Disclosure Policy


The Unexpected Homeschooler is written and edited by Heidi
Miller-Ford. This site contains information, resources, and practical
solutions for homeschooling.


The opinions and thoughts expressed on this site are my own based on
my experience. Although I do have experience in the field of
homeschooling, I encourage all readers to seek other opinions when
making a decision and to consult professionals when making serious
decisions about any learning challenges or medical decisions that affect
the well-being or education of your child.


In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These
rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media
(blogs, YouTube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is
sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog
terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by
sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following
about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links
https://theunexpectedhomeschooler.com are affiliate links of which I
receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a
reader clicks on an affiliate link to purchase an item, the reader buys
the item from the seller directly (not from
https://theunexpectedhomeschooler.com). Amazon and/or other companies
pay The Unexected Homeschooler a small commission or other compensation
for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is
through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more
by clicking through to the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links.

The Unexpected Homeschooler is a participant in the Amazon Services
LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to
provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and
linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com.
Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their
affiliate links. Each of your purchases via my Amazon affiliation links
is at no additional cost to you.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for
affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their
“shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link,
the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not
“pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon
and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that

Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and
buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some
other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and
online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are
not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not
pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

In my sidebar, there are sometimes links to other sites. Some of these links are also affiliate links.

If you have any question or concerns, please contact me at [email protected].