Date Title Category
25 Jan 2017
Joanne Giff, Debbie Crawford
Fall 2016
Financial Survival for the Single Homeschool Mom

If I had a magic wand, I would use it to solve the financial struggles of the sadly growing number of single homeschool moms. Too many women are finding themselves forced to reluctantly consider separation and/or divorce. This choice leads to new, seemingly insurmountable problems, with the most critical issues being how to support yourself and your children... 

Practical Helps, Single Parents
11 Jan 2017
J. Mark Fox
Fall 2016
The Simplest Truths Are the Most Profound

I remember many years ago hearing one of my relatives talk about his associate pastor in another city who was leaving to take a church somewhere else. “He’s the smartest man I have ever heard when it comes to the Bible,” my relative said.

Perspective, Practical Helps
14 Dec 2016
Debbie Mason
Fall 2016
Being Flexible in Teaching Math

Flexibility is one of the greatest advantages of homeschooling. You can move as quickly or as slowly as necessary for each child to learn the subject.

Math, Methods, Curriculum
7 Dec 2016
Mari Fitz-Wynn
Fall 2016
Help Me, I’m Stuck

Sometimes it’s hard to admit that we may need help with our homeschool. Understandably, we may be overwhelmed with a curriculum choice, lesson plans, need for organization, homeschool itself or the motivation to want to teach. It is during hard times such as these that we should ask for help.

Support, Encouragement
30 Nov 2016
Miquel Viera
Fall 2016
Five Ways Dad Can Lend a Helping Hand with Homeschooling

It was early summer and our family was already thinking about the upcoming school year. Our youngest was ready for kindergarten, and my wife and I were contemplating how we could swing sending our three children to private school.

Encouragement, Fathers, Family Life
16 Nov 2016
Ruthie Lloyd
Fall 2016
American Heritage Girls and Homeschooling

The year my son went to Alaska with his Boy Scout Troop, I earnestly began to ponder how we could offer a comparable adventure experience for our three daughters. That same year, we learned about American Heritage Girls (AHG) and helped start a troop in the area.

Activities, Socialization, Events
9 Nov 2016
Lisa Bailey
Fall 2016
Asking the Right Questions

If I had a dime for every question I asked my girls throughout our years of homeschooling, we would be able to afford all the books we ever wanted! I am a big believer in questions; they are, to me, the best teaching tools at every level of learning.

Methods, Character
2 Nov 2016
Darren Stephens
Fall 2016
North Carolina House Page Program

      When I arrived at the legislative building early on a Tuesday morning, I hadn’t known anything of what I was going to do, but when one is suited up and going into an important place,   it is hard to feel like anything could be wrong.

26 Oct 2016
Fall 2016
Science and Engineering Fair Winners

Davidson Good, age eleven, and Joshua Robertson, age eleven, both of Wilmington, received exemplary status and were named winners of the International Science and Engineering Fair at the elementary level for the state of North Carolina.

In the Spotlight, Science, Events
19 Oct 2016
Christina Parker Brown
Fall 2016
Nine Solid Ways to Engage Your Child with the Bible

While homeschooling my three daughters, I have found it is critical to start them early learning about God and His Word. Here are nine ways to do this in your own homeschool.

Methods, Faith, Bible, Character
12 Oct 2016
Evelyn Bickley
Fall 2016
A Natural Opportunity for Teaching American Government

It’s 2016, and it is happening again.

It is that once-every-four-year cycle in the United States called the presidential election. Despite what your opinion might be about this round’s politicking and candidates, it creates a wonderful opportunity to teach American government.

Politics, Events, Activities, Socialization
5 Oct 2016
John Kirkland
Fall 2016
It’s Starting Again—Thinking Rightly about Trials

It’s starting again! Yes, indeed it was. It was 9:00 am on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Summer was finally here, and with it, the 2016 NCHE conference.

Encouragement, From the President, Faith, Biblical Principles
6 Jan 2016
Jolene Kreiling
Fall 2015
Ten Things My Personal Trainer Taught Me about Homeschooling

Self-doubt swam through my mind as I climbed the steps to the workout floor of my local fitness center. Would I be able to handle this? Could I do it? Would I throw up? After spending the summer dealing with an ankle injury, surgery to fix it and then recovery, I honestly felt like a slug.

Goals, Practical Helps
30 Dec 2015
Debra Bell
Fall 2015
Top Five Free Online Resources for Your Homeschool

I want to point you to some of the most amazing online sources of support for your homeschool, but first, I want to tell you why these resources are free. The A2K movement (i.e.

Helpful Websites, High School, Online Classes
23 Dec 2015
Theresa Jones
Fall 2015
Competitive Debate: More Fun than You Think!

In 1999, we made the single best decision of our homeschooling experience. We decided to get involved in competitive speech and debate.

High School, Activities
16 Dec 2015
Debbie Mason
Fall 2015
Math and the Young Child

Because I love math (and majored in it), it was my favorite subject to teach. Now that all my kids are grown and my homeschooling days have passed, I really miss teaching math, especially algebra.

Beginner, Practical Helps, Math
9 Dec 2015
Amy Sloan
Fall 2015
Make Your Priorities a Part of Your Reality

It is probably not hyperbole to say that there is one thing that has transformed our homeschool in the past year. A simple 30-45 minutes each day revolutionizes our perspective.

Practical Helps
2 Dec 2015
Spencer Mason
Fall 2015
Homeschoolers and Online Classes

In recent years, homeschoolers have been receiving solicitations from a variety of online school programs. There are a number of online homeschools such as A Beka Academy, K12 Homeschool, Liberty University Online Academy and Keystone School Online.

Law & Policy, High School
25 Nov 2015
Katherine Barnett
Fall 2015
Giving Thanks for an Abundance

I was recently doing morning devotions with my children, pondering the upcoming holidays. I was trying, like all good homeschooling moms, to weave in some wonderful history lesson that would help bring meaning to the Scriptures, and also somehow benefit the rest of our homeschooling lessons.

Faith, Perspective, Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2015
Diane Helfrich
Fall 2015
Newbie Confusion and the Value of Connection

When I starting homeschooling in the dark ages (really only sixteen years ago, but it now seems like a lifetime ago!) I launched into something I really knew little about. I knew that the public school system was failing us and that we needed another solution.

Support, Community, Beginner
11 Nov 2015
Lorie Codispoti
Fall 2015
Surveying the Sites

We’ve been busy surveying the Internet for websites that you will enjoy. Our goal is to provide something for everyone so we’ve organized these fun, informative, and educational sites into four categories for you to explore.

Helpful Websites
4 Nov 2015
Spencer Mason
Fall 2015
The Delconte Case: The First Step in NC Homeschool Freedom

For a quarter of a century, home educators in North Carolina have found it relatively easy to comply with our homeschool law. Anybody who has had much contact with the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) has learned that everybody there is homeschool friendly.

Homeschool History, Inside NCHE, Law & Policy
28 Oct 2015
Brian Gilpin
Fall 2015
NCHE Celebrates Thirty Years of Legal Homeschooling in North Carolina

In the spring of 1985, a significant victory took place in the long legal fight over home education in North Carolina.

Homeschool History, Law & Policy
21 Oct 2015
Kevin McClain
Fall 2015

It’s the fall of 2015, the beginning of a new academic year. I trust you had a summer full of activities that took advantage of the great resources in NC, from our mountains to our beaches. I hope you were able to schedule an extended visit with family and friends.

From the President
14 Oct 2015
Diane Helfrich
Fall 2015
An Election Day Opportunity for High School Students

In our homeschools, one of the great things we have is flexibility. We can engage in experiences that are sometimes hard within a traditional system because they require being away from the school.

7 Oct 2015
Amanda Garner
Summer 2015
Invisible Disabilities

We faced a new season in our homeschool this past year as we decided not to return to the co-op we had participated in for a number of years.

Encouragement, Perspective, Community. Support
30 Sep 2015
Christina Parker Brown
Summer 2015
Trusting God in the Process

I recently went to a homeschool coffee social with new and seasoned homeschool moms. It was rewarding to go as an encourager. I hadn't realized that somehow over the last fifteen years, I had gone from a novice homeschool mom to being seasoned. (Although weathered or battle-scarred might be a better description.) I am now the mom I looked at fifteen years ago and thought, "Wow, she sure has it all figured out now that she has all those years of homeschooling under her belt." If she only knew.

Encouragement, Faith, Biblical Principles, Perspective
23 Sep 2015
Debbie Crawford, Joanne Giff
Summer 2015
A Beautiful Calling, but a Real Struggle—The Life of a Single Homeschool Mom

Anyone who has been called by God to homeschool will immediately understand the title of this article. Homeschooling can be romanticized in our minds.

Encouragement, Single Parents
16 Sep 2015
D. Kevin Brown
Summer 2015
Teaching the Important Stuff

Most homeschool families desire to teach the principles of God to their children so that they grasp, and eventually own, their own faith—they get it, when it comes to following Jesus Christ.

Perspective, Goals, Biblical Principles, Character
9 Sep 2015
Kathryn (Bell) Gomes
Summer 2015
The Redesigned SAT—Math

Last winter the College Board announced a completely redesigned SAT, creating lots of questions and anxiety about the new format. In this article, I’d like to address the changes to the math sections of the test. All of the information I am citing is available on the College Board website.

Testing, Math, Preparing for College