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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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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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Getting the Most Out of Holy Week

Getting the Most Out of Holy Week

When the kids were little, I was much more on top of the liturgical colors and the upcoming liturgical seasons. Why? Well, because I made it part of my curriculum. Just like we teach our children the seasons of the year, as a Catholic mom, I taught the Liturgical...

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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

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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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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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Science, Instilling Wonder

Science, Instilling Wonder

Do you and your kids love science? We do at our house. In fact, several of our kids have expressed this love by completing further studies in science in college. One son currently works in a Lab at Columbia University with his Biology degree and one daughter is a...

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