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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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Teach Your Child to Read

Teach Your Child to Read

There are a variety of ways to begin teaching your children to read.  I have used the book Teach Your Child to Read in a 100 Easy Lessons successfully with six of our seven children (our oldest went our parish school for Kindergarten but that is another story). I...

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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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Why Talk of Such Sadness? The Feast of All Souls

This past year we attended quite a few funerals, more than I can ever remember. I suppose in part it is due to my “getting on in years” as I am now in my late 50’s, in part though, it was because some very dear ones died way too soon. I am especially missing...

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Questions for the Thinker Study Guides

By Fran Rutherford Truly this is an answer to a prayer. Ordinarily I eschew study guides for they tend to limit discussion and understanding by providing ready answers! However, Questions for Thinkers Study Guides are very DIFFERENT simply because of the wonderful...

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Family of God: Grandparent Interview Activity Kit

by Maryanne Patterson This Grandparent Activity Kit is an additional kit from the author of Family of God that is a great way to sample her amazing history program as well as creating a treasure of family history.  In her words, “Living relatives are a treasure trove...

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Our Holy Father, the Pope

Our Holy Father, the Pope

Our Holy Father, the Pope:The Papacy from Saint Peter to the Present by Don R. Caffery Illustrated by Emmanuel Beaudesson After the historic visit of Pope Francis to America, it is fitting and fun to read together from this beautifully and richly, illustrated,...

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane Austen is arguably the finest female novelist who ever lived and Pride and Prejudice is arguably the finest, and is certainly the most popular, of her novels.  A classic of world literature, its profound Christian morality is all too often missed or willfully...

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Young People’s Book of Saints

By Hugh Ross Williamson  We use this book for our 5th to 8th graders especially for their Saint oral presentations. The details of these sixty three Saints of the Western Church from the 1st to the 20th Century are perfect food for thought and inspire discussion at...

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Creator and Creation

By Mary Daly What a great text and tool for your high schooler’s earth science curriculum!!  Instead of debating several difficult issues that are sometimes over our heads, the author presents the facts and then applies them to resolve the debate over such things as...

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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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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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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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