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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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Christmas Cheer Giveaway Dec. 11-Jan.8

December 17, 2017

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To celebrate Christmas and to be a blessing to our Members, CHEA will have four giveaways for CHEA Members in December/January! Our giveaways include book and resources and a complete MP3 set of the 34th Annual Convention workshops. Be watching Facebook on Mondays for the weekly contest. You must be a CHEA Member and a […]

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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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Business As Usual? Not!

December 11, 2017

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Thank you for your support of Christian home education in California. We could not do this work without you! This year, your gifts enabled CHEA to: Co-host Capitol Day and Leadership Conference in Sacramento Host the 34th Annual Christian Home Educators Convention Host the 34th Annual Leadership Conference Give a scholarship Hold a graduation Do […]

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Making Christmas Choices

November 30, 2017

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by Jennifer Pepito, Featured Speaker, 35th Annual CHEA Convention Christmas is right around the corner, and the holidays present us all with many choices. We can choose to cuddle with our children by the fire and read stories together, or go shopping. We can choose to bake cookies together or wrap presents. We can choose […]

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Sticker Shock

November 27, 2017

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by Rebecca Kocsis Homeschoolers live in their houses all day–every day. Contrary to our traditional schooling counterparts, who are often out of the home for the better part of the day, our homes are well occupied.  Because they are well occupied, our furnishings have a way of developing that lived in look well before their […]

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Homeschooling and the Sandwich Generation

November 26, 2017

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Helpful Hints for Homeschool Families Caring for Aging Grandparents by Mindy Chenault As I sat waiting in the hospital with my sister and my dad, I knew that our family’s Christmas break plans were never going to materialize. My mom had suffered a stroke sometime around Christmas. Waiting for the neurologist to read results of […]

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Making Holidays Meaningful

November 13, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday—probably because of family and food, and the noticeably lower materialistic nature (and hence, stress) of the day.  During the two years I lived overseas back in the 1980s, it was the holiday I missed the most. We made our own Thanksgiving there, but it […]

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What To Tell the Children When There Are No Words

October 3, 2017

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by Karen D. Koch We awoke yesterday to another shocking tragedy. Nearly 60 killed and over 500 wounded in another senseless, premeditated shooting at a Las Vegas concert. Another unfathomable event for us to process. What to tell the children. . .where do we begin? I have no wiser words than many out there, but […]

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Private Christian Homeschooling at Risk?

September 17, 2017

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Our freedoms to privately homeschool in California are always at risk. We are potentially only one legislative session away from losing our homeschool rights. Attacks on parental rights in California and around the nation have been numerous in recent years, and we at Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA) urge you to stay in […]

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