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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Norfolk Homeschooled Teen Wins Spelling Bee Again!


Congratulations to Caroline Willett, who won the Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee for the second time in Norfolk on Saturday, February 11. She now heads to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held between May 27 and June 1. We wish her luck!

You can read about her triumph in […]

Homeschool Scholarship Deadline Approaches

Homeschooled students who will be attending college full-time in the 2011-2012 academic year, as well as current college freshman and sophomores with younger sibling(s) still homeschooling, are eligible for the KCI Homeschool Scholarship Essay Contest—and the entry deadline of February 28, 2011 is fast approaching!

The first place winner receives a $1,000.00 cash award; the […]

Homeschooled in a truck; just graduated from Harvard

I was listening to NPR’s All Things Considered on a drive back from WCVE in Richmond, an NPR member station I work for part-time, and I was surprised to hear an unusual homeschooling story about a girl who was homeschooled by her mom, a long haul truck driver. Kerry Anderson began her post-homeschool college career […]

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