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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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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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How to Homeschool, Beginner and Beyond

How to Homeschool, Beginner and Beyond

As an educating mom for over 25 years, I have the unique position of being both parent and teacher, simultaneously. This affords me with the privileged position of knowing my children as life-long learners in a grace-filled and intimate way. I am unlike any teacher...

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Art at Home!

Art at Home!

Last week, I talked 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.  Let's talk art at home! For your child’s first introduction to...

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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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How to Have Time to do Everything Homeschool Mom!

How to Have Time to do Everything Homeschool Mom!

“Did you do your Math today?” “Not yet mom, I got this!” “How about your essay on Henry V?” “Not a problem, will get it to you!” “When will you get it to me.  I said I wanted it done last week. Don’t you remember?” “Yeah!  But remember we went to that First...

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5 Keys to Reimagining School

5 Keys to Reimagining School

I taught a FREE webinar this past Friday, February 7th. It is called the 5 Keys to Reimagining School. This webinar is all about to gaining peace and clarity!  Let's stop the mommy overwhelm together! I was invited to speak at the Refresh 2020...

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Homeschool Overwhelm: The Cure

Homeschool Overwhelm: The Cure

It was such a pleasure to talk about this topic which is the number one topic I cover with hundreds of homeschooling moms over these past 20+ years!

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Ready, Set, Go, Homeschool Mom!

Ready, Set, Go, Homeschool Mom!

I love this saying as it evokes a clear image for me!  It is the image of a runner at the starting line of a race. They I love this saying as it evokes a clear image for me!   Picture this,  a determined, focused runner poised at the starting line of a...

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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

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Behavior and Discipline

Behavior and Discipline

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog: Behavior And Discipline (Audio) “Remember you are not perfect, and your kids have free will.” These precious words, uttered by a soul sister in Christ, have saved me time and time again! As a young mom I held fast to the erroneous...

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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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Want to Change Behavior?

Want to Change Behavior?

 Catholic Homeschool Online · Want To Change A Behavior? (Audio) Yesterday in our Thrive member only session, 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...

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Checking in: How are you?

Checking in: How are you?

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog:Checking In: How Are You? Overwhelmed or Having Fun? Just a quick note for a quick check-in... I am “Going to St. Joseph” these days of Advent and asking him in particular to protect your beautiful family. I am currently re-reading...

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Sharing All Souls’ Day with Children

Sharing All Souls’ Day with Children

This past year we had quite a few funerals, more than I can ever remember. I suppose in part it is due to my “getting on in years.” In part though, it was because some very dear ones died way too soon. I am especially missing some very dear, soul sisters in Christ,...

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