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Homeschool Leader Honored at 34th Annual CHEA Convention

August 12, 2017

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Congratulations to the Support Network Leader of the Year, Sandra Schneider Sandra Schneider, CHEA Support Network Leader of the Year, received her award at the Annual Leadership Conference and Luncheon July 13 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  In the glowing nomination letters CHEA received, Sandra was often called a blessing, an encourager, and a prayer […]

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Infrequently Asked Questions

June 26, 2017

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Most of us have questions in our heads we never ask aloud. Perhaps we feel silly asking or don’t want to embarrass ourselves. Well, I’m not one of those silent ones. I’m usually the person raising my hand in a meeting asking, “What about. . .” I like having information, and I find that there’s […]

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Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling?

January 12, 2017

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by Sarah Schofield I am a loner by nature. Or, as I like to call it, extremely independent. I assume that I can do most things by myself, without the aid of others. It’s not that I don’t like hanging around with my peers or that I am hostile to any outside influence, it’s just […]

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We Need Each Other

January 2, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

by J Michael Smith, President of HSLDA As homeschoolers, we need each other. We need to be connected to the lives of others, especially those who have things in common with us. God made us not only to depend upon Him but also to rely on each other. This is especially true when we are […]

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New San Diego/South Orange County Leaders Selected

September 26, 2016

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Scott and Mary York San Diego and South Orange County CHEA has several volunteer couples on the Regional Advisory Board who serve in various areas of the state. Meet our newest RABs! Married in 1979, Scott and Mary promptly joined the DINK generation, dual income no kids. Five years into their marriage they came to a saving […]

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Aimee McNally Named CHEA Support Group Leader of the Year

September 19, 2016

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Aimee McNally received an unprecedented 44 individual nominations for CHEA’s Support Network Leader of the Year award. The nominations praised her dedication and commitment to the homeschooling community she helps lead. Aimee has led Bay Area Schools in Christ (BASIC) support group in Santa Clara County for the past ten years while homeschooling her own […]

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The World is Your Classroom–Field Trip Planning Tips

September 12, 2016

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by JulieBeth Lamb (Editor’s note. This article is aimed at homeschool leaders or those planning field trips for their groups, but has great ideas and reminders for groups or individual families planning field trips.) Hands-on activities and field trips are the best learning tools on any subject. It is good to integrate them into every […]

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Why Get Involved?

August 8, 2016

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By Susan Pineda In this era of endless schooling options vying for our involvement, are private homeschool support groups old fashioned? Nope. They fill needs beyond the scope of schooling options. Private homeschool support groups protect our educational and religious freedoms, offer a broader scope of support, and, through participation, enrich us personally while strengthening […]

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Support Your State and Local Organizations

July 4, 2016

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By J. Michael Smith, HSLDA President and 33rd Annual Convention Speaker As homeschoolers, we need each other. We need to be connected to the lives of others, especially those who have things in common with us. God made us not only to depend upon Him but also to rely on each other. This is especially […]

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Coping with Criticism

March 7, 2016

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by Karen D. Koch Choosing to homeschool at times can feel as if we’ve placed a target on our forehead and asked people to take shots at us. But we don’t need to cower or always be in defense mode. Our Decision We chose homeschooling a long time ago for many reasons. My husband’s job at […]

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