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...

It’s Fall Y’All

by Katie Julius Whether or not California, especially Southern California, actually has “fall” in the traditional sense is up for debate. But, don’t let our unseasonably warm weather this time of year stop you from enjoying some fun fall activities across the Golden...

The Best Laid Plans

by Katie Julius You’ve spent all summer researching your curriculum, planning, praying. The day has finally arrived. You take your excited kids out to the porch or the yard for the obligatory “First Day” photos. Maybe you have a cute sign you’ve made or purchased that...

My Favorite Homeschool Schedule

by Rebecca Kocsis In our many years of homeschooling, we tried several different schedules. Year by year our family dynamics changed, so every year looked a little different. Still for many years, ours was a pretty dyed-in-the-wool homeschool family with a pretty...

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...