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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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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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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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Thankfulness, Adolescent Musings, Coffee

November 19, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch When I was in sophomore English a gazillion years ago in a small logging town, the best teacher I’ve ever had, Mr. W, gave us an interesting assignment one rainy November day. I don’t actually remember if it was raining, but it was in coastal Oregon where it’s always raining, so […]

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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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Truth from the Trenches of Motherhood and Homeschooling

October 13, 2017

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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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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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8 Ways to Ease the Mental Load

August 5, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch I’m weary of being The Knower of All the Things. I’ve been reading lately about the Mental Load women carry (not to mention the emotional load, but that’s another blog post). One article said that for women/mothers (and I’ll add homeschoolers), the mental load of being The Knower of All the […]

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14 Things To Do To Start School

July 31, 2017

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It may be July, but many homeschool moms are already pondering the beginning of the homeschool year. Some families will start in August with the traditional schools in their area. Other families wait until after the Labor Day holiday. Still others school year round. No matter when you begin your homeschool year, it’s always good […]

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