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Topsy
07-21-2010, 01:02 PM
We have had a big growth-spurt here at SHS.com lately, and I'm getting more and more curious about how our new members have found us.

If you have joined the site in the last couple months would you mind taking just a minute and answering our poll, so I can get a better sense of where you are all coming from??

Thanks!!!

Lego Wrangler
07-21-2010, 01:13 PM
It was mentioned on Mental Multivitamin some time last week.

cottagechick
07-21-2010, 01:30 PM
Found you on someone's blog....unfortunately I don't remember who :(

MommaAllie
07-21-2010, 01:32 PM
I googled secular homeschooling and this was the first webpage I found.

Jenai
07-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Googled "secular homeschooling"... I believe. And I am thrilled to hear about the growth spurt! Yay! :D

Stages
07-21-2010, 01:47 PM
I googled "secular homeschooling" too. I'm excited that I found the site, and even more excited that there are other people doing the same thing I'm planning!

88keys
07-21-2010, 02:13 PM
Make that three googlers! I have gotten so much already from this site. Still a little nervous, but ready to make the plunge!

tweed
07-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Yep, googled "secular homeschooling forum" and am happy to have found you! :)

Mamajake
07-21-2010, 02:35 PM
I think I found the site a while ago via Google but forgot about it until a friend "shared" a post from the Facebook fan page,

paganmom46
07-21-2010, 02:44 PM
I was searching around the web for places to buy homeschooling textbooks and saw the sight mentioned. I can't remember where I saw it at. Decided to check it out.

schwartzkari
07-21-2010, 03:34 PM
I joined in May..but I wanted to add that I found this group because my friend on Facebook (who also homeschools) led me here. I was having a hard time finding a secular group and she sent me your link. :)

mamatoherroo
07-21-2010, 03:40 PM
I learned of this site through word of mouth, email actually, and also though googling secular homeschool.

Dana
07-21-2010, 04:02 PM
I think someone linked from the WTM forums.

Rainefox
07-21-2010, 04:16 PM
Yeah, I googled 'secular homeschooling' also.........

jettyspagetti
07-21-2010, 04:36 PM
I googled Secular Homeschool- trying to find new curriculum ideas for the coming school year and thankfully stumbled upon this site:)

wild_destiny
07-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Like so many others, I also looked up secular homeschooling on the internet and found you. Glad I did--this is FINALLY a community where I feel comfortable!

inmom
07-21-2010, 04:58 PM
I think I heard about it "word of mouth" from a yahoo group I belong to. It's been so long I don't remember. (Either that or my old age dementia is catching up with me!)

BeverlyM
07-21-2010, 05:00 PM
I just simply Google secular homeschooling and this came up!

robinlk
07-21-2010, 06:56 PM
it was either WTM or the sonlight forums, can't remember

GiniAR
07-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Also linked here from Mental Multivitamin

Bellanina
07-22-2010, 12:08 AM
I found this site through Dave (camaro), who lives in the same house as me. LOL

But he found it on the homeschool freethinker website.

tdmish
07-22-2010, 12:23 AM
A friend on Facebook recommended SecularHomeschool to me. Glad she did!

astheriot
07-22-2010, 12:25 AM
Looking for secular homeschooling materials I believe through Google. I am glad to see our numbers are growing.
DD going off to college
DS going off to college
DD 11 homeschooling and loving it!

octobersky69
07-22-2010, 08:02 AM
searched on facebook for a secular homeschool group and found you.

ochranekmba
07-22-2010, 11:13 AM
Googled secular homeschooling.

lauraonthego247
07-22-2010, 11:20 AM
A fellow homeschooler mentioned it on our local homeschool yahoogroup. I am glad she did.

Cheers,
Laura T.

Firefly_Mom
07-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Well, Topsy, you invited me about a year ago, and being the master procrastinator that I am, I kept putting off joining. You invited me again, and I finally got off my duff and joined :D

Fiddler
07-25-2010, 08:59 PM
I've been a member since last summer, but didn't really start using the site until a couple of months ago. IIRC, someone posted about the group in one of the yahoo groups I belong to--probably Well Trained Mind Secular--last summer.

paganmomblog
07-26-2010, 02:28 AM
I got an invite by email, I think someone found my blog where I was talking about looking to homeschool. Since then I have added the button to my blog and if I run across someone online looking for secular homeschool help, I refer them to here.

Makita
07-27-2010, 08:10 AM
I saw the thumbnail graphic on another blog .. Serendipity Home School (http://canadianhomelearning.blogspot.com/)
:)

Tammera
08-01-2010, 11:10 AM
I stumbled on a reference while on the parents' resources at Time4Learning.Com.

Katiehathaway75
08-11-2010, 03:02 PM
I was searching homeschooling on Google and came across site. I decided to check it out and register.

Suzakin
08-29-2010, 05:51 PM
An article in the Detroit Free Press on 8/25/10 by Krista Jahnke. Secular Homeschool was listed as a resource. SO GLAD IT WAS!!

journey
08-31-2010, 10:13 AM
I googled "non religious homeschool curriculum".

A great find indeed!

garett
08-31-2010, 10:47 AM
Rational Jenn's blog ... http://rationaljenn.blogspot.com/

Siggi
08-31-2010, 12:43 PM
I learned about this site from SmrtLernins! :)

Andrea B
09-02-2010, 11:17 AM
I googled secular homeschooling and found this site. I was sick of being ignored on another forum, presumably because I didn't have senior status.

fbfamily111
09-04-2010, 02:12 AM
I had gotten very tired of the other religious forums I sometimes haunted, but never joined. So I got the bright idea to google secular homeschool forum, and TADA here you were.

taichimom
09-08-2010, 12:09 AM
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

http://giftedhomeschoolers.org
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/GiftedHomeschoolersForum

Pefa
09-19-2010, 10:13 AM
atoz homeschool's cool blog.

sis92y
09-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Doing online search for something - just not sure what. Bookmarked it to check out later and never got to it. Ran across the site again today.

Misti
10-08-2010, 09:50 PM
I found you by googling "secular classical homeschooling". ;)

Tina Frappucina
10-12-2010, 06:31 PM
I found you on FB and specifically through another member.
So glad I did !

fma001
10-18-2010, 06:51 PM
I Googled Secular Homeschooling and found your site. I had looked about a year ago and didn't find any good homeschooling sites. I don't know why I missed you before.

Baberry
11-25-2010, 03:35 PM
I googled Secular homeschooling and this was the second one on the list. Thank goodness I found you guys because good secular sites are few and far between compared to 'religious' homeschool sites.

bcnlvr
01-17-2011, 10:08 AM
I was putting together curriculum and reading about MCT or Singapore and stumbled upon this site! Yay!

PsycheGal
01-18-2011, 09:56 PM
Found you on the Homeschooling Freethinkers website

pootsie
01-19-2011, 06:19 PM
My wife googled secular homeschooling, then told me what she found

MrsLOLcat
01-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Googled 'secular homeschooling workshops' and found this. Wasn't exactly what I was going for, but hey, I'm happy!

Negin in Grenada
01-23-2011, 09:22 AM
Heard it mentioned on TWTM boards. Glad to be here. :)

Kelli Keith
01-25-2011, 11:50 AM
You were mentioned on Time4Learning's Facebook feed.

davedena
02-12-2011, 05:00 PM
I googled "secular homeschooling" and I think this was at the top of the pile! Glad I found it, has been SO helpful as husband and I are gearing up for the transition from 5th grade public school to homeschooling. :)

kewb22
02-12-2011, 07:21 PM
I believe I googled it. Or it may have been mentioned on a secular yahoo group. But, I think it was google.

jillibell
02-15-2011, 03:58 PM
Googled secular homeschooling, and found you - GRATEFULLY!

Mommamayi
02-25-2011, 05:40 PM
I learned about you through Dale McGowan's site.

amym
02-26-2011, 11:00 PM
I was looking for a secular homeschooling forum and this one popped up on my google search---and I am very glad it did! :-)

mamamko
03-07-2011, 09:57 PM
Someone on mothering.com mentioned this website.

Ariadne
03-19-2011, 11:21 AM
A friend told me about you guys. I've been looking for a secular community for ages so I'm glad to be here.

wife&mommy
03-19-2011, 09:27 PM
Facebook here!

MoonSprite
03-19-2011, 09:32 PM
I googled, I think. I actually joined a kinda long time ago, but then forgot about it. I am *so* glad to have found the forum again. I put a button on my blog so I wouldn't forget again, too. :rolleyes:

Ariadne
03-19-2011, 10:07 PM
I googled, I think. I actually joined a kinda long time ago, but then forgot about it. I am *so* glad to have found the forum again. I put a button on my blog so I wouldn't forget again, too. :rolleyes:^^^ She told me about this site, lol. (Hi Lore!)

luvmybaby333
03-19-2011, 11:38 PM
Well, I found it (a while back) during a google search for secular homeschooling forums. I believe I had just started homeschooling, or was about to, and was in need of some support. Unfortunately, from what I can remember, this forum wasn't very active at the time. I was a newbie homeschooler and I was impatient and nervous. I needed answer to all my questions RIGHT NOW. lol. So I didn't really come back until just a couple days ago.Someone mentioned this forum on another parenting forum I frequent, and I thought I'd check it out. It wasn't until I tried to register that I realized this was the same forum from WAY back when. This place has done some growing, it seems. I like all the changes. :)

albeto
03-22-2011, 11:32 PM
^^^ She told me about this site, lol. (Hi Lore!)


You can blame her for me, too.

:rolleyes:

Ariadne
03-24-2011, 12:20 PM
You can blame her for me, too.

:rolleyes:We can blame her for stuff? How convenient is that. Can I blame her for the fight breaking out in our classroom? (They are arguing about defragging the hard drive and installing another printer. I have hooligans in my house.)

albeto
03-24-2011, 01:53 PM
We can blame her for stuff? How convenient is that. Can I blame her for the fight breaking out in our classroom? (They are arguing about defragging the hard drive and installing another printer. I have hooligans in my house.)

If I can blame her for my puppy digging in the yard and in the laundry, scattering bras and underpants all over the back yard (we have a dog door which apparently doesn't deter little Fido from frolicking with dirty clothes in and out, in and out, in and, lastly, out).

h5rus
03-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Googled "Secular Homeschooling" -first link! :)

Greenmother
03-25-2011, 11:16 AM
I did an active search on duckduck.go.com This came up in the top five results for Progressive Homeschoolers.

Holly
03-26-2011, 09:41 AM
We have had a big growth-spurt here at SHS.com lately, and I'm getting more and more curious about how our new members have found us.

If you have joined the site in the last couple months would you mind taking just a minute and answering our poll, so I can get a better sense of where you are all coming from??

Thanks!!!

I started homeschooling almost 2 and a half years ago. I am Muslim but I just wanted homeschooling materials that weren't all about religious stuff or Christianity. It almost seemed impossible to find. I found this site a few months ago and forgot where it was and finally found it again this morning :)

MoonSprite
03-29-2011, 06:18 PM
We can blame her for stuff? How convenient is that.


If I can blame her for my puppy digging in the yard and in the laundry, scattering bras and underpants all over the back yard...

Hey now!!!!

:p

Greenmother
04-02-2011, 06:30 PM
I used DuckDuckgo.com and found this under secular homeschool.

Greenmother
04-02-2011, 06:31 PM
Weird my first post didn't show and now I realize I already posted. Oops!

Korey
04-10-2011, 03:28 PM
Hi All, i was tired of having to pay for materials that i did not want to use (God says, or the bible quotes), for me there is a place and time and it was not the total of my homeschool product. I saw a SHS site and followed lead, so here i am. Thank you for leading me here. Korey

Cassie
04-12-2011, 12:56 PM
Someone on the Well-Trained Mind Forum mentioned you, so sort of word of mouth.

titania
04-27-2011, 10:38 PM
people on mdc were asking why the forums were quieter lately, and where everyone had gone. 'hsh' was the answer. several times over. so here i am! :)

chatpatka
05-02-2011, 04:27 AM
I was translating a rant that I found online which said the source was "SHS Magazine", so I decided to see if this Magazine has a website :)

sdvance
05-03-2011, 08:06 PM
Google. Was looking for any secular resources and came across this wonderful forum!

Precious Few
05-03-2011, 09:19 PM
I Googled secular homeschooling.

Satori
05-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Another googler here.

I joined up immediately, but this forum engine was brand new and there wasn't much activity yet. I was the 4th person to sign up to this particular forum. I believe this site existed using a different forum and I was a member of that one too. I only started participating this spring though, it seems to have picked up a lot since last spring!

Specto stellas
05-27-2011, 03:30 PM
Google. I was looking for a homeschool forum so I could connect with fellow homeschoolers.

Jacque
05-30-2011, 08:20 AM
We recently came back from the homeschool convention in Orlando which seemed mostly non-secular. I'll be starting homeschool this year and hope to find a social group that is secular. I googled secular homeschool and your website appeared!

LAR
06-10-2011, 12:53 PM
I found SHS through a google search this month and was thrilled! Great fine. We live in Florida and started homeschooling this year. We are about an hour north of Tampa with 2 girls (8 and 5 1/2). If you are anywhere near this area, let us know. A playdate could be in our future!

natkimmom
08-14-2011, 09:40 PM
I also googled and found this site. Just a quick question though, is it ok to be on here if we are a Christian family? I don't follow any paticular religion because I don't like the way you have to conform to mans ideas about the way life should be. I believe that is a personal decision that each person makes themselves. I just wanted to make sure that this site can be for anyone.

lakshmi
08-20-2011, 02:47 AM
Googled Moving Beyond the Page and Got hooked to QueenBee's blog post about her experience with it. Never even thought of secular homeschooling as something separate from just regular homeschooling. As in I never would have put those words together to actually google it directly.

pnctink
08-20-2011, 08:58 AM
I'd been following you on Facebook, but never realized there was a forum too. I used Google to search secular homeschooling, and this site was at the top of the results. :)

Alison Parker
08-24-2011, 04:31 AM
I was up at 1 am looking at homeschool curriculum stuff and online schools and saw this site in the search engine results. It is called being bored and addicted to the computer and not wanting to get up to pee and go to bed. :O)

Em28
09-26-2011, 12:34 PM
I Googled secular homeschooling and found you. Our family just started homeschooling last week. We made the plunge to spend more time with our children, teach them at their level and help them discover all the beauty of the real world. I am so happy to find a place with like minded people and wonderful links!

LuvMyPink83
09-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Yahoo Search for Secular Homeschooling

Jackielyn
10-07-2011, 10:52 PM
I actually was google searching a curriculum for reviews and it had been mentioned on these forums...I was like "what!? I've been homeschooling for 3+ yrs and have never of this forum!?"

Elidani
10-23-2011, 10:37 PM
I was using Google to find homeschool curriculum that is more secular.

findemerson
10-25-2011, 11:44 PM
I found you yesterday by searching "atheist homeschooler". I was reading from a blog titled that (I think) about a year ago and was trying to find it. I just glad this place exists!!!! It's like stumbling and finding a penny. What a lucky day!

theWeedyRoad
11-06-2011, 01:55 AM
Googled "homeschool forum", and this site came up. Read a bit, liked the looks of the responses and the laid back attitudes. Decided to join :)

OregonNative
11-10-2011, 09:36 PM
I was searching Google for writing curriculum reviews and you popped up.

Mom2AandE
11-13-2011, 01:58 PM
I was reading the questions in the Homeschool section of The Pioneer Woman's website/blog. This site was mentioned as an answer to a members question about secular homeschooling.

Maryjane
01-13-2012, 07:09 AM
I also found it on Google

relientKitten
01-14-2012, 10:12 PM
I... honestly don't remember how I got here. o.o One minute I was reading Wikipedia and the next minute I had forty new tabs open and this was one of them. My search history on Google claims I looked for 'nonreligious homeschooling' so maybe that was it.

iRandom
01-27-2012, 01:47 PM
I have been searching for some homeschool support NOT laden with religious propaganda.... I finally searched the terms "Secular Homeschool" and VIOLA! Turns out a few of my fb friends are members... eh, who knew... I'm happy to be here... I hope to be active on this site... We just moved to Vienna, Austria and there are NOOO homeschoolers who speak English! Well, none that I have found yet! I'm looking forward to learning and sharing.

-Maah

Taimy
02-16-2012, 02:42 PM
I Google "non-religious homeschooling". I was looking for non-religious ideas to homeschool my kids. I really don't like the idea of teaching them religion. My dh disagree with me but I told him that then he should teach that part himself, of course he is not doing it. lol

The funny part is that I told him about this place and the amazing people I had found here but I avoided mentioning it was a secular group. I don't think he is not going to be thrilled about it. He is actually going to a church and the pastor's wife homeschools too (which is actually very convenient to me because they told him how good homeschooling is, something he is not still very convinced about yet). Once she told me that for them all the teaching had to be religious, actually everything in their life is about religion and for some weird reason I don't feel the same way. :(

teachkindy
02-19-2012, 06:47 PM
Hi! I googled secular homeschooling and found this group. I have two sons, ages 9 and 11, who I've been homeschooling for almost two years. We currently live in California, but have been considering changing our lifestyle and moving someplace like Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or Texas. I've been reading posts to try to find out how prevalent secular homeschooling is in those states. Here in Southern California we have a pretty good mix of secular homeschoolers and also a lot of religious homeschoolers.

Islandearthlings
02-20-2012, 04:24 AM
My husband came across it and showed it to me. Seems great.

sarahjanepoppy
03-01-2012, 08:26 AM
Wrote a desperate search into google, "Are there ANY non religious, secular home schoolers out there????" Was v. relieved to find you!

kijip
03-01-2012, 07:07 PM
I googled the phrase secular homeschool in utter desperation to find homeschoolers who were not primarily doing it for religious reasons and (maybe) a wee bit progressive in thinking. :)

JudyHanning
03-13-2012, 10:45 AM
I found you on google...

Walking-Iris
03-16-2012, 09:42 PM
I heard about this forum on another forum---like I need to be a member of another forum!!! :)

Baltimoremomma
03-24-2012, 03:03 PM
I was browsing Facebook and saw Friendly Chemistry advertising your upcoming giveaway!

Gabriela
03-27-2012, 04:03 PM
I remember seeing the SHS button on several blogs before I finally clicked on it.
I think I just coincidentally found an SHS member as soon as I started researching homeschool.

jewelbug
03-28-2012, 02:52 PM
I started homeschooling almost 2 and a half years ago. I am Muslim but I just wanted homeschooling materials that weren't all about religious stuff or Christianity. It almost seemed impossible to find. I found this site a few months ago and forgot where it was and finally found it again this morning :)

just like me :) that's why I came here last night

AC1
03-30-2012, 03:25 PM
I've been searching for a secular homeschooling list/forum, etc. Or at least a homeschooling list/forum where secular isn't a bad word.

Then a FB friend liked you, I followed her link here, poked my head around and I may have just the tiniest bit of crushes on all you secular homeschoolers here. :o

CelticaDea
04-14-2012, 01:21 PM
I was searching for a secular science program and found this group through the reviews/questions people have had about secular science :)

Monique Hernandez
04-14-2012, 05:00 PM
I saw a post about it on the special needs homeschooling group on facebook :)

sprasse63
04-23-2012, 12:09 AM
I googled "secular homeschooling" after finding out that only "REAL CHRISTIAN CHILDREN" have the Bible memorized, don't have a poster of Justin Beiber and only allowed to watch Veggie Tales until they are 21 y/o!!!!

THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE!

SusanTheWriter
04-28-2012, 09:33 AM
I followed a link on Pandahoneybee's blog after finding a link to HER blog on Cafemom!

LearningCoach2012
05-05-2012, 11:25 AM
I have a Time4Learning membership and they posted about this site on their Facebook page which posted to my page....love this!

BakedAk
05-07-2012, 11:53 AM
I'm another Googler - but I first Googled "Evolutionist homeschool" and boy, did that search not get me what I was looking for!! :D




Edited to add that I'm laughing at myself now for not realizing how old this poll/thread is!

Elizabeth Pringle-Whelan
05-17-2012, 12:30 PM
We were looking for possible curriculum for next year and thought it would be fun to do a buddhist curriculum search and google gave us your curriculum reviews.

ourjourney
05-17-2012, 03:23 PM
I searched for "secular homeschool" on Google and this site was the first one listed.

Mslksdh
05-23-2012, 10:58 PM
I read about this group on a cafe mom secular home-school group.

nellecv
05-30-2012, 09:49 AM
I believe it was through the blog Teaching Stars

Teacher for 2
06-18-2012, 12:12 PM
I found the site once on Google, signed up, faithfully documented my password and then forgot about it for awhile. Rediscovered on Google. This time I will be sure to stick around and learn. I am not tech savvy so I need to read, read, read and then keep trying to post.:)

Freedom
07-25-2012, 04:37 PM
I searched "newage homeschooler" since I'm a closet health nut.

freedakiddie
07-27-2012, 01:43 PM
I just started looking for support forums for secular homeschooling and there you were! I'm glad I found you guys :)

purplecheetah
07-28-2012, 02:08 AM
I am a new homeschooler (will start in a couple of weeks) and I didn't know what secular homeschooling was. I googled it and I found this forum. I am soooo happy that I found this!

JennyPortman
08-28-2012, 07:20 AM
Thank god for Google!

Jfisch4
08-28-2012, 07:21 PM
I am a new homeschooler (will start in a couple of weeks) and I didn't know what secular homeschooling was. I googled it and I found this forum. I am soooo happy that I found this!

Same. I spent a while researching homeschool groups, forums and resources online and kept finding myself running into religious blocks. I looked up "secular homeschool" thinking that might help me find materials and blogs that matched my focus, and found this.

fish.witch
08-28-2012, 10:06 PM
I was looking for home schooling resources that WEREN'T christian based materials. This forum came up as one of the first options. I think I googled "secular homeschooling"

libertychic
09-03-2012, 03:52 PM
Hi all.

I homeschooled my four kids many years ago. (My oldest is now in her 3rd year of college... and I had them all in a 5 year span, so do the math...lol)

I now have an almost 4 year old son, and plan on hs'ing him as well. The only difference this time around is I'm no longer a christian, so will be doing it with a secular mindset.

Glad to have found you all and am looking forward to diving into the HS community once more!

enchantedlife
10-19-2012, 09:06 PM
Through the comments section in smrtlernins.com. :)

Digitalangel3
10-26-2012, 03:10 PM
I was searching for secular math and came across this website! I ,too , just recently came out from the Christian realm and it seems like the majority is Christian or Christian curriculum.

crunchynerd
12-04-2012, 01:19 AM
oops. I didn't join recently, so I oughtn't to have voted. But it was google search.

Mrs. Ammerman
12-20-2012, 06:27 PM
suggested by a co-worker who is a former homeschooling mom

VThomeschool
01-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Hi there--we found your site while searching online. We googled you and are very grateful to have found a secular home study network.

Lianne13
02-04-2013, 01:36 PM
I found the site listed in Duck Duck Go specifically searching for secular and atheist homeschooling.

Tanuki
02-04-2013, 10:06 PM
You were listed as a suggested site while I was browsing FB for homeschool pages.

panama10
02-07-2013, 09:24 PM
in all honesty, I was looking for homeschooling groups that were not religious based, and that are inclusive of all. we are Christians but we want our kids to love and respect all people, and to accept people of all walks of life. one of my best friends is a Pagan, my father is a Buddhist, so I'm big on accepting and respecting others (something I've noticed doesn't happen with most homeschool groups that are Christian, I'm sorry to say)

Yelenasmommy
02-10-2013, 11:01 AM
Hello, my name is Penny Merritt. I had posted a thread on this site a while back and inquired about secular paces. I was informed about Starline, which is great, but I need something for Pre-K, K, and 1st. My daughter is 6, slightly developmentally delayed (slow on written media, fast on concepts such as technology), so I am looking for a homeschooling curriculum. Here's what I'm looking for: something that's easy to teach, easy to learn, and easy to follow. Curricula and lesson plans that are already printed out and ready to go is a plus; considering I have a 15 yo autistic son that takes up much of my time. I need something that I can teach in pieces (dd's attention span is not that great as of yet), both on computer and on paper. I also desire that any particular curricula NOT contain anything about religion (which I know that's why most of us are here!:_laugh::p) OR holidays, birthdays, or anything of that nature. I am going to the local school board tomorrow to enroll dd into homeschool; planning to ask them what they recommend.

I know that this seems like a lot, but I have a lot on my plate,:p and I need something that's not going to take up a lot of time during the day, I need something that is easily recordable to show the school board annually; taking into account the possibility that I can alter the curricula to my dd's and my needs.

blasphemoushomemaker
02-10-2013, 10:30 PM
I think I found you through a pin on Pinterest.

Dibba14
02-13-2013, 06:47 PM
I found out about you from someone on the Homeschool Forum on Babycenter.com. :)

KittyP
02-14-2013, 11:13 PM
You came up through StumbleUpon for me. :)

Kimberly Huber
03-01-2013, 10:54 AM
I googled secular curriculum out of frustration trying to find appropriate history curriculum for my family. We are new to homeschool as of January when I yanked both out of our ps. So glad I found this site. I was beginning to think I was the only non-religious homeschooler around! ;)

sanaroph
03-18-2013, 04:53 PM
I was searchng for homeschool for heathens (aka secular) and came across this site )

grahamta
03-19-2013, 03:10 PM
Found out when I was contacted and asked to submit a blog post. I am glad I found you guys!

chickiemoth
03-24-2013, 03:28 PM
I was searching for "secular homeschooling" and you were on the first page. So glad I found you!

Chickiemoth at gorgeous little thieves | Marriage, Family, and Secularly Homeschooled Kids (http://gorgeouslittlethieves.wordpress.com/)

Bonnie Drury
04-16-2013, 02:40 PM
I search secular homeschooling awhile ago. found the site and joined. did not do much but last night on fb saw a posting and decided to get back into it

gina
04-17-2013, 12:28 PM
I saw this link on the homeschool alliance of NC facebook page and they recommended this site.

Chris R
06-02-2013, 09:57 PM
I googled Non Christian based homeschooling group

archaeomeg
08-11-2013, 12:18 PM
A friend likes you on facebook, so I clicked like and then checked out the site. :)

maiziezoe
08-23-2013, 02:18 PM
I actually googled "minecraft homeschool lessons" and this website popped up. I just knew I had to join.

Kristin
09-03-2013, 12:30 AM
I was searching on Google for secular homeschooling ang found this site. im glad to be here

eranderson4711
09-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Found it through Google during one of many searches for secular curriculum.

auntcor
09-04-2013, 10:24 AM
Another googler looking for secular homeschooling!

KFSandru
09-06-2013, 09:21 AM
I googled "Secular Homeschooling" & was intrigued. Visited your site & felt really comfortable here. I am looking forward to starting this new journey for our family.

IEF
02-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Facebook, I think, but I deleted my account ages ago.

rwaldeck
02-23-2014, 05:07 PM
I was looking for a non-religious homeschooling forum on Google. You popped up.

Fairielover
02-26-2014, 01:59 PM
I honestly don't remember how I heard about this group in the beginning.

rrlumin
03-10-2014, 09:37 AM
I found this place about a year ago when I joined an atheist social group in SD. But everything was so topsy turvy around that time I didn't actually have the means to become active here until now.

ElizabethK
04-05-2014, 09:32 PM
I think it took a while to get the search right, I imagine I started by searching first for homeschooling curriculum then, seeing the results, narrowing that down to non-religious, humanist, you-name-it before settling on secular.

LSJJRE
04-07-2014, 12:07 AM
Googled "secular homeschooling in South Carolina." Found you!

Mielikki
04-09-2014, 10:42 PM
I googled secular homeschooling. I am very glad I did.

IHeartNerds
04-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Internet search for secular homeschooling.

shamie74
04-19-2014, 06:26 AM
I found you on Facebook and pintrest.

ChicagoMom
04-30-2014, 11:43 PM
I got a trial membership at time4learning.com, and they had links to homeschooling blogs in a banner alongside the user forums. I have been searching for a secular site- so happy to find this!

PSMBE
05-02-2014, 02:50 PM
I found you through the Homeschoolrealm blog - which I also found today - it is *seriously* my lucky day!

CreateMagik
05-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Found you by running a google search for 'secular home school curriculum'

Homeschooling Librarian
05-10-2014, 05:12 PM
I was playing "follow the link" from the Smrt Lernin's blog two years ago, and bookmarked this site, just in case.

bnielsen
05-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Something from your site was shared on the Facebook page of my local homeschooling group: Fargo-Moorhead Homeschooling Network

Help_Me_Homeschool
05-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Person in fb mom group mentioned it/word of mouth

caty_beth89
05-25-2014, 10:33 PM
I Googled "secular homeschool Tennessee" and your link was the first that came up.

redhead-bedhead
05-28-2014, 04:39 PM
I'm pretty sure that I found this site on the almighty Google.

LuminousBeing
06-03-2014, 03:39 PM
I also googled secular homeschooling and found you guys :D

MamaPoli1
06-05-2014, 02:50 AM
Googled "secular homeschool" and there you were! We seem to live in the Bible Belt of the Northwest, and I wanted to find a curriculum or at least people to talk to about homeschool who wouldn't try to drive fundamentalist values down my throat. We're Christian, but I want a program that's less intense, for lack of a better word.

rebecca.simmons87
06-06-2014, 04:00 AM
I typed Secular Homeschooling into Google

Donna Marguglio
08-04-2014, 12:23 PM
I was looking for secular homeschooling support on Google after being referred only to Christian support groups which we will not join because of the statement of faith letters. We had been involved with Christian based groups in the past as well as schools and were not at all comfortable with the messages our son was coming home with.

Cmlaughlin
08-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Did google search for non-religious homeschooling and found your sight. We are new to homeschooling and most info I've found is religious in nature. So glad to have found your site.

Topsy
08-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Did google search for non-religious homeschooling and found your sight. We are new to homeschooling and most info I've found is religious in nature. So glad to have found your site.

Glad to have you here, Cmlaughlin! :D

Death of Rats
08-25-2014, 02:31 PM
I was indirectly referred through Facebook via word of mouth. A friend posted looking for non-religious homeschool resources, and one of our mutual friends replied with the link for this site.

I am not anti-religion, but I want to raise my children to be able to think and choose for themselves.

amyhanson
08-26-2014, 01:23 PM
was directed to you thru a pin on pinterest :)

rabbitmoon
11-11-2014, 06:05 AM
I think I was searching for Enki reviews.

mzqueneke
11-11-2014, 07:14 PM
I searched to find a Holiday Exchange.
I was a little skeptical at first because I seen the word school. I thought I was wrong, I did the search again and it was at the 3rd from the top still. I clicked and got MORE! I looked around and I feel like this just fell into my lap. I was just at a Child Study Team Meeting last week making my mind up. I think this site will be the perfect support through the transition to homeschooling my son.

The Holiday Exchange is something my son and I can both do. He loves drawing and writing. He will love send cards to people. He loves to give.

Thank You

Topsy
11-17-2014, 09:54 AM
I searched to find a Holiday Exchange.
I was a little skeptical at first because I seen the word school. I thought I was wrong, I did the search again and it was at the 3rd from the top still. I clicked and got MORE! I looked around and I feel like this just fell into my lap. I was just at a Child Study Team Meeting last week making my mind up. I think this site will be the perfect support through the transition to homeschooling my son.

The Holiday Exchange is something my son and I can both do. He loves drawing and writing. He will love send cards to people. He loves to give.

Thank You

that is the coolest "I found you" story I've seen in a while. Thanks for sharing! I'm so excited that we can be a source of support while you make this big transition.

Mityquinn80
11-19-2014, 12:21 AM
Thank you Google! I'm a secular homeschool mom in a sea of Christians. It's difficult to find curriculum that isn't christ-centered.

L Ragan
12-15-2014, 04:47 AM
I believe it was someone's blog but I can't remember which one. I am so glad I found you though:).

Angelia
12-29-2014, 03:26 PM
I Googled 'Secular'. Site link pops up around the 30th entry, on the first page. Hope this helps!

Topsy
01-05-2015, 10:38 AM
I Googled 'Secular'. Site link pops up around the 30th entry, on the first page. Hope this helps!

We made you work for that one, Angelia! ;) The good news is that we're at least #1 for "secular homeschool"! We're SO glad you found us. Welcome!!

Shanna1973
01-20-2015, 11:36 AM
I searched with Cortana for secular homeschooling and this page caught my attention.

Topsy
01-26-2015, 09:25 AM
We're so glad you found us, Shanna! Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you got here.

heidijoyvan
04-28-2015, 08:35 PM
I'd guess the main reason for the spurt is that fact that we are all getting more and more disillusioned with the public school system :vomit: And perhaps with more people unemployed they have more time? I know quite a few people who can't get work and some have re-positioned their lives to be comfortable with the new standards our economy has set for us. And we are all thankful for a group that isn't religious based!

Ecohoppie
05-16-2015, 04:08 AM
I happened upon your community while I was searching for secular curriculum, as the faith based one we currently use is more "Bible" and less "Fact" as I would have liked. I am happy to be here and glad that I'm not alone in my quest for a more secular education for my daughter. Thx

Topsy
05-18-2015, 07:23 AM
I'm so glad you found us, Ecohoppie!! We're delighted to have you in the family!!

Hollibee
06-05-2015, 06:57 PM
I googled "non faith based homeschool." :)

Topsy
06-08-2015, 05:22 AM
I googled "non faith based homeschool." :)

That would be us, Hollibee!! :) Welcome!

mnsteph
08-17-2015, 09:05 PM
I googled non religious homeschool and you came up at number 1. I am so glad because I have learned a lot. We have done a cyber school for 6 years now and 6th grade looks horrible, I needed to find a "just in case" security net and I found it looking through your resources.

Topsy
08-18-2015, 08:33 AM
I googled non religious homeschool and you came up at number 1. I am so glad because I have learned a lot. We have done a cyber school for 6 years now and 6th grade looks horrible, I needed to find a "just in case" security net and I found it looking through your resources.

GREAT to hear, mnsteph!! I'm thrilled you found us. Please feel free to add my username to your Friends list so you can easily touch base if you discover you have any site-related questions.

Avalon
08-18-2015, 03:14 PM
It's been so long I can't remember?

Topsy
08-19-2015, 06:56 AM
It's been so long I can't remember?
LOL, Avalon. I assumed you were ALWAYS here!! :D

HomeFront
09-10-2015, 09:05 AM
Secularhomeschool was mentioned in of the threads in the welltrainedmind forums. I was looking for review on a science program.

Topsy
09-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Secularhomeschool was mentioned in of the threads in the welltrainedmind forums. I was looking for review on a science program.

Yay for welltrainedmind! We get quite a few referrals from over there...our membership overlaps a good bit. Thanks for taking the time to register, and I look forward to hanging out with you here!

Tanya B
10-09-2015, 06:34 PM
I'm planning to home school 2 of my grandkids next year after I retire from teaching public school. Thier mom and I agree to not do religious education with homeschool because that's up to her as a parent and not me to teach them about her faith. I'm OK with that. But all I see on line on home school sites is religious based education. So I Google secular home school and found this forum. Seems like a good place to start.

Topsy
10-12-2015, 06:56 AM
I'm planning to home school 2 of my grandkids next year after I retire from teaching public school. Thier mom and I agree to not do religious education with homeschool because that's up to her as a parent and not me to teach them about her faith. I'm OK with that. But all I see on line on home school sites is religious based education. So I Google secular home school and found this forum. Seems like a good place to start.

Thrilled you found us, Tanya! We'd be absolutely delighted to have you hang out with us here as you embark on this big new journey! I hope every bit of the experience will be positive for both you and your grandkids, and that you'll all fall in love with learning all over again! Welcome!!

Dreamstar52
10-20-2015, 07:53 AM
Goggle search for " Secular homeschool curriculum for kindergarten"

Topsy
10-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Goggle search for " Secular homeschool curriculum for kindergarten"

Welcome, Dreamstar52!! And wishing you the absolute best kindergarten year in your homeschool!

TMJ
11-05-2015, 07:00 AM
I was looking for a non-religious curriculum.

This site is number 1 in google.com.tr for the search term "secular homeschool forum"

Hidekumo
11-06-2015, 01:10 AM
Yep google got me here too! Glad I didn't give up too soon :-)

Lumexecka
03-10-2016, 07:13 PM
Like the overwhelming majority, Google!

Mindyd
05-03-2016, 11:52 AM
I googled secular homeschooling and secular homeschool group. I'm thankful for so many great resources!

Dzerrath
07-06-2016, 01:21 PM
I googled secular homeschool Canada

roadschoolingrocks
07-16-2016, 09:33 PM
I found Secular Homeschool from an ad on another website. Unfortunately I don't remember which one because I looked at several that day and don't remember.

humboldthoney
07-19-2016, 12:56 PM
The Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast

Topsy
07-25-2016, 09:10 AM
The Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast
Well, that's cool! Was it a recent one?

HS-Dad
07-28-2016, 10:43 PM
Another Google search. And boy, am I glad I found you. Very excited to start exploring care and find some options from our current group, which claims to be open to any/no faith but really isn't.

esweet
08-22-2016, 02:03 AM
Great googly-moogly! That's how it happened.

amdalbert
09-12-2016, 10:06 PM
This showed up as a FB community that I might like.

mommyamanda
03-05-2017, 06:51 AM
Google

brig125
03-05-2017, 08:29 AM
Googled "secular homeschooling" :)

Ms.Grant
03-18-2017, 12:26 PM
Searching online for homeschool activities in Port st.lucie County.

mammalangleyhomeschool
04-18-2017, 05:44 PM
I was watching a youtube channel and they suggested this page.

SouthernMama
04-24-2017, 08:55 AM
Google and my never ending research :) I am very happy I did

06-02-2017, 12:14 AM
I googled secular homeschooling

tenacious194
07-09-2017, 02:30 PM
I googled secular homeschool curriculum and this site popped up. So much information out there!

Adonia
07-25-2017, 09:48 AM
After attending church...ummm I mean the SE Homeschool Expo. in Atlanta last year, I was searching for other options. Thank you Google!

reallydahling
08-13-2017, 03:22 PM
Curriculum contest

Fruitcake
08-13-2017, 08:26 PM
I googled "Secular Homeschool Forum" and was relieved to find you front and center! I live in Texas in a particularly heavy Baptist and Mormon populated town; every homeschool family I know is religiously driven, so it's incredibly nice to find that secular homeschool families actually DO exist. :). I'm sure there are groups on the Farcebook as well, but I'm on a sabbatical. These forums feel much more informative and lean themselves towards detailed communication. Very nice.

I have actually found more answers to my questions and helpful advice here in the last 24 hours than I have researching all summer long. I now have a decent skeletal curriculum set for my 8th grader thanks to you guys, as I was finally able to see real feedback and experience on the math and science programs I was playing juggle with.

So please accept overwhelming gratitude and super duper kudos!!!! Such a great place to find!!

kmcentire
08-21-2017, 02:11 PM
My mom told me to search facebook for a secular group after I was banned from the last one I tried. Apparently I offended someone when I mentioned that my kids loved the dinosaur museum.

SocialPhobia
09-24-2017, 07:15 PM
Hmm. Perhaps someone is anti-dinosaur... ;) Lol

Eight Rivers
10-01-2017, 05:10 PM
Hey all, I was doing a google search about umbrella schools, then *secular* umbrella schools and this site was at the top of the results. Badabing badaboom, here I am! Only I wish I'd found this a while back as my kiddos are 14 and 12 and we're flying woefully fast toward The End.

Nayelli
10-02-2017, 12:32 AM
I found this forum several years ago, while looking for a science curriculum.

Crystal Dawn
11-17-2017, 09:03 PM
I found you by Googling “secular homeschool curriculum”. I was growing increasingly annoyed with all the Christian curriculum I kept finding.

inmom
11-18-2017, 09:51 AM
I found you by Googling “secular homeschool curriculum”. I was growing increasingly annoyed with all the Christian curriculum I kept finding.

Welcome. Feel free to post an intro on the Intros and Welcome (http://www.secularhomeschool.com/introductions-and-welcomes/)thread. Tell us about yourself, your kids, your family, how long you've been homeschooling, etc.

Casey
11-23-2017, 11:12 PM
I went googling for a site that would allow me to compare secular curricula. Looks like I came to the right place ;)

Tealilly
11-30-2017, 10:45 PM
Word - of - mouth via a meetup homeschool group.

Tracyd
12-05-2017, 05:49 PM
I did a google search for secular homeschooling. Trying to find something that we love for our 4 year old. This was the first site listed and I'm finding it very informative!!

MonicaK
01-03-2018, 02:37 PM
Like so many others, I found you by googling "secular homeschool" after I realized that most of the homeschool curriculums I came across online were aimed at fundamentalist Christians. I am so glad this website exists!

tesfaifamily
01-17-2018, 02:26 AM
Google when looking for material for homeschool

Whayes
01-30-2018, 10:32 AM
Google search ‘best homeschool forums’

sapphire68
03-13-2018, 04:19 PM
Other..well kind of. I was on google searching information about language arts curriculum that is similar to Teaching Textbooks and came across this forum. :)

AnnaCockayne
03-13-2018, 07:25 PM
Some of the groups that I'm in on Facebook suggested this site since I was looking for a non-religious curriculum for my son.

IrisMade
04-18-2018, 12:38 AM
At the blog of The Inappropriate Homeschooler.

MamaLeaf
05-25-2018, 09:18 PM
I think it was a google search!

Artemisia
06-02-2018, 04:21 AM
I am pretty sure that I have an old account here from like maybe 4 - 6 years ago? Was this forum around then?

Either way, I remember poking around when I was on other forums and this came up in my facebook recently and I decided to try it out again.

At the time I was looking for secular homeschooling that was not focused on one philosophy. I would have found the forum with google back then.

monkeybrooke04
06-27-2018, 03:23 AM
I found you through Facebook.

gfulton
07-20-2018, 02:16 PM
A quick Google search and there you were! I am brand new today so I hope I am using this site correctly.

mobot6
07-22-2018, 08:35 PM
Looked up homeschooling in Texas and was bombarded with relgion. Desperate to find like minded peeps who can give me much needed advice

TDanielle5
08-03-2018, 01:53 AM
Google! Second year homeschooler and trying to avoid the headache of last year's weeding through course after course and altering lessons to fit our family. So happy to have come across this site!

ConnectHomeSchool
08-17-2018, 04:38 PM
Hello everyone,
I just found this page today on a google search. I'm a public school teacher and doctoral candidate from the New Haven, Connecticut, USA area, and I'm doing research on how homeschool parents communicate and support each other. I think that the public schools could learn a lot from the work of dedicated homeschool parent educators!

I look forward to sharing my work here and elsewhere and hopefully talking with some of you about your experiences and ideas!

Joe Jeffery
Southern Connecticut State University

HomeschooledGraduate
09-11-2018, 12:18 AM
Googled Homeschooling Forums and this ranked high.

Koa'sMom
09-11-2018, 09:57 PM
Hi! I'm new here. I found this group through Google, looking for homeschooling groups to connect with. I'm in Southern California (San Clemente), and just getting prepared to homeschool/roadschool my soon-to-be three year old son. I'm trying to prepare myself to go all the way, and looking for support from the naysayers that consider homeschooling a detriment to my son's well-being.

TurnerMomma
09-17-2018, 06:53 PM
Hello Everyone!
I found this place because I was using some "GoogleFu" to find free Science curriculum for my 9 & 12 year old children. I found an entire science curriculum listed here in a forum thread. After that pearl of info, I knew I had to join. :p

mot
09-21-2018, 06:29 AM
I googled "homeschool forum" .

beckly_freckly
12-02-2018, 08:25 PM
I googled secular homeschooling and this was the first webpage I found.

I'm interested in implementing some homeschooling techniques into my own kids' lives but all of the info I was coming across was very religious, which i'm not, so I googled "secular homeschool info" and boom! there you were.

MomHasTheHighScore
01-08-2019, 04:27 PM
Was searching for supplements and have been spending a lot of time finding supplementary worksheets and whatnot. Ended up finding a post that was really well kept for being as old as it was, on a topic I wish had come up back when I was researching it to begin with(we didn't have a ton of time to research and be ready before it was go time for homeschooling- I lost a lot of sleep making sure we had picked good options and everything was ready before we hit the ground running first day of homeschooling).

Anyway, one of the posts came up in the search and I found it worthwhile to sign up. It was well kept and there are conversations still going on and not being pushed to the wayside even years later. I figured this might be a good place to get questions answered and get support online from other homeschoolers without the religious undertones. We actually are religious but munchkin isn't. By that I mean he can pick whatever he wants when he grows up. His dad and I are of two different religions so we just mish mash our holidays. It can get interesting. Neither of us are interested in teaching kiddo here religion. We have both seen that end badly anyway and would prefer he learn right from wrong before he even steps near religion- so he is aware people believe different things but doesn't particularly know why and when it is a question that gets too involved we tell him to wait until he's older. I know some people in better halves religion don't like this but we don't care if he ends up religious or not. We just want him to be happy and feel whole and not be blind following the blind in matters that critical thinking should tell him he shouldn't be. Just because re believe stuff doesn't mean he has to. We mostly just want to teach him not to be a giant donkey's butt about religion and don't really want anything else for him.

You wouldn't believe how incredibly hard that is to find. Most of the organizations for homeschoolers that came up were all religious and not even my own religion. People of my religion don't usually teach religion to children. It's considered massively bad because kids will believe anything you teach them and don't have the ability to discern what's true and what's balogne until they are older. They don't even know what it is really, until a certain point, and they just learn to repeat it and be told they believe it until they do and- that's nothing we want for him. If he believes something one day, no matter what it is, we want it to come from himself not anything anyone told him he had to believe.

Anyway. I've had trouble finding secular resources so every single one is precious. We live in a bible belt but also a state known for it's discriminatory practices. They favor Christians here very heavily. People have lost there children over not being christian here. They used to hang signs when I was a kid... they don't like pagans here. They used to be worse. I remember this one group that got attacked meeting and countless shops run out of business or forced to move by the harassment some church's will levy here. I'm not keen on being found by such blatantly hateful people. They are bigoted and probably also sad inside deep to there souls to treat anyone like that. What happened to immigrants kids semi recently has happened here for years to citizens. It doesn't even surprise anyone anymore. There is only outrage because it is massive scale and involves another country at this point. Nowadays they sometimes substitute 'mental illness' as a claim where the religion one doesn't fly anymore. No evidence, no charges, and lots of people lose there kids anyway and even have rights severed. My state is messed up.

So anyway, I'd searched those same terms many times and then suddenly I wasn't getting the same results. Something probably changed up with google because, despite the age of this blog, I'd never run across it before and if there algorithms really went solely off of my searches then this should have come up long before now.

Skytrekker
01-11-2019, 11:42 AM
I am new here and found this site through google as well.

Sean
01-24-2019, 12:50 AM
I came across the site by searching Google for homeschool forums, aside from the stuff on Facebook