Play Ball!

Play Ball!

It is an historic day for Houston homeschoolers!  Today, four 2011 Houston area homeschool graduates will face each other in a battle to see which team will play the top seed in hopes of advancing to the NAIA College World Series.   Joshua Boothe and Nathan Falkenstine play for the University of Houston Victoria.  Reagan Rutledge and Michael Wurster play for Bellhaven University.  In high school, Joshua played for the West Houston Thunder, Nathan played for the HCYA Eagles, and Reagan and Michael played for the Montgomery Mustangs.


This opening round tournament in Jackson, Mississippi is one of nine nation-wide venues where the teams from each of their twenty two conferences face each other to determine who will advance to the NAIA College World Series in Idaho the end of this month.


What makes today’s match up so unique and special to Houston homeschoolers is that these four boys – who faced each other during four years of homeschool high school baseball – will once again face each other today.  With literally hundreds of teams nation-wide, the likelihood of these four facing each other was extremely remote.  And yet here we are.


The above picture was taken last night.  I hope to post a photo of the four boys in their prospective uniforms today, but wanted to get the four together just in case it didn’t work out.  Pictures (l-r) are Nathan Falkenstine, Michael Wurster, Joshua Boothe and Reagan Rutledge.

Homeschool Baseball Players in National College Tournament

Homeschool Baseball Players in National College Tournament

Submitted by Shari Booth.


Stories like this will be coming up in the new book “Homeschool Successes”

ATT Stadium Homeschool Day

ATT Stadium Homeschool Day

Friday, May 23, you choose the time of your tour when you register.  They have tours starting at 10AM and starting each hour until to 3PM.  Gather your friends and do a tour together.

- Vip Guided Tour
§ – Dallas Cowboys Locker Room
§ – DCC Locker Room
§ – Luxury Suite

- Field Access-
Run, Pass Footballs & Kick Field Goals On Our College Field

§ And MORE!

- Commemorative Photo
- Cowboys Pencil & Pocket Folder

Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday May 19, 2014 by Noon

Download Registration PDF Form here.




Spring is in the Air!  Do You Feel Like Quitting?

Spring is in the Air! Do You Feel Like Quitting?

I just felt a sigh in the air as we wrap up this school year.

I know that many parents are deciding whether they want to do this again next year.

It’s the end of spring, the battle lines have been crossed many times.  You are frazzled, your kids don’t want to see another book.

AND You have not finished the book, and some may think this makes them a failure.  Surprise!  No one finishes the book.

You wonder if the battle is worth it.  If the lack of funds is worth it.  If the family can afford to do this again.

For those of you who wonder if it’s worth it, I suggest going to one of the Homeschool graduations in your area.  These are the best perk ups around.  You see young adults launching out.  Some graduation allow the YA’s story to be told, and you hear how the family struggled and overcame.  If they have tables with the teen’s awards, you see that over 12 years it does add up.

If you are wondering about how to afford it, did you know there are ways to do this for free?  Many homeschoolers teach their children with just a computer and library card.  This may mean that you have to actually teach your children and not drop them at co-ops.  But you know what?  Both of you grow and learn when you teach them.
If it’s the battle (particularly if you have a tween/teen) then take the summer off.
Have fun,
be a Mom,
love them,
hug them,
pray for them.
Make your decision about homeschooling after July 4th, when you are more rested.

So take a moment and see how far your children have come.  Don’t look at what was not done this year, look at what you did.  I know a Mom who made a scrap book for her sons for each year of their homeschool adventure.  Once she made the book, she knew her boys had grown, reaching another level that year.  Whatever you do, look at your Facebook wall, check your photos, make a scrapbook, look at last year’s writing samples, do something to see how far you and the children have come.

It’s Spring, time to celebrate.
Decisions can wait until after you have had some rest.
Hug those kids!!

GCHE Used Curriculum Sale

GCHE Used Curriculum Sale

Mark your calendars for
June 2, 2014
from 7:00-8:30pm

GCHE hosts our annual Used Curriculum Sale at the

Georgetown Church of Christ
1525 West University Avenue
Georgetown, TX

6 foot tables available free of charge to GCHE members (1 per family).

Tables available for $5.00 to non-members

(1 per family)

Plan to bring your used curriculum that you would like to sell and/or plan to come and shop for curriculum that you need.

Contact Lindsay Roach at with any questions.

Hope to see you there!

GCHE Georgetown Christian Home Educators

Waco Used Curriculum Sale

Waco Used Curriculum Sale

Save the Date!  Reserve your spot today!  GWCHE’s very own Used Curriculum sale is coming up in April and you won’t want to miss it.
GWCHE members may sell for FREE! You sell your own materials and keep all of the cash. Any educational materials may be sold. We look forward to seeing you as a seller, shopper or both!

When: Thursday, April 17th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Highland Baptist church
Who: Area homeschool families
Cost: Sellers’ tables are FREE for GWCHE members, $10 per table for non-members — entry for all shoppers is FREE
Contact/RSVP: Reserve a table by April 11 by emailing

Please spread the word to any homeschool families in the area!  Bring a bag & a friend!

GWCHE Greater Waco Christian Home Educators