Tag Archives: Support Group

Smoothing the Way Group

Smoothing the Way is a support group dedicated to serving all homeschooling mothers. Each month a topic of specific interest to the new homeschooler is offered. Veteran homeschooling moms and guest speakers are available to inform and encourage those who have decided to take on the exciting, yet sometimes daunting, task of educating their own children.

We organize park days, Children’s Fine Arts Series, and other field trip opportunities and activities to help make your first year of homeschooling a success for parents and students!

Leader for STW Donna Faucett
FEAST; 25 Burwood Lane

We will meet the  second Tuesday of the month 10:00-11:30a.m.

My cell is 210-878-8025
My email address is djfaucett@yahoo.com

Smoothing the Way Group Website

Kaylene Karras 210-833-2854; .


San Antonio Teen Homeschool Yahoo Group

This group is for homeschool teens. It was started so teens would have a way to get together, have fun, talk, laugh and hang out. Here are our requirements for joining:

*Must be homeschooled.

*Must be between the ages of 13 – 19.(Parents may join the group for their children)

*This is a SECULAR homeschool group. All faiths & beliefs are welcome. Respect of other peoples beliefs is mandatory.

Activities will include volunteer opportunities,movies, parties, bowling, skating etc.I hope you will join our group.

San Antonio Teen Homeschool Yahoo Group Website


San Antonio Homeschool Fun and Learning (S.A.H.F.L.)

S.A.H.F.L. is a secular homeschooling group in San Antonio and the surrounding area striving to provide a tolerant place for ALL homeschoolers. There is no statement of faith to sign and everyone is welcome regardless of religion. We get together several times a month for arts and crafts, field trips, park days, chess, and basically whatever anyone feels they need. We are dedicated to having fun and spending time with other families that are open minded and dedicated to raising healthy, friendly, loving children. If you are friendly with different religions….ie..Pagan, Buddhist, Christian, Agnostic…like to talk, laugh, have your kids in a safe environment and generally be in great company you have come to the right place. Please feel free to browse the links our members have added and subscribe if this is the type of group you are looking for.

San Antonio Homeschool Fun and Learning (S.A.H.F.L.) Website


San Antonio Home Education Resources and Opportunities (SA-HERO)

H.E.R.O. is a non-profit organization committed to providing access to opportunities and resources for home educators of all races, religions, philosophies, and education styles for expanding and improving their home education experience. H.E.R.O. is dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for home educators by raising the awareness of alternative education choices and increasing positive interactions within the San Antonio metro area community.

Currently, we are presenting homeschool information sessions to inform the public on all homeschooling options available in the San Antonio area. As part of our mission, H.E.R.O. is developing a lending library of homeschool materials and equipment. We are also seeking official 501c tax status to help support homeschool programs such as band, academic competitions, and athletics.

Home Education Resources and Opportunities (SA-HERO) Website


SA Christian Homeschoolers (S.A.C.H.)

S.A.C.H. was formed in January 2005 to provide support, activities, and encouragement to Christian homeschooling families that are training up and educating their children in the Lord. S.A.C.H. is based on the Southwest Side of San Antonio, but welcomes Christian families from the entire San Antonio and surrounding area.

Currently, we offer Park Days, Mom’s night out activities, Field Trips, Teen Activities, Monthly Newsletter, Members Only Yahoo Group, Small Lending Library, Printed Membership Directory/Handbook and Quarterly Support Meetings focusing on homeschooling topics.

Prospective Members are welcome to receive a complimentary newsletter and participate in a group activity before making a membership decision. In order to join S.A.C.H., prospective members must fill out and sign a short Membership Application and pay small dues of $5. Newsletter and application are also available for download from our website. We invite you to grow with us and look forward to fun and fellowship!

SA Christian Homeschoolers (S.A.C.H.) Website



Supporting Homeschoolers In the NorthEast (S.H.I.N.E.)

SHINE is a non-profit 501c3 organization designed to provide cooperative opportunities and a support network to families educating their children at home in the Northeast San Antonio, TX area.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for encouraging homeschool families in the endeavor of faithful Christian training and education of their children in the Northeast San Antonio area through the union of like-minded families.

We currently serve families from San Antonio, Schertz, Garden Ridge, Universal City, Randolph AFB, Live Oak and surrounding areas.

Our theme verse, Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven,” exemplifies our desire to honor Christ in all we do.

SHINE is a completely volunteer group. All the leadership positions are held by moms willing to freely give of their time in various areas to support the SHINE group. The activities that we have may vary from year to year depending what the various moms volunteer to take on for that year.

In the past, SHINE activities have included:

  • Mom’s Night Out
  • Co-op
  • Support Meetings
  • Teen Time
  • Field Trips
  • Symphony
  • Family Ministries
  • Teen Spring Ball
  • Service Projects
  • Book Clubs
  • Used Book Sale
  • Yearbook
  • Park Days

Supporting Homeschoolers In the NorthEast (S.H.I.N.E.) Website



Relaxed Homeschool Group

The Relaxed Homeschool Group meets in the San Antonio/New Braunfels area in Texas. The children in our group range in age from babies up to 15 years old. We are not a religious based group; therefore, we have no statement of faith and no forms to sign, no membership fees or other requirements. Anyone who is interested in homeschooling can join us for our regular meetings.

What does a Relaxed Homeschooler in San Antonio look like?

Two boys were playing basketball and later were deeply involved in a Yu-Gi-Oh duel. Several of the parents were discussing a parenting issue around a table. One little boy was making rockets and inviting others to help him. Another was building a wooden table while an adult helped as asked. Several girls were making sand castles and another was digging a giant hole while a boy ran back and forth to the creek to fill the hole with water. Eventually, the kids found the mud and soon the mud fight was on. Kids were covered from head to foot. Rather than getting scolded, the kids got their pictures taken.

As parents we feel that our role is to be facilitators of learning, not disseminators of knowledge or enforcers that make sure that lessons are completed. We espouse unschooling and live as though there is no such thing as school, SAT’s or curriculum. We believe that learning is best achieved by living life itself and letting our children live life right beside us following their passions.

We are pretty relaxed about pretty much everything. We are not a religious-oriented group so we have no “statement of faith” or Biblical mandates to follow. Many of our members are religious but “What church do you go to?” isn’t a common question. No one cares if you are Catholic or Hindu, Atheist or Pagan. We find little reason to discuss curriculum or “how to make Johnny finish his English paper” but can get intense about respecting children and gentle parenting.

What we do see as paramount is having fun and playing together. Basically, we like our kids, like each other’s kids and enjoy spending time together. We get together at a park each week on Tuesdays (northeast side).

If you want to find out more about our group and consider joining us, click on “Join This Group!” If you have questions, you can contact the moderators at RelaxedHomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com

Relaxed Homeschool Group