Welcome to Get Homeschooled, the online haven where passion for education meets the comfort of home. I’m Simon Kensington, and I am delighted that you’ve decided to join our community.
For over 20 years, I have been blessed with the privilege of educating my three wonderful children at home. The journey has not been without its ups and downs, but the joy of fostering their love for learning and nurturing their unique potential is something I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Growing up, I was always curious about the world around me, a trait I inherited from my mother and father. They instilled in me a love for education and learning, which naturally trickled down to my children. We faced some challenges integrating our two eldest into the traditional education system. That’s when my wife and I made the decision to explore homeschooling.
We were novices, we stumbled, we doubted, and we questioned our decision often. But we persevered, learned, adapted, and grew. The transformation I saw in my children – their ability to learn at their own pace, to follow their passions, and to develop in ways we never anticipated – was profoundly rewarding. Today, my children are successful in their chosen fields, and I am immensely proud of the unique individuals they’ve become.
You might be wondering about the other half of the parenting equation, and it’s an important part of our story. About 15 years ago, my wife and I parted ways, making me not only a single father but also the sole educator of our children. It was a challenging time, but it was also when I truly stepped into my role as a homeschooling parent. The experience taught me so much about resilience, patience, and the depths of love that a parent has for their children. It further deepened my commitment to homeschooling, even in circumstances that many would find daunting. Today, I want to assure you that successful homeschooling is not a journey restricted to two-parent households. I hope my story can serve as an inspiration and provide practical advice to other single parents who choose to embark on the rewarding path of homeschooling.
With each year of homeschooling, I accumulated experiences, resources, and insights that I wish I had had when starting this journey. That’s why I created Get Homeschooled. It’s a platform dedicated to sharing the lessons learned over two decades of homeschooling. Here, you will find advice, resources, and heartfelt encouragement to help navigate your own homeschooling journey.
Balancing work and homeschooling as a single parent might seem like an impossible task, but it was a challenge I embraced head-on. As a remote worker, I was constantly juggling between client meetings, project deadlines, and math lessons or science experiments. It wasn’t always easy, and it required immense flexibility, meticulous planning, and more coffee than I’d like to admit. But over time, I discovered the beauty in this chaos and the many shared moments it provided me with my children. More than just a necessity, it became an opportunity to teach my children real-life skills such as time management, responsibility, and the importance of work-life balance. It’s my goal to share these experiences and provide guidance for those who are homeschooling while also managing professional commitments from home. I believe that with the right approach, homeschooling can harmoniously coexist with a work-from-home lifestyle.
At Get Homeschooled, I understand that every child is unique, with distinct learning styles and interests. Thus, my mission is to empower you, the parents, with the tools, confidence, and knowledge to tailor an educational experience that best fits your child’s needs. Whether you’re just starting your journey or looking for new ideas to rejuvenate your homeschooling experience, I’m here to help.
Through this blog, I aim to demystify homeschooling, break down its misconceptions, and highlight its incredible benefits. More than just academics, homeschooling allows children to grow holistically, nurturing their intellectual, emotional, and social abilities. It’s a lifestyle choice that fosters stronger family bonds, encourages curiosity, and builds lifelong learners.
Trust and authenticity are at the heart of Get Homeschooled. As such, everything you read here comes from personal experience, research, and a deep-seated commitment to providing valuable, credible, and actionable content.
To me, homeschooling isn’t just about education, it’s about creating a life full of curiosity, compassion, and self-reliance. It’s about preparing our children for a world that values creative thinking, resilience, and personal responsibility.
Welcome to Get Homeschooled. We are thrilled to be part of your homeschooling journey, and we’re looking forward to learning and growing with you.
Here’s to our shared mission: creating lifelong learners who are ready to explore, innovate, and shape the world!
With warm regards,