VaHomeschoolers Voice Rewind

Beginning this month, VaHomeschoolers will regularly feature a favorite article from one of our past Voice magazines. From homeschool advice to curriculum reviews, field trip reports to creative ideas, Voice has something for every age and homeschooling style. This month, an article from our Sept/Oct 2011 issue will inspire you to go outside with your [...]

Cade Martin: World Travels with Model UN

By Katie Slavnik

Casual dinnertime banter between Cade Martin, an 11th grader from Chesterfield, and his father, originally sprang from Cade’s natural interest in history. Over time, these conversations evolved to include lively discussions about many topics such as current events and world politics. This eventually led Cade to get involved in [...]

Teens Heard, Parents Heard

Compiled by Pamela Schmidt, Bluemont and Karen Phaup, Beaverdam

 

Self-described author, educator, adventurer and entrepreneur Blake Boles was the keynote speaker at the 2015 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair. Exuding a quiet, and unimposing first impression, he received resounding positive accolades from both the teen attendants and their parents. Such global enthusiasm is rare [...]

Volunteer Spotlight on Theresa Munt

A Quiet Voice behind VOICE

by DeeDee Sauter

Most stories have a beginning, a middle and an end.

The story of the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers bi-monthly published magazine, VaHomeschoolers Voice, began with Theresa Munt and Jeanne Faulconer.

 

Theresa Munt… with Theresa Munt!

 

This bi-monthly magazine is now a staple of communication [...]

Parker Gondella: Guitarist, Mandolinist, and Luthier Extraordinaire

Academic studies, whether facilitated by parents in the homeschool environment or in a more public forum, are time consuming, often leaving little room for more artistic endeavors. Yet passion combined with dedication can overcome even the tightest of schedules.

Born to a musical family, Parker McGuinn Gondella, now 15, has matured into [...]

Hacking the Game Closet

by Kendra Niehaus

 

Sometimes the box a gift comes in is more fun to play with and sometimes the best games are the ones kids make up themselves.

Over the years, my kids have taken store-bought games and puzzles and twisted them to play by their own rules. For instance, what homeschool parent hasn’t [...]

You Oughta Be In Pictures

Photo by Parrish Mort

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your photos in a published magazine or on the web? VaHomeschoolers could make it happen!

You’ve probably already seen our bi-monthly, full color, homeschool magazine VaHomeschoolers Voice (and if you haven’t, you should join VaHomeschoolers so you can get [...]

Volunteer Spotlight on Duane Nathaniel

By DeeDee Sauter

“Bottom line– No excuses, just do it!”

Duane Nathaniel

Volunteers are the backbone to countless organizations. Without the steady influx of the energy and time of those dedicated to their cause, many of these groups, who exist to serve, would not be able to function. Every one of these [...]

Model United Nations

By Joyce Rodgers, VaHomeschoolers Conference Speaker

Recently a friend asked me to share my experience with Model United Nations with the homeschooling community. I have begun to write this so many times and constantly find myself at a loss, unable to encapsulate it all in a few paragraphs. As a high schooler Model United Nations [...]

My New Year Wish for You

Parrish Mort, Cartersville

My hopes for you in 2014 -

 

see the appreciation in your child’s eyes for your willingness to support them where they are – even when they are angry at you for the extra math problems.

doubt that it matters.

 

delight in and value your [...]