Let me help you succeed at homeschooling! Email and phone consultations available.

I have been homeschooling since 2004 and over the years I have received numerous requests for advice and encouragement related to homeschooling. I love helping families in their homeschooling journey but with seven children, a wonderful husband and other commitments it isn’t always feasible for me to give personalized attention to everyone who asks.

My solution is to offer one-on-one consultations via phone or email. This allows you to receive personalized answers and encouragement for your homeschooling needs during a scheduled phone appointment or through emails. My desire is to provide you with quality assistance therefore I ask that you give me some preliminary information before our consultation so that I can decide whether or not I can adequately help you. I look forward to hearing from you!

Areas of Expertise

  • Getting started in homeschooling
  • Homeschooling in California*
  • Homeschooling multiple ages
  • Homeschooling older children with little ones around
  • Determining your homeschool style and choosing curriculum
  • Homeschooling preschool through high school
  • Encouragement and support

* Disclaimer: I cannot offer legal advice of any kind including legal advice regarding California educational laws or homeschooling in California. However, I am well-versed in all the options for homeschooling in California and would be happy to help you determine the best option for your family and offer information on how to get started with the option you choose.


“It has been a tremendous privilege working with Janelle. She has taken the stress and confusion away from how to get started with homeschooling and how to select the best curricula for our family. Not only is Janelle extremely knowledgeable about all things homeschooling; she is also a woman of great integrity, generosity, and kindness. Janelle Knutson is the real deal!” Holly T.

“We have 4 children…when it was time for our oldest to start kindergarten we knew we wanted to homeschool her. I had a million questions about homeschooling and didn’t know who to ask. How do I get started? What kind of curriculum should I use? How in the world would I balance it all? Janelle took the time to answer all of my questions and she really put my heart at ease. She offered suggestions, guidance, and support when I needed it most. She helped me understand that everyone’s homeschool journey is different. What may work for one family may not work for ours and that’s ok. Most of all she gave me the confidence I needed to get started. Any time I come across someone that has questions about homeschooling I refer them to Janelle.” Maritza K.

Consultation Packages

Phone Consultation     $40

  • 1 hour phone consultation
  • 1 detailed email from me for follow-up questions you may have. Must be used within 30 days of phone consultation.

Email Consultation     $35

  • Up to 3 detailed emails from me that must be used within 30 days from the time I send the first detailed reply email to you. The Preliminary Questionnaire and any short emails for clarification purposes will not count towards the 3 replies. If you request additional detailed emails within the 30 days you will be billed at $5 per additional email.

Scheduling a Consultation

To schedule a consultation:

  1. Fill out the Preliminary Questionnaire below.
  2. I will contact you as soon as possible to verify that I can help you and to schedule the phone consultation if that is the package you choose.
  3. Pay via Paypal. Payment must be received before the consultation begins. (A link to my PayPal Payment page will be emailed to you.)

Preliminary Questionnaire