A Newbie at the Conference

Submission by Adrienne Rivetti Jense

When your oldest child is only in preschool or kindergarten, navigating the social waters of the homeschooling community can be rather intimidating. Never mind the fact that you don’t have any “real” experience with this homeschooling thing, but can you really, legitimately even call yourself a “homeschooler” yet? Not only [...]

Responsibility, Trust, and Virginia’s Religious Exemption

A recent report on Virginia’s Religious Exemption (RE) option by a University of Virginia law professor and his students is making headlines. UVA’s Child Advocacy Clinic on September 11 released the report by Professor Andrew Block, which examines the unique nature of Virginia’s RE and questions whether children under the RE are receiving an education. [...]

Oh, What a Feeling!

You know that feeling you get when you cook a healthy, delicious meal from scratch and your whole family loves it? Or when you choose the perfect gift for your mom – the thing she didn’t even know she wanted, but that brings a huge smile to her face? Or when you coordinate a fascinating [...]

What Joy Hakim Learned From Us

If you weren’t lucky enough to be in the Question & Answer session at the VaHomeschoolers conference with Joy Hakim, you missed out on a really stimulating and thoughtful session. Ms. Hakim listened and pondered each question and was engaging and forthright with all of her answers. It was such a privilege to listen and [...]

Promises…promises……

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 [...]