Lives of saints

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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St. Patrick’s Day Family Style

St. Patrick’s Day Family Style

St. Patrick was amazing, he was all about prayer! I became overwhelmed at the sheer number of prayers attributed to this holy man, not only ones he wrote, but also many that were inspired by him.

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St. Valentine’s Day Family Style

St. Valentine’s Day Family Style

Catholic Homeschool Online · St. Valentine's Day Family Style AUDIO 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...

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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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In The Footsteps of the Saints Series

By Brother Ernest, C.S.C.  We have been looking for a long time for suitable reading material for children who are ready for their very first chapter book.  Here are the perfect books.  These wonderful Catholic readers originally published in the 1940’s through the...

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Miniature Stories of the Saints

By Fr. Daniel Lord This is our absolute favorite collection of saint stories for retelling at the Kindergarten to second grade level. All seven  of our children have chosen most of the stories told in these sweet little books for their own personal saint books.  I...

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Book of Heroes

By Amy Welborn 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 to understand manner.  Her description of “What a hero is” alone is worth getting this...

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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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Making New Friends Catholic Community Style

Making New Friends Catholic Community Style

Paola Ciskanik, 25+ year homeschool veteran and host of the Catholic Homeschool Community shows you how to make new friends who are on the same homeschool journey! In this quick video we explore the Mighty Networks platform where we host our private, ad free, safe and...

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Homeschooling During Lent

Homeschooling During Lent

 Catholic Homeschool Online · Homeschooling During Lent AUDIO Are your plans for Lent fitting into your homeschooling? Or are you still not sure what your family is doing this Lent? Are you already stressed??? Homeschooling is the wonderful blend of Faith AND...

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Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

Homeschool Reading Plan for Lent

Catholic Homeschool Online · Blog Lenten Reading Plan AUDIO Wow!  It always seems that Lent arrives just when I need it most!  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...

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The Power of Prayer This Lent

The Power of Prayer This Lent

 Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG The Power Of Prayer This Lent Audio Lent is soon upon us! Yay! It comes when I need it most. How about you? Are you ready? And what about your family? I truly believe the BEST place to start with any new season or endeavor,...

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Is Mommy Doubt Setting in Now?

Is Mommy Doubt Setting in Now?

Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG: Is Mommy Doubt Setting In Now AUDIO I can remember vividly thinking that my mom knew everything.  She was my superhero, who lived by the motto, “Things will always work out!” How did she do it all? My mom worked the tough job as a...

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Homeschooling When Sickness Hits

Homeschooling When Sickness Hits

Catholic Homeschool Online · BLOG Homeschooling When Sickness Hits I bet you can relate to this scene! You are nursing full time to the sick kiddos in your home, so you get derailed from teaching the kids not sick. Then when the sick ones get better, the healthy ones...

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