July 10, 2017

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Amazon Prime Day July 11

Here’s a great opportunity to get great deals on supplies for your school year ahead! CHEA is part of the Amazon Affiliates program. You can also contribute to CHEA of California at no cost to yourself through the Amazon Smile program. Use the search term cheaofca or Christian Home Educators Assoc if you’re having trouble […]

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July 7, 2017

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Nest Outside My Window

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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July 6, 2017

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My Homeschooling Experience: Cultivating a Love of Learning

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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June 26, 2017

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Infrequently Asked Questions

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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June 17, 2017

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Summer Fun & Learning

by Karen D. Koch One summer when I was growing up, I set a goal of reading 100 books before school began again in the fall. I’m kind of strange like that. But I did it, and I still have the list I made. My choices included a lot of Nancy Drew mysteries and other […]

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June 11, 2017

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Trying to be Super Mama!

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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June 5, 2017

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Got a Graduate?

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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May 27, 2017

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Bloggers Night Out July 14

Are you a homeschool blogger, vlogger, podcaster, or active social media poster? Have you always dreamed of starting a blog? Come to CHEA’s Bloggers Night Out Friday, July 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center featuring Kristi Clover. You’ll be encouraged in your blogging, hear from a panel of blogging experts, meet and […]

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May 22, 2017

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Homeschooling a Dyslexic Preschooler

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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May 14, 2017

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5 Things I Learned From Nearly 30 Homeschooling Years

A Dad’s Perspective by Gabe Valencia We began homeschooling way back in the mid 80’s. Just so we’re clear, when I say “we” I really mean I made every effort to support the sacrifice my wife made each day to educate our children. So when I use “we” just insert mostly “her” and we’ll be on the […]

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