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...

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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5 Ways Busy Moms Can Get Quiet Time with God

by Tauna Meyer One of the biggest struggles of a busy mom is making a habit of morning quiet time with God. We know we need quiet time with the Lord desperately if we’re going to survive our day, let alone thrive in it. We know we cannot serve our families and be...

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Is Homeschooling a Calling?

by Rebecca Kocsis I don’t consider homeschooling to be a calling.  You are probably shocked to hear me say that. Saying it’s a calling makes it sound like it’s only for a select few: like a calling into the ministry or the mission field. We may even think it’s...

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I Homeschool, but not Primarily Because of My Children

by Israel Wayne “I could never homeschool my children. I don’t have enough patience. I couldn’t stand to have them around me that much!” Have you ever heard that line? What about: “I can’t wait for the school year to start! It will be such a relief to have the...

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