Saints

Catholic kids and the REAL St. Valentine

Catholic kids and the REAL St. Valentine

Necessity is truly the mother of invention! Here is my story! In an attempt to spice things up a bit in our family homeschooling I was planning on doing all things St. Valentine! So off to the library I went. Only to find that practically EVERYTHING I found was about...

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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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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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St. Andrew Christmas Novena Holy Card

St. Andrew Christmas Novena Holy Card We'd like to offer you this St. Andrew Christmas Novena holy card, at no charge, as a token of our appreciation for you to help get ready for our Lord's birth as we enter the season of Advent! This two-sided holy card features...

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The Feast Days of Advent

The Feast Days of Advent

In Advent, the season of preparation, it is not a coincidence that the Church gives us  some very special feast days .....beginning with our family favorite, the Feast of St. Andrew on November 30th.... we stand in thanksgiving for his "Yes" to follow Christ, to be 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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How to Begin Homeschooling

How to Begin Homeschooling

As a home-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 lifelong learners in a grace-filled and intimate way. I am unlike any teacher...

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Math: A Great Beginning Process

Math: A Great Beginning Process

Experience, lots of it, has taught me time and time again that much of learning math skills and concepts in the early formative years is going to be learned through manipulatives, not workbooks. Granted, there may be children who already understand the connection...

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