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...

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...

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...

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...