Author Archives MHA

  • by Emilie Kosse 2020 is no joke, you guys. And you, being the super-awesome, deeply committed, beautiful multi-hyphenate that you are homeschooler/ partner/ community member/ parent/ caretaker/ volunteer/ employee/ chef) are just the one to cure all that is going on in society.  While your enthusiasm is admirable, please keep in mind that there is […]

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  • by Emilie Kosse The coronavirus pandemic has deepened many pre-existing inequalities, which has exposed vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems worldwide. One of the issues that women are currently facing is the unequal distribution of invisible labor and household work. Unpaid work has increased with children being out of school/new homeschoolers and/or family members […]

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  • I went to public school when I was growing up (not including my three-year stint at Catholic school), and while I really valued the education I received, I would have loved to have had some more freedom to explore my passions. About seven years ago, as we began the kindergarten search process in New York […]

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  • Meet our speakers: Click here to register for the 2019 MHA Joyful Homeschooling Convention, April 15, at the Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul. Online registration closes April 10. Registration available at the door. Maren Goerss is a homeschool mom, podcaster, and Jane of All Trades.  She loves talking personalities, going on a last minute […]

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  • Meet our Vendors: • Strive Publishing gives all children an opportunity to see African American Culture from different perspectives through children’s literature. BREAKING BARRIERS BOOK BY BOOK. More at https://www.strivepublishing.com. • Kathy Oaks is an author and home educator from St. Paul who has been working with children since 1993. She and her husband have […]

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  • Click here to register for the 2019 MHA Joyul Homeschooling Convention, April 15, at the Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul. Workshop Descriptions: How Do You Want Your Homeschool to Feel, Keynote by Kara S. Anderson, 12:30-2 pm: We are so busy as homeschoolers. Sometimes, it can feel a little like stepping on a treadmill […]

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  • by Tesha M. Christensen Pettit, MHA Board President 5) You’ll get a discount to the fabulous upcoming Joyful Homeschoolers Convention April 15 at Midpoint Event Center in St. Paul. 4) You can join us on members-only events, such as the Meet and Mingle dinner during the convention with keynote speaker Kara Anderson of the Homeschooling […]

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  • by Leslie Kleppe, MHA Board member and convention committee member I love homeschool conventions.  In fact, you might call me a homeschool convention junkie.  I’ve been to MACHE and the Great Homeschool Conventions a handful of times in recent years.  For the Great Homeschool Convention, I packed up my family in the car and drove […]

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  • by Meredith Hanson, contributor As a homeschooling parent, I’m frequently asked why I choose to homeschool my kids. I always find myself a little at sea on how to answer this question, because there are many reasons that my husband and I have chosen to homeschool our three children. To add to the difficulty in […]

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  • by Leslie Kleppe, MHA Board member As I write this post, it is -22° f outside.  The cold temperatures of our Minnesota winter often draw us indoors to cozy up.  The Danish phenomenon called Hygge has finally reached the United States, and it’s impossible to go to a bookstore, browse Instagram, or read the news […]

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