Holy Week

One Thousand Gifts & Easter Joy

One Thousand Gifts & Easter Joy

Having a Thankful Heart In my preparation for Easter this Holy Week, I recall picking up Ann Voskamp’s bestselling book, One Thousand Gifts, for the first time.  I was familiar with it as I had often read quotes from it in the Magnificat's daily meditations. They were...

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Achieving a Fruitful Holy Week

Achieving a Fruitful Holy Week

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, because I made it part of my curriculum. Just like we teach our...

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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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Homeschooling Lifestyle: All Souls’ Day with Children

Homeschooling Lifestyle: 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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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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Tips for the 2022 Virtual Catholic Homeschool Conference

Tips for the 2022 Virtual Catholic Homeschool Conference

Get Ready for this year's BIG SUMMER Homeschool Conference! It is happening virtually June 10th and 11th, that's next week!!! Woo-hoo!!! To get all the juicy details..... I put together a handy pdf guidebook which has all the details for the LIVE, pre-recorded talks,...

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Introducing Littles to History!

Introducing Littles to History!

With the younger set, I really love to begin an introduction of history, and the concept of time, by simply telling stories.   What kind of stories? I often began with the stories of my own family.  My little ones and yours LOVE to hear the stories about "when mommy...

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