Homeschool Business Listing, St. Joseph, Missouri Area

Aristotle once said:

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth."

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Beauty Consultation

Sharon Waters: Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

(816) 232-1362
2929 S. 29th
St. Joseph, MO 64503

Sharon says, "If you need product, samples, or would like to have a class, call Sharon Waters." Sharon is an independent Mary Kay beauty consultant.


Homeschool Bookstore

Support this website! Shop from our homeschool bookstore! There are several great books on home education and parenting. Free shipping on all orders over $25.00! Secure checkout!

Winternight Productions

Mary says, "I am a homeschool graduate from Dent County, and my husband is a homeschool grad from Wyoming, and we are e-publishing a new and enthralling fantasy series for kids and adults."


A Mother's and Daughter's Love: Homemade Candles

Lavita Bohon
P.O. Box 92
Wathena, KS 66090
(785) 989-3150

This homeschooling family is offering all natural soy candles, grubbies, electric grubbies, and gift baskets for all occasions. Lavita says, "My daughter and I have been in the candle and craft-making business for about 8 years - always coming up with new and exciting things!" The candles will soon be available on eBay, as well.

Just Between Sisters: Homemade Candles

Carrie Shindorf
(816) 232-8705

Carrie says, "We carry homemade candles made in our very own kitchen. Our candles are made with the finest wicking and wax available. We celebrate each holiday and season with special scents. With 12 years experience, our candles are highly fragranced and have long burning times."

Computers and Website Design

Artistic Tech, LLC Website Design

Michelle Bland
(816) 324-0546

Michelle says, "I do website design and development. Servies that I offer include hosting, domain name services, website design, development, flash and gif animations, logo design, photography and image manipulation, PDF conversions, promotional e-mails, e-commerce, search engine and web optimization, stock photos, maintenance, and more! My sites are w3c standards compliant and accessible. If you run a small business, and have services that my family can use, then I am also willing to barter services! Sample websites are: Saint Joseph Home Educator Support and Information Page, Luxury Culinary Cruises, Missouri Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting Page, Missouri Academy of Science Web Site, Montrose Travel Group Division Pages,, a web site dedicated to research on postpartum depression, and Gluten Free Life Organic Gluten Free Bakery. For more examples, or for pricing information, please visit Artistic Tech LLC's Web Site or e-mail me at (By the way, my website is still under construction. I've been so busy making other people's pages, that I haven't had time to complete mine!)"


Mike Slocum and Son CJ (homeschool student): Electrical Contractors, S and S Contractors


Jean (Mike's wife), says, "Mike and his family have just moved to the Missouri area. He has over 30 years experience in all phases of electrical construction, maintenance and repair having worked on farms, in industrial and commercial settings, and on residential property. Mike is originally from Nebraska where he's held a Master Electrical Contractors license for 20 years. He now holds a St Joseph and Maryville Masters license in Missouri and is working on getting his Kansas Masters license also."

Fiber: Sheep, Llama, Alpaca

Quiet Waters Farm

Jean Slocum

Jean says, "In addition to healthy foods, Fiber is also a big element of the farm as the Slocum's raise sheep, Llamas and Alpacas. Call them or visit their web site for their fun Sheep to Shawl tour. Jean sells fiber, spins and weaves. Watch for our Annual Shearing Day, March, 2008."


Angie: DS_Online


Angie offers Catalog Sales/Parties/Fundraisers.


Handyman 343

Tara (the handyman's wife), says, "A firefighter in St. Joe has started a new business called HANDYMAN 343. Can do or repair most anything inside or out including appliances and auto. Can do all phases of construction, residential or comercial. Wood, masonry, concrete. Low rates, free estamits. Make a list and please call Bill at 816-244-9212 or 816-632-2064."

Bill Martinez
816-244-9212 or 816-632-2064

Health Foods

Gluten Free Life - Gluten-free Bakery

(816) 449-1371
7328 SW Patton Road
Amity, Missouri 6442

Gluten Free Life sells delicious, all natural, organic, gluten and tree nut free cookies, muffins, brownies, and mix. These products are perfect for those with celiac disease, gluten or tree nut allergies. They are also perfect for those who wish for a wholesome, natural, and delicious treat! All gluten and tree nut free products are baked in a gluten and tree nut free facility.

Bread of Life Organic Bakery

(816) 669-1344
P.O. Box 9
Stewartsville, MO 64474

Bread of Life Organic Bakery sells all natural, fresh, organic baked goods. Some available products are whole wheat breads, spelt breads, cinnamon rolls, granolas, cookies, pizza crusts, dipping sauces, and specialty items. If your child has a gluten allergy, and can tolerate spelt, then try their delicious spelt pizza crust! Yum! Personal note from webmaster: Their cinnamon rolls are heavenly!

Homemade Gourmet

Laura Morris
(816) 262-9070

Laura is Homemade Gourmet independent consultant. "We are about helping you provide delicious and nutritious meals--quickly! Check out my website for more information. We also provide meal classes, fundraisers, and direct ship options. I have been in business for 9 years, and would love to have you try our products that have a 100% money-back guarantee."

Quiet Waters Farm

Jean Slocum

Jean says, "We provide Healthy Foods for Healthy Families and More! The Slocum's raise grass-fed beef, lamb and poultry and offer raw Jersey milk to families in NW Missouri. They will be offering a Vegetable CSA in 2008. New is Jean's THE MAKERS MENU PLANNER, a subscription healthy menu planning service."


Chad Sprague: Farm Bureau Insurance Agent

816-539-2411 office
816-248-1107 cell

Chad sells auto, home, life, and health insurance.

Interior Design/Remodeling

Curtis and Ruthann Dunning: Interior Design/Remodeling

No contact information available at this time. Please check back again soon.

The Dunning family says that they "do tiling and European style faux finishes (texture finishes on walls). [We] would be glad to give anyone a bid on any jobs."


Michelle Ray: Jewelery

(660) 663-2848

Michelle says, "I sell Lia Sophia jewelery. I always offer a special of buy 2, get your most expensive item for half-price."

Beth: Jewelery

As well as offering math tutoring and sewing services (see below), Beth also creates and sells jewelery.

Judgment Recovery

Steven C. Carrillo: Watchman Industries

P.O. Box 982
St. Joseph, MO 64502
(816) 262-6172

Elishia Carrillo (Steve's wife) says, "3 years ago we found ourselves with a significant judgment (to us) and no payment. We had carried back a 2nd for a guy on a property and he didn’t pay. Then, we had out-of-pocket expenses to hire a lawyer to even get the judgment. THEN – no pay. We were stunned. Steve enforced that judgment himself – even though the guy also owed someone else 6 digits several times over and the attorneys from Kansas City didn’t get him a cent of the money the courts said the guy had to pay him! He has been recovering judgments ever since and the important thing to know is that he doesn’t get paid unless you do!"


Joanie McCrerey: Massage and Reflexology

(816) 473-2741

Joanie offers goods and services in Massage, Reflexology, Essential Oils, and Aromatherapy.


Robert Sturdevant, DO Pediatric Care, PC

811 Westchester Avenue
Harrisonville, MO 64701
816-887-1987 or 816-887-1990 (fax)

Dr. Sturdevant describes his practice, "Providing pediatric medical care for ages 0-18. Board certified in pediatrics. Most commercial insurances and Missouri Medicaid accepted. We are 90 miles from Saint Joseph (south), near Belton."

Spine and Sport Physical Therapy and Aquatics

1213 North Belt Highway, Suite H
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. On-Site Aquatic Therapy. Specializing in Neck and Back Pain as well as athletic injury prevention, performance, and rehab.


Kathy Weeks: Piano Lessons

(816) 324-4539

Kathy offers piano lessons, and is located in the Savannah, MO area (north of St. Joe).

Janene Collins: Private Music Lessons

Janene offers private piano, guitar, and voice lessons and has 30 years experience.

Sharon Waters: Piano/Voice Lessons

(816) 232-1362
2929 S. 29th
St. Joseph, MO 64503

Sharon says that she offers "weekly, 1/2 hour lessons in my home."

Michelle Rautmann: Piano Instruction

(816) 232-3946

Michelle offers piano instruction for all ages and levels in her home.


Beth: Custom Sewing

Beth says, "I design and sew. I can design a Custom Botique child's outfit that is modest and stylish. I also like to design and sew skirts for the moms, and baby slings. I'm working on diaper bags, but I'm not happy with my design thus far.) Another thing I do is some jewelery, and ribbon crocheted beaded socks."

Singing and Singing Telegrams

Eulaie Pearl Singing Telegrams

Holiday Atkison
(816) 390-5517 or (816) 396-5383

Holiday says, "Eulalie Pearl Swampbottom is everybody's country cousing - they just don't know it yet! Eulalie brings balloons and candy and a song that is written just for your special occasion! She'll bring ya up to date on the cousins, find out why ya didn't make it to the family reunion, and embarass the livin' snot out of yore loved ones fer ya!

Another character who loves to make house calls (or work calls), is Doc Holiday! He's a gunslinger turned plastic surgeion! Doc Holiday also brings balloons and candy and is ready to perform discount liposuction and botox injections (don't worry - it wont hurt him a bit!). He's got a rubber glove and a turkey baster, and he ain't afraid to use 'em.! He also brings a song to cheer up his patient and leaves you with a smile!

I can also tailor-make a character to fit your event, sales meeting, or other venue. Call me and we'll make sure your next family or business get-together is somethin' no one will forget!

All singing telegrams and performances are family friendly -- nuthin' untoward!"

Adrienne Collins (age 16): Singer

Adrienne can sing for weddings.


Beth: Math Tutor

Beth says, "I have a degree in Mathematics and tutor."

Video Production

Derrick Collins (age 20): Video Production

Derick does video production and free-lance graphic design.