Paola’s Book Bites

Featured Author: CAROLINE DALE SNEDEKER

Featured Author: CAROLINE DALE SNEDEKER Rarely do splendid characters reach across space and time, inviting us into the unexpected familiar of the past. Living history books are truly great treasures and Caroline Dale Snedeker writes just such works. Mrs. Snedeker...

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Paola’s Book Bites: Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors By Marian Broida No study of Ancient Egypt can be complete without some exploration into the other cultures that existed at the same time and what better way than to add hands-on fun along with informative text. This unique...

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Paola’s Book Bites: Encounter the Saints Series

ENCOUNTER THE SAINTS SERIES St John Paul II: Be Not Afraid By Sr. Susan Helen Wallace, FSP John Paul II, who served as Pope during the last 25 years of the 20th century and who led the Church with hope into the third Christian millennium, was beatified six short years...

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Paola’s Book Bites: Heroes and Saints

Book of Heroes By Amy Welborn Publisher: Loyola University Press What a breath of fresh air to read a book written for children about real HEROES. Amy Welborn has an incredible gift of relating deep truths to children in an easy manner. Her description of “What a hero...

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Paola’s Book Bites: Purity

Here are my go to list of books for passing onto family and friends, on the virtue of purity.  Each book or video offers something practical and more importantly spiritual for fostering purity in our own lives and those most near and dear to us! Choosing Beauty: 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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What is a Scapular? Why wear one?

What is a Scapular? Why wear one?

Today July 16th is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Happy Feast Day!!! On the 16th of July in the year 1251, Our Lady of Mount Carmel appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite, in Aylesford, England. She gave him a brown scapular and promised special protection...

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Top Picks for ANCIENT ROME

Top Picks for ANCIENT ROME

You will quickly come to know that I have a thing for history! Love, love, love to learn about all different people, places, and things from the past. You could say my mom instilled this love in me at an early age. And I have since passed it on to my children as we...

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Top Picks for Apologetics Catholic Style

Top Picks for Apologetics Catholic Style

Over my 25+ years of homeschooling I also ran our family business, Emmanuel Books, where I was able to review literally thousands of Catholic homeschool books. Yes, I said thousands of books!! Call me a book nerd, but I absolutely relish the time I spend reading,...

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Our Family’s One Heart for the Sacred Heart

Our Family’s One Heart for the Sacred Heart

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog One Heart For The Sacred Heart AUDIO Did you know that June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? Traditionally, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart as the feast day falls within the month. The history of...

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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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