August 30, 2016

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Are You a Homeschool Micro-Manager?

By Liz Mallett As a parent, my goal is to raise loving, humble, and functional children. I plan exciting field trips for them. I research the best, most engaging curriculum that I think my boys will enjoy. I spend more time planning their social calendar than I do my own. Educational toys, games, and puzzles […]

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August 23, 2016

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Homeschooler Wins Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off on Food Network

Scarlett Francis Smorynski, daughter of CHEA Members Ronald Smorynski and Philomena Harrington, won the Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off on the Food Network, in the summer of 2015. Scarlett is now entering 7th grade. “Scarlett began homeschooling three years ago, in fourth grade. In homeschooling one gets the opportunity to explore their interests much more fully, and […]

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August 16, 2016

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Fraying Apron Strings? A Homeschool Graduate Reflects

by Elizabeth Armitage, homeschool graduate There exists in this world a rather hilarious TV show titled The Middle. It features a realistically average family of five, the Hecks. Their lives are messy, their relationships are roller coasters, and their house is constantly in disarray. In one episode, their oldest child (Axl Heck) goes off to college, […]

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August 8, 2016

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Why Get Involved?

By Susan Pineda In this era of endless schooling options vying for our involvement, are private homeschool support groups old fashioned? Nope. They fill needs beyond the scope of schooling options. Private homeschool support groups protect our educational and religious freedoms, offer a broader scope of support, and, through participation, enrich us personally while strengthening […]

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August 8, 2016

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Convention Mythbusters, Part 3

 “It’s 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.” Yes, we understand the overwhelm. Something to keep in mind? You don’t have to go to a workshop every session. It’s OK to […]

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August 4, 2016

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Book Review: The Victor: A Tale of Betrayal, Love, and Sacrifice

The Victor: A Tale of Betrayal, Love, and Sacrifice (novel and lesson plan) By Marlayne Giron 2009 Tate Publishing & Enterprises 274 pages, softcover Review by Karen Koch I loved this book. The author had me at castles, sword fights, and a gentle romance, but the novel reveals an eternal story of good vs. evil […]

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August 1, 2016

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HSLDA’s Vaccination Records Guidelines for California Homeschoolers

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Family Protection Ministries (FPM) have provided the following information about SB277 (the new immunization law) for the 2016-17 school year.) As of this writing, there have still been no regulations written/released pertaining to SB 277 (the new immunization law). For the time being: Even though privately homeschooled students […]

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August 1, 2016

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10 Tips to Start the School Year Right

by Karen D. Koch Before you read this, get yourself a cup of tea and take a deep breath. For many of us, the school year is quickly approaching and, if you are like me, you’re wondering, once again, what you have gotten yourself into with this homeschooling thing.  I have just begun my 14th homeschooling year, […]

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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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