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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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My Homeschooling Experience: Cultivating a Love of Learning

July 6, 2017

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by Ryan Dalforno, 2017 CHEA Support Network Scholarship Recipient, Homeschooling comes with many advantages, but perhaps greatest out of all of them was the scope and breadth of my education. Because of homeschooling, I received a rigorous and exciting education that instilled in me a lifelong love of learning. Acceleration Most notably, my homeschooling experience […]

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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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6 Things Trees Show Us

October 6, 2016

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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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Fraying Apron Strings? A Homeschool Graduate Reflects

August 16, 2016

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by Elizabeth Armitage, homeschool graduate There exists in this world a rather hilarious TV show titled The Middle. It features a realistically average family of five, the Hecks. Their lives are messy, their relationships are roller coasters, and their house is constantly in disarray. In one episode, their oldest child (Axl Heck) goes off to college, […]

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Feeding Your Body & Soul

May 16, 2016

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by Edward Caballero, Teen Convention speaker As a husband, father, and pastor, I have many responsibilities but a limited amount of time. There is only so much I am able to do with my day and week (I am sure most homeschool parents are in the same situation). Because of the busyness of each week, […]

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Dear Moms, From a Homeschooled Teen

April 11, 2016

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By Madeline Koch I’m 13 years old and I have been homeschooled my whole life. So there are a few things I wanted to hit on in this blog post. The majority of people reading this are homeschooling moms, so this is to all you moms out there, including my own. First of all, through […]

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Most Likely to Make a Million

December 24, 2015

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by Karen D. Koch (I wrote this article nearly five years ago, and amazingly, am now on the cusp of graduating my second child from homeschool/high school and my oldest from college at age 19. It’s been  a crazy journey, but I’m sending courage to those of you who don’t know if you’ll make it. […]

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Tests you won’t find in textbooks

April 3, 2014

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by Mary Schofield I’m often asked questions like, “How can you teach advanced high school courses like Calculus at home?” My usual response is that with the excellent textbooks available today and with easily accessible resources like the library and the Internet, most courses are pretty easy to teach at home. (Of course, I’m not […]

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Young people, you are facing opposition

February 27, 2014

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arrows of doubt

A Letter to Young People by David Quine Today you are facing mounting opposition in the United States. It is your faith in one God and your conviction to the truths of the biblical worldview that are putting you at odds with our culture. The secular worldview has our culture in its grip. Just how […]

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