Praying Not to Mess Up

by Kathryn C. Lang  Many prayers have passed through my lips while homeschooling. Many prayers continue to pass through now as the older boys go on to pursue higher degrees of education and the youngest contemplates his next move.  "Please, God. Don’t let me mess...
In the Pursuit of Perfection

In the Pursuit of Perfection

by Rebecca Kocsis  Published in OTCS News January 2009. Used by permission from the author. I have found that as I fill out my children's report cards, I am usually tempted to assign myself a grade as the teacher. I have a pre-planned formula using my children's...

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Why It’s All Worth It

Why It’s All Worth It

by Rachel Zwayne It’s been a long day. The children are finally in bed. You reflect on the chaos of the day, which was not much different than the norm—an early morning with your toddler waking up screaming for no apparent reason, bickering siblings, a teenager with a...

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Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership

by Rebecca Kocsis Gone are the days when those in homeschool leadership should feel like they have to appear perfect in order to give homeschooling credibility. Homeschooling is now legal in all 50 states. We have a track record supported by more than 35 years of...

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Essential Ingredients to Homeschool Success

Essential Ingredients to Homeschool Success

This week's blog is written by the owner of Cornerstone Curriculum, David & Shirley Quine, who is one of our Keys to Homeschooling & Curriculum Fair sponsors. We are grateful for their continued sponsorship and support of CHEA events.  © 2021 Cornerstone...

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The Most Assuring Educational Plan Ever

The Most Assuring Educational Plan Ever

by Michelle Howard I didn’t usually inhabit that part of town: the charming, historic shopping district. It was way out of my price range back then (and still is now, come to think of it!).  I was already feeling inadequate, visibly so, when I parked along the...

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Homeschool Mom Self-Care: Your 60-Year-Old Self Will Thank You

Homeschool Mom Self-Care: Your 60-Year-Old Self Will Thank You

by Rebecca Kocsis Isn’t it a wonder how we as homeschool parents can be so intentional about raising our children and yet completely neglect ourselves?  I guess it shouldn’t be. As homeschool mothers we are consumed with the many needs of our families. We are mindful...

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Growing Mission-Minded Children

Growing Mission-Minded Children

by Marcia Washburn, The Old Schoolhouse As Christian parents, we are eager for our children to serve God wholeheartedly. Our mission is to help our children develop their God-given life messages and to learn how He wants them to share these messages with the...

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Faith-Based – With the Emphasis on Faith

Faith-Based – With the Emphasis on Faith

by Rebecca Kocsis I’ve often joked with friends about our faith-based organization - that CHEA is faith-based with an emphasis on “faith”. It seems we are always in need in one way or another; whether it be finances, or board members, or volunteers, or personnel with...

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