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Nest Outside My Window

July 7, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch For a few weeks now I’ve noticed two frequent-flyer birds in my yard. Just little sparrows chittering away–nothing special. It occurred to me a few days ago that they probably have a nest nearby, so I started watching more carefully. Four Little Mouths My desk is downstairs, below our deck and by […]

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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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Got a Graduate?

June 5, 2017

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By Rebecca Kocsis, CHEA General Manager Got a graduate? Congratulations! Graduating your baby this year? Job well done. Now what are you going to do with all your “extra time”? I’d like to ask you to spend some of it investing in the homeschool community. Use the wisdom, perspective, and experience you’ve gained over the […]

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Homeschooling a Dyslexic Preschooler

May 22, 2017

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by Marianne Sunderland, 34th Annual Convention Speaker In the past, I have not been a proponent of a highly structured preschool for my homeschooled kids.  Our curriculum consisted of Play-Doh, read- alouds and lots of freedom to play. My educational philosophy about preschool has changed some in the past few years in large part because […]

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Counting Jelly Beans

May 7, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch For seven years we lived just down the road from the Jelly Belly Factory in Northern California. That factory tour became our family’s regular destination when we had out-of-town company. You could say we have a fondness for jelly beans, so when the leader of our children’s ministry at church recently got up to […]

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Putting Wind in His Sails

May 1, 2017

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By Rachel Zwayne I have now graduated two of my five, wonderful, homeschool students, and with each year that passes, my heart is filled with more and more gratitude for the privilege of educating my children at home. But as every homeschool mother knows, amidst all of the joy and delight that we are blessed […]

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Family Meeting Starts the Week

March 26, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch I’m never as organized as I’d like to be, but in more than 12 years of homeschooling, I’ve figured out a few things that work for us. My children range in age from 5 to 17, so in our homeschool and probably yours as well, our weeks sometimes get complicated. A […]

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The Duh–Truth!

March 6, 2017

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by Todd Wilson, Keynote Speaker, 34th Annual CHEA Convention July 13-15, 2017 There are two statements that just beg the response, “Duh.” One is that “men and women are different” and the other is that “homeschooling is hard.” Every time I hear someone say either of these phrases, I just naturally feel the “Duh” response […]

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Homeschooling with Little Ones

January 24, 2017

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by Janelle Knutson It can be quite a challenge trying to home educate older children with little ones around. I don’t know how many times I went to bed feeling like a homeschool mom failure as I contemplated the school work that was neglected and the huge amount of time that the little ones dominated […]

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CHEA Gears Up for the 34th Annual Convention!

January 21, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

CHEA 2017 Annual Convention Join us at the 34th Annual CHEA Home Educators Convention July 13, 14, & 15, 2017 at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Hotel and Parking information here. Keynote Speakers are Familyman Todd Wilson and actress/homeschool mom Sam Sorbo. Todd Wilson Todd Wilson is a dad, writer, conference speaker, […]

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