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Hi there, Mr. HomeScholar here...

It has come to my attention that homeschool dads will sometimes struggle understanding their wives.  Lee asked me to help explain the homeschool mom perspective to the dads out there.

Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)


As a public service, I wanted to share my Homeschool Mom Universal Translator with your husband.  Could you please pass this on to him?  Consider it my gift to you. You might want to print this out and keep it in your wallet for handy reference.

Did you read my blog post, Disapproving, Insensitive Relatives Translator (DIRT)? This can help if you have other family members that disapprove of your homeschooling your children. 

For up-to-date information on how to translate your homeschool mom messages, check out this article: TheHomeschool Mom Decoder.

Blessings,

Matt

Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)

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Printable HMUT




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Comments 64

Guest - Karen on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 06:29

This is soooo true. I love it. The way the different spouse interprets things is so amazing.

This is soooo true. I love it. The way the different spouse interprets things is so amazing.
Guest - Veronica on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 07:19

That made me laugh so hard! I had to retweet it and post a link to our homeschooling forum. So very funny. Thanks for sharing!

That made me laugh so hard! I had to retweet it and post a link to our homeschooling forum. So very funny. Thanks for sharing!
Guest - Lee on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 07:43

We were laughing so hard we CRIED! It's weird that it can be so funny and so true at the same time, LOL! I'm not even going to confess how many of those I have actually said aloud!
Blessings,
Lee

We were laughing so hard we CRIED! It's weird that it can be so funny and so true at the same time, LOL! I'm not even going to confess how many of those I have actually said aloud! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Kristine on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:00

Love it! It goes back to men wanting to fix things, but women just need to vent!

Love it! It goes back to men wanting to fix things, but women just need to vent!
Guest - Michael on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 11:07

This is awesome!

I NEED more translators JUST like this!

I have heard a few of these (and mistranslated them...)

I have this printed out now and will make TONS of copies for my friends.

This is awesome! I NEED more translators JUST like this! I have heard a few of these (and mistranslated them...) I have this printed out now and will make TONS of copies for my friends.
Guest - Karen Davis on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 14:18

Got to run share this NOW!

Got to run share this NOW!
Guest - Marie on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 15:01

Could you make this into a power point/video FOR my husband? He won't read it and remember it otherwise.

Could you make this into a power point/video FOR my husband? He won't read it and remember it otherwise.
Guest - Lee on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 15:06

Hi Marie,
GREAT IDEA! A Powerpoint! LOL! That is a REALLY good idea! I'll tell my hubby to do that.
Blessings,
Lee

Hi Marie, GREAT IDEA! A Powerpoint! LOL! That is a REALLY good idea! I'll tell my hubby to do that. Blessings, Lee
Guest - RileyDad on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 18:27

My wife showed me this & we laughed out loud at this several times.

But just so you wives don't think it's merely a boneheaded husband thing :

I had an old preacher friend tell me one time that there were three parts to every sermon he preached --

1) What he said
2) What he meant to say
3) What you heard

Thanks for posting. This was priceless

My wife showed me this & we laughed out loud at this several times. But just so you wives don't think it's merely a boneheaded husband thing : I had an old preacher friend tell me one time that there were three parts to every sermon he preached -- 1) What he said 2) What he meant to say 3) What you heard Thanks for posting. This was priceless
Guest - Daisy on Thursday, 05 November 2009 09:26

That is sooo awesome!

That is sooo awesome!
Guest - Cindy Torres on Thursday, 05 November 2009 10:39

This is SOOOOOO great! I copied/pasted it to all of our state homeschool email groups!! Hope it will help somebody laugh today!!!

This is SOOOOOO great! I copied/pasted it to all of our state homeschool email groups!! Hope it will help somebody laugh today!!!
Guest - Marie on Thursday, 05 November 2009 12:25

Oh, Lee! I'm so glad you were not offended by my "Power Point/Video" comment. I'm sure there are more men like mine that seem to need the audio/visual more than the written
message. Although, I am tempted to send the written chart to him.... :)

Oh, Lee! I'm so glad you were not offended by my "Power Point/Video" comment. I'm sure there are more men like mine that seem to need the audio/visual more than the written message. Although, I am tempted to send the written chart to him.... :)
Guest - Paula (EL) on Thursday, 05 November 2009 13:48

I vote we create a cheat sheet for all areas of life. We'll take it to the school store and have it laminated, multiple copies too. I'm forwarding to my lovely spouse now.

I vote we create a cheat sheet for all areas of life. We'll take it to the school store and have it laminated, multiple copies too. I'm forwarding to my lovely spouse now.
Guest - Sharon on Thursday, 05 November 2009 15:45

That is hysterical!

That is hysterical!
Guest - Inna on Thursday, 05 November 2009 16:36

That was great!

That was great!
Guest - NW Darla on Friday, 06 November 2009 09:57

When your wife says -
"I read about a homeschooling resource today that I'm interested in."

What she means is -
"I read some reviews, chatted online with some people who have used it, and I think it might be helpful."

What she doesn't mean is -
"They'll 'work' I promise. I won't ever need to spend another dime."

====
When your wife says -
"Can you help me decide which route to go in this homeschooling matter?"

What she means is -
"I want to bounce some ideas off you, if you could spare a few minutes, because I value your input."

What she doesn't mean is -
"I need several hours of your time and for you to figure everything out."

When your wife says - "I read about a homeschooling resource today that I'm interested in." What she means is - "I read some reviews, chatted online with some people who have used it, and I think it might be helpful." What she doesn't mean is - "They'll 'work' I promise. I won't ever need to spend another dime." ==== When your wife says - "Can you help me decide which route to go in this homeschooling matter?" What she means is - "I want to bounce some ideas off you, if you could spare a few minutes, because I value your input." What she doesn't mean is - "I need several hours of your time and for you to figure everything out."
Guest - Lee on Friday, 06 November 2009 11:30

Good job, Darla! I'm looking for more ideas, too.
Blessings,
Lee

Good job, Darla! I'm looking for more ideas, too. Blessings, Lee
Guest - JulieBaby on Friday, 06 November 2009 12:45

Brilliant! Also hilarious.

Brilliant! Also hilarious.
Guest - nobody on Friday, 06 November 2009 15:09

LOL! That was awesome! where can I find some more? btw, I"m not married, and not looking to be, but I still find this interesting.

LOL! That was awesome! where can I find some more? btw, I"m not married, and not looking to be, but I still find this interesting.
Guest - Susan W (Luci's momma) on Saturday, 07 November 2009 11:20

This is just hilarious. I am homeschooling 3 kids while DH is in Afghanistan. It's so hard to get across my thoughts when he's sitting right here in front of me--imagine trying to get him to understand when the phone is going out on every other syllable.

I've gotten to the point where I don't want him to encourage our 17 yo son through email anymore because it doesn't matter what DH says, DS interprets it as "just do whatever schoolwork you think valuable and skip the rest." DH assures me that he's NOT saying that.

I think I will tag-team him when he gets off the plane and disappear for a few days. All by myself. Maybe I'll give him a few days home before I do that.

But first I'm sending him your blog post.

This is just hilarious. I am homeschooling 3 kids while DH is in Afghanistan. It's so hard to get across my thoughts when he's sitting right here in front of me--imagine trying to get him to understand when the phone is going out on every other syllable. I've gotten to the point where I don't want him to encourage our 17 yo son through email anymore because it doesn't matter what DH says, DS interprets it as "just do whatever schoolwork you think valuable and skip the rest." DH assures me that he's NOT saying that. I think I will tag-team him when he gets off the plane and disappear for a few days. All by myself. Maybe I'll give him a few days home before I do that. But first I'm sending him your blog post.
Guest - Susan W (Luci's momma) on Saturday, 07 November 2009 11:22

PS--the photo of the mystified husband is priceless!

PS--the photo of the mystified husband is priceless!
Guest - Lee on Saturday, 07 November 2009 11:42

Dear Susan,
Thank you for your service - and you're husband's too, of course. I hope our blog post will bring a smile to his face!
Blessings,
Lee

Dear Susan, Thank you for your service - and you're husband's too, of course. I hope our blog post will bring a smile to his face! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Suzy on Monday, 09 November 2009 17:12

These are great... as a now-single mom I need to be reminded that the emotional expressions that are going through my head (what I say to myself!) really may not be exactly what I mean. Your "what she means is" actually can be a help so that *I* can figure out what I really mean!

May all of you married moms offer up a special prayer for your special, if sometimes bewildered, homeschool hero husbands!

These are great... as a now-single mom I need to be reminded that the emotional expressions that are going through my head (what I say to myself!) really may not be exactly what I mean. Your "what she means is" actually can be a help so that *I* can figure out what I really mean! May all of you married moms offer up a special prayer for your special, if sometimes bewildered, homeschool hero husbands!
Guest - Angie Wright on Monday, 09 November 2009 22:16

Oh SO Funny But True. So True. :)

Oh SO Funny But True. So True. :)
Guest - Cara on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 15:39

It is *so* funny because it is *so* true. Thanks for the laughs!

It is *so* funny because it is *so* true. Thanks for the laughs!
Guest - April on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 16:02

This list is great! Love it and I am posting it on Facebook and some other homeschooling sites.

This list is great! Love it and I am posting it on Facebook and some other homeschooling sites.
Guest - Beth on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 15:40

This was awesome! I loved it! So funny, but so true!!! :-) Thanks!

This was awesome! I loved it! So funny, but so true!!! :-) Thanks!
Guest - RuthintheDesert on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 21:34

Or women could just say what they mean. It also helps to marry a homeschool graduate so the whole family speaks the same language. :)

Or women could just say what they mean. It also helps to marry a homeschool graduate so the whole family speaks the same language. :)
Guest - Dirtdartwife on Saturday, 21 November 2009 17:40

When she says: Your mother called today and told one of the kids they're doing great considering they're not in school. That really bugged me.

What she means is: Will you please inform your mother that comments like that will not be tolerated and she's to keep those types of opinions to herself?

What she doesn't mean is: Please do not tell me that I should just accept what your mother says "because you know how she is."

*********************
When she says: The kids refused to do their school work today.

What she means: Can you please support me in bringing down the hammer on them so they don't think they can come between us?

What it doesn't mean: I don't want to hear "Oh, wow, I'm sorry." while you continue to read your email or watch your race on TV.

When she says: Your mother called today and told one of the kids they're doing great considering they're not in school. That really bugged me. What she means is: Will you please inform your mother that comments like that will not be tolerated and she's to keep those types of opinions to herself? What she doesn't mean is: Please do not tell me that I should just accept what your mother says "because you know how she is." ********************* When she says: The kids refused to do their school work today. What she means: Can you please support me in bringing down the hammer on them so they don't think they can come between us? What it doesn't mean: I don't want to hear "Oh, wow, I'm sorry." while you continue to read your email or watch your race on TV.
Guest - MRL on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:24

When your wife says, "I wish our daughter could learn as easily as ......"

What she means is, "It doesn't seem fair that she works twice as hard for not even half the return.I grieve for her."

What she doesn't mean is, "I wish I had another,smarter daughter because this kid is so much work"


When your wife says, "I miss feeling successful..."

What she does mean is, "It would be nice to get firm feedback (in an interim that is less than 18 years) that homeschooling is the right choice.

What she doesn't mean is, "my old job was more important, my old life was better."

Having whined about these two things (and I could list 100 more!), I will say that my husband does seem to "get it" but not at a visceral level.

When your wife says, "I wish our daughter could learn as easily as ......" What she means is, "It doesn't seem fair that she works twice as hard for not even half the return.I grieve for her." What she doesn't mean is, "I wish I had another,smarter daughter because this kid is so much work" When your wife says, "I miss feeling successful..." What she does mean is, "It would be nice to get firm feedback (in an interim that is less than 18 years) that homeschooling is the right choice. What she doesn't mean is, "my old job was more important, my old life was better." Having whined about these two things (and I could list 100 more!), I will say that my husband does seem to "get it" but not at a visceral level.
Guest - MRL on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:34

When she says, "Your parents were shocked that our daughter doesn't know if the Civil War came before or after the Vietnam War"

What she means is, "Will you tell your parents to stop quizzing our kids or we might have to start quizzing them. And they WILL lose because we know more."

What she doesn't mean is, "I hate your parents and I haven't forgotten that they get Memorial Day and Veterans Day confused"

When she says, "Your parents were shocked that our daughter doesn't know if the Civil War came before or after the Vietnam War" What she means is, "Will you tell your parents to stop quizzing our kids or we might have to start quizzing them. And they WILL lose because we know more." What she doesn't mean is, "I hate your parents and I haven't forgotten that they get Memorial Day and Veterans Day confused"
Guest - Julie on Thursday, 10 December 2009 07:21

I'm laughing out loud! My husband has said nearly ALL those things! Thank you!

I'm laughing out loud! My husband has said nearly ALL those things! Thank you!
Guest - Deb on Monday, 21 June 2010 08:09

This was great, but what we really need is a Homeschool Mom Universal Translator for Disapproving Relatives! Many of the above apply! :-)

This was great, but what we really need is a Homeschool Mom Universal Translator for Disapproving Relatives! Many of the above apply! :-)
Guest - badmsm on Thursday, 24 June 2010 09:25

Oh, I hear you about the quizzing grandparents. They rarely ask about the kids' other interests, activities and accomplishments. Once my MIL started doing it on Christmas Eve. DS#2 told her "It's Christmas Eve, I'm not doing this with you." My kids just walk away when they start that now.

Thanks for the giggle, Lee! :)

Oh, I hear you about the quizzing grandparents. They rarely ask about the kids' other interests, activities and accomplishments. Once my MIL started doing it on Christmas Eve. DS#2 told her "It's Christmas Eve, I'm not doing this with you." My kids just walk away when they start that now. Thanks for the giggle, Lee! :)
Guest - Michelle Dennis Evans on Saturday, 26 June 2010 01:09

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I needed a laugh today :)

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I needed a laugh today :)
Guest - corine on Monday, 18 October 2010 20:11

LOL! :D This is great! I wish I had this translation sheet for my husband in the earlier years! Hats off to you both... thanks a ton for sharing with us all.

Corine

LOL! :D This is great! I wish I had this translation sheet for my husband in the earlier years! Hats off to you both... thanks a ton for sharing with us all. Corine
Guest - Carla on Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:03

As a work-outside-the-home mom married to a homeschooling dad, this makes me appreciate all the more that most men (my husband included) just say what they mean straight out- and mean what they say. Much easier to help them that way. Try it with your husbands someday!

As a work-outside-the-home mom married to a homeschooling dad, this makes me appreciate all the more that most men (my husband included) just say what they mean straight out- and mean what they say. Much easier to help them that way. Try it with your husbands someday!
Guest - Denise on Thursday, 13 January 2011 13:50

I really like Darla's. It hits right in my back yard. We need to keep adding to this. I really think, although it is hilarious,that husbands really find this helpful. good stuff.

I really like Darla's. It hits right in my back yard. We need to keep adding to this. I really think, although it is hilarious,that husbands really find this helpful. good stuff.
Guest - Audrie Schaller on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:44

Just in the middle of my second year homeschooling. Stumbled across this and couldn't stop laughing! Thanks! I'll link to it on my site.

Just in the middle of my second year homeschooling. Stumbled across this and couldn't stop laughing! Thanks! I'll link to it on my site.
Guest - Lee on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:46

Thanks for linking it to your site, Audrie!
Blessings,
Lee

Thanks for linking it to your site, Audrie! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Linda on Thursday, 03 February 2011 13:27

We call this "pink and blue" talking in our house. We took a class at our church called "Love and Respect" and they focus in on pink and blue talking and hearing. The trick is (as in the article) learning to be in the middle (purple talking and hearing) and understanding one another. Great article! My husband loves it and so do I.

We call this "pink and blue" talking in our house. We took a class at our church called "Love and Respect" and they focus in on pink and blue talking and hearing. The trick is (as in the article) learning to be in the middle (purple talking and hearing) and understanding one another. Great article! My husband loves it and so do I.
Guest - Jennifer on Wednesday, 01 June 2011 15:39

My favorite is "this place is a pigsty" Vs ""honey of course I'll get you a Beer."

My favorite is "this place is a pigsty" Vs ""honey of course I'll get you a Beer."
Guest - paige on Friday, 22 July 2011 18:48

"Could you please go yell at the children and make us all cry?"
bwahahaha. i didn't know these miscommunications were so universal :) *cute*.

"Could you please go yell at the children and make us all cry?" bwahahaha. i didn't know these miscommunications were so universal :) *cute*.
Guest - lifelonglearner on Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:02

Humorous...but I've never said any of these things to my husband...because I can't. In 26 years of hs with another 10 to go, I have yet to experience the freedom of telling it like it is. Hubby is a passive supporter; he loves to brag about ACT scores, success in college, etc.; and there have been a few good conversations about child #x and the progress or lack thereof, the good things or the bad, etc. But those have been few; it is, in this home, a single-parent endeavor within a marriage. I hope I don't sound bitter or angry because I am not; we have been married long enough that I simply accept reality. Maybe I am a bit jealous, tho, of other wives' freedom to express themselves, because even tho I know the list was meant to be humorous, and so is probably somewhat exaggerated, a lot of it just sounds like whiny women to me. I am on my own in so many ways that I am effectively a single parent, and I can't even imagine saying any of those things to my husband.
I did appreciate others' additions to the list...and to every one who commented on relatives' criticism/skepticism whether vague or blunt, I am sorry that this makes your road harder. It is a hard job to muck through the swamp and then fall into a hole created by those we love. Keep teaching the kids to love the relatives even though they create bumps in the road. :)

Humorous...but I've never said any of these things to my husband...because I can't. In 26 years of hs with another 10 to go, I have yet to experience the freedom of telling it like it is. Hubby is a passive supporter; he loves to brag about ACT scores, success in college, etc.; and there have been a few good conversations about child #x and the progress or lack thereof, the good things or the bad, etc. But those have been few; it is, in this home, a single-parent endeavor within a marriage. I hope I don't sound bitter or angry because I am not; we have been married long enough that I simply accept reality. Maybe I am a bit jealous, tho, of other wives' freedom to express themselves, because even tho I know the list was meant to be humorous, and so is probably somewhat exaggerated, a lot of it just sounds like whiny women to me. I am on my own in so many ways that I am effectively a single parent, and I can't even imagine saying any of those things to my husband. I did appreciate others' additions to the list...and to every one who commented on relatives' criticism/skepticism whether vague or blunt, I am sorry that this makes your road harder. It is a hard job to muck through the swamp and then fall into a hole created by those we love. Keep teaching the kids to love the relatives even though they create bumps in the road. :)
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Guest - Heather Berryman on Thursday, 04 August 2011 00:43

L OH! L

...*sigh*...How I wish I ALSO had someone to complain to on bad days.

...Then again, I'm thinking it's been good KYMSAYEO training for the teen years...(keep your mouth shut and your ears open ;)

L OH! L ...*sigh*...How I wish I ALSO had someone to complain to on bad days. ...Then again, I'm thinking it's been good KYMSAYEO training for the teen years...(keep your mouth shut and your ears open ;)
Guest - Holly on Thursday, 25 August 2011 06:53

Fantastic! I love it .... spot on! Including the comments as well .... and indeed the communication via skype and email as hubby's on go round #4 in Iraq brings in a whole nother level of what you heard! LOL ....

Fantastic! I love it .... spot on! Including the comments as well .... and indeed the communication via skype and email as hubby's on go round #4 in Iraq brings in a whole nother level of what you heard! LOL ....

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Guest - Kathy A. on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:24

Thank you so much for sharing this! ... how funny! ...
Kathy A.

Thank you so much for sharing this! ... how funny! ... Kathy A.
Guest - Tammy on Friday, 30 September 2011 08:40

Soooo true! Printed it out for my husband. He can refer back to it as a guide. Thanks.

Soooo true! Printed it out for my husband. He can refer back to it as a guide. Thanks.
Guest - Kim on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 09:13

Sharing this on Facebook. Thank you Mr Homescholar!

Sharing this on Facebook. Thank you Mr Homescholar!
Guest - Lee on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 09:42

Thanks for sharing it with others, Kim! I always giggle each time I read this!
Blessings,
Lee

Thanks for sharing it with others, Kim! I always giggle each time I read this! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Bethany LeBedz on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:43

Forwarding to my hubby! Thanks, Mr. HomeScholar!

Forwarding to my hubby! Thanks, Mr. HomeScholar!
Guest - Jorriss on Saturday, 01 December 2012 11:33

Here's an idea. Ignore column A and column C. Use column B. Translations not required.

Here's an idea. Ignore column A and column C. Use column B. Translations not required.
Guest - Kelli on Friday, 14 June 2013 20:38

Oh, this is definitely going up on the refrigerator!

Oh, this is definitely going up on the refrigerator!
Guest - Kris on Thursday, 04 July 2013 09:40

Love it! So true! Thanks, Matt & Lee!

Love it! So true! Thanks, Matt & Lee!
Guest - Elizabeth Conley on Monday, 09 September 2013 05:06

It's good to know that admitting to one bad day so often translates into "Let's dump the kids back into public-school-pergatory!" I thought I was the only woman who had to deal with that response.

It's good to know that admitting to one bad day so often translates into "Let's dump the kids back into public-school-pergatory!" I thought I was the only woman who had to deal with that response.
Guest - Sara B on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:36

What I say is this: I'm looking at these programs, which do you think our children will benefit from more?
What I mean: I want ONE, and you know our children too, and I value your insight into their personalities. Please give me your opinion, even if it is different than mine, so I know I have considered all bases.
What I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT MEAN: It doesn't matter, whichever, so you pick by going eenie meenie miney moe, so I don't have to make a decision.

What I say is this: I'm looking at these programs, which do you think our children will benefit from more? What I mean: I want ONE, and you know our children too, and I value your insight into their personalities. Please give me your opinion, even if it is different than mine, so I know I have considered all bases. What I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT MEAN: It doesn't matter, whichever, so you pick by going eenie meenie miney moe, so I don't have to make a decision.
Guest - Katharine on Saturday, 14 September 2013 08:39

Thanks for the reminder of why I put my kids in school! Having those negative and self deprecating thoughts and feelings constantly is no healthy way to live, especially when your husband just doesn't get it!

Thanks for the reminder of why I put my kids in school! Having those negative and self deprecating thoughts and feelings constantly is no healthy way to live, especially when your husband just doesn't get it!
Guest - Rachel on Sunday, 15 September 2013 19:21

SO funny. When I was first homeschooling and would get stressed out and try to talk through it w/my husband he would often reply that maybe we should just put the kids in school. I finally said, "What would you say if you came home to me to tell me about your hard day and I told you to quit your job? Because that is what you are doing to me. I don't want to quit my job, I just need to talk through the newness of the difficulties here, just like you do."

Also, when we started homeschooling, I wrote up a sheet of expectations telling my hubby what it would require of him. It woke him up a little and made him realize we were making a lifestyle choice. Until then, he said he had mostly thought it would be something I would do as long as I wanted to... 8 yrs and going strong.

SO funny. When I was first homeschooling and would get stressed out and try to talk through it w/my husband he would often reply that maybe we should just put the kids in school. I finally said, "What would you say if you came home to me to tell me about your hard day and I told you to quit your job? Because that is what you are doing to me. I don't want to quit my job, I just need to talk through the newness of the difficulties here, just like you do." Also, when we started homeschooling, I wrote up a sheet of expectations telling my hubby what it would require of him. It woke him up a little and made him realize we were making a lifestyle choice. Until then, he said he had mostly thought it would be something I would do as long as I wanted to... 8 yrs and going strong.
Guest - Tami on Monday, 30 September 2013 16:43

When your wife says: There is a great homeschool conference going on next weekend ...

What she means is: Don't make any plans. You are babysitting.

What she DOESN'T mean is: Tell me if you think I should go or not :)

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When your wife says: "I can't get a single thing done!"

What she means is: "Please fold some laundry."

What she doesn't mean is: "Please call up your mother to come help me out a bit."

When your wife says: There is a great homeschool conference going on next weekend ... What she means is: Don't make any plans. You are babysitting. What she DOESN'T mean is: Tell me if you think I should go or not :) --- When your wife says: "I can't get a single thing done!" What she means is: "Please fold some laundry." What she doesn't mean is: "Please call up your mother to come help me out a bit."
Guest - Pete on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 17:59

My wife came and sat my but# down and said read this... then pointed to "My children are horrible."... and that's the one we just had!!!! we all laughed and I feel better that this is common! Well done.

My wife came and sat my but# down and said read this... then pointed to "My children are horrible."... and that's the one we just had!!!! we all laughed and I feel better that this is common! Well done.
Guest - ThatHomeschoolDad on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:30

Wives of male lawyers are not called "lawyer moms," so I'm not sure why husbands of HS moms are "homeschool dads." I AM a homeschool dad, in that I have been my daughter's primary teacher for 6 years. My wife works full time as a public school teacher.

I appreciate that we are an extreme minority. Please appreciate that the label "homeschool dad" has a radically different, and mostly unappreciated definition for those of us who do this job.

Wives of male lawyers are not called "lawyer moms," so I'm not sure why husbands of HS moms are "homeschool dads." I AM a homeschool dad, in that I have been my daughter's primary teacher for 6 years. My wife works full time as a public school teacher. I appreciate that we are an extreme minority. Please appreciate that the label "homeschool dad" has a radically different, and mostly unappreciated definition for those of us who do this job.
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I seriously thank you both as you have made all the difference for our son. I was prepared to send him away next year for high school because I had lost hope, was so scared and my vision had become cloudy. But I have praising God that I found your site a few days ago and now I know I can do this.

Stephanie in PA
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The girls applied to various schools' Engineering departments and were accepted to every one. After visiting all schools, they finally decided to accept Florida Institute of Technology's admission offer. They received full tuition scholarships from FIT, including the highest award for Florida Bright Futures. Their transcript and course description documents were extensive, so thank you again... Read More

I'm a Gold Care Club member. You have been such a blessing, giving me the advice I need each week. My husband has been really impressed, too.

Lee, I couldn’t have done it without you and I give thanks to God for leading me to you!! Thank you for all your help and coaching over the last two years, I feel so thankful and blessed!!

The admissions officer told her that one of the factors in their decision to give her the scholarship and the invitation were her impressive homeschool transcript and course descriptions!!

Thank you for your resources on the Gold Care Club. I now feel confident that with your help and resources I can do it on my own and make her transcript for her, thanks to you. I feel so supported being able to ask you questions each week.

I am finished with the transcript!! Thank you so much for all your help and guidance with the Total Transcript Solution. I feel really good about the grades my daughter has, taking more into consideration than just the averages on paper. I know full well that effort played a big part in her high school career too. The last 2 years of high school, she really grew up and figured out how to get her... Read More

I signed up for your transcript program, read through all of your materials and we had a phone consultation shortly afterward. Speaking with you that day gave me the extra confidence I needed to step outside of my comfort zone and let go of my need to "check all the boxes". He was accepted to the University of Texas for this fall to pursue a degree in information technology. Thanks for your... Read More

Your webinar has certainly bailed me out! This is for my son who was not interested in any more schooling and then suddenly changed his mind after graduation. I had started to buy your program, but after seeking help with our homeschool group they told me not to bother with a transcript. I will be telling everyone in our group to at least take your webinar on transcripts. I agree this should be... Read More

I bought the High School Solution last week and I am part way through the first presentation. So far, I am really liking it. I am green, green, green to home school so I had no expectations except to learn. My favorite part so far is the overview. I'm learning a lot and feel like it is doable. I'm good at organizing and planning I just needed some direction. Some help. After I bought it, I... Read More

Your kind words written back to me filled my heart with joy!! I appreciate that you took the time to read what I wrote. That really tells me that you are 100% invested in your business, but I already had that impression anyway!

I only wish that I had found your resources earlier in my daughter’s homeschooling high schooling years. I would have saved myself so much time and energy.

I... Read More

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great webinar yesterday. It was a great blessing to me. I was feeling a bit intimidated by high school and was planning to find a diploma program, because I just didn't know how to do it on my own. But you have given me such confidence and even excitement about it. I now feel that I can stay true to who we are as a homeschool family, rather... Read More

Long time fan - I used your book to help my eldest get a full tuition scholarship! Your ideas work! Child #2 is a bit more free form in her learning, so I'm hoping to refine my course description skills to help her as best I can. Thank you!

Lee is extremely professional and relevant to homeschooling. All her tips and recommendations are clearly explained and ideas I wouldn't have considered. The voice of experience (successful experience at that) is *always* valuable!

After getting over the shock of scholarships, my first thought was 'Thank you Lee!' It wouldn't have happened without the Comprehensive Records and encouragement from you!

I have loved all of your work, ideas, and especially Lee's coaching me through the homeschool transcript and college issues process. You helped daughter get accepted into 11 colleges and helped her get a partial scholarship. You helped us receive guidance for other important college issues, for which we are most appreciative. And thank you, Lee. so very much for your excellent coaching with... Read More

The High School Solution is an online membership site designed to support and encourage parents who are homeschooling their children through high school.

A veteran homeschool mom herself, Lee Binz shares the tried-and-true tips and tricks she learned while preparing her own children for college and while helping other homeschool parents do the same.

The High School Solution is well... Read More

Susan Anadale, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

I'm feeling all sorts of feelings - panic, insecure, frustrated that I'm not done with all the paperwork, etc. I uncovered a pile of my school related record keeping items and discovered your book Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School. I randomly opened to page 85 and read about The Great Pause. Thank you for writing this book. I read about 20 pages and I felt like you were exactly... Read More

I want to give a little testimony and some kudos to YOUI I compiled my beautiful spiral-bound booklet of course descriptions, reading lists, awards & activities, and sample work for my son Sam a few weeks ago. It had a nice cover page, complete with table of contents (which was the most difficult to do of the entire thing!). It was total about 80 pages. It looked professional, and honestly,... Read More

I received so much wonderful help and support from Lee over the years. I'm pleased with how the whole home school journey has turned out. Our oldest son, Daniel, is currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati, our daughter, Pearl, is a sophomore in nursing working toward a BSN specializing in Women's Health at Christ College and working as a PCA at the Christ... Read More

I have really enjoyed having your support in our journey through homeschooling. I especially enjoy the online workshops! I am so happy that I've made this purchase and have no regrets. You are a blessing in our lives. Thanks again.

Thank you, Lee, for making me feel like I can teach high school and prepare them for college. You have really made me feel that this stage of my home schooling journey is doable.

There is so much here to value. The course descriptions are absolutely wonderful! I absolutely love it when I realize that we are taking a class that you have already outlined for us. The different options on the transcript is also great, especially when you have kids with early high school credit.

Thank you for the help The Total Transcript Solution gave me during my son’s senior year… he graduated last June and this was a huge life line for me to preparing his transcripts! Boy do I wish I had this information and all of these resources when he was in middle school, it sure would have made this so much quicker and easier! This did it’s job!! I am constantly telling others that this... Read More

Hello Lee,
I recently attended your webinar, "12 Keys to High School Success" free workshop. I just wanted to compliment you on your presentation. It was very helpful and encouraging. And I think it was even better than previous presentations. Kudos! I particularly appreciated the month-by-month meltdown calendar! It was good to know that you understand and feel the difficulties; it provided a... Read More

Hi Lee,

Thank you so much for all the help you have given me over the past years. I really appreciate you and your advice. On Saturday, I graduated my youngest child who will be heading off to Liberty University in the fall. What a blessed journey it has been and you have been a big part of the success we have experienced.

I am an organized person but your help in staying on top of... Read More

Kathleen in North Carolina

Dear Lee,

I attended the North Carolina Homeschool Conference several years ago when you were speaking. My daughter was just beginning High School and I felt lost. You were wonderful! I left the conference feeling energized and encouraged. I read your books, watched your Youtube videos and your DVDs. I can't tell you how often we used your advise in Dual Enrollment, college visits,... Read More

Tracy in North Carolina

As one of your Gold Care Club members, I am so excited to share our good news. We are so proud of our daughter, Kiana, for being selected for the top scholarship. Thank you for all your help in preparing her transcript, commenting on her essays and completing her comprehensive file. I am so thankful that I discovered (and purchased) BEFORE my girls began high school. Kiana has been accepted to 6... Read More

Tracey Pieters in Mexico

Dear Lee,

Thank you! Thank you! My name is Michele Williams and I am one of your Happy Customers! I have a daughter that is getting ready to graduate, she is my first and I was so nervous on how to go about doing her transcripts. I ordered your transcript package and watched your webinars hoping to learn how to make them look good and what exactly to apply to them. She is an artist and had... Read More

I love Lee Binz!!!! So full of valuable information, support and inspiration! The Gold Club was very worthwhile! I appreciated the opportunity to have those weekly phone calls with her when I had specific questions. She is awesome! Everything I have bought through her program has been a worthwhile and valuable purchase.

Robin in California

I ran across a story in an article that referenced how much Lee Binz had helped the author with homeschooling high school, so I decided to give her a call. She had a special “Gold Club” membership which included access to her resources, a special email address, and a 20-minute phone consultation with her once a week to pick her brain about any questions or concerns I might have. I decided to... Read More

Jean in North Carolina

In April, my homeschooled senior daughter was applying to a very competitive specialty summer college program at a major Ivy League university. I had to come up with a really professional looking transcript, FAST, and I was really dreading it.

However, I ordered your Homeschool Total Transcript Solution and it was all you said it was! I was able to write brief course descriptions and find... Read More

Thank you so much for the wealth of information that you share! You have given me the knowledge and courage to do more than I ever felt possible, especially the ability to maneuver the high school transcript and college application process. Our daughter was accepted to all six schools to which she applied. She was offered various scholarships to each of them, and she received a full four-year... Read More

Lori in New Hampshire

I just had to write to let you know that my daughter received the Regent's Scholarship for Pepperdine University! This is a $40,700 annual award. I am still in shock daily. We found out a week ago, and it has taken this long for it to actually sink in. Of course this is after hours and hours of work on both of our parts, my daughter writing countless essays and filling out applications, and... Read More

Lee Binz is a genius at taking complex information and making it simple. She simplified the information in a fun and quite comical way. I felt so empowered! I now have the information I need to turn what my children enjoy doing into credits on their transcript. I highly recommend visiting her website and purchasing her book!

Monica, Blog:

I have been following your advice for 3 years now! Last year I leaped into the Gold Care Club with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.  I am so thankful for your willingness to mentor the homeschool community. My family has just gone through the college application process for the first time.  Thanks to you, I felt very aware of what to expect, and confident in our coursework,... Read More

Kathy and daughter, Sarah

I have been following your advice for 3 years now! Last year I leaped into the Gold Care Club with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.  I am so thankful for your willingness to mentor the homeschool community. My family has just gone through the college application process for the first time.  Thanks to you, I felt very aware of what to expect, and confident in our coursework,... Read More

I am writing to say thank you and to share our success story with you. Our was just accepted early decision into College! Your resources were invaluable in helping me wade through the application process. I used both your Total Transcript Solution and Comprehensive Record Solution. I recommend your materials to all homeschoolers who have high school students, and I also agree with your... Read More

I am writing to say thank you and to share our success story with you. Our was just accepted early decision into College! Your resources were invaluable in helping me wade through the application process. I used both your Total Transcript Solution and Comprehensive Record Solution. I recommend your materials to all homeschoolers who have high school students, and I also agree with your... Read More

I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey.

I’ve been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has been invaluable to me. I wanted to thank you! My son is away at college in his second semester of freshman year. He is doing great and although the course work is rigorous, he is WELL prepared for college. Many people in my life would question... Read More

Our daughter had chronic Lyme Disease. I was stressed wondering how we were going to get her through High School. Then I found you! With your ebooks, emails and blog I was able to create a high school centered on her interests and be creative with how she learned each subject. Your clear method for keeping course work and making transcripts was so easy that I was even able to help friends... Read More

I have been so blessed by your newsletters, website, and the Total Transcript Solution. Last October, my daughter was accepted and awarded the highest academic scholarship from all four of the private Christian colleges she applied to. Two of those universities invited her to compete for “up to full-tuition scholarships,” and in early April, she was awarded the Presidential Honors... Read More

Even though I am in the field of education, finding a plan for homeschooling high school and preparing good college transcripts was not easy. Then I came across Lee’s website and everything changed. I joined the “Gold Care Club” and can’t wait for my weekly discussion with Lee. I now feel confident that my daughter will have the necessary transcripts for graduating high school as... Read More

Sue, mom of Brittany

The support and information The HomeScholar provided helped me confidently perform that task, and now my son has been accepted into the college of his choice! Believe it or not, his smile was even bigger than in the picture when he got that acceptance letter! Thank you, HomeScholar!

Kelly and her son, Cole

I have seen no other site on the web better equipped than yours to help homeschooling high school students, and I will be telling others nothing but good things about your site. I am the type who researches something and eventually becomes reasonably well educated on the subject. This is what I have done when it comes to homeschooling our high school daughter. I have spent many months getting up... Read More

I just wanted to say 'thank you SO much' once again for all your help and input. I don't know if this adequately expresses how appreciated your wise counsel is and what a help it's been to me. I would be fumbling and procrastinating if I had not ordered your transcript e-book and become a member of your Gold Care Club. I'm so glad my husband said OK to letting me stay on as a member. It's funny... Read More

Ann in Connecticut

First, Lee, you have been a great help in answering my questions concerning my daughter taking a Gap Year. Second, I raved over your High School Planning Guide and the Sample Grading This is how I felt after downloading everything offered on the Gold-Care membership: I know for certain that in the near future I will be choosing one of the Transcript Templates to make my own official transcript... Read More

Thank you so much for this info and for talking with me today. Your personal experiences that you shared with me, along with all the information, really helps a lot. Thanks for listening also. I tend to talk a lot, so it is refreshing to find someone who actually listens and thinks some of what I have to say is worth listening to. One thing during our conversation that I meant to mention was how... Read More

Jean in North Carolina

You saved me many tears by helping me with your Gold Care Club this past year... Just so you know our son has been accepted at all the colleges he has applied and one admissions officer commented "I can tell by his transcript that you have done a great job homeschooling him". Thanks Lee!

Thank you so much for the links and resources. Thanks, too, for being available to talk yesterday. I truly enjoy talking with you! You help me to feel more confident about putting Meaghan's transcript together. Lee, you have so much knowledge and wisdom to share about home schooling high school, preparing for college, and putting a transcript together. Thanks for sharing it with others! You are... Read More

You helped me out a couple of years ago, and assisted me with a high school transcript for my son Landon. I was just beginning to deal with some brain tumors and several surgeries and so appreciated your help. Things are still not as easy for me as they used to be and I did very little homeschooling with my then 13 year old Austyn that 2008-2009 school year. I thought I would give you an update... Read More

I want to highly recommend Lee's services to anyone who has questions about the high school years! I had a consultation with her yesterday and it was so helpful and amazing to watch the transcript fill before my very eyes. I think as homeschoolers we can be VERY critical of our little schools and I didn't even realize how much was learned last year. Lee's service is truly a blessing and her rates... Read More

I thought I would have to convince my husband that we wanted to spend this amount, but he is fully convinced that your materials are an investment in my daughter's education. That, my friend, is a compliment in the highest! He is very picky as to what he calls an investment in education! We've been talking about it, and I told him that not only am I impressed with your materials, and not only was... Read More

The FEAR has been alleviated (THANKS to you!!) The audios were incredibly insightful and PACKED full of information! The ebook was the most VALUABLE tool I've seen on the nuts and bolts of transcripts! You literally answered EVERY question that came to mind. I know I will refer to it often. You are a blessing indeed.

Your latest newsletter is very inspiring. I liked the curriculum article and the straightforward tips on how to sort through all the various choices available. Your husband's articles are excellent; they’re consistently relevant, humorous and insightful. I enjoy seeing his perspective as a homeschool dad. You are certainly a blessing to home schooling moms like me. You have been an answer to... Read More

Lee!!!!!! You don't even realize what a blessing your blog post was to me today... SERIOUSLY! I was actually talking to the Lord about this yesterday; then you post this! Amazing! Thank you so much! May God continue to bless all you do for Him and us home schoolers! You're awesome!

I was just telling my husband how good it feels to have a coach. He is a realtor and he has a coach too, so he sees the value in it. I look forward to talking to you next week. I have my list going and I will email you with a heads up before I call. Have a great week.

Sheila in California

You provide a much needed service. I must tell you that I've spent the past three hours going over all the materials and still haven't exhausted all that you offer. Your service is an answer to prayer. It's very late, (nine hours ahead of west coast time) so I must close but I will be contacting you soon. Thank you for providing a first-rate service.

Thank you for the wealth of information you provide on your website. I was reading your article on record keeping. I am one of those "What??!!! I didn't know I had to keep records!" people. I really appreciate all your help! You are the BEST!!!

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions at the conference. I’ve been praying for an answer to my unique needs in homeschooling my oldest son. I believe God answered my prayers by sending me to you. A huge weight was lifted after speaking with you and your husband. It’s hard for me to let go and let God have complete control of our homeschool, but I’m learning and it’s getting... Read More

Janel in North Dakota

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your audio workshops. I often listen to them on my iPod while I walk in the mornings or on my computer while I’m making dinner. They offer such practical, in-depth advice, and such an affordable product.

You can count me as a completely satisfied customer.  The Total Transcript Solution made the process a pleasure.  Our transcript was a wonderful summary of the rich educational experience a home school education can provide.  We translated my son’s home school experience into the language schools can understand, and obviously love!

What you do is a wonderful ministry.  I gleaned wonderful insights from your seminars at the convention. The information on transcripts was so simple and straightforward, that I'm actually looking forward to getting started. I've been avoiding writing my course descriptions until now too. But now, I'm more encouraged, more energized and more motivated than ever before, thanks to you.   I'll be... Read More

Your presentation was FABULOUS and fills a GAPING need in the homeschooling community. You teach people how to take their unique homeschooling experience and translate it into a college-prep program. What a gift!! You helped bring clarity and focus to areas that needed attention. I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on your college series. I will buy anything you produce!

This information is so much more than I ever could have hoped for from anyone! You're truly providing a wonderful service. Thank you so much for your help. I had this little voice in my head telling me I needed to keep great records through middle school, so I have been doing it right along. Glad to know it can work for his high school transcripts. Thank you for your words of wisdom. You've... Read More

I want to thank you for "Getting the BIG Scholarships". It was very helpful, informative, insightful and practical in its advice and real world application. Now we are armed with the insider information we need to make our son's scholarship applications stand out above the crowd and get noticed!

I found Lee Binz while searching the internet. My husband and I set up an appointment with Lee.  Talk about hand holding! It was just what I needed. She answered all my questions about SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP, and PSAT testing. She helped me set up a plan for the next four years. It was wonderful. The best part? My husband and I left the meeting as a team. Even today I still feel 100% better about... Read More

Tressa in Washington

Thank you so, so much for all that you are doing. I have needed support like you offer for a number of years now. It has felt like we've been going on to the end all alone. Now I feel supported. I am just nervous to call or email you for help. One of these days I will be brave. Thank you, again. You are one of my heroes.

You have created such an incredible resource and I'm thrilled to be mentored through these high school years. It's obvious you are a woman of great excellence. I believe you offer so much to the homeschool community and you obviously care deeply about the education of those choosing to educate their children at home.

Pastor Diane in Washington

You guys on the support staff are really fantastic, I have never had better customer service. It is a rarity in this day and age sometimes.

I am so so so thankful to God for you. I spent the morning becoming confused and in despair over math and science next year. I was reading a homeschool forum trying to decide what to do for science next year. Some of the moms had the idea that you HAD to do certain things or your child's college career, not to mention life, would be ruined if you didn't do things a certain way. I finally... Read More

Dear Lee, Honestly, we are IN AWE of the resources you’ve got here. With our journey into high school just beginning, we are SO happy to have you with us! Thank you again for putting together such AMAZING resources for the homeschool community!

Lori and Scott in Georgia

It really made for a more professional look. You are providing a service much needed by many. Her scholarship will be paying for four years of tuition, out-of-state fees, room/board, book stipend as well as $5000 toward a month summer abroad program. Thank you again for all that I learned through your services.

In applying for the summer institutes I used your model to the best of my ability. I watched the videos enough to have them pretty much set to memory. I plan on putting together a complete comprehensive record ASAP. I want to have available my son’s accomplishments in a neat and presentable package. Without you, our homeschool would not be as organized record keeping and academically, and my... Read More

Real live samples, like the sample Course Description and Grades and Credits Resource sheet, really clarify things and give homeschoolers a starting point in creating their own, which is very helpful! The “Record Keeping” section was very good too. This topic and the way you present it would be extremely useful for parents new to homeschooling high school. I was impressed by your knowledge... Read More

Your homeschool transcripts and records were the best organized and documented I have seen.

Bryan Jones, Admissions Director at SPU

I loved Finding a College.  It was so helpful, so much great information!  You shared many of the concerns that I had about college. I see so many "so called" Christian Colleges/University's that are no different than a secular school.  That concerns me.   I will continue to pray, I know God can always change things, but that was really neat.

I loved the way you compared "finding a college" to finding "the love of your life." That really put a perspective on college hunting that I hadn't thought of before. Your step-by-step outline of the process used to help your sons' find a college is straight-forward and easy to understand. How I wish I'd had this information when I was helping my two oldest daughters find colleges. This... Read More

I just finished going through it and I am amazed at the wealth of information you have provided for homeschool parents and their high schoolers.  As I am in thick of the application and admission process, I can confidently say that you have done your homework very thoroughly, the information you share is right on, and this product is going to save many homeschool parents time, energy and... Read More

I watched Lee's 1 hour Grades, Credits and Transcripts Webinar. While  watching it, all of my fears melted away and I was reminded of why we started homeschooling in the first place! It was the joy of learning, and a blessing from God! She gave me detailed instructions on how to grade our work, give credits, and make transcripts that included high school level work from previous years. Lee has... Read More

I listened to the webinar the other day while working in the kitchen, and I was so encouraged!  I am currently homeschooling the last four of our twelve kids, and have seen "real time" how well our graduates have done both in college and the work force.  Still, it was nice to have the reinforcement of the studies that Dr. Wile presented.I really wish that I had had the information that I've... Read More

Again, just 20 minutes with you and I feel so relieved! This "high school" thing is gonna be alright! Thanks for the list of books. Reading is the love language of both of my boys also. So I truly appreciate this list to give me a foundation. The new school year is starting, and I am introducing folks to you left and right and hope that they jump on board, since your info has been priceless to... Read More

One of the major reasons I'm no longer anxious about homeschooling high school is because I've had the benefit of reading Lee Binz's book "Setting the Records Straight," as well as her many other wonderful resources. Her examples, encouragement, and insights will equip you to translate your homeschooled student's experiences into the language that college admissions officers understand.

I’ve always considered myself a manly kind of dad…but after reading Lee Binz’s book, my fears were confirmed that I’ve been a little afraid of the college scene. Perhaps it’s because of my own college experience or what I see now at colleges, but I wasn’t convinced college is a good thing. Lee helped calm my fears, reassured my inner-dad, and walked me through the whole process.... Read More

During the registration process, one of the representatives stopped me and said, 'Your documents for your son were amazing. We would like to use them as a model for others, as they were really helpful for us and especially for homeschoolers!' Of course, I followed the Comprehensive Record Solution that you provide, and heard about your success with the admission process…. but never expected to... Read More

Lee, you are THE BEST homeschool encourager!!!! You are a tremendous blessing to homeschoolers and I am telling my friends to check out your site and your terrific resources---I wish I told some of them sooner.

Sharon in Connecticut

It was so great talking with you today! Thank you so much for all of your advice, your time, and your encouragement. I am so excited to know I have someone so knowledgeable that I can go to for help with everything regarding homeschooling high school! The email you just sent my way today is a treasure trove. You really know how to listen and know what to recommend! I have already sent my son to... Read More

As these kids were going through their high school years, my homeschool mentor, Lee Binz, helped me realize that seeing their individuality and capitalizing on this as well as their strengths and passions was the ticket to helping each of them gain entry into their next chapter of life. I am so thankful for the instruction, solid support, and mentorship that the HomeScholar provided to me as I... Read More

Lee Binz deftly guides parents about the dangers that accompany gaming and internet addiction in this valuable book. Follow her advice, end the power struggles with your children and teens over their technology use, and be well on your way to rebuilding harmony in your family life.

Kim McDaniel, Author and Parent Coach

I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what I should be doing to prepare for college admissions. I decided to purchase the Gold Care Club, learned loads about junior year and homeschooling high school through the Club and Lee's other materials, and was able to prepare a transcript, go to a college fair, visit colleges, and... Read More

Thank you for your educational website. The Total Transcript Solution has been very helpful! In the last month -- since we found your site -- we have been making changes regarding our record keeping etc. Your other articles have also been beneficial in the planning for future courses, CLEPS and SAT preparation, etc. Thank you for the work that you have done in assisting families in their... Read More

Lee is an expert in homeschool transcripts. Many people send me things to review but Lee's stuff really grabbed me. I said 'this is a like minded person. This is woman with the voice of experience and the common sense that so many of us are so desperately looking for in the educational world.' Lee has the expertise of a professional to help with this tricky issue of assigning credits and grades... Read More

Andrew Pudewa, Director of IEW

Lee Binz has hit the nail smack on the head for clearly identifying the impact technology is having on our children, families, and schools, and what to do about it. TechnoLogic demystifies a very complex issue, helping readers to sort out problem areas and identify solutions. TechnoLogic is for everyone who cares about creating better lives for children.

Cris Rowen, Author of

I strongly recommend this book to all homeschooling parents who think that college might be in their child’s future. It not only demystifies the process of college preparation, it will also put you at ease as you help your child make one of the most important decisions of their young life.

Lee understands the struggles that mothers face when they take on the challenge of homeschooling through the high school years. But more than that, she knows how to point moms back to Jesus. Lee is right. Homeschooling is a gift. Your kids may drive you crazy from time to time … and that’s okay. Let the challenges push you closer to Jesus.

Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom

Your book, 'Setting the Record Straight' helped me compose my own unique transcript and course description document. Mine did not look like any of the examples in your book, but as you encouraged in your book, I found my very own style.

My daughter was not only accepted to the one and only school she applied, but she was offered the highest scholarship they award and invited to join their... Read More

You have taken an enormous amount of information and put it into bite-sized pieces so that the homeschooling parent can learn the information and process without becoming overwhelmed and frustrated–that goes for beginner homeschool high school parents and those of us who have been at it awhile. And you speak in the videos like a girlfriend who is going through all the same stuff with me! I... Read More

I thought I would also take this chance to thank you for your assistance with my daughter’s transcript and course descriptions. The information that I learned in your book, seminars, and talking with you personally gave me the confidence and knowledge to create a solid presentation of records. My daughter received multiple scholarship offers. She turned down a full tuition scholarship at one... Read More

I’d like to thank Lee for helping me gain the confidence I needed to start teaching high school this year. Instead of timidly requesting information from various sources I simply devoured everything I could find on her web site and spoke to her several times as part of a Gold Care Club membership. I cannot stress enough how empowering it is to have this important information up front! I am not... Read More

I've been doing a happy dance all day and I just had to pass the excitement along to you! Late last night I took the plunge and submitted my first ever high school transcript accompanied by 13 course descriptions to our state college after applying for dual enrollment for my upcoming junior. I used your template "Academic Record by Subject" from the Total Transcript Solution package and I... Read More

I'm just a grateful mom who wouldn't do without Lee's continued valuable help at this point in my homeschool career! I still have two in high school so I have a ways to go and I still depend on her wisdom and wonderful resources for those of us who are homeschooling through high school. Lee's input enabled me to prepare a "Comprehensive High School Record" for my son which allowed me to present... Read More

THANK YOU. My daughter applied online to the university of her first choice. She had to send in a copy of her transcript. We sent that in, but in addition and thanks to your guidance we also sent in a cover letter followed by her Comprehensive Record. Your assistance via the phone was invaluable and was a great confidence booster as we embarked on this journey. Thanks again!

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