July 26, 2016

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Noted Friend of Homeschooling Tim LaHaye, Passes Away at Age 90

Tim LaHaye, best-selling author of the Left Behind series and many other books, passed away early July 25 at the age of 90 after suffering a stroke. LaHaye was the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and the PreTrib Research Center. He was instrumental in the start of the Institute for Creation Research and […]

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July 26, 2016

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Hidden Treasures at the Library

by Karen D. Koch Your local library has more than meets the eye. (Our local library even had a fun Star Wars-themed day a few years ago–see photo) Homeschoolers tend to use the public library more than any other segment of the population, but there’s always more to learn about this great free resource center […]

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July 4, 2016

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Support Your State and Local Organizations

By J. Michael Smith, HSLDA President and 33rd Annual Convention Speaker As homeschoolers, we need each other. We need to be connected to the lives of others, especially those who have things in common with us. God made us not only to depend upon Him but also to rely on each other. This is especially […]

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July 2, 2016

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Navigating a Homeschool Conference

Simple Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Time by Kristi Clover {This article was featured in CHEA’s California Parent Educator Digital Magazine May/June 2015} It’s that time of year again—homeschool conference time! Time to get inspired, learn something new, find some new ideas, and buy assorted curriculum needs—and be reminded that you are […]

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June 24, 2016

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6 Critical Year-End Tasks

by Karen D. Koch Wrapping up the end of the school year is always a challenge for me. I don’t ever feel as if we’ve done all we could do, but we also need a time to regroup and conclude. Even though we’re dying to do fun and relaxing things when summer comes, I make […]

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June 10, 2016

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Convention Mythbusters, Part 3

 Myth: The Convention is Too Big  “There are too many workshops to choose from and by the end of the first day, with all of the people and all the talking, I may get overwhelmed.” Answer: Yes, we understand the overwhelm. Something to keep in mind? You don’t have to go to a workshop every […]

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June 8, 2016

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Summer Fun & Learning

by Karen D. Koch One summer when I was growing up, I set a goal of reading 100 books before school began again in the fall. I’m kind of strange like that. But I did it, and I still have the list I made. My choices included a lot of Nancy Drew mysteries and other […]

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June 2, 2016

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The Days Are Long but the Years Are Short

by Karen D. Koch Once upon a time when I had three littles and was busy potty training, teaching shoe tying and pencil-holding and that sort of thing, a homeschool friend with older kids told me, “The days are long, but the years are short.” I was struck by that because the days were exhaustingly long, and […]

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May 30, 2016

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Not Just Any Convention

by Christina Rivera CHEA of California has a VERY different Convention purpose. CHEA’s Convention is just as different as a believer should be from the rest of the secular world. The CHEA Board of Directors is committed to three important ideals that all Christian home educators can benefit from and echo throughout our state. The […]

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May 26, 2016

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Convention Mythbusters Part 2

More Convention Myths Myth: “It’s too expensive.” We heard that. We understand that by the time you’ve paid your Convention fees, booked your hotel stay, and purchased your curriculum, you’ve taken a big chunk out of your household budget. We’ve tried to address that this year by cutting our ticket prices dramatically. Our thought was […]

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