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stephblackWelcome to Indy Homeschool!  Indy Homeschool is here to provide  an online resource for all the best deals and events Indianapolis has to offer homeschoolers.  Founded in May of 2013, we are still very young in the blogosphere, but we are striving to make improvements every day to be the best we can for you.

My name is Steph and I am the founder of this site.  I have two boys, Big Boy (age 8) and Little Man (age 7).  I also have a husband, a cat, and a dog named Steve Buscemi.  I started this site because I love homeschooling and I love a good deal.  I would hear my friends talk about some cool class their kids took or some great game they played and I’d think, “oh man, why didn’t I know about that??”  So now I am scouring the internet and making the phone calls and trying to find all those great things and put them all in one place.

While obviously I am a homeschooling mama and I live in Indianapolis, I welcome readers from all walks of life.  While a lot of my content is local, a good amount of it can also apply to you no matter where you live.  One of my favorite things is to plan unit studies around popular media, and I love to share those here.  Also, if you are local but not a homeschooler, welcome!   I share very little that is exclusive to homeschoolers.  What I offer is good deals and fun activities for all school age children.  So please join us and take what you can use.

I’m always looking for new activities, events, and products to share with my readers.  If you have a product or local venue, event, or activity you would like me to review, please send your information to me at steph@indyhomeschool.com  You can also use that email to just stop in and say hi.  I love fan mail!  I look forward to hearing from you.



  1. September 24, 2013  7:16 pm by kerri Reply

    i was looking up info about homeschooling my son. this website showed up. i was actually wondering how to go about homeschooling my son.

  2. October 25, 2013  10:41 am by Teresa Winchell Reply

    I LOVE this site!! A friend of mine just sent me the infomation on the Center of Performing Arts in Carmel opening their doors to home schoolers for Sleeping Beauty!! Please let me know how I can receive information posted to this site. Could I please be added to your email list with important updates? We have homeschooled for 11 years and have 3 daughters still at home. Love all these home school opportunities!! Thank you!

  3. October 25, 2013  11:52 am by KJJ Reply

    Will you please add me to your email list? Thanks for the good info!

  4. August 25, 2014  3:58 pm by Joyce Rose Reply

    Letting the Home School Community of Central Indiana know about this opportunity for Sophomore and Juniors to develop leadership skills and learn more about the community:

    Applications Now Being Accepted for Youth Leadership United

    Youth Leadership United (YLU) is a program of United Way of Central Indiana. Our next training class (2015) will be recruiting students in fall 2014. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors (2014-15 school year) are eligible to apply.
    United Way welcomes students who:
    • Are interested in community issues.
    • Are interested in volunteer service.
    • Want to develop their leadership potential.
    • Want to serve alongside adults on nonprofit boards and committees.
    Each year, YLU selects and trains 25 high school students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties. YLU is one of several youth-focused civic participation programs offered by United Way of Central Indiana.

    Classes and activities are scheduled outside the school day and begin with an opening retreat in January and continue for six Saturday sessions between February and April.

    Training includes sessions on philanthropy and giving, board responsibilities, meeting procedures, diversity, consensus and team building, community issues, personal mission, hands-on community service and more. All the sessions are in Indianapolis and a $50 fee is charged each youth selected as a participant.

    Youth also become familiar with United Way and its community priorities and agencies. Program graduates are provided opportunities to serve on local nonprofit boards or committees.

    Applications are due Friday, October 31, 2014

    To apply and learn more about the program, visit www.uwci.org/ylu. Contact Annie Smith, 317.920.2565 or annie.smith@uwci.org if you have question.

    In its 20th year, YLU has previously placed youth graduates on boards with such organizations as American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, Indiana Sports Corporation, Noble of Indiana, Marion County Commission on Youth, IU School of Medicine Adolescent Health, and Social Health Association, to name a few.

    One recent participant had this to say about the program: “The program taught me responsibility by giving me tasks to make me step out of the box, asking me to do things I never thought of or had tried before.”

    To learn more visit: www.uwci.org/ylu

  5. November 29, 2014  11:14 pm by MJ & Creative Madness Mama Reply

    Hi Steph, I'm on the TOS Crew and hope to get to know you. Nice to e-meet you.

    FYI. I'm looking at your site from my iPhone and it is extremely as heavy and busy. But what I really wanted to mention is that some of your ads are offensive. They appear to be magazines and links to other off site articles and I'm sure you might not be choosing them individually if you're working with an affiliate manager.

    • November 30, 2014  9:10 am by Steph Reply

      Oh my goodness! Thank you for bringing that to my attention, I had no idea! I just contacted my advertiser and hope this will be resolved quickly. Thanks again, and nice to e-meet you too!

  6. January 22, 2015  1:19 pm by Vicki Burdick Reply

    Hello! I'm writing to you as the organizer of Meals on Wheels' new teen service initiative, "Generational Jump". The program offers children ages 12-19 the opportunity to earn a minimum of 20 hours of community service while learning about the plight of hunger among our homebound senior and disabled community. Participants also have the opportunity to apply for a college scholarship. We are accepting applications for the inaugural class through February 1st. An information flier and registration for can be downloaded from the website at www.generationaljump.org. Please feel free to contact me at 317.908.7810 if you have additional questions. It is our hope you will tell your members about this opportunity for their children. Thank you so much for your consideration.
    Vicki Burdick

  7. September 28, 2016  11:34 am by Rayme Swan Reply

    Hello, I am Rayme Swan, the Owner of the new Culver's Restaurant being built in Westfield, Indiana. I was wanting to see if there is a home school parent organization in the area to touch base with. In my other restaurants we have a long history of working with home school parent groups in both hiring great team members and fundraising for the groups. Culver's has a family atmosphere, and we will always do our best to enure that "your children" will be treated like "our children" while working at our restaurant. We will reinforce the great values that you have already instilled in them and will help teach them self-discipline, commitment, and pride in a job well done. If anyone is interested please have your teenagers 15+ apply at www.culvers.jobs and select the Westfield, IN restaurant. Also if there is anyone that is involved in a parent organization in the area surrounding Westfield, I am interested in hearing from you how we can help each other out. My Cell Phone is 765-251-0446, please reach out to me. God Bless all of you for being willing to invest in the lives of your kids, we need more parents like you.

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