Book Review: Suddenly Homeschooling

Suddenly HomeschoolingMany people have the luxury of making a leisurely decision to homeschool. It may not be an easy decision, but it can be made over time, carefully weighing the pros and cons. Other people are thrust into homeschooling. This may be due to a school situation that goes bad quickly or to a change in life circumstances. For whatever reason, one has to start homeschooling in a hurry. “Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick-Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in 2 Weeks” by Mary-Claire Moreau, Ed.D. is written for those who find themselves in that situation.

Moreau, an advisor and coach for homeschool families, offers a step by step plan to starting homeschooling, perfect for those wondering how to begin. She covers topics such as connecting with other homeschoolers, homeschooling legally, figuring out what method of education you are most comfortable with, gathering resources, creating a schedule. and talking to your family about your choice, and storing your records and keepsakes.

While those who have been homeschooling a while will probably adapt their approach and make changes, “Suddenly Homeschooling” does offer a solid guide to getting started.


Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at