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Trying to be Super Mama!

June 11, 2017

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By Penny Ross,  I’m the classic overachiever–always aiming toward bigger, better and higher goals–never satisfied with enough, but always pushing further and harder toward excellence. This temperament helped me succeed throughout college and begin a career in mortgage banking, a field dominated by men at that time. Seeking the Best And it heavily influenced my […]

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Why Homeschool?

March 18, 2017

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by Kristin Murdock Every new school year, you ask yourself the same question: “Why ARE we homeschooling?” Several times a year the question haunts you again (usually when your child experiences a meltdown over uncompleted schoolwork). Then you encounter well-meaning friends, concerned relatives, or even rude strangers who question your motives for homeschooling. From wherever […]

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Two Incomes and Still Broke? Thoughts During Tax Season

February 10, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch Years ago when we had our first baby (two months after college graduation) and another on the way about 15 months later, I stumbled on a book at our local library called Two Incomes and Still Broke: It’s Not How Much You Make, but How Much You Keep by Linda Kelley, 1996. We were […]

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5 Things I’ll Do Better in 2017

January 7, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch Last spring I completed homeschooling six consecutive years of high school. My two oldest overlapped two of their high school years. With driver’s ed, PSAT, SAT, college decisions, dual credit, jobs, work permits, tax forms, financial aid forms, scholarship and college applications, and graduation planning for much of that time, I […]

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New Year’s Test for Self-Evaluation

December 26, 2016

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arrows of doubt

We are re-publishing this popular post from last year. This list has been an encouragement to me every year since I clipped this from my church newsletter back in 1986! Blessings from CHEA and wishes for a wonderful 2017. While I was in college back in the dark ages of 1986, I regularly received my home […]

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Thriving at College

November 14, 2016

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Book Review by Karen D. Koch Book by Alex Chediak Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2011 Available at the HSLDA bookstore and Amazon As much as we enjoy homeschooling, one day the kids will complete high school. Then what? Most will head off to college,  jobs,  vocational school, or the military.  All of them will face challenges […]

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A New Season for CHEA–Back to Our Roots

September 6, 2016

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By CHEA’s Board of Directors, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens . . .” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) A New Season Seasons change, people change, and so must organizations. CHEA is on the brink of such a change, a new season. To help signal that change, we […]

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Are You a Homeschool Micro-Manager?

August 30, 2016

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

July 26, 2016

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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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Recalculating

May 9, 2016

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Recalculating By Karen D. Koch I saw a meme on Facebook recently that shared this profound thought: “If parenting were a GPS, it would mostly just say, ‘recalculating.’ ” I think I need to put that as a sign above my computer. I think parenting, and homeschooling, by extension, are like that. I spend some […]

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