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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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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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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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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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