How to Contact Your
I'm a real person. I really am a currently "retired,"
homeschooling parent in Milpitas, CALIFORNIA, (near San Jose) and homeschooled
from 1993 - 2003. You can read more about me
in this biography published in the California HomeSchooler.
Meet Ann Zeise: Home's Cool from A to
"Having traveled the homeschool road herself, Zeise has homeschoolers'
best interests in mind, rather than simply trying to make the
most money possible." From my biography by Jennifer Dees.
Got a Question about Homeschooling?
I'm hanging out on Facebook, just like you! Just "Like"
A2Z Homeschooling. What's on your mind? Post your question, and I'll get back to very fast!
You can email me, Ann Zeise, at
Please read the "Frequently Asked Questions" below
first to see if your question may already be answered on this
site. If you can't find it on this site using the site
index or search engine above, I will offer you reassurance
and pointers via email. Please provide me with some personal
information about your homeschooling situation so I can customize
my reply to you. Please include your state and nearest large
city, and the genders and ages of your children, especially if your question concerns regional laws or resources, or if I will need general information about your children to answer your question accurately. I promise I do nothing with the information other than format a reply to you.
If you are on America Online or other email
service that uses a spam blocker, please "whitelist"
my email address above BEFORE you send me email
expecting a response. At this point, I've decided to give only
very short answers to people on AOL unless they
tell me that I'm on their buddylist or address book. AOL will place my response
to you in your spam folder unless you put my email address in
your AOL address book. I don't spam. I will not bother to reply
to anyone's request to unblock.
If your response asks about
finding a product or service, or there is a book that goes into
great detail about your particular concern, you may get a product
recommendation. This is not spam. If
you do not want any purchasable products or services mentioned
in my reply to you, state so in your email. I will then NOT recommend
any distance learning programs or curriculum providers or websites
with anything for sale.
Please don't expect me to rewrite essays
and books that already exist.
My post office mail address is:
A to Z Home's Cool
ATTN: Ann Zeise
1949 Grand Teton Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95035-6614
Please contact me via email before sending me products to preview. If I cannot personally use the item, it is either given away to a family who could use it or to a homeschool association for use in a fund raiser.
I have no idea where to start looking for information about
homeschooling. Please help!
Please start by reading the essays and links under Beginning
to Homeschool. These essays can be tremendously reassuring.
I live in Milpitas, California,
so the best I can do is offer you these links, as I probably
don't know anyone personally who lives and homeschools in your town. If the regional information
pages don't help you find someone nearby, try posting on
List here on Social Networks to find other homeschooling
If you have a support group that you want listed and linked on this site, I need to know the name of your group, its web address (URL), and a brief description that tells where you most frequently meet, and if the group is inclusive or has any limitations on membership (Unschoolers, Christians, teens, etc.). Figure out which page would be best, and under which geographic subhead (City, county or region.) Listing support groups is free, but a link or email address for locating your group is mandatory. I don't list phone numbers or home addresses for your own safety. See next FAQ about creating a blog or group for your support group on my site.
Can I create a blog or discussion group on your site?
As long as it closely relates to homeschooling or the needs of homeschool families you may start and maintain a FREE blog or discussion group or even an opt-in newsletter on our blog site, A2ZHomeschool.com. Any public content is findable from both the blog AND the main A to Z home's Cool website. (You may also have a private blog or group, out of sight of strangers.)
I'm looking for some real specific information. How do I
find it on your site?
Please use the search engine at the top
of this and all pages. It will show you on which pages I have the word
or phrase you are looking for, and will nicely show you the sentence
that it is used in.
I have a homeschooling newsletter, website or e-list. May
I copy some of your content into it?
Permission to reprint a specific copyrighted feature article
most likely will be granted, but there is a simple agreement
that I ask, so email me first. This is an excellent way to augment
your homeschool newsletter, but be sure to allow enough time.
Just email me, Ann Zeise, at
You may not copy any content on this site to your website. blog, or email list, but it is okay to copy a sentence or two in order
to entice your readers to follow a link to my site. There is
no need to ask permission to link to any of my pages, but I do
get a kick out of knowing that you have.
Where can I post a review of A to Z Home's Cool?
has a form for posting your comments. Thanks for helping to promote
I have this really cool site every homeschooler should know
about. How do I get it listed here?
Suggest the site by emailing me, Ann Zeise, at . So I can list it in the appropriate page of my
site, it does help to suggest a good location on my site where
you think your site fits in well. I link to original content
only, not to other indexes. Anything you can do to help me get
your link up faster and most accurately is appreciated.
Banner or Text Advertising
You may also pay for prime placement of your advertising
banner or text link. Contact me for pricing for the page you
Several new advertising opportunities are available. Too many
for this page to accommodate, so Advertising
information has been moved to its own page.
I'm a student writing a thesis about homeschooling. Is there
There is a lot of research and information linked on this
website. Please do not expect busy homeschooling parents
to do your research for you. If you have a few specific questions
after reading all the relevant links on this website then write.
If you create a website with your original findings, please contact
me to have it listed.
You may use "snips" of material or quote me from
this site without asking permission. You may not copy large portions.
Here is an excellent resource for generating the proper reference
for your academic paper:
Citation Machine - Web Sites
My name is spelled "Ann Zeise." The website name
is "A to Z Home's Cool" and the publishing organization
is "A to Z Home's Cool, Inc." The articles all have their original
publication date on them. If an article has been substantially
updated, it will say so near the top.