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Best Time To Plant a Tree Is 20 Years Ago

January 22, 2018

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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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If I Had Not Been Homeschooled

December 29, 2017

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“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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New Year’s Resolution: Minimalizing

December 27, 2017

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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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Out of the Cocoon

December 17, 2017

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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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Sticker Shock

November 27, 2017

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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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Past, Present, and Future Blessings

November 23, 2017

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by Stacey Eubanks, Heritage Christian School CHEA families, would any of you like to share what brings you great thanksgiving? Right at this moment, wherever life has you, do share your hearts as we ponder the goodness of God in bringing Him honor. Take a moment, if you like and think on the past, present, […]

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Top 5 Tips for Every Homeschool Family

October 22, 2017

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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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What To Tell the Children When There Are No Words

October 3, 2017

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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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No One Told Me This

August 23, 2017

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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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Crazy Busy

August 15, 2017

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Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung Reviewed by Karen D. Koch I have spent most of my life striving to complete an impossibly long self-created to-do list that never seems to shrink. When I take some free time, I often do things on my back-burner list instead […]

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