Kris Bales

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Education Expert


  • Founder of the homeschooling site Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers 
  • Curriculum reviewer for providers Alpha Omega, Apologia, and All About Learning Press
  • Contributing writer for Homeschooling Today magazine


Kris has homeschooled her children since 2002, graduating the first of three in 2014 and the second in 2018. She has owned and operated the popular homeschool blog, Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers since 2006. 

Kris has contributed articles to magazines such as Pathways to Family Wellness and The Homeschool Handbook. She is also a regular contributor to Homeschooling Today magazine.

She has been reviewing homeschool curricula since 2009 for well-known curriculum providers including Alpha Omega, Apologia, and All About Learning Press. Kris has written on homeschooling and education topics for ThoughtCo and About Education since 2015.


Kris has completed two years of college courses in the liberal arts field. She frequently attends a variety of homeschool seminars and workshops.

  • 10 Signs You May Be a Homeschool Mom (Homeschooling Today, Spring 2018)
  • 5 Tips for Nature Study (Pathways to Family Wellness, Issue #38, Summer 2013)
  • Public School Parent's Guide to Homeschool Parents (The Homeschool Handbook, March/April 2011)

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