Author Archives: Kristen Chevrier

About Kristen Chevrier

Kristen Chevrier is married to Brian Chevrier. They are the parents of five awesome children. Kristen began researching home schooling twenty-two years ago, when her first child was six months old, and fell in love with the idea. Kristen received her MA in English from Brigham Young University. She has taught Freshman English at BYU and has taught Theater, History, English Literature and Composition for private schools and groups of home schooled teens. Most of all she enjoys being with her family. She is very comfortable with home schooling, but blogging is a new adventure.

The Reality Behind SAGE Test Scores

by Brian Halladay, Alpine School District Board Member Sage test results were recently released that showed less than half of Utah’s students were proficient in Math, English, and Language arts. Taken at face value, this means that more than half … Continue reading

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Opt Out of Obamacare: Less expense; less intervention; better care.

Many of us are understandably concerned about health insurance and rising medical costs. Here is an alternative to health insurance that is much less expensive than insurance and is Obamacare exempt. I have several friends who are enrolled and very … Continue reading

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“The Good and the Beautiful” by Jenny Phillips

This material is wonderful for families looking for wholesome, uplifting ways to supplement their children’s education. Video overview and curriculum available here. Thank you, Jenny. KSC

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Suicide: Rethinking our Interventions

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance–it is the illusion of knowledge. –Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004) When it seems that all that can be done is being done for individuals in distress and yet the unthinkable not only happens, … Continue reading

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Would you like to know what is on those public school tests you’re not allowed to see?

A Utah student captured a few screen shots of the SAGE test. Take a look. KSC

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Navigating the Utah Caucus System

What is a precinct caucus? Neighbors come together for a meeting. They elect precinct leaders to represent them within the Party and they elect delegates to represent them at conventions. (The neighbors do not vote for state representatives, senators, or … Continue reading

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This Could Happen to You!

Please take 7 minutes to watch this courageous, poised, articulate wife, mother, and small business owner address the United States Congress. Then, please, educate yourself and get involved in the political process. Study the Constitution and Bill of Rights Know … Continue reading

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I’m Devouring Real United States History

I am on fire! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be learning real U.S. History after all these years. I’ve been reading books and watching dvds and have a stack of other things to read and watch, … Continue reading

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Don’t you just love having a big family?!

We live in Utah, which is famous for “large” families. But even within Utah I have been treated to disparaging remarks by rude people about the number of children I have–even when I only had three. It was shortly after … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Here are some very special treats for my homeschooling friends. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Please note that although I’ve used items from of all of these websites, I have not explored everything on every … Continue reading

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