Table of Contents HEM January-February 2003
Primer for Surviving Tough Times - by Catherine W Crawford
When hardship strikes, does it make homeschooling more difficult or more essential? Catherine Crawford writes about lifestyle homeschooling, and what it means for families who face family problems.
Tag You're It and Other Non-School-Recess Exclusives - by Juleigh Howard Hobson
Tag You're It, Non-School-Recess Exclusives, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, hopscotch, knock-knock jokes, jump rope, socialization
Privy to a Subtle but Effective Presentation - by Meg Oceanna
Home education on the toilet? It works for this family.
Adventures on Rota - by Chris Sorensen Sims
Always careful of her young children's comfort and safety, Chris Sims hadn't considered the possibility that one day her survival would depend on them... or that they'd delight quite so much in telling about it.
Expecting Enough - by Michele Hastings
After a wonderful performance by the young students at a local Christian elementary school, Michele Hastings began wondering if she was expecting enough from her two homeschooled sons.
Empowered by Homeschooling - by Jennifer Miller
Homeschooling empowers children, but what about mom? Jennifer discovers her own powerful spirit when she answers the call to homeschool.
Trust Thyself - by SC Torrington
His mother knew that Morgan liked to learn differently, but the security of the packaged curriculum was just too inviting to resist. Here's what it took to convince her she could trust herself and her son.
Homeschooling With the Cartwrights - by Mary Kenyon
Mary Kenyon shares how her entire famliy grew together around 'playing Cartwrights'.
How to Speak DOEse - by Theresa Willingham
Terri Willingham navigates the bureaucracy of the Florida State Department of Education (and associated agencies) and lives to tell the tale.
Renovating Math - by Rue Kream
Sometimes, math just happens, as it has during the time the Kream family has spent renovating a fixer-upper and watching their dream home come to life.
Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Getting Off Their Backs about Reading
Enlisting a doubting family member into your homeschooling camp. Also, helping children learn to love reading.
Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Homeschoolers' Memorabilia and Concerned Educator
How do we provide a substitute for that cherished box of ribbons and awards from our schooling days? And a concerned relative wonders whether to "turn in" a homeschooler for neglect.
Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone--this is a column about privacy.
The Kasemans write about what privacy means; why it is important to us as families and as homeschoolers; why privacy is an increasing concern; and what we can do to maintain our privacy.
Publisher's Note - by Helen Hegener
The View From 20 Years Out
Helen muses about the goals, journey, purpose and hopes for homeschooling.
Good stuff - by Becky Rupp
A look at folktales, myths and legends as a bridge to our past and our world's myriad cultures.
Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Family life as an ideal learning environment
Our reviewer looks at two books that support a family-centered perspective on homeschooling, plus a look at 'Carschooling.'
My Word! - by David H. Albert
Learning to Love Math
Getting your kids to love math first requires parents to give them an opportunity to do so.
On The Web - by Ann Zeise
Early Days of AOL Homeschooling Forums
Ann recalls the early years of AOL and the homeschooling forums.
Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
How to Raise a Respected Child
The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
An Old Homeschooling Dog Learns a New Trick
Faced with an empty nest, one writer finds that her life as a homeschooler hasn't slowed down at all.