Five Ideas for Christmas School

by Katie Julius When should Christmas celebrations start? It’s something that’s heavily debated, with each side staunchly defending their position. I’m in the camp that Christmas doesn’t start until after we’ve celebrated what we are thankful for. The long weekend...

We Need a New Teacher This Year! (Her Name is Grace)

by Deborah Wuehler, Senior Editor, The Old Schoolhouse What is it about a new school year that is so refreshing and so discouraging at the same time? It’s like our brains have split into two different personalities telling us things like:  "Wow, there are so many...

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The View is Worth It

by Rebecca Kocsis I’m not an outdoor girl. I much prefer curling up with a good book and a cup of tea than traversing in the wild. Although I love nature walks, I don’t do cold, wet, and dirty very well. And I’m not a big fan of heights either. That’s why that time...

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Hidden Treasures in the Library

by Karen D. Koch Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Summer 2011 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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Who’s on the Throne?

by Rebecca Kocsis It’s incumbent upon ministry leaders to be all in. That’s not hard because we are zealous for the Lord and passionate about the work He has called us to do. Homeschool leadership is purposeful work. Providing support and a framework for home-based...

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Five Important Ways Homeschooling Develops Your High Schooler

by Megan Gerig  The public school environment is one of the biggest reasons many parents decide to homeschool their children, and since the concerns of COVID-19, the number of parents who are home educating has continued to rise. However, even with homeschooling on...

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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"...

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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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