Encouragement

Is Mommy Doubt Setting in Now?

Is Mommy Doubt Setting in Now?

Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG: Is Mommy Doubt Setting In Now AUDIO I can remember vividly thinking that my mom knew everything.  She was my superhero, who lived by the motto, “Things will always work out!” How did she do it all? My mom worked the tough job as a...

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Art in Your Homeschool

Art in Your Homeschool

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog; Art In Your Homeschool AUDIO I wrote a blog article about Beauty in the lives of our children. Developing an eye for beauty helps to foster a love of beauty and in turn, the ability to recognize the author of beauty, Jesus Christ. ...

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Two Truths in 25 Years of Homeschooling

Two Truths in 25 Years of Homeschooling

Catholic Homeschool Online · Two Truths In 25 Years Homeschooling AUDIO Yup! that is correct only two! Actually, there are many more! As I look back, not only over this year, but also over my 25 years of homeschooling my seven children, TWO very profound truths rise...

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Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog Audio: Is Homeschooling Your Kids A War Here we are in the middle of the semester or perhaps close to summer break (for those in the southern hemisphere) and we are struggling, bickering, not getting homeschooling done in any...

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Here is Your Catholic Homeschool Blueprint

Here is Your Catholic Homeschool Blueprint

I just completed a mini-workshop called Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint. HIp hooray! It is the result from the 25 years of homeschooling my own seven children and the hundreds of families I have had the honor to coach. My way to pay it forward to the sisters in...

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An Invitation to Joy this Christmas

An Invitation to Joy this Christmas

Joy is comprised of only three letters of the alphabet, yet it comprises so much more. Did you know JOY is used 172 times in the Bible? Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI calls the Holy Spirit, the "Spirit of eternal joy" constantly emphasizing that Christianity, which really...

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Easter Joy

Easter Joy

Where was I last year at this time? Spiritually that is.... I wrote an article called, "One Thousand Gifts and Easter Joy." In it, I reflected on Ann Voskamp's book by the same title and my thoughts of having a thankful heart! Here is a bit.... Ann started a...

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Hope

Hope

“The one who has hope lives differently.”
This awesome quote is emblazoned on a souvenir tote I still use that contains the latest baby blanket I am working on. They are for the local Birthright and the tote bag is my constant reminder as I pray and crochet.

There is more time these days for me to sit and crochet.
I bet you are finding more time too with the current “stay home” orders to get to some of these often overlooked activities accomplished.

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Discipline: Part 2 – The Discipline Dozen Tips

Discipline: Part 2 – The Discipline Dozen Tips

In my recent post about discipline, I talked about where obedience comes from.  This is the first step in achieving harmony in the home.  Remember not perfect harmony, but a grace-filled harmony derived by a deep desire to share your LOVE of Christ and a thanksgiving for the children he has loaned, oh so briefly to you!

To continue, here are some very real axioms, practical tips, that have proved successful. I call them the Discipline Dozen!

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Get Ready to Thrive in Your Homeschool

4 simple steps to create your best year! 25+ years of homeschool experience compressed into 1 simple guide. Written by Paola Ciskanik

Latest Posts & Podcasts

How Homeschooling Builds Catholic Culture

How Homeschooling Builds Catholic Culture

Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG How Homeschooling Builds Catholic Culture AUDIO It all begins with an invitation... Here is my Catholic culture story…yes, when my husband I began dating over 35 years ago, he invited me to go to Mass with him one Sunday. I had not...

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Best Mother to Guide Your Family

Best Mother to Guide Your Family

 Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG Best Mother To Guide Your Family AUDIO Ever since my kids were little, they knew who was the "Best Mom in the World".... Mary, the Blessed Mother.   This comes so clearly to their little hearts and I certainly was okay with coming...

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Want to Change Behavior?

Want to Change Behavior?

 Catholic Homeschool Online · Want To Change A Behavior? (Audio) Recently the topic of changing behaviors came up. For example, you have a child who constantly daydreams or dawdles instead of doing their required assignments. What is a parent to do? We had such a...

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Feast Day Resources: Annunciation

Feast Day Resources: Annunciation

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog Annunciation Resources AUDIO   Mary's Yes and Our Yes! The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is a beloved feast day, for it is the day we rejoice in Mary’s YES to God!  It only stands to reason that we and the Church...

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Holy Week in Your Homeschool

Holy Week in Your Homeschool

Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG: Holy Week in Your Homeschool AUDIO It's coming! That most sacred of weeks in the liturgical year, Holy Week! When the kids were little, I was much more on top of the liturgical colors and the upcoming liturgical seasons. Why? Well,...

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