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Raising Servants: The Three P’s

Raising Servants: The Three P’s By Niccole Perrine   Mount Washmore, abounding in socks, shorts, shirts and linens stared at me. I stared back, eyes narrowed. This wasn’t going to be easy. After a long week of morning sickness, combined with an impressive amount of procrastination, I

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Take a Spring Pause

GRADUATION STRESS? Take a Spring Pause     by Abigail Prigge   Finals. Graduations. Decisions. Dress shopping. Recitals. End-of-the-year events. Assignments. Yard work.   It’s hard to do laundry this time of year, let alone take a break to think about the big picture.   Perhaps that’s

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Of Skiing Down and Growing Up

Of Skiing Down and Growing Up     by Abigail Prigge   Our feet dangled off the edge of the ski chairlift over the snowy chasm below. I was riding up to the top of the mountain with three of my siblings, ages 13, 11, and 8.

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The Most Important 15 Minutes of My Homeschool Day

  The Most Important 15 Minutes of My Homeschool Day   by Mary Colwell   Homeschooling, housekeeping, cooking… It’s hard to keep it all balanced as a home-educating parent, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but most of the time this homemaking/homeschooling thing is a lot

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Introducing Epifiction

CHOIS is excited to share this brand new reading program with you, which is being released in Idaho. Be one of the first in the world to try this innovative approach to creating interested readers and eager writers! The company is still testing their product and would

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It’s a Wonderful Homeschool

It's a Wonderful Homeschool

by Mary James Georgia Bailey sighed as she pulled out of the parking lot of the coffee house. Mom’s Night Out meant so much to her and encouraged her tremendously as a home schooling mom, but sometimes these gatherings left her feeling so inadequate. Everyone seemed to

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A 25-Day Countdown To A Character-Filled Christmas

A 25-Day Countdown To A Character-Filled Christmas

Please enjoy this Christmas gift from 2015 CHOIS Keynote Speakers Steve and Megan Scheibner. The gift is Megan’s latest book… “A 25-Day Countdown To A Character-Filled Christmas.” It is a beautifully illustrated e-book that helps people set character goals for the 25 days leading up to Christmas.

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Christmas Gift Picks

Christmas Gift Picks

Looking for engaging, hands-on gifts that will actually be enjoyed by your children? Look no further than Timberdoodle, a crazy-smart company started by a Washington homeschooling family. CHOIS Connection contributor, Copper Webb has compiled her favorite Timberdoodle gift picks for this Christmas season. Click here to view

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Inspire, Promote, Protect

Article taken from the CHOIS Connection Winter 2014 issue Inspire, Promote, Protect Last year, CHOIS unveiled a beautifully redesigned website. On our home page, we condensed our mission statement to three vital terms which encapsulate our effort to serve the homeschooling families of Idaho. Inspire From my

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Study Results on Mental Health of Homeschoolers

Study Results on Mental Health of Homeschoolers

A recent study purposed to “measure the mental health characteristics of grown homeschoolers, including levels of depression, anxiety, overall happiness, prioritization of character strengths, and to understand their attitude towards seeking psychotherapy.” Researcher Roya Dedeaux posited that the information gathered from her study would benefit marriage and

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