Lent

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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Feast Day Resources: Annunciation

Feast Day Resources: Annunciation

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 rejoice as it is the day that the “Word was made Flesh!” Yes, especially...

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Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

Wow!  It always seems that Lent arrives just when I need it most!  Tomorrow is ASH WEDNESDAY...am I ready??? It always happens that I feel so dry right about now; I feel overwhelmed. Then, by the grace of God, in comes the season of Lent. God is so good to us. He gave...

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Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

It always happens that I feel so dry right about now; I feel overwhelmed. Then, by the grace of God, in comes the season of Lent. God is so good to us. He gave us an entire season to ready our hearts for the most glorious of all times: Easter, Jesus’ Resurrection.

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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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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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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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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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