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...
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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Finish Well. Finish Strong.

Finish Well. Finish Strong.

by Katie Julius It has been a long year. It has been a long school year! Even under normal circumstances, a homeschooling parent’s journey is filled with highs and lows. There are certain times throughout the year that many families find themselves struggling a bit...

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What You Are Called To Do

What You Are Called To Do

by Gena Suarez, The Old Schoolhouse®  Twenty years goes by so quickly. The magazine you are holding in your hands or reading online is the most recent issue published by a magazine company, The Old Schoolhouse®, which God allowed to "be born" two full decades ago. For...

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What is the Definition of a Homeschooler?

What is the Definition of a Homeschooler?

by Rebecca Kocsis Back in the day That’s a great question. In the olden days of homeschooling—the days of yore—the answer was easy. You could be fairly certain that a homeschool family would fall into one of two camps. There was the traditional single-income family...

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10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

by Katie Julius Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the remembrance of the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as the people waved palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” (John 12:13), a stark contrast to the events that would occur later that week. This week,...

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Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

by Mary York I remember staring into the eyes of my firstborn for hours, days, and then years as he grew to manhood, wondering what he would be like when he was full grown. I have searched the eyes of all my children with the same curiosity. I remember many wiser,...

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Who’s Supposed to be Teaching These Children?

Who’s Supposed to be Teaching These Children?

by Deborah Wuehler, Senior Editor of The Old Schoolhouse Looking at all the mini-socialists coming out of our public education systems, it makes you wonder what happened to teaching the three R’s rather than these postmodern ideologies proven to be harmful to our...

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Preschool Prerequisites

Preschool Prerequisites

by Rebecca Kocsis I was sitting quietly with my husband before church. The wife of one of our pastors introduced me to a friend who was planning to homeschool. She hoped that I could help her friend with her curriculum dilemma.  “I have been researching, and...

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The Equality Act and Homeschoolers

The Equality Act and Homeschoolers

by John McGowan, Esq. On February 25, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Equality Act”, a law that its proponents say is necessary to prevent people from being discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The...

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