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Together, You Can Do It

Together, You Can Do It

You are not going to do a perfect job of homeschooling. You have both strengths and weaknesses. Your children are not going to turn out perfect. They have their strengths and weaknesses too. But, together, you can do it…with God’s help. “Trust in...

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Not for the Faint of Heart

Not for the Faint of Heart

I heard it again recently in a conversation with a Christian mom whose children are all attending public school. “You guys are amazing. I know I would never have the patience to teach my kids at home.” As usual, I bit my tongue so I wouldn’t be...

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God is Trustworthy

God is Trustworthy

I know this both from reading the whole Bible, and from forty-four years of walking with Him. I know this from homeschooling ten children (nine of whom are now adults). My desire is that each of you reading this would know in increasing measure, in...

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Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

I confess to feeling afraid—not really of contracting covid-19, but of the world’s reaction to it. It is normal for me to spend time with the Lord daily, reading the bible and in prayer, often multiple times, as well as praising Him with worship...

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Minutes Per Day

Minutes Per Day

I have used the same tired, old, hand-me-down phonics curriculum for each one of my children. Remember those old infomercials about Hooked-on-Phonics from the early 90’s? Yes, the same ones you now run across in the thrift stores for $2? That’s what I...

Curious About Bible Quizzing?

Curious About Bible Quizzing?

Have you been attempting scripture memory learning in your homeschool household?  If so, do you find you start out well, and over the course of the year it starts to dwindle? Or, you find yourself setting it on the back burner when you need to pull everyone up to...

Connections are Happening

Greetings from snowy Muskoka! My name is Jackie and I have the privilege of being the Area 11 rep for OCHEC. We have five children ages 14 – 4 (4 boys and 1 girl) and have homeschooled them from the time they were born. Our initial plan was to homeschool the JK/ SK...

Finding Local Support

Finding Local Support

Hi all!  My name is Anita, and my husband, Ken, and I have five children (one girl and four boys).  Our children range in age from 27 down to 11.  We have been homeschooling for more than 21 years now.  Two of our children have graduated homeschool high school, and...

Walk Down Memory Lane

Walk Down Memory Lane

Would you like to take a walk down memory lane with me? We will start in 1992, when my husband and I were first introduced to homeschooling by a friend who had attended a Gregg Harris conference in British Columbia. We both had children entering grade one, plus two...

Wisdom

Wisdom

Area 9 has seen much growth on the homeschooling front. I am looking forward to an area picnic in September. I have enjoyed getting out and meeting with the chapters in my area. I am truly blessed to serve many amazing families on behalf of OCHEC. I have spent much...

Encouragement From Area 5

Encouragement From Area 5

This past winter I kept on my desk a seemingly dead cocoon, waiting for it to metamorphose into a moth – or a chrysalis into a butterfly. We had visited the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory with our 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren, and even though it was a cloudy day,...

Flexiblility

Flexiblility

It is my pleasure to step into my new role as your representative for Area 17. This seems like the perfect opportunity to introduce myself. I am Cindy Harasen, wife to Steven and mother of three. My oldest is son Max who will soon turn 18. Kyra is 16 and my youngest...

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