Homeschooling: Resources and Encouragement

As a retired military spouse, mom and homeschooling parent, I have a unique perspective and wisdom to share about homeschooling within the military and homeschooling in general.

I own Natalie Mack LLC which which provides mentorship to homeschoolers and advocacy for military homeschooling. I currently serve as the Military Community Outreach Coordinator for HSLDA. I am President of Belvoir Home Educators, a large military homeschooling support group in northern Virginia. I also lead Northern Virginia Black Homeschoolers (FB group only). I currently teach High School Civics and Logic online via Zoom. I am bilingual in Spanish. I have been in military homeschool support group leadership for over 21 years at Camp Pendleton, California, Little Creek/Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Naples, Italy and Camp Lejeune, NC . I have established several clubs for local homeschoolers such as the only homeschool Beta Club in northern Virginia, Congressional Award, DC Explorers and Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program to name a few.      

Browse my written works, podcasts and videos below; I think you’ll find something that meets you where you are!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

— Joshua 1:9

Natalie Mack has successfully homeschooled four children to high school graduation and is currently nurturing her youngest learner through 10th grade.

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Things I’ve Done

Fair Winds and Following Seas

“Fair winds and following seas” is a common phrase often rendered to a shipmate as she or he retires or encounters another change of station. But this phrase is not only a way of bidding farewell to shipmates, I believe it is a phrase that summarizes the hope and attitude of United States Navy families. We hope for our fellow Navy families to have easy sailing as they embark upon another Navy adventure. (Read More…)

Podcast: Q&A: Homeschooling 6th through 8th Grade 

Got questions about homeschooling in middle school? Join Heather Frommack (HSLDA director of outreach and consulting services) and Natalie Mack (HSLDA high school consultant) as they answer questions about homeschooling in 6th through 8th grade.  (Listen Now…)

Military Homeschooling and Laws when Relocating:

Are you a homeschooling, military family relocating now or in the future? Wondering what laws do you need to know about? Who should you make contact with

Join Natalie Mack (HSLDA Military Outreach Coordinator) for an interview with HSLDA attorney, TJ Schmidt for a conversation all about how to navigate relocating. (Watch Now…)

Military Enlistment for Homeschool Highschoolers

Do you have a high schooler interested in joining the military after they graduate? Wondering what the process of working with a recruiter might look like?

Join Natalie Mack (HSLDA’s Military Outreach Coordinator) and Nathan from the Homeschool Project Podcast for a discussion on all you and your high schooler need to know about military enlistment.  (Watch Now…)

Homeschooling through High School: Overseas U.S. Military 

Are you a military family homeschooling through high school while stationed overseas? Wondering what resources the DoDEA has to help, what sports opportunities are available, or other opportunities to prepare your student for their post-graduation goals? Join three military spouses, Natalie Mack (HSLDA Consultant), Lisa Roska, and Casey Houseworth, who have all been there and done that (or are still doing that) and have lots of advice and encouragement to share. (Watch Now…)

Podbites With Verna

“Many people want their children to develop a great foundation to be able to interact and succeed in all kinds of environments. Well, my friend, Natalie Minor Mack seems to have mastered that with her 5 children.

Click the video below to hear some of our conversation from earlier this week on “Podbites with Verna”, and find out a bit about Natalie’s eclectic approach that has launched all of her children into exciting academic programs and fields.” (Watch Now…)

Homeschool Directive 2022 Conference Mentor Panel

“The strong and positive education you could give your teen if you felt confident you could set them up for success after graduation!(See More…)

Alaska Private and Home Educators Association

“Natalie Mack is an author, speaker, retired therapist, veteran Navy chaplain spouse and homeschool mom with over 20 years of experience serving the military homeschool community. ” (Read More…)

Homeschooling Keeps Military Kids Anchored

“The Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) reports that children in a military family will move six to nine times on average during a school career. That’s three times more frequently than nonmilitary families.” (Read More…)

The Homeschool Show

Honored to be interviewed by Matthew McDill North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) on behalf of our #militaryhomeschooling communities. *Interview begins at 8:27 (Watch Now…)

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