Date Title Category
3 Dec 2014
Debbie Crawford, Joanne Giff
Fall 2014
Single Parent Homeschooling—Are You Crazy?


Encouragement, Single Parents
26 Nov 2014
Fall 2014
Mollie Hensley Wins Writers Award Four Years in a Row

Mollie Hensley, age nine, was recently named the first place winner of the third grade entries in the 2014 UNC-TV's PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. She has won first place in her grade for the last three years and won second place during her kindergarten year.

In the Spotlight
19 Nov 2014
Lisa Bailey
Fall 2014
Celebrating the Teachable Moments

What is your favorite thing about a to-do list? Is it the calming pursuit of listing; all the necessary tasks to be accomplished; the knowledge that you will not forget something important; or maybe the sheer symmetry of the bullet points?

Encouragement, Perspective
12 Nov 2014
Diana Waring
Fall 2014
Sustainable Homeschooling Includes Rest!

When I began homeschooling in 1985, I was naively oblivious of the time commitment I was taking on—twenty years! But I immediately discovered that being a homeschool mom tends to be a full-time career.

Encouragement, Mothers
5 Nov 2014
Tracey Rutter
Fall 2014
Thoughts from a Mom New to Homeschooling

Now that the decision to homeschool had been made, I was ready to fully embrace this new adventure. I decided I would attend the state homeschool conference. This was definitely new territory for me. My teen daughter and I went and knew absolutely nobody.

Encouragement, Beginner
29 Oct 2014
Spencer Mason
Fall 2014
NC: 60,000+ Homeschools, 150,000+ Students

The NC Division of Non-Public Education released a report in August detailing the number of homeschools for the 2013-2014 school year. The numbers revealed 14% increase from the 2012-2013 school year.

22 Oct 2014
Claudia Whitaker
Fall 2014
Homeschoolers Provide Youth Leadership throughout North Carolina

The 4-H program in North Carolina was founded in 1909 and is still fulfilling its mission to assist youth to become competent and contributing members of society by developing essential life skills through planned, learn-by-doing experiences.

In the Spotlight, Activities
15 Oct 2014
Spencer Mason
Fall 2014
Common Core and NC Homeschoolers

What Is Common Core?

Law & Policy
8 Oct 2014
Kevin McClain
Fall 2014
Kevin’s Kluge—NCHE Board Retreats to Haw River

It has long been the practice of the NCHE board to have an extended time together during the summer that includes an official board meeting.

From the President, Inside NCHE
1 Oct 2014
J. Mark Fox
Summer 2014
Expectation Is Premeditated Resentment

He’s had a tough day at work, with deadlines to meet, the boss on his case, clients unhappy about anything and everything. On top of all that, he’s not sleeping well due to stress, and he’s gained fifteen pounds...

Family Life
24 Sep 2014
Tanya Dickens
Summer 2014
Prioritizing Motherhood

While homeschooling is full of variety, with its unexpected and daily drama, it can also become chaotic and overwhelming for some. Much like striving to achieve and maintain a successful career, both can take a toll on you.

17 Sep 2014
Diana Waring
Summer 2014
The Power of Gifts

Imagine a beautifully-wrapped box lovingly set in front of you. Carefully pick up and examine this mysterious gift.

Encouragement, Perspective
10 Sep 2014
Courtney Sanford
Summer 2014
What if the Art Teacher Taught Math?

My thirteen-year-old daughter Ellie was participating in a mock trial event, so we took a field trip, along with several moms and teenagers, to visit a courthouse and watch a real trial. As we waited for the trial to begin, the sheriff talked with the students.

3 Sep 2014
Lorie Codispoti
Summer 2014
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 websites into four categories. Have fun exploring!

Helpful Websites
27 Aug 2014
Laura Saufley
Summer 2014
A Letter to Me—Circa 2009

I’ve been homeschooling since 2009 when my oldest daughter was in the second grade, my middle daughter was three years old, and I was pregnant with my third daughter. I wish I had known then what I know now. If I could go back to 2009, here’s what I’d tell myself.

Encouragement, Mothers, Reasons to Homeschool
20 Aug 2014
Debbie Thompson
Summer 2014
Guidance for Choosing a Cognitive Ability Test

Cognitive ability or aptitude tests attempt to measure a student’s cognitive reasoning abilities. They help you know how information is learned.

Practical Helps, Testing
13 Aug 2014
Lynda Russell
Summer 2014
Why Homeschool?

Why would anybody in their right mind homeschool their children? Why would a person with a good education not work at a job that pays? Why would an adult do without the nice things that money can buy: the fun vacation, the in style clothes, the better automobile?

Reasons to Homeschool, Mothers, Encouragement
6 Aug 2014
Diane Allen, Marji McIlvaine
Summer 2014
Understanding and Evaluating the World of Online Education

What shall we do with online classes? We shall do the same thing homeschoolers have been doing with curricula since homeschooling began—experiment, find what works for us, talk about them to others and use them as a tool to homeschool our kids.

Practical Helps, High School
30 Jul 2014
Amanda Wares
Summer 2014
Scholarship Winners Announced

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” Abigail Adams

23 Jul 2014
Lindsey Narmour
Summer 2014
Remembering Fortitude: The Life and Methods of Charlotte Mason
It’s that time of year. Suddenly you no longer care about the Cheerios on the floor, the workbooks begging for attention in their little pile, or how many Latin verbs your teenager can conjugate. You have reached the end of the school year, and despite how many unchecked tasks and goals may remain on your monthly planner, nature is telling you to pause and seek renewal
16 Jul 2014
Amanda Garner
Summer 2014
The Freedom of Simplicity

Each year I look forward to attending NCHE’s homeschool conference in Winston-Salem. From all over the state we steadily roll in, building like a rising tide.

Conferences, Encouragement
9 Jul 2014
Kevin McClain
Summer 2014
Kevin’s Kluge A First for Dr. Bradley: Addressing an Assembly of Homeschoolers

In May NCHE held its thirtieth annual conference in Winston-Salem. As I write this, I am still recovering from the whirlwind of the experience. The conference has been the cornerstone of the service NCHE provides the residents of North Carolina.

From the President, Conferences
2 Jul 2014
Nancy Coleman
Spring 2014
Use Your Homeschool to Accomplish God’s Purposes

People Are Different

Family Life, Ministry
25 Jun 2014
Lorie Codispoti
Spring 2014
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 websites into four categories. Have fun exploring!

Articles of Interest

18 Jun 2014
J. Mark Fox
Spring 2014
Dads Are Plan A with a Powerful Backup

“It’s a good thing for kids to have daddies. They protect them.” Those words were spoken by my three-year-old grandson, Blake, to his father. In a world increasingly losing its mind about the importance of fathers, leave it to a toddler to cut to the chase.

Family Life, Fathers
11 Jun 2014
James Dickens
Spring 2014
Armed for Success: A Father’s Guide to Securing His Homeschool against Spiritual and Emotional Intrusions and Distractions

As fathers and husbands, we are called not only to provide for our families but also to protect them spiritually, emotionally and physically. How do we do this in our homeschooling families?

Parenting, Family Life, Fathers
4 Jun 2014
Lynda Russell
Graduate 2014
Out of the Greenhouse, into the Garden: A Perspective on My Son’s Graduation

I want to express the gratitude I have to the Lord Who allowed me to have these eighteen years at home with my son.

28 May 2014
Kevin McClain
Graduate 2014
Thriving through All Stages of Life

Congratulations graduates on completing your high school course of study and earning your high school diploma!

21 May 2014
Diana Waring
Graduate 2014
With the End in Mind

Finishing the homeschool race well means finishing.

 Now, this does not mean that you have to finish every book, conversation, subject, or project. We all have lots of unfinished projects and business and books in our lives.

14 May 2014
Diane Allen
Spring 2014
Understanding Achievement Test Scores

Once you have chosen an achievement test and administered it, the final step of the annual process is interpreting the score report. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that this can be the most intimidating step.

Testing, Practical Helps