VaHomeschoolers Voice Rewind- September 2008

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2008 issue of Voice Magazine. Don’t miss Parrish when she speaks at the 2016 VaHomeschoolers Conference & Resource Fair on April 1 & 2, 2016.


Playful Learning

Parrish Mort, Cartersville

Much can be learned in play that will afterwards be of [...]

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 [...]

Best Card Trick Ever, or Algebra Without Tears

From the blog:

Poached in Salsa

Appreciating the usual, embracing the new

by Louisa, a link to her December 4, 2013 blogpost.

I am not, and have never been, pop culture’s idea of the homeschool mom: sit the kids at the table to work through lessons, have them do chores to keep the house [...]

One Family’s Decision to Homeschool

Emma-Marie Dulog

It’s summertime. It’s time for some decisions. We’ve all been there, sitting at the kitchen table, pros and cons list in front of us, making the big decision. Should we continue with our child’s current educational path, or should we do something big, something scary, and head out on that weedy, [...]

Why Homeschooling Hasn’t Driven Me Crazy: The Importance of Friends in the Homeschooling Life

Submitted by Janell E. Robisch


Homeschooling can be demanding for any parent. Maybe if we were only homeschooling and not doing anything else, it wouldn’t feel so overwhelming at times, but most of us aren’t just homeschooling. We are parenting, working, volunteering, nurturing a marriage, raising kids on our own, running a [...]

If You Show a Child a Homemade Hovercraft

If You Show a Child a Homemade Hovercraft – Submitted by Kelly Muzzin of Manassas

Finished Hovercraft

If you show a child a homemade hovercraft, she’s going to want to make one herself.

She’s going to need the balloon pump, [...]

A Day in Our Homeschooling Life

Post submission by VaHomeschooler’s Regional Coordinator in Boston, Virginia, Jennifer Wheelock.


It’s Monday, so we’re in a rush to get our work done. We have to finish early so we can get to the high school when it lets out to pick up our companion for French class. Eventually we find her; she’s [...]

TIME Magazine Provides our Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Last night after Nick did some soccer training at Ukrop Park in Richmond, we went in the Martin’s grocery store. There, next to the sugar free gum in the checkout line, was a stack of TIME magazines, the April 2, 2012 issue.

The issue we’re in.

Nick Faulconer at Darden-Towe Park. Photo by Reed Young [...]

Photo Theme of the Month

We’d like to start a new feature here at VaHomeschoolers Connection. We’ll introduce a theme and hopefully, you’ll submit photos that go with the theme. Simply head over to our VaHomeschoolers Facebook page and submit your photos there.

Our first theme will be ‘Homeschooling in Unusual Places’.



Reflections on Homeschooling

VaHomeschoolers is pleased to introduce our new series, Reflections on Homeschooling where homeschoolers from across Virginia share musings on their personal homeschooling journey.

What a summer so far! One of the best we’ve had in years. When it’s not been so hot that we’re swimming in the pool, the sunny skies [...]