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, [...]

Volunteer Spotlight on Jeanne Faulconer

Photo courtesy of Maggie Selph Moore

“She was the spark that ignited the flame.”

 

Jeanne Faulconer of Stanardsville is widely known as a writer and speaker on homeschooling issues, and she has devoted most of her homeschooling life to VaHomeschoolers.

“Are there enough superlatives to adequately describe her?” [...]

Book Apps for Homeschooling

Submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale VA

If you are anything like me, books are central to your homeschooling. Library books, ebooks, audio books, non-fiction, fiction, you name it, we love it. There are several apps related to books that I have found extremely useful.

Goodreads

By far, Goodreads is my most useful [...]

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 [...]

Court Rejects Romeike Asylum Appeal while Explicitly Recognizing U.S. Homeschooling Freedoms

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by Amy Wilson, Government Affairs Director

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit rendered its opinion in the case of the Romieke family, German homeschoolers seeking asylum in the United States on the grounds that Germany’s compulsory school attendance law persecutes [...]

Mom’s Weekend Out: My First VaHomeschoolers Conference

Submitted by Janell E. Robisch

 

Recently, I had the good fortune of attending my first ever statewide homeschooling conference. I’ve been homeschooling for years and always wanted to go to the annual conference of the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, but with life as a mom, something always came up to [...]

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 [...]

Whoo is lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers in Virginia’s General Assembly?

VaHomeschoolers’ Government Affairs team, that’s who! While they were “walking the halls,” speaking to legislators about this year’s homeschool sports access bills, VaHomeschoolers lobbyist Scott Price and Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson were lucky enough to meet this adorable little screech owl at the General Assembly Building. The little fella was there doing his [...]

Check Your Inbox: VaHomeschoolers Annual Membership Survey is Here!

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is member-driven and the annual membership survey is your chance to influence VaHomeschoolers’ activities and direction. An invitation with a link to the online survey was sent on Monday, August 15, to the e-mail address on record for each member. The survey takes just a few minutes and can be [...]