Home Education Magazine – HEM

The Balance of Motherhood and Personhood: Whose Needs Come First? Our Children or Our Own? by Tara Wagner

The Balance of Motherhood and Personhood: Whose Needs Come First? Our Children or Our Own? by Tara Wagner

I battled the voices in my head that said my value was tied to work independent of my family. I struggled when I tried to release my own dreams and concentrate my creative energy on motherhood and partnership with my husband. I felt like I couldn’t win the losing battle. I was pulled from the outside...
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My First Day of School was College, by Kelsey Kinser

My First Day of School was College, by Kelsey Kinser

I was nervous but ready.  I’d never taken a test or a class, but I now love college! All the classes I’ve taken have taught me something outside the realm of required material. I’ve learned much about what the world has in store for me, from the professors’ stories and what subjects naturally interest...
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Controlling Children’s Media Access – Homeschoolers Beware

Controlling Children’s Media Access – Homeschoolers Beware

Controlling Children’s Media Access: Challenging What We Think We Know by Teresa Brett Like so many parents who have made the choice to not send children to school, I spent a lot of time researching alternatives to institutionalized schools. By making the choice to go with an alternative education, I felt I needed to...
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Grown (and thriving) without Schooling

Grown (and thriving) without Schooling

by Nicole Ofeno I would like to begin by thanking you for reading this. Your time and your energy are exceptionally awesome. (Note: I use the word “awesome” often. Know however, I do always say it in truth.)
 I’ve gotta tell ‘ya, I’ve been writing to myself for years–diaries full of entries, I’m talking...
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The Case of The High Anxiety Mom

The Case of The High Anxiety Mom

by Michelle Barone She called and left a message on my voice mail. Holding back her tears, I could hear pain in her voice seeping through. ” I think I need some help–we are homeschooling and I am so worried.”When I spoke to her later that day, she spoke rapidly as she tried to...
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