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About Courageous Indie

Courageous Indie? Yup. It’s true. Homeschooling takes courage. Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or new at this indie learning thing, you know it’s full of hard work and uncertainty.

It’s also thrilling to ignite sparks of curiosity, creativity, and discovery in your kids. This is what delights you, what you look forward to every day, what you cherish. It’s freaking awesome.


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Here at Courageous Indie, I help indie-minded parents like you build skills and custom learning systems. As a homeschooler and a former process engineer in the tech industry, I’m uniquely qualified. And that big, tough job we call homeschooling is a whole lot easier when you have a little help.

Courageous Indie: Works in Progress

We’re just getting off the ground, but here are a few things we have in store for you:

  • Soup-to-nuts courses on everything from how to integrate state requirements into your learning, organize, assess learning, and more.
  • Weekly articles on a variety of homeschooling topics from useful technology, everyday planning, visible learning practices, and more.
  • Homeschool guides to help you develop your learning system and guide your learners— on your on terms in a way that fits you best.

Courageous Indie is always working on new courses and guides, so be sure to get on the email list (below) to be notified when either a new class or guide become available.

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Who is Liz?

Liz Ness is the indie mom behind Courageous Indie. Together with her husband, she’s been homeschooling her son for over five years, infusing all sorts of things she learned as a trainer and a senior engineer in the tech industry. Turns out that process engineering, project management, and teaching others are great skills to have when homeschooling! She lives in Vancouver, WA, where she finds it easy to beat the 1 in 10,000 odds of finding four-leaf clovers and she’s beginning to wonder if that’s a made-up statistic.