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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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Writer’s Conference: Homeschoolers Welcome!

February 27, 2017

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by Susan K. Beatty 30% Discount Available for Homeschooled Teens and Young Adults to Get Career Help from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference Are you a Christian homeschooled teen or young adult who dreams of writing as a career? Do you wonder what it would be like to meet best-selling authors, agents, and publishers in person? […]

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Homeschool Graduates in College ~ From the Professors’ Perspective

January 30, 2017

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by Michelle Curren In my pursuit to encourage homeschooling parents, I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of how homeschool graduates perform in college as experienced by the professors. I made an appeal to professors through Facebook posts, and with the responses that I received I’m going to give you some insight […]

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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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Killing Lions

October 18, 2016

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by Luke Vorster, 2016 winner of the $1000 CHEA Support Network Scholarship The Maasai people are a semi-nomadic ethnic group that inhabits parts of Kenya and Tanzania. Like many other African tribes, the Maasai prize physical endurance and proficiency in combat. A fascinating aspect of their culture is the rite of passage that boys must […]

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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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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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Book Review: The Victor: A Tale of Betrayal, Love, and Sacrifice

August 4, 2016

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The Victor: A Tale of Betrayal, Love, and Sacrifice (novel and lesson plan) By Marlayne Giron 2009 Tate Publishing & Enterprises 274 pages, softcover Review by Karen Koch I loved this book. The author had me at castles, sword fights, and a gentle romance, but the novel reveals an eternal story of good vs. evil […]

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6 Critical Year-End Tasks

June 24, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Wrapping up the end of the school year is always a challenge for me. I don’t ever feel as if we’ve done all we could do, but we also need a time to regroup and conclude. Even though we’re dying to do fun and relaxing things when summer comes, I make […]

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