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HEM May-June/03

Table of Contents HEM May-June 2003


Would He Were Fatter - by MF Sherman
MF Sherman risks sharing her son's Shakespeare-inspired learning experience.

Love's Lego's Lost - by Paula Tironi
Paula Tironi's son Daniel produces Shakespeare with his Lego collection.

Tween Times - by Teri Brown
Teri Brown finds herself in a time of transition where she can reflect on how homeschooling has worked for her family and where they will go from here.

The Clothing Monster - by Eileen Jacobson
Eileen Jacobson fights the clothing monster.

Unchores - by Karen Kirkwood
Karen Kirkwood lets go of making her daughters do chores and finds peace in unchoring.

Detectives, Spies and Sleuths - by Kris Bordessa
Kris Bordessa shares a fun way to help your budding detective hone those sleuthing skills.

A Desk of Their Own - by Chris Cardiff
Chris Cardiff takes desks out of the classroom and gives his daughters a space of their own.

Glitz - by Kellye Just
Kellye Just falls prey to the Glitz and learns a little luxury isn't so bad after all.

Singing the Burnout Blues - by Jacqueline M Massey
Jacqueline gives tips on healing and avoiding burnout.


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon
Selling Homeschooling at Home
Helpful points to consider when a parent is hesitant to begin homeschooling, and more reasons why school-at-home doesn't work.

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon
Den Difficulties and Being Different
A mom perceives her homeschooled child as being singled out among his Scouting peers, and another wonders if we 'make' our children different by teaching them at home.

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman
Practical Ways to Claim Responsibility for Our Homeschools
If we are going to maintain our independence, we need to think and act like independent homeschoolers.

Publisher's Notes - by Helen Hegener
Helen writes about how doubts about homeschooling is normal and in fact this questioning makes us good parents.

News & Commentary - by Ann Lahrson Fisher
Hats off to Homeschoolers!
Some folks can barely have a meaningful conversation because the situations and definitions vary so much from one state to another.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp
Measuring Up
What to do when your youngster gets that thoughtful look and wonders aloud, "How many peppers are in a peck, anyway?"

Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough
Field Trips and P.E. for Homeschoolers
Reviews of a creative tourbook, a guide to physical education at home, and a look at homeschooling from the other side of the pond.

My Word! - by David H. Albert
My Special Skill
How public school helped this writer develop and perfect his own unique skill

On the Web - by Ann Zeise
Making Your Homeschool Support Group Web Site Special
Tips on how to build a great Web site that will become a hub of information for your local homeschooling community

Unschooling - by Sandra Dodd
Sandra describes a typical day of unschooling in the Dodd household.

The Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson
Thinking Out Loud
Why talking to yourself is really a very good idea when you're homeschooling... and other times, too.


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