Structure or Flexibility?

Graduate 2020/ Dava Banner The ideal homeschool schedule has both structure and flexibility. The purpose of a schedule is to help you accomplish the things you think are most important. A schedule also helps you make the most of your time. Your life will usually run...

Five Tips for Traveling with Kids Who Have Special Needs

Spring 2020/ Sandra Peoples There are times that I let my son’s autism hold us back. We make decisions based not only on what would be easier for him, but also what we want to avoid (like stares and unhelpful advice from others). But last year I turned forty. One of...

You’ve Got to Go [Back] to the Thrive! Conference

Spring 2020/ Beth Herbert For the twenty-three years that I called myself a homeschool mom, the end of our school year was marked by the NCHE conference. I went to my first NCHE homeschool conference in 1994, a few months before we actually started homeschooling. I...

A Closer Look at Health and Physical Education

Spring 2020/ Interview with Deborah Liter NCHE: Deborah, you’re a pastor’s wife, a homeschooling mom to four, and you work from home. Tell us a little about yourself. I love my family. They are my favorite people! I’m a certified coach for an online health and...

Casting a Vision Using Biographies

Spring 2020/ Diane Helfrich A young man born in Ohio grew up with an enormous sense of curiosity. He became deaf at a young age, was hyperactive by today's standards, and the school kicked him out after only twelve weeks, saying he was uneducable. His mother chose to...

The Stepping-Stone Approach to College and Career

Spring 2020/ Keith Shearon As a community college professor, I frequently speak with students who have multiple interests, gifts, and talents. When a parent comes to me for advice about helping their student choose a single major from their many interests, I reassure...

Thank You, Ernie Hodges

Spring 2020/ NCHE Board  As home educators, ours is a rich history filled with God’s providence. We have heard how the early homeschoolers were grilled in the middle of the day by people at the supermarket about why their children were not “in school.” We have...

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...

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...