January 22, 2018

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CHEA’s Response to the Perris Arrests

January 18, 2018 Dear CHEA Members and Friends, We at CHEA are shocked by the recent news from Perris, California (Riverside County) where two parents were arrested and charged with the abuse and neglect of their 13 children. It is beyond imagining that anyone could treat their children in such a horrific manner and is […]

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January 22, 2018

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Best Time To Plant a Tree Is 20 Years Ago

By Karen D. Koch As a small side job when I’m not busy homeschooling, I occasionally write Facebook posts for a local tree service company. In researching interesting “tree content,” to keep the arborists’ followers engaged, I keep finding things that relate to homeschooling. (Disclaimer: I think about homeschooling a lot) The company does the usual […]

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December 29, 2017

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If I Had Not Been Homeschooled

“If I had not been homeschooled, I know that I would not be a Christian today.” That was what my son said at his 12th grade graduation. I could not have homeschooled without the help I received from CHEA. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it, private Christian homeschooling? Discipling our children so that they […]

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December 27, 2017

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New Year’s Resolution: Minimalizing

by Karen Koch Sometimes more is just more. For the past school year, I have been deeply pondering minimalism. No one in my house is  wearing diapers anymore, and my first two children are mainly self-sufficient at this point, so maybe I just finally have enough sleep and time to think about this after 17 […]

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December 17, 2017

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Christmas Cheer Giveaway Dec. 11-Jan.8

To celebrate Christmas and to be a blessing to our Members, CHEA will have four giveaways for CHEA Members in December/January! Our giveaways include book and resources and a complete MP3 set of the 34th Annual Convention workshops. Be watching Facebook on Mondays for the weekly contest. You must be a CHEA Member and a […]

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December 17, 2017

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Out of the Cocoon

by Christina Rivera, CHEA volunteer Membership Coordinator Like a butterfly or a moth that comes out of her cocoon; so blooms a homeschool mom when her babies start to gain maturity. This is a beautiful thing to experience; welcoming all the blessings from many long challenges. I’m sure, if you’re right in the middle of […]

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December 11, 2017

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Business As Usual? Not!

Thank you for your support of Christian home education in California. We could not do this work without you! This year, your gifts enabled CHEA to: Co-host Capitol Day and Leadership Conference in Sacramento Host the 34th Annual Christian Home Educators Convention Host the 34th Annual Leadership Conference Give a scholarship Hold a graduation Do […]

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November 30, 2017

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Making Christmas Choices

by Jennifer Pepito, Featured Speaker, 35th Annual CHEA Convention Christmas is right around the corner, and the holidays present us all with many choices. We can choose to cuddle with our children by the fire and read stories together, or go shopping. We can choose to bake cookies together or wrap presents. We can choose […]

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November 27, 2017

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Sticker Shock

by Rebecca Kocsis Homeschoolers live in their houses all day–every day. Contrary to our traditional schooling counterparts, who are often out of the home for the better part of the day, our homes are well occupied.  Because they are well occupied, our furnishings have a way of developing that lived in look well before their […]

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November 26, 2017

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Homeschooling and the Sandwich Generation

Helpful Hints for Homeschool Families Caring for Aging Grandparents by Mindy Chenault As I sat waiting in the hospital with my sister and my dad, I knew that our family’s Christmas break plans were never going to materialize. My mom had suffered a stroke sometime around Christmas. Waiting for the neurologist to read results of […]

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