2022 Susan K. Beatty Scholarship Recipient: The Language of Science

Meet Rebecca Prince Being the oldest child, Rebecca was “on the front end of homeschooling experimentation” for her parents, who began home educating her when she was five years old. Like her parents, CHEA members Roger & Helen Prince, she has been actively...

Pray for Rain

by Rebecca Kocsis Several years ago, in 2015 to be exact, when CHEA was in a financial crisis much like we are today, the Lord ministered 1 Kings 17 to me. The prophet Elijah had just declared to King Ahab there would be no rain or dew in Israel until he gave the...

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Top 5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family

by Kristi Clover  If you have ever homeschooled your children, or even considered homeschooling them, then you know that a little advice from veteran homeschool moms is always welcomed.  For the past six years, I have had the privilege of not only speaking...

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Homeschooling: Sprint vs. Marathon

by Michaela Roekle I am not fond of running. If you ever see me running, it’s because something is chasing me or I am chasing after something (or someone). I will never forget the day I was stepping out of the shower and heard our front door swing open … I grabbed a...

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Performances in Preparation for Life

by Julie Walker Do your children take music lessons? Ours did. Although their musical talents are vastly different, all three had music as part of their daily agenda, and my husband and I were subject to hours of cacophonous strains while the boys prepared for...

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Out of Steam

by Rebecca Kocsis It’s right there on your calendar, circled in red. The last day of school. It’s coming quickly, and yet seems so far away at the same time. And you are tired. Rather than pushing forward, full steam ahead, you’d much rather pack it in and call it a...

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But If Not

by John McGowan When I was 36 years old, I was diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer. It came at a time when my personal and professional life was full, thriving even. I was busy running a small law firm with a growing practice. My wife and I were heavily...

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Homeschool Hindsight

by Carrie De Francisco Last spring I was sitting in one of my favorite homeschooling spots. I was outside under our Crepe Myrtle tree sipping an iced mocha latte while looking over my son’s senior portraits. I was overwhelmed with all kinds of emotions. I remember...

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Help! I’m Teaching My Child to Read

by Bevery Parrish Help! I’m teaching my kids to read. Which curriculum do I choose? Scouring the internet or visiting a conference hall full of enticing booths, filled with wonderful curriculum or books all promising sweet bliss in teaching your child to read, is...

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But I’m Not a Teacher!

by Penny Ross “But I’m just a mom! I’m not a teacher! Won’t I fail my child?” This is one of the most common fears I hear voiced by parents considering homeschooling. We are accustomed to the world of campus-based education, with “paid experts” filling the role of...

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