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An interview with Deborah Stevenson - by Judy Aron - page 36
Part 2 of an interview with Deborah Stevenson of the National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD) about the threats facing homeschooling parents.


History of Homeschooling Timeline - by Kim Campbell - page 28
Kim Campbell shares her hilarious History of Homeschooling Timeline.

Inspired by Ansel Adams - by Christine Gable - page 30
Ansel Adams' father homeschooled him long before homeschooling was a household term, and his life continues to inspire homeschooler Christine Gable today.

An Art Lesson at Artist Point - by Ann Pedtke - page 30
Ann Pedtke learns a lesson about the creative freedoms of homeschooling on a trip to Yellowstone.

The Road to Enthusiasm - by S.A. Terhorst-Steele - page 32
What's the most important ingredient in a homeschool recipe? Enthusiasm!

Hitchhiking to Creativity - by Karen Kirkwood - page 34
Karen Kirkwood shares ways to encourage creativity.


Learning Styles - by Tamra B Orr - page 22
Structure: Strong and Flexible
Tamra Orr explains the benefits of a structured approach to learning.

HEM Notebook - - page 3

History of Homeschooling - - page 52
to be announced...

Suport Group Corner - by Mary Nix - page 54
Interviews with Shay Seaborne of VaHomeschoolers and Valerie Bonham Moon of The Military Homeschooler.

Letters and Discussions - - page 8


Ask Carol - by Carol Narigon - page 16
Starting a Support Group
Carol shares the evolution and success of her local support group to help others who would like to start their own.

Questions & Answers - by Laura Weldon - page 18
Personal Time: How I can be a full-time parent without being stifled!; Living in a Fantasy World: My husband wants my first-grader to grow up and get out of the fantasy roles she enjoys.
Homeschoolers have great advice for a mom who is afraid homeschooling her child will stifle her, and for a parent whose child virtually "lives" in the storylands of books.

Taking Charge - by Larry & Susan Kaseman - page 24
Eight Principles for New and Experienced Homeschoolers
The Kasemans offer few simple principles for maintaining homeschooling freedoms.

News & Commentary - by Ann Lahrson Fisher - page 39
A Curtain Falls, A Curtain Rises, National vs. Local Influence, Fear-Mongering in California
In her last column as NewsComm editor, Ann shares her perspectives on news and bids a fond farewell to her readers.

Good Stuff - by Becky Rupp - page 42
Studying the Stone Age
Becky takes us back to the Stone Age via books, games, and scads of Web sites and activities before singing the praises of Moo Cow Fan Club, and introducing us to Shakespeare the Bard Game, and Joy Hakim's latest, The Story of Science.

Homeschooling Books - by Elizabeth McCullough - page 48
The Homeschooling Trail: A Journey of Faith, Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School Tell Their Own Stories
Elizabeth explores balance, identity, hopes, fears, and dreams along one family's homeschooling trail, then visits an updated republication of an old homeschooling favorite.

My Word! - by David H Albert - page 50
Life is a Cabaret
David reminds us that we live life in metaphor, and that the same holds true for learning.

Road Less Traveled - by Linda Dobson - page 58
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today
A twenty year anniversary brings thoughts about how much has - and has not - changed in homeschooling over the years.


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