The Idol of Homeschooling

by Camille Lopez Summer is the time for planning for the next homeschool year. It is filled with expectation, hope, and the satisfying experience of it all looking good on paper. And then there is real life! There is no avoiding it, and it can really mess with "my"...

Inspiration from Dr. Seuss

by Susan K. Beatty Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Summer 2008 issue of The Parent Home Educator, the print magazine that was the predecessor to CHEA’s current digital e-newsletter, The CHEA Connection. As part of CHEA’s 40th Anniversary...

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Getting Settled

by Rebecca Kocsis Ah, it was summertime; the first summer in our new home. We had been there about a year, but we also had a new baby during that time. Finding a homeschool group right away was not our immediate priority. After the house was settled and we had settled...

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Summer Homeschool: Going on a Treasure Hunt

by Megan Mora Fuentes, Home Educators Association of Virginia A favorite summer homeschool activity for many families is camping and hiking–and California is blessed with glorious outdoor adventure opportunities. Make them your favorites with hands-on, fun,...

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The Necessity of Teaching Biblical Values

by Alyssa Hemmer   It’s no secret that today’s culture is quickly spiraling away from Biblical values. My husband  and I listen to just about any news station for five minutes, and we leave scratching our  heads in confusion, with a pit in our...

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When Freedom Isn’t Free

by Katie Julius As Christian home educators in California, we, surprisingly, have a lot of freedoms. While we get to enjoy these freedoms, mostly unacknowledged and unnoticed in our everyday lives, it’s easy for us to forget that these freedoms came at a cost. It may...

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Using Co-Ops to Teach California History (and other subjects)

by Lesha Myers Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the August 1998 issue of The Parent Home Educator, the print magazine that was the predecessor to CHEA’s current digital e-newsletter, The CHEA Connection. As part of CHEA’s 40th Anniversary...

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How Dads Can Be Active in Homeschooling

by Timothy Carey, Jr., Indiana Association of Home Educators Educating our kids at home is not just about the books or curricula; it is about being free to shape our kids in the ways we feel called. This means that it’s not just a cut and dry program. This is truly a...

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Confessions of a First-Year Homeschooler

by Rebecca Kocsis I changed curriculum three times during my first year. And it was okay! Let me explain. The year we started homeschooling, I only had two months to prepare. By the end of my children’s last year in public school, I knew we needed to homeschool. The...

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Leading from Rest

by Michaela Roekle, CHEA's Regional Advisory Board Seven years ago, the book Teaching from Rest rose to be one of the most popular books in the homeschool world.Author Sarah Mackenzie struck a chord in the melody of mother’s hearts when she wrote, “How you teach is...

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Summer Unit Study: Soda, Pop, or Coke?

You can make a fun summer unit study out of something you might already have in your refrigerator! Soda–or pop or coke!–is a great example of the differences in regional dialect, and has a fascinating history to explore. These can be used in a number of hands-on...

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