20 Simple Ways to Pursue Joy in 2020

Spring 2020/ Amy Sloan The New Year is often the time we make big plans and goals. We decide this is the year we’ll read aloud every day to the kids. We’ll cut out caffeine completely. We’ll read quality literature after the kids are asleep instead of binge-watching Parks and Rec episodes. We’ll run a marathon. We’ll make every homeschool moment one to remember, and we’ll never yell at our kids. It’s going to be epic. Only, is it just me? I don’t find much success with setting crazy-big-important goals in January. They usually make me cry...

How to Write a Transformational Vision Statement

Spring 2020/ Matthew McDill “What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?” This is the question I was asking myself at the beginning of 2019. I was not asking it because I had a life-threatening illness or had lost someone close to me. I was asking this because I was reading a book about how to create a vision statement.* I would like to suggest to you that asking this simple question is a quick and powerful way to develop a vision for your life. As homeschool parents, this vision will include our relationships with our children...

Math Spotlight

Fall 2019 / Math Spotlight with Homeschool Mom Lisha Thigpen NCHE: Lisha, thank you for sharing wisdom with our members.  You have a background in math. Tell us a little bit more about yourself. I have been married to my husband for twenty-two years.  Our kids are fifteen, thirteen, twelve, and four. I love to teach. Teenagers are my favorite age group. Helping out in the youth group at my church is my favorite place of service. I currently teach in a local co-op (science). I also teach two upper level math classes from my home during the...

NCHE Responds to the Harvard Summit

Many of you have already read about the Harvard Summit that will discuss regulating home education. This is a disturbing development as we observe a growing agenda by some to increase government oversight of home education. I wanted to take a moment to provide a...

Record Review Meetings 2020

The North Carolina the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) has emailed invitations to randomly selected homeschools inviting them to attend record review meetings at local libraries or community centers. Homeschools are not required by law to attend these...

NCHE Responds to the Harvard Summit

Many of you have already read about the Harvard Summit that will discuss regulating home education. This is a disturbing development as we observe a growing...

Five Essential Tips for Schooling at Home, Part 1

So many are schooling at home now! Welcome to the family! Some of you are not only helping your kids with school now, but also trying to work from home. I...

FREE Learning Resources

So many incredible learning resources are available to families right now! Whether you’ve been homeschooling for ten years or ten minutes, here’s a list of...

Surprise! Now You’re Doing School at Home

If you are a parent of a school-aged child, there’s a good chance that you have just been launched into the exciting, and sometimes scary, world of home...

Should I Homeschool My Children?

Should I homeschool my children? More and more parents all over the world are asking this question. Many parents in NC are answering “Yes!” As of the 2018-19...

The Beauty of Transparency

Every night as I lay my head on my pillow to go to sleep, I go through the list.  Maybe you do too. Lock the doors, tuck in the kids, charge my phone,...

How Do I Open My Homeschool in North Carolina?

Have you decided to homeschool in North Carolina? Great choice! North Carolinians for Home Education is here to help you homeschool with confidence and joy....

Virtual Field Trips

We know that just because our usual out-of-the-house activities have been curtailed due to COVID-19, our desire (and our desire for our children) to learn and...

Activities Update

Until advised by authorities, NCHE has suspended all field trips and activities. Your health and safety is our first concern during the Corona virus crisis....