Homeschool Support Resources
http://sherylmaxey.com/ (clickable links for resources listed)
http://www.home-school.com/ (lists articles, groups, events related to homeschooling)
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/magazines/Magazines_and_Publications.htm (a list of homeschool magazines)
http://www.nathhan.com/index.htm ( homeschooling special needs children)
http://www.homeschool.com/ (has message forums, resource lists and Podcasts)
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com (huge variety of homeschool information)
http://groups.yahoo.com ( search for groups that interest you. If you type in “homeschool” you will get over 7000 results, also try “unschooling”) Homeschool-Iowa and Idea-2 are two of the largest state groups.
Homeschooling from Scratch (1996) by Mary Potter Kenyon
Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath-You Can Do This (2004) by Terrie Lynn Bittner
Local Support Groups:
http://www.the-niche.org NICHE – state organization
http://www.sheepgroup.org SHEEP – Christian group in Pleasant Hill
http://www.homeschool-life.com/ia/heed/?public=1 HEED – Christian group in Johnston
http://www.iahomeeducators.org/index.php – inclusive group with a great page of other local groups to consider.