September 3, 2017

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4th Grade Parents — Don’t Miss This!

by Karen D. Koch An amazing and unexpected benefit of having my 4th child when I was 41 is that my little guy is now in 4th grade when I’m 50 and we get to participate in the Every Kid in a Park initiative of the National Parks Service! The Service offers a year-long free pass […]

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August 23, 2017

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No One Told Me This

By Karen D. Koch In my early days of homeschooling, I remember thinking that once my youngest child was out of diapers that the school part would be easier, or when the kids could take baths alone, or make their own beds, or cook their own meals. . .No one actually told me this, but […]

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August 15, 2017

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Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung Reviewed by Karen D. Koch I have spent most of my life striving to complete an impossibly long self-created to-do list that never seems to shrink. When I take some free time, I often do things on my back-burner list instead […]

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August 12, 2017

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Homeschool Leader Honored at 34th Annual CHEA Convention

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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August 5, 2017

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8 Ways to Ease the Mental Load

by Karen D. Koch I’m weary of being The Knower of All the Things. I’ve been reading lately about the Mental Load women carry (not to mention the emotional load, but that’s another blog post). One article said that for women/mothers (and I’ll add homeschoolers), the mental load of being The Knower of All the […]

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July 31, 2017

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14 Things To Do To Start School

It may be July, but many homeschool moms are already pondering the beginning of the homeschool year. Some families will start in August with the traditional schools in their area. Other families wait until after the Labor Day holiday. Still others school year round. No matter when you begin your homeschool year, it’s always good […]

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July 17, 2017

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Re-Discovering Your Home Town

by Karen D. Koch I chuckled while watching Pixar’s Wall-E with my kids the other day when the captain and other characters said incredulously, “I didn’t know we had a pool” and “We have a jogging track?” Apparently they had lived on the spaceship Axiom so long they had ceased to see what was literally […]

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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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