Your step-by-step method to create a customized, unique-to-your-family homeschool plan without all the keeping up with co-op moms anxiety…

You can finally feel confident enough to put the overwhelm aside and plan your year (for real this time). We can help!

Planning a homeschool year has never been easier with our Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot Course.


You want something different than the traditional public school education for your children, and every year, alright, every morning, you’re confronted with the overwhelm of living up to your expectations

Question is...

Do you feel like you have a manageable, peaceful, and enjoyable way to plan your homeschool this year?

If you’re new to homeschooling, jumping both feet into this scary, exciting adventure but are struggling to get started…


You’ve been around the block a few times (with the mummified chickens to prove it) but still feel there is a level of frustration and chaos in your daily routine that you just can’t shake…

then keep reading…

Because what follows could easily be that moment you look back on at the end of the school year when your children are thriving and your heart is FULL, that started the whole process in motion.

Creating a homeschool plan that allows everyone to thrive isn’t as hard as you think

If you’ve made it here, you already know that a peaceful and enjoyable homeschool year needs a solid plan.

But what you may not have realized is that using the Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot Method that I’m going to share with you below, you’ll also be able to:

  • Adapt any curriculum, activity or idea to your children's strengths and weaknesses to create a truly customized educational experience for your children
  • Position your homeschool for success while having the flexibility to roll with the uncertainty that life can throw your way
  • Eliminate the distractions that currently rob you of your productivity and joy because you’ll know exactly what YOUR family needs
  • Experience newfound confidence in your role as educator of your children without the nagging doubts, anxiety and second-guessing

You can do this and do it well.

It doesn’t take months of planning, fancy office supplies or a team of homeschool organizational ninjas, but it does take a straightforward, step-by-step process that guides you through both the big picture planning and the day-to-day.

A process that honors your family’s unique strengths, limitations and season of life.

A process that gets you in touch with all the reasons you were excited to homeschool in the first place.

A process that you’ll fondly look back on a few weeks from now when you’re sitting across the table from your children and you realize where there was once frustration, chaos and anxiety wrecking havoc on your confidence, now you can only see the eager faces, excited to begin the day.

Before we get too far along, I’d like to

introduce myself and why I’m so

passionate about homeschool planning…

This Homeschool Mom Gig Isn't What I Thought It Was Going To Be

You too?

Hi, I’m Pam Barnhill, and like you I dreamed that my days were going to be cuddles on the couch, drinking hot cocoa, while my children gathered around with rapt attention to the classic book I was reading for the second hour in a row.

Every single child would be a self-motivated lover of learning because I was going to do things exactly right.

And then I actually got started.

It’s not what I imagined at all.

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking:

“I know there has to be a way to homeschool that combines loving relationships with high expectations.”

“Every other homeschool mom seems to have it together better than I do.”

“I’ve never been a teacher — how can I know how to educate my kids effectively.”

Then you are in the right place.

I’m a homeschool mom of three (mostly) awesome kids. I have a knack for breaking down big tasks into small, manageable steps.

I believe that preserving relationships doesn’t have to mean sacrificing a quality education.

I believe that all homeschool moms can be their child’s best teacher.

I believe that homeschool moms need mentors and community to thrive.

And if you allow me to, here’s how I’d like to help you and your homeschool:


Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot

Our self-paced Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot course is a one-time purchase you can use year after year.

  • 10 recorded video modules
  • Over 30 planning forms
  • Online community for answers and support
  • BONUS: ChatGPT videos - let AI help you with your homeschool planning


Or pay in two easy payments of $54.50


Introducing the CONFIDENT PLANNER GUARANTEE: Try Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot for 14 days risk-free. If you don't experience liberation from tedious prep and planning and valuable support to enhance your homeschool, contact for a prompt, hassle-free refund. We're so confident in the transformative impact of our program that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. No matter the reason, if you're not fully satisfied, we'll gladly refund your purchase without any questions. With Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot, you have everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.


Before Autopilot, I struggled to see the big picture and to have a consistent record of goals and progress from year to year.

As I went through the steps, I was both refreshed and excited to learn Pam’s perspective on planning and implement a simple, but thorough planning process. I love the consistency of planning in the same way from year to year.
Heather Finley


The step-by-step video-course gets to the nitty-gritty of ONLY the steps you need to create a flexible framework for your homeschool year. It's the quickest way to create a plan that waits for you while you tackle whatever life throws your way and never feel behind.

Module #1

Create a homeschool vision

In this module, you will create a statement of intent for your homeschool. Here we aren’t looking at what we want our kids to be in 20 years (as if we had control over that) but instead what we want our homeschools to feel like in the day-to-day. By creating a vision of our days, we can direct our choices and actions in this course and in our homeschools.

In this module you will:

  • Discover the number one mistake people make with writing a vision and why it will doom your vision statement to an unused portion of your teacher notebook.
  • Learn the single biggest influencer of your homeschool and why you have complete control over it. (Hint: look in the mirror)
    Learn how to stop piling on and saying “yes” to things that don’t fit your family.
  • Get confident about what matters most to you (and eliminate second-guessing from your homeschool mom vocabulary).

Module #2

Write goals for your kids

While our vision is the 10,000 ft view of our homeschool, module 2 gets specific about meeting the needs of each child by crafting goals for their school year. You will learn how to use these goals to easily tailor a plan to meet their educational and developmental needs.

In this module you will:

  • Create a custom plan for your child that will honor their strengths and interests.
  • Uncover the secret that will reduce or eliminate wasted money on curriculum hopping.
  • Discover the skills to writing effective goals that help instead of hinder your homeschool progress.
  • Learn why pushing to finish first-grade book in first grade is a mistake that can sabotage your child’s education.

Module #3

Choosing curriculum and resources

After our vision and goals are in place, it’s time for the sometimes daunting, sometimes fun process of choosing curriculum and resources for our school year. This module breaks down the how to do that with confidence.

In this module you will:

  • See examples of how your vision translates directly into what goes onto your course of study.
  • Break down the factors that influence your choices and why each one matters (or doesn’t).
  • Learn the difference between the two types of school subjects and why that knowledge is vital to your sanity as a homeschooling mom.
  • Discover the four key questions you need to ask about every resource before pushing the “buy” button.

Module #4

Choosing an annual schedule

Now that our curriculum is on the way, we get to dive into how we are going to use it. The first stop is to plan out which days of the year we are going to do school. This module is all about embracing our options as homeschoolers.

In this module you will:

  • Learn about three different kinds of school schedules and why the one you grew up using might not be the best for your family.
  • Discover how the patterns of your school year can make or break your homeschooling success.
  • Learn my secret sauce for staying on-track with your required number of school days while embracing the flexibility of homeschooling.
  • See video examples of multiple schedule-types and patterns — so you can learn how to create your own with no stress.

Module #5

Create a weekly and daily schedule

Flexibility is the keyword as we set up systems that will allow us to thrive within structure. In module five we will set aside time that honors our school day and create a daily rhythm that fosters peace in our homes.

In this module you will:

  • Learn how to detect schedule overwhelm before it hits and strategize to reduce it before you even get your school year started.
  • Discover three different styles of scheduling and which one (or combination of more than one — say what?!!) fits your family the best.
  • See examples of each schedule type to inspire your own choices.
  • Learn my favorite method that insures I am never “behind” in my school year — no matter what life throws my way.

Module #6

The Procedure List

Next, Module 6 introduces the first of two different kinds of lists that we will use to create the ultimate in auto-pilot for our school days. The procedure list is the key to creating a plan that eliminates decision fatigue and gets done – even if the toddler is designing the walls with sharpie or stuffing the drains with legos – again.

In this module you will:

  • Discover how the procedure list can “save your bacon” and help school get done even when days are hectic.
  • Learn about the three situations where a procedure list is the answer to your homeschooling problems.
  • See the procedure list in action with samples and a step-by-step break down of how to easily create your own.

Module #7

The Lesson Plan List

This module is the second of our two kinds of lists vital to auto-pilot success for our homeschools. The lesson plan list is your non-threatening friend who waits patiently when your regularly scheduled school day goes awry.

In this module you will:

  • Learn the true requirements behind teacher lesson plans and why you don’t need to make them as a homeschool mom.
  • See how to combine the procedure list with the easy lesson plan list to create a flexible outline for each subject on your course of study.
  • Dig deeper with the detailed lesson plan list — for those subjects that need a little more variety.
  • Discover what you should NEVER put on your lesson plan list in order to keep your plans flexible and accessible.

Module #8

Let’s get organized

Now that our plan is complete it is time to figure out exactly how we are going to put this plan into action. The first step of the process is to organize our materials.

In this module you will:

  • Discover Pam’s three favorite organizational tools for putting your homeschool year on autopilot (Pssst they aren’t going to trap you into a non-flexible system.)
  • Learn how to create assignments on the fly based on your kids’ actual progress without feeling ahead or behind your plan.
  • Communicate effectively with your kids and win buy-in because they know exactly what is expected of them every day — this makes your homeschool life run much more smoothly. And it works!
  • Get tips on staying on top of paper grading and the finished work spilling from binders and drawers.

Module #9

Visualization and Implementation

Beta testers called this module “worthwhile” and “helpful.” Now that we have our plan written and our space organized we are ready to put it to the test and see how it might run. And to do that we are going to try something a little bit different…

In this module you will:

  • Discover how a technique used by elite athletes to win medals can help a homeschool mom have a better homeschool plan.
  • Learn how to embrace natural rhythms and how to avoid the number one mistake homeschool moms make when implementing their annual schedules.
  • Find tips for juggling multiple kids in your school day — including how changing your thinking about one homeschool no-no can create calm in your day.

Module #10

Periodic Review and Maintenance

Auto-pilot must have regular maintenance in order to continue to function. That is where this final module comes in. Here we will discuss when and how to make sure our plan continues to work.

In this module you will:

  • Learn the one thing you do need to put on your calendar (finally!) to make sure your plan will continue to work.
  • Find a handy checklist that will walk you through how to evaluate if your plan is working.
  • Discover the one thing you should never do until a review day — it will save you a ton of lost time and money.
  • Get a handy reminder of one tool homeschool moms always forget (even me!) that can make your life easier in the long run.


I previously used a “school in a box” program and wasn’t sure how to plan when I decided to design my own curriculum. Autopilot gave me a starting point and provided me with direction!

Lisa Johnson

Our self-paced Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot course is a one-time purchase you can use year after year.

  • 10 recorded video modules
  • Over 30 planning forms
  • Online community for answers and support
  • BONUS: ChatGPT videos - let AI help you with your homeschool planning


Or pay in two easy payments of $54.50

With all that anxiety, second-guessing, and effort you’ve poured into homeschooling, isn’t it time you actually started to feel some ease, joy, and fulfillment?

With the amount of time, effort and hours of curriculum review comparisons you’ve invested, you and your children deserve a manageable, peaceful and enjoyable year.

You deserve to wake up every morning with a clear vision for the day ahead and actually see something close to that materialize before your eyes like a Christmas miracle.

You deserve to have full confidence in YOUR unique way of homeschooling, your plan, what’s best for your children and also know how to get back on track if things get a little off the rails (which, of course, they always do!)

You deserve to feel like the capable teacher and mother you already are, instead of being made to feel like a failure because you don’t fit into a rigid one-size fits all plan that doesn’t honor your family’s strengths and weaknesses areas in need of grace.

You deserve to never have to do another craft involving glitter. Ok, no promises there – but this is your homeschool 😉

You've got questions? We've got answers

What happens after I check out!

You will be redirected to the Thank-You page where you can immediately access your course. You will also receive an email with a link to the course and forum in our homeschool app. You might want to bookmark those. If you have not received an email after 15 minutes, and it is not in your spam folder, email for assistance.

Is this a digital or print product?

The course is digitally delivered on our website or web app.

What method of homeschooling does Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot work with?

The Autopilot method of planning works with any homeschool method. The planning steps are not method-specific and the steps are vital to success with any method ofhomeschooling.

Do I need to buy updates each year?

No! As a purchaser, you have lifetime access to the course and forms, including any updates to the course. We update the date-sensitive calendars every year by April for the following school year. You can log in to your account and download updates again and again. As a LIVE purchaser, your ticket is good for one year only; you will have a limited time to download your videos, but you can keep them forever. You will retain access to the planning forum and forms.

Is the course written from a Christian viewpoint or contain Christian content?

While I am Christian, there is no specific Christian content in the planning course.

Have more questions?

If you have another question that has not been answered here, email me at I will be happy to help you out.


I’m not great at follow-through. The way Autopilot is constructed each step truly does pull you through to the next one. It’s not just an endless list of to-dos to trudge through!

I have MUCH more confidence going into next year! I’m a second-generation homeschooler, this was year 6 for us, but I’ve never thought I had a great handle on the ins and outs of schooling my kids, it was always a lot of flying by the seat of my pants! I literally can’t wait to get my plans in place and see what next year throws at us!

Emily Ligon

We can all agree, we want something different for our children, but you didn’t bargain on this…

Trying to live up to the Pinterest-perfect version of what homeschool should be even though you know deep down, that will NEVER work for your children.

Stretching your already thin homeschool budget ever thinner buying another new curriculum, testing it out only to find yourself constantly tweaking it to make it work but it just never seems quite right.

The anxiety of adding a new subject or child into the mix when you are only just hanging on by a thread.


The second-guessing, the overwhelm, the burnout, the uncertainty, everything is so. much. harder. then you expected.

And it can be tough to bring anything up at the co-op, while everyone is waxing poetic about their favorite takeaways from The Well Trained Mind and you’re quietly wondering if you’re actually cut out for this because your homeschool looks a lot like chaos and feels a lot like failure.

Our self-paced Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot course is a one-time purchase you can use year after year.

  • 10 recorded video modules
  • Over 30 planning forms
  • Online community for answers and support
  • BONUS: ChatGPT videos - let AI help you with your homeschool planning


Or pay in two easy payments of $54.50

Introducing the CONFIDENT PLANNER GUARANTEE: Try Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot for 14 days risk-free. If you don't experience liberation from tedious prep and planning and valuable support to enhance your homeschool, contact for a prompt, hassle-free refund. We're so confident in the transformative impact of our program that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. No matter the reason, if you're not fully satisfied, we'll gladly refund your purchase. With Put Your Homeschool Year on Autopilot, you have so much to gain and nothing to lose.