Notes on Homeschooling

To go along with my talk at the PorcFest 2016, this is a list of homeschooling resources that I have used or I believe work well.

Reasons to Homeschool:

  1. Freedom!!!  It’s yours and your children’s choice what you do and how.  That is very empowering, fun, and educational.
  2. Community–You are developing a like-minded community that will thrive on your presence there.
  3. Most Homeschooled Kids get good grades–
  4. Most Homeschooled Kids are sought after by colleges–
  5. If your child is Gifted, has Allergies, has a Disability, is being Bullied, is getting poor grades, is going through tough times and could use some extra attention and love.
  6. Your child is normal or average and you want more time together, you share a lot of love together….

Getting Started:

  1.  Check how easy it is to Homeschool in your state, and what requirements might be necessary. or just type in your state and “homeschooling”
  2. Join Homeschool Legal Defense above for some protection.
  3. NH Resources:
  4. Have a replacement income source, and my favorite and easiest way to build a website with all the tools included is through SBI.

Starting Mid-Year/Pulling a Child out of School TO Homeschool:

  1.  Yes, you are allowed!!
  2.   You may need to state what school your child is transferring to, even if you are homeschooling.  Just make up a name of your school.


  1. Borrowing from the District–This is possible to get grade appropriate materials from the Home District, however, this also puts you on the radar.
  2. Ordering materials online–search for one.
  3. Completing an Online Curriculum through an Accredited program–search for one.
  4. Buying your own/Creating your own–Eclectic
  5. Cost Effective/Low Budget–Curriculum Fairs allow Homeschoolers to purchase used materials, and are most easily found with larger HS groups.  Make plans with other HSing families to buy materials they are done with.  Or order used and new materials at, which searches for the lowest prices.

Types of Homeschoolers:

  1. “Regular”–you teach your child at home using the materials you see fit.
  2. Democratic/Free School Types–You want your child to be treated fairly with equality to adults.  Children and adults make the rules together and decisions are made together.
  3. Unschoolers–You are comfortable with unstructured education, and/or you enjoy child-led education and freedom.
  4. Secular–You enjoy non-religious educational  materials.
  5. Religious–You want strict or non strict religious education.
  6. Part time-school or Preschool–Many parents are ok to put their younger aged children in Goddard or Montessori, Waldorf Schools or Private Schools, or a completely typical preschool, where they get some interaction with teachers and “regular” children.
  7. Coops–Some like to create their own groups based on what type of homeschoolers they are, and so they can meet PT/FT, one-two days a week, and are made up of any of the above types (and more).
  8. Academics at home but Coops for non-academics–Art, Music, World Language

Social Stuff:

  1. Forming Groups–there are many local groups, many available through Facebook.  Search for groups there.
  2. Again, Coops–If you have a community of a few families this can work so nicely.
  3. Playgroups–Letting your children pick the friends they want to see after their school work.
  4. Park Days–Having a nature element allows the children to stay connected to nature and science, and offers plenty of easy lessons that children relish.
  5. Regular Activities during Afterschool hours–Letting your children choose classes that suit them and have the chance to be with schooled children.

Health Concerns:  Many homeschooling families choose to not vaccinate their children.  If this is you, you may wish to get connected to exemption letters for your state, especially if you have one child in school and the rest homeschooled.

Look for Holistic Homeschoolers in your area, FB may be a good start, if you want to find others.

Community Service:  Most if not all, Homeschooling Families do so with an element of community service.  Decide what you want to do and go out there!  Helping local charities or groups is the most rewarding thing we’ve done as a family.  We make cards and mail them to seniors, make lunches and deliver them to our homeless, we raise money for animals and people.

Troubleshooting:  Using LOA is very effective in paving a smooth and easy transition into homeschooling, and for maintenance.

  1.  Not many people in my area are Homeschooling.  You will find your tribe as you go.
  2. People don’t understand Homeschooling so they criticize me and ask me a million questions about it.  Sometimes they want a simple explanation that you should get confident about giving.
  3. My own family criticizes homeschooling.  Stand strong in your values, no one’s opinions matter more than yours!  Use LOA to help you.
  4. My kids have learning difficulties.  Get into groups.
  5. I don’t have any experience being a teacher.  You don’t need any but some states do require more than others.
  6. I don’t know if I can afford homeschooling.  Try starting an online business with SBI here, this is what makes me money every month.
  7. Teaching more than one child at the same time.  Try doing less to start, an hour a day for younger, two to three for older kids.
  8. Having time alone.  Bartering some babysitting time is nice, so find some friends to allow you to get out while your kids play together.


  1.  Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn for good info on how we shouldn’t raise our children to obey for rewards or criticize them for not doing what we want.  Good lesson on manipulation!!
  2. Learn some relaxation techniques like meditation, Reiki, or visualization that will help you.  You don’t have to know everything right now, but each step will be revealed along the way with a little faith.  Again, use the LOA/Law of Attraction if you like it, to help you “see” your goal being attained easily.
  3. Your best asset is YOU–your vision, your clarity, your specific life has led you to question standard schooling…and you have a child teaching you how to be your best. Showing this child unconditional love is an important step in Homeschooling, because you will be together A LOT and need to have a positive time together for learning to be effective.  The best thing you can do to help your child is to literally be your best, fulfill yourself, be happy and accepting of yourself, and allow the same in your child.


  1.  If you wish to book some coaching time with me for using the LOA properly, I am available by phone or in person at this conference for a 50% off discount for coming to the PorcFest 2016.  Private sessions are $30 per half hour or $50 per hour for specific coaching for switching jobs, creating a website, transitioning into homeschooling, or being emotionally ready for it.  I can energetically help you to clarify your vision and how to get there. Looking forward to it.
  2. Jennifer Caruso, at 848-232-8392, and here at  My new affirmation website is still in the making, but I hope you’ll visit me for empowering LOA affirmations soon.


Schedule for Fundraiser for the Homeless

For our June 12th Fundraiser for Land for the Homeless, here are the details!

So many gifted practitioners are willing to help, and I am so pleased and honored to be able to volunteer to give some time doing what we all love, to benefit the Homeless.

The Fundraiser Event will be held at The Center for Conscious Caregiving, located at 1613 Rt. 88, Brick NJ, 08724. They are graciously donating the use of the space for L4H.

Sun, June 12th, from 9 am to 3 pm, we will be open for Reiki, Massage, Yoga, and Meditation, and some Psychic or Angel Readings.  By making a donation to Land for the Homeless up to and including as a walk in, you are entitled to a session with the practitioners.

For a $40 donation, you will be entitled to a half hour of Reiki, or a half hour of a Psychic Reading, or a half hour of massage. (private sessions)

For an $80 donation, you will be entitled to an hour of any of those. (private sessions)

For a $15 donation, you will be entitled to a Meditation session. (Max. 20)

For a $20 donation, you will be entitled to a Yoga class (Max. 10), or the Women’s Sacred Circle (Max. 15).

Thanks in advance for supporting our fundraiser.  The energy workers who have lovingly given their time are:

Jen Caruso–Reiki from 10 -12 pm and from 2-3pm (Sign up for half hour or hour long private sessions), Law of Attraction Women’s Group from 12-2 pm (This is a group with a maximum of 15).

Kris Lindemann–Reiki or Psychic Readings from 9 am -12 pm. (Sign up for half hour or hour long private sessions.)

Abhaya Cordova–Angel Readings, IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) or Reiki, from 9-2 (sign up for half hour or hour long private sessions), and Yoga from 2-3 (This is a group with a maximum of 10).

Ann Staats–Vortex Healing from 10-2 pm. (sign up for half hour or hour long private sessions)

Danee Carlson–LMT/Massage from 9 am-3 pm. (sign up for half hour or hour long private sessions).

Marcia Felicito–Yoga from 10 am-11 am and 11 am- 12 pm.  (These groups have a maximum of 10 each).

Meditation–TBA (maximum of 20)

INSTRUCTIONS to donate/receive a service for our Fundraiser:

  1.  Make your donation at, and use the first option to use paypal’s button and put your amount in for the service you want.  For instance, if you want a half hour of Reiki, put $40 in the donation amount.
  2. Choose the recurring option if you’d like to make a monthly donation (but there may not be a Spa Day Fundraiser every month for that 🙂 ).  Also, if you want to make a $40 donation but wish to have $20 recurring, then check the box and type in $20 and process that, and then make a non-recurring $20 donation as well.  That gets you a half hour of a private session and gives you the chance to help monthly with ease.
  3. Forward your receipts-or copy and paste for privacy–to with your name, email, and phone number.
  4. I will call you to schedule your appointment. Thanks so much for making this fundraiser a huge success for our homeless friends here in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.  We are looking forward to doing this more often!












Focus Wheel and Focus are Key for Success

I was blown away by this Focus Wheel video from Abraham-Hicks, and focus is truly the key for LOA success.  This process is very effective to move you into better feeling thoughts, and make you feel more certain and sure about where you are going.  (The example here is someone asking about Real Estate success, but really does apply to anyone).

If you would like to see/hear/feel how the Focus Wheel process works, this is the perfect way to find out.  The wheel has a statement that you begin with and then you proceed to add some similar feeling statements, that you keep general enough in the earlier stages, and you get more specific as you gain in positive momentum/clarity/strength/belief.

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Enjoy, and all the best!  Much love and blessings from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach

Join me at the Good Vibe University for lots of fun, LOA tips, and joyful feelings.

Tipping the Scales

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Don’t you just love the feeling of knowing that Source is obviously loving you and adoring you?  I am so there!  I feel that Source is flowing what seems to be all good things directly to me, like there is a pipeline with all my favorite everything on the way.

Lately, I have been feeling like my life is so full of good people and situations, like everything I want is already here.  I have been doing the new story that goes with it, so I am not at all surprised that I feel good where I’m at.

But not so long ago, I was kind of cranky and somewhat miserable, maybe even hopeless!  It was gradual changes, intentional changes, over time…and looking back it seems like years.

I look now at my life and am so completely Happy, and feeling more Satisfied with each passing day.  I know this comes only from the emotional journey I’ve been on, and that anyone can do that as well.

If you need some direction, follow your heart.  If you are unhappy where you are, stop and listen.  You have the answers you need.  The answers are never “out there”.  Yet, remember that it is the inner “work” that creates your reality, so start talking yourself up and tip the scales in your favor!

Much love and many blessings from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach

Money and Abundance

Here’s a nice short clip from Abraham-Hicks about Money and Abundance and how they are related.  Get this:  money comes from overall ALIGNMENT, that is all it is.  And, I’ve often heard it said that money is a way to say, “Thank you,” for what you receive.

You want and need money, but are you Aligned often?  Once in a while?  Frequently?

Get clear for yourself about what values you hold, and be honest about if you are following those values.  If you are not, you feel negative emotions, and this is what blocks good things from flowing into your lives.  If you feel great, then there is likely money flowing already.

If you want to understand this relationship about Alignment and Money, just try to be generally happier each day…at some point soon you will realize that more money is flowing to you.  Let me know when you see the change!  Much love and many blessings, from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach


Fast Manifesting

OHHHHHH.  It is so nice to feel positive momentum flowing, especially when it’s free and easy.  When the mind is clear of clutter, and we are feeling good, manifesting can be pretty quick, within days at times.

I feel that a tremendous burden of useless old thoughts have been removed from my daily routine, because of practicing LOA and using Abraham-Hicks information.  That didn’t happen overnight, but it is happening.  It probably took a few years of on and off practice to get better at understanding how energy flows.

Now that I’m a more Deliberate Creator, and made my life about coaching LOA because I love it, I am so happy that I actually AM good at manifesting what I want, and helping others manifest as well. More


Hormones galore here, so I am exploring how to deal with LOA and PMS.  I am one of those nursing moms that is experiencing some changes.  Not menopause types, just crampy, hormonal, and flow type stuff.

I see myself having light and easy periods that last three days.  I see myself transitioning to using a DIVA cup or something that I barely have to see or come into contact with.  The less and easier it is, the better.  My manifesting tips are to visualize the best case scenario, but expect even better.

With the law of attraction, I do have to practice what I want sometimes.  I have had consistent and predictable periods that have been heavy on days one and two, but barely ever crampy.  But now that I my littlest is almost completely weaned from my milk, my periods have gotten more crampy and heavy.

So, I like this video, short and sweet for you, so you can get a quick and easy idea of how to just embrace getting into the vortex, and then knowing that all my physical body will respond.  I trust this to be the case.

I do the Health Process in Ask and It is Given, and it helps me daily.  I have also put myself on a great path for health and healing using it.  My PMS is changing, and my cycle is getting shorter and lighter.  I expect the rest is also on the way!

If you’d also like to hear more about healing diabetes, you may join me on Facebook at Diabetes to Wellness.  Much love and many blessings, from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach


Love for all at Christmas 2015

This year, I am in awe of the good I’ve created for myself and in the world.  I am really starting to live my core values well, and I see big changes every day.  But, mostly, I am so happy and thankful that I have love for all at Christmas 2015.

I see and hear people complaining about others every day, and I it’s easier to not be affected by this.  The “problems” they complain about are usually their immediate family, friends, boss, coworkers, and neighbors doing them wrong, or people of some group that has somehow wronged someone else.

I challenge this, because I am a LOA coach, and I know that it’s never the other’s fault.  What we see is what we are.  What we experience is what we are.

I know part of the reason I see this is because I’m a coach, and people tend to tell me their stuff and know that I can help in some way.  And I am happy to!  That will never cease, that people will have issues.  I just wish people could also be responsible for their own vibe and not make their unhappiness about others.

If a person is unhappy, it’s not anyone else’s fault.  That person needs to change their perspective TO gain happiness.  Other people don’t need to change a thing.  🙂

And so this whole Christmas thing (and I’m spiritual, not Catholic since I was in college), just reminds me of the truth of the soul, and how I love to see it expressed.  Every time someone complains, there is an unmet need, a desire.  I feel it’s important to help them find their true need, like compassion, to help them pinpoint what they really do want.  And to encourage them that it’s possible to have that.

So, if you complain to me and I stop you and ask you what you really do want, don’t be surprised if you figure it out and your life feels better.  I’ll be praising you for taking the reigns of your own life and I’ll raise a glass to your success this year.  And if your loved ones start complaining to you, you’ll know the best trick to turn the conversation around fast!

Much love and many blessings from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach


Have you thanked your Angels

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I have been meditating lately on this topic, Have you thanked your Angels?  And I am very engrossed with this idea that the Angels are everywhere and in everything, just like Spirit.

So, how could any of us have done anything without them?  We give ourselves all the credit when something goes right, but blame others when something goes wrong.  But the truth is, as soon as we ask, it is given–it is only ourselves who block the delivery of our desires.

Even still, it’s other beings who know what we desire and are orchestrating them FOR us, on our behalf.  We all also have a Higher Self, and maybe these two are truly the same, I don’t really know!

One thing I do know for sure is that without others, I would have nothing.  Everything we have comes through someone else, and has been given to us through an invisible network of beings and God.  I realized I haven’t been thanking Universe enough for all the good I do have, and the Angels working on my behalf IS Good that I do have!

For this holiday season, and maybe into January and February, I think it’s worth it to ponder what these Angels do just because we ask for something.  No one is asking me to prove I am good enough, or to show my worth.  Everything is just given to me.  Because I am.

I hope you can wake up feeling great every day, realize how amazing you truly are, and do something nice for someone else, knowing that you are someone else’s Angel as well.  Make sure you thank your Angels today, you won’t be sorry!

Much love and many blessings from Jen C., The LOA Life Coach

Intention to Feel Good


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It’s surprising that so many of us new age thinkers forget to set the intention to feel good each day!

I homeschool my two young girls, and didn’t get to sleep until 3 am, so maybe I slept until 7.  I am alert and feeling alright though.  I “need” to be alive and fun and peaceful, not cranky and needy myself, if I am going to be a good parent and a great teacher.

How?  I set the intention to feel great through the day.  That means regardless of what I put in my body or what conditions show up that I may not like.

I was reading the workbook to the Conversations With God series, and it definitely hit me, to choose an intention for each day of the week (seven, one for each day) was such an uplifting idea…a way to incorporate the feelings I want seamlessly.

I choose:

  • Monday-Joy,
  • Tuesday-Compassion,
  • Wednesday-Happiness,
  • Thursday-Unconditional Love,
  • Friday–Unconditional Clarity,
  • Saturday–Peace,
  • Sunday-Organization.

Just a nice way to “remember” who I really Am.  Who do you want to be today?  Who do you want to be next year?  You don’t have to wait, you can feel those feelings now!

Go enjoy your day and your life, have some humor.  Know that you are so loved, and so adored by your true Parent, God.  All opinions of others don’t matter at all.  Only your own connection to your true self, which IS GOD.

I don’t always get perfect sleep, I just keep on intending what I want, and all things good keep coming, like better relationships.  If you are thinking you want to change your life, practice some LOA tips here and you are also well on your way to becoming wealthy.

Much love and many blessings from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach

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