November 13, 2017

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Making Holidays Meaningful

by Karen D. Koch Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday—probably because of family and food, and the noticeably lower materialistic nature (and hence, stress) of the day.  During the two years I lived overseas back in the 1980s, it was the holiday I missed the most. We made our own Thanksgiving there, but it […]

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October 30, 2017

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Celebrating 35 Years of Ministry

God’s Homeschooling Tapestry A Memoir by Susan Beatty, Co-founder, CHEA of California “Will the cops come take me away?” “Are you sure this is legal?” “How will I find Christian curriculum?” “Are my kids going to be freaks? Where will we find other Christian families who are homeschooling? Are there other Christians homeschooling in my area?” […]

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October 22, 2017

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Top 5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family

by Kristi Clover 1. Know WHY You Are Homeschooling—& Write It Down No matter how long you have been homeschooling it’s important to remember why you are homeschooling. This last September I had a girlfriend call me after her first day back to homeschooling and ask me for a little pep-talk. She wanted me to […]

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October 13, 2017

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Truth from the Trenches of Motherhood and Homeschooling

by Janelle Knutson Anyone else have a rough day? I won’t even begin to explain the day I’ve had. Let’s just say that homeschooling 4 kids, along with a 3 year old who is testing limits and a one year old who has learned to climb just about anything, can make for a difficult and […]

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October 3, 2017

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What To Tell the Children When There Are No Words

by Karen D. Koch We awoke yesterday to another shocking tragedy. Nearly 60 killed and over 500 wounded in another senseless, premeditated shooting at a Las Vegas concert. Another unfathomable event for us to process. What to tell the children. . .where do we begin? I have no wiser words than many out there, but […]

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September 17, 2017

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Private Christian Homeschooling at Risk?

Our freedoms to privately homeschool in California are always at risk. We are potentially only one legislative session away from losing our homeschool rights. Attacks on parental rights in California and around the nation have been numerous in recent years, and we at Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA) urge you to stay in […]

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September 14, 2017

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“Meet” Jesus and Virtually Visit Israel

What Did Jesus DO All Day? Discovering the Teen Jesus (plus ebook study guide) by Felicia Silcox Reviewed by Karen D. Koch Sometimes in studying the Bible and theology we forget that Jesus lived at a specific geographical location and historical time that can be studied. This book seeks to tackle those question of what […]

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September 8, 2017

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Equip Them for Safety: Teen Driver Checklist

by Karen D. Koch Teenage son calling on cell phone one early August evening: “Mom, something really bad just happened.” Driving 70 mph in the left lane on northbound Interstate 5, my 18-year-old son suddenly faced a crisis. His front passenger tire blew out and shredded without warning. Debris was flying everywhere and the car […]

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September 3, 2017

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4th Grade Parents — Don’t Miss This!

by Karen D. Koch An amazing and unexpected benefit of having my 4th child when I was 41 is that my little guy is now in 4th grade when I’m 50 and we get to participate in the Every Kid in a Park initiative of the National Parks Service! The Service offers a year-long free pass […]

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August 23, 2017

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No One Told Me This

By Karen D. Koch In my early days of homeschooling, I remember thinking that once my youngest child was out of diapers that the school part would be easier, or when the kids could take baths alone, or make their own beds, or cook their own meals. . .No one actually told me this, but […]

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