Date Title Category
Oct 1, 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
Sep 24, 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.

Sep 17, 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
Sep 10, 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.

Sep 3, 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
Aug 27, 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
Aug 20, 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
Aug 13, 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
Aug 6, 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
Jul 30, 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

Jul 23, 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
Jul 16, 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
Jul 9, 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
Jul 2, 2014
Nancy Coleman
Spring 2014
Use Your Homeschool to Accomplish God’s Purposes

People Are Different

Family Life, Ministry
Jun 25, 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

Jun 18, 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
Jun 11, 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
Jun 4, 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.

May 28, 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!

May 21, 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.

May 14, 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
May 7, 2014
Amy Sloan
Spring 2014
Upon a Life I Have Not Lived

Upon a life I have not lived,
Upon a death I did not die,
Another’s life, Another’s death,
I stake my whole eternity.

Encouragement, Faith, Mothers
Apr 30, 2014
Diana Waring
Spring 2014
The Value of a Homeschool Conference

Imagine asking a doctor, “Do we need doctors?” or a fire fighter, “Do we need fire fighters?” or a museum curator, “Do we need curators?” Of course each would answer, “Yes!” There is a certain subjectivity with an answer framed from the self-interest of continuing their careers, isn’t there? Even though that is obvious, nevertheless, when we stop and look at the question objectively, we agree that there really is a need for doctors, fire fighters and curators.

Apr 23, 2014
Jen Greenholt
Spring 2014
Why We’re Still Talking about Socialization

There is one question that every homeschool parent dreads. I bet you know the one I mean: “What about socialization?” Homeschool graduates like me dread a related comment: “You were homeschooled? But you’re so normal!” Cue the eye rolls. Yes, we know; it is a modern miracle.

Character, Socialization
Apr 16, 2014
Rachael Carman
Spring 2014
God’s Plan for My Homeschooling Journey

We started this journey eighteen years ago. Through a series of circumstances, we found ourselves in a situation we never could have predicted. The system had failed us, and we had pulled our oldest son out of public school.

Encouragement, Mothers, Perspective, Faith
Apr 9, 2014
Kevin McClain
Spring 2014
Kevin’s Kluge: NCHE, a Pioneer in Educational Freedom in NC

One of the best parts of the role of president is that I get to represent an organization with a thirty-year legacy of advocating for educational freedom. There is a growing educational reform movement in America, which means increased public dialogue about alternatives to the status quo.

From the President
Apr 2, 2014
Diana Waring
Winter 2014
Persevering Perspective

You are facing extraordinary challenges, regardless of how easily your kids are learning. Parenting itself is more demanding, more fraught with difficulties, than ever before, and homeschooling adds layers of complexity, stress and labor beyond that.

Mar 26, 2014
Jolene Kreiling
Winter 2014
My Homeschooling Deadly Ds

I don’t know about you, but I find myself beginning every school year with goals paralleling my mental image of a homeschooling Cleaver family. June wakes up cheerfully at least an hour before the rest of her family.

Mar 19, 2014
Dale Brown
Winter 2014
NCHE Athletics: Cabarrus Claims State Championship in Boys Soccer

The 2013 NCHEAC Boys Soccer State Championship was held in Winston-Salem, October 18-19 at the Sara Lee Soccer Complex. Six teams competed in the tournament and seeding of those teams was based on regular season results.

Mar 12, 2014
Matt Bianco
Winter 2014
Raising Renaissance Kids

When I was growing up, many of the families I knew had pizza night and game night. Not mine. We had go out to dinner night, usually every other Friday on payday. We didn’t have any other family nights, though.

Family Life, Practical Helps, Fathers