most new packets are offered initially at a discount.

Just a couple things about me/us and then I’ll let you go!  I’ve been in education my entire career… Before I had kids I taught both on the high school and college level… as well as teaching younger kids.  I always knew we would (probably) homeschool.  My sister homeschooled her three kids, as did my cousin.  Homeschooling was always on my/our radar.

I have three kids and homeschooling just seemed to be a good match for us.  My son read quite young… and we really enjoyed doing Montessori activities and science experiments… reading books together and learning as a family. Along the way, we were asked if we would homeschool in high school.  We took it year by year, but many years later, here we are still homeschooling!  It was a wonderful match for our family!

I think the main reasons we homeschooled were academic. We loved (and still love!) hands-on activities and really diving deep into the material. We also loved that homeschooling is so flexible. We could read (and read) when we got caught up in a good book… or we could dive deep into a science experiment… or we could finish math and rush off to band practice. We could take spring days (rather than snow days) or travel when others were in school.  It’s not always easy – it can be a ton of work (you know, with planning, preparation and following through on things), but it is also by far the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. The kids really seem to love homeschooling too (*most* of the time – wink!!).

So that’s a glimpse at how we fell into homeschooling. I’ll be back soon with a ton of resources and more homeschool chit-chat.  If you’re itching to dive in…  here are a few pages to get started.

If you are relatively new to our blog: New to our Blog? Start here!  or this Homeschool Resources page. There you can see some of our resources, grab our free homeschool planners and free yearly calendar printables and other things!  If you are new to homeschooling (or want some new homeschool teaching strategies), this post is a good place to start: Starting to Homeschool.

So, that’s about it for now. Stay tuned for another email tomorrow. (ie. Click on the Welcome Email #2 below!)

Happy Homeschooling!


P.S. Don’t forget to reply back to those questions if you’d like!  I’d love to hear from you! My email, of course, is Liesl@homeschoolden.com or you can use the Contact Tab.

Here are the links in the Welcome Letter Series again:

Welcome Email #2

Welcome Email #3

Welcome Email #4

Welcome Email #5