NBL Day-in-the-Life

Family Spotlight Events


Every month, we welcome a member of the homeschool community to our live DITL Family Spotlight Event.

We love to chat with members of the homeschool community (and often members of our NBL community) about their homeschool journeys.

These are live events and replays of all past NBL events are available in the NBL Resource Library. Our NBL Premium members (annual subscribers) also have access to The NBL Playlist, a private podcast where all past NBL events are available in their favorite podcast app.

"I feel like everybody said that to us all along. And it's really hard to believe when you're sitting down with an eight-year-old and they still can't read... You have time."

- Shawna Wingert
Different By Design Learning


Shawna homeschooled her two unique learners for more than a decade. Her oldest is now in college. 


Jessica Waldock

The Waldock Way   

Jessica is a writer, photographer, and homeschool advocate. She founded The Waldock Way as a way to give back to the homeschool community that she had fallen so madly in love with. Along the way she started using her creative talents to blog, vlog, and create curriculum.


2nd-generation homeschooler to four children   

Jena is a second-generation, Holt-inspired homeschooler to four children. Jena's husband serves in the military so her family is used to moving around the country... and sometimes the globe! You can follow her on Instagram at @learningbeyondthebarre.


Mary Wilson

Homeschool mom and founder of Celebrate A Book

Mary is a writer, speaker, and mother to four teens, including a homeschool grad. Mary is the founder of Celebrate a Book. She created Celebrate a Book to encourage and support parents as they celebrate literature and organize book clubs for kids.  On her homeschool blog, Mary Hanna Wilson, Mary encourages families to embrace the freedom that comes with homeschooling and has been sharing resources, tips, and ideas online since 2015. 


Former teacher and homeschool mom to two teen girls

Melissa is a former elementary school teacher turned homeschool mom to two teen girls. Melissa and her daughters are dyslexic, which was discovered while on their homeschool journey.



Homeschool mom and CHD (congenital heart disease) advocate

Jess is a homeschooling mom of 4 boys and they are in their 7th year of homeschooling. They play videogames, board games, card games, and some VR games.

Amy Milcic

Rock Your Homeschool

Amy Milcic is a homeschool soccer mom to 5 boys. She loves to use all that she learned as a mental health therapist to positively make life + learning fun.

She also has a blog, Rock Your Homeschool. At Rock Your Homeschool, you’ll find posts, resources, and encouragement to help you with your Homeschool, Learning Fun, and Mindset. As a former mental health therapist and busy homeschool soccer mom to 5 boys, I know how important it is to cultivate a positive mindset so you can create space and energy to enjoy what really matters most as you create special memories with your kids.



Mom to two, yogi, hiker, and COVID homeschooler

Lois is a mom of two kids. She never thought she would ever homeschool, but took the leap at the start of the pandemic and has been so grateful for this journey. She also teaches yoga classes and recently finished hiking all of the 48 4,000-footers in New Hampshire. She loves exploring the outdoors with her kids as part of “school.”


Homeschool mom to one, professor, and Ph.D. candidate

Shanna is a professor that teaches general biology and environmental science classes at a local university. In addition to teaching, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Lastly, and most importantly, she's been homeschooling her 10-year-old daughter since preschool. Shanna describes their homeschooling style as “un-school meets child-led meets gameschool.” You can follow her on Instagram.  



Full-time homeschooling dad and lifelong gamer

Andrew is a full-time homeschooling dad to three boys and coaches barbell training part-time. He has been a gamer his whole life.





Join a community of incredibly authentic, creative, and supportive parents and educators.



Learn and grow in confidence through live events featuring some of your favorite homeschoolers, game designers, and community members.



Creatively meet the needs of your children and teens, especially outside-the-box kiddos.