Homeschooling is a uniquely state-oriented activity. Legal requirements for homeschooling are set by the state, and as a result the opportunities and services available may vary widely between states. Finding a community of like-minded homeschoolers in your area can be the difference between feeling isolated and drained and feeling empowered and encouraged. Whether that community comes in the form of co-ops, extra-curricular-based activity homeschool groups, or state-based associations with online groups, the ability to ask questions and share experiences makes homeschooling feel less lonely.