Table of Contents HEM July-August 2001
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Mr. Principal Flunks Homeschooling Information 101
Linda's curiosity is aroused by an irresistible offer: query a principal's organization on some homeschooling basics. Mr. Principal earns himself a big, fat 'F.'
Happy Trails: A Homeschool Journey Across the United States - by Melissa Emery
In Part 1 of a series of articles, Melissa Emery describes how her family decided to sell everything and summarizes the first year of a several-year trip around the United States.
Homeschooler on the Campaign Trail - by Pam Gilbert Bugbee
Pam Gilbert-Bugbee writes about the adventures - and hard work - that faced her ten-year-old son, Myles, when he volunteered for Campaign 2000, and who he met along the way.
Panic and Other Natural Disasters - by Deb Baker
Deb Baker candidly examines her natural tendency to worry about homeschooling, and describes how an earthquake helped her find a firmer foundation.
Diversity in the Homeschooling Community - by Melinda Roth
M. Roth explains that homeschoolers are an amazingly diverse group, and as such, have opportunities to explore diversity in ways that public schools can't usually match.
What's In A Name? - by Ginny Hunt
Ginny Hunt examines the curious pickle homeschoolers have gotten into, where we must identify ourselves as what we are not, instead of as what we are, and thoughtfully suggests a solution.
Escape from the Hobbit Hole: Learning to Say Yes to Adventure - by Amy Hollingsworth
Amy Hollingsworth muses that adventures in fantasy novels like The Hobbit are not unlike the adventure of homeschooling - or any other of life's adventures.
Taking the Plunge into Homeschool - by Emily Winters
Emily Winters relates the amusing and amazing exploits of her son, whose Asperger Syndrome has produced an insatiable fascination with toilets.
Education Without Medication: Why I Chose to Homeschool My Son - by Karen Hoogland
Karen Hoogland describes her reasons for choosing to homeschool her gifted ADHD child, and the joys and benefits they have experienced since.
When a Child Is a Child No Longer - by Debi Dodson
What happens when your high schooler really does know more than you do? D. L. Dodson describes the challenges of keeping up with her highly motivated homeschool daughter.
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Co-op Homeschooling and American Boys
Carol Narigon tackles one of the most frustrating issues in homeschooling: why won't they do their work?
Questions and Answers - by Laura Weldon
Homeschooling Fathers? and Support Groups
Laura shares responses to questins about single and working parents and where do I start with a former public school student?
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Don't Let Saying No to Federal Testing Lead to the Federal Government's Involvement in Our Homeschools
The Kasemans explore the loss of freedoms inherent in wining federal exemptions from mandated tests.
It's Only Natural - by Barbara Theisen
Life in the Woods
One way to learn about nature is to immerse yourself in it. Ideas and tips for camping with kids.
Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Shakespeare: Learn to Love the Bard
It's never too early to begin enjoying the poetry and drama penned by the Bard of Avalon, and, as always, much more.
My Word! - by David H. Albert
Solomon Heads Home
Perhaps the best gift we can give our children is to help them discover their own 'life companions' -- not partners, but facets of themselves.
Notes from a Homeschooling Dad - by Jeff Kelety
A Fair to Remember
A homeschooling dad 'volunteers' to help his kids get their science fair project ready, and has an electrifying experience.
Grown Homeschoolers - by Peter Kowalke
Homeschoolers grow older and fall in love -- but they do it their own way. Here's a look at a few of these couples and their non-traditional solutions.