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Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

May 28, 2020

Episode 43: Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

As many parts of the country start to reopen in this season of quarantine, it's exciting to look forward to implementing our new skills as an online community, but especially to getting back to the togetherness that is such a part of homeschool networks. Today, one of my heroes in homeschooling, Annette Scarpa, will talk about Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

You can find Annette on Facebook as Annette Scarpa.

Link to Blackfriars Cultural Arts Outreach :http://blackfriarsculturalarts.com/

Short Feature: A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings
Topic: Mission Libertad, by Lizette Lantiqua

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office

Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office

May 20, 2020

Episode 42: Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office, with Megan Fassero

It can be pretty stressful preparing for the college applications process, not knowing if your child’s home-grown education will be appreciated by those mysterious people in the college admissions office. Wouldn’t you love to know what they’re thinking and how they evaluate your student? Today, Megan Fassero is with us to share Insider Tips From the Admissions Office!

Find Homeschool Outreach Coordinator for Benedictine College, Megan Fassero here: megan.fassero@benedictine.edu

Learn More About Benedictine College: www.benedictine.edu

Request Benedictine’s Free Guide for Homeschoolers - www.benedictine.edu/homeschoolguide

Visit Benedictine on Homeschool Visit Day! - https://www.benedictine.edu/admission/visit/homeschool/index

Help Your Student Navigate Choosing a Major: www.Benedictine.Mymajors.com

Understand How Dual Credits will Transfer: www.transferology.com

Compare Colleges: www.nces.ed.gov

Today's Short Feature: Celeste Behe, Story Strands
Topic: Random Acts of Storytelling

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Building a Network When Your Children Are Small: Part II

Building a Network When Your Children Are Small: Part II

May 20, 2020

Episode 41: Building a Network When Your Children Are Small, Part II

In Episode 4 of this podcast, in August 2019, I had the delightful opportunity to interview a young Catholic mom, AnneMarie Miller, who was really struggling to build community for her children, because they are both still too young for most homeschool programs. She had some great ideas to try, and we agreed to have her back to give a progress report! So, stay tuned for Part Two of "Building a Network When Your Childre Are Small"!

Find AnneMarie Here:
Sacrifice of Love (blog): http://marianninja.blogspot.com/

Listen to Part I of this topic here: https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/buiding-a-network-when-your-children-are-small/

Today's Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Setting Goals


Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

May 6, 2020

Episode 40: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, with Dave Palmer

Have you ever wondered how to integrate the scholarly writings of the great St. Thomas Aquinas into your homeschool curriculum? Today I'm excited to share a resource so accessible that you'll rush to add it to your daily life. A great friend of the podcast--in fact the announcer for our program--Dave Palmer, is here with his delightful book: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone: 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities and Outdoor Adventures Based on the Summa Theologica.

Dave Palmer's book is found here:
https://www.amazon.com/St-Thomas-Aquinas-Everyone-Activities/dp/0692687564/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=st.+thomas+aquinas+for+everyone&qid=1583343112&sr=8-2

Dave's Facebook page for St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone where he regularly posts videos teaching on the Summa Theologica for everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/staforeveryone/

Dave's Youtube page with videos teaching the Summa Theologica…
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBRZIS5557HP9fPQd3LX-4A/videos?view_as=subscriber

Short Feature: Chantal Howard: From Ideal to Real
Topic: Same Storm, Different Boats
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/
and here: https://www.aromarosary.com/

 

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

The University Model of Homeschooling

The University Model of Homeschooling

April 30, 2020

Episode 39: The University Model of Homeschooling

Today we’re looking at a fascinating hybrid of traditional and non-traditional schooling methods that growing numbers of homeschoolers are investing in, both financially and personally. It’s called The University Model, and here to tell us what all the fuss is about is author and homeschool veteran, Tami Kiser!

Find Tami Kiser here:
Smart Martha Blog with links to all her many ministries and projects on behalf of Catholic women and families:
https://www.tamikiser.com/blog

Catholic Family Celebrations
https://www.catholicfamilycelebrations.com/

Enjoy Tami's appearance at our 2019 INSPIRE Virtual Summer Conference, telling us about The Slacker’s Guide to Homeschooling: https://homeschoolconnections.adobeconnect.com/_a1158562065/ptsj2cwgr7ig/?proto=true

There is no short feature this week.

 

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

A Pep Talk About Accepting Help

A Pep Talk About Accepting Help

April 24, 2020

Episode 37: A Pep Talk on Accepting Help

Sometimes we’re overwhelmed and someone offers to help, but we feel compelled to say NO Thank YOU. I’m fine. When we’re really not. Today’s guest, Amanda Woodiel, will give us a A Pep Talk on Accepting Help.

Find Amanda:
In a Place of Grace
http://www.inaplaceofgrace.com/
Blog post about accepting help:
http://www.inaplaceofgrace.com/pep-talk-on-help/
CatholicMom.com
https://catholicmom.com/author/awoodiel/
AmazingCatechists.com: http://amazingcatechists.com/author/amandawoodiel/

Short Feature: Celeste Behe's Story Strands
Topic: History Told in Stories
Find Celeste here: http://celestebehe.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

April 16, 2020

Episode 38: The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

Ever wonder which educational activity will bring you and your family the most enduring and impactful results? Reading aloud to our children can bless them beyond measure, now and throughout their lives. Today’s guest, Maureen Wittmann, has spoken and written extensively on the topic of The Power of Read-Alouds!

Find Maureen here:
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/directors
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maureenwittmann/
Maureen’s Recommended Read-Aloud Resources: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2020/04/best-homeschool-reading-lists.html 

Maureen's book For the Love of Literature, https://www.beholdpublications.com/wordpress1/product/love-of-literature/?v=2320522a6676 

Short Feature: Amy Cattapan's Books & Blessings

Today's Topic: 8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney
Find Amy here:
https://www.ajcattapan.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Einstein Blueprint

Einstein Blueprint

April 6, 2020

Episode 35: Einstein Blueprint

Dan Louzonis stepped out of a lucrative career in finance to create an entrepreneurial homeschool for his two children, and now he coaches families all over the world using a remarkable system he calls the Einstein Blueprint. Don't miss this!

Find Dan Louzonis here:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Listen to The Einstein Blueprint Podcast (500+ episodes!)

Subscribe to Dan's YouTube Channel

Kid Trillionaire (Dan's son's book!)
https://kidsgetrich.com/book

Today's Short Feature: Chantal Howard's Ideal to Real
Topic: Persevering, Even With Anxiety
Find Chantal Howard here:
https://www.chantal-howard.com/
And her stunning AromaRosaries:
https://www.aromarosary.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Homeschooling Sons

Homeschooling Sons

March 26, 2020

Episode 34: Homeschooling Boys
One of the big reasons that families tend to homeschool is that we don’t want a cookie-cutter education that ignores their unique gifts and callings. But do we try to school our sons the same way we school our daughters? Today’s guest, homeschooling mother of eleven, Jane Ann Bonbrake, is here to share some great ideas about Homeschooling Boys.

Resources recommended by Jane Ann Bonbrake:
Homeschooling Boys
Math curriculum: Math U See (kinesthetic)
https://mathusee.com/
Raising Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson
https://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Up-Boys-James-Dobson/dp/1414391331
Defending Boyhood, Anythony Esolen https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/defending-boyhood-how-building-forts-reading-stories-playing-ball-and-praying-to-god-can-change-the-world-2533.html
Resources on Raising Teens
Seton Home Study School
https://www.setonhome.org/
Catholic Heritage Curricula
https://www.chcweb.com/catalog/

Today’s Short Feature:
A.J. Cattapan: Books & Blessings
Topic: Return to Sender (Novel)

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

A Typological Approach to Literature

A Typological Approach to Literature

March 21, 2020

Episode 33: A Typological Approach to Literature
Did you know that literature can bring us closer to God, even when it’s neither overtly nor intentionally Christian? Today’s guest, Dr. Henry Russell, will share some fascinating insights on A Typological Approach to Literature.

Find Dr. Russell here:
http://staugustineshep.com/teachers/dr-henry-russell/
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/henry-russell-ph-d

Today’s Short Feature: 
Celeste Behe: Story Strands
Topic: The Eyes Have It
Find Celeste Behe: https://celestebehe.com/

Working-From-Homeschool

Working-From-Homeschool

March 12, 2020

Episode 32: Working From Homeschool
Lots of homeschools have more than one breadwinner, even with mom staying at home. Today’s guest, Chantal Howard--a great friend of this podcast--will step us into what it’s like Working from Homeschool!
Find Chantal Howard here:
chantal-howard.com
aromarosary.com.

Today’s Short Feature: 
Dan Louzonis: Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Kid Trillionaires
Find Dan:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

March 5, 2020

Episode 31: Servant Leadership
We hear a lot about “servant leadership” today, but for a Catholic homeschooling family, it’s a lot more than a buzzword for “enlightened teamwork”—it’s a way of life modeled on the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. Today we’re talking with Jenny Bales about how her leadership roles teach important lessons to her children.

Find Jenny Bales: www.heartofamother.net

Today’s Short Feature:
Chantal Howard: From Ideal to Real
Topic: Living Lent As It Was Meant
Find Chantal at https://www.chantal-howard.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Keeping Your Husband Happy (Easy Tips)

Keeping Your Husband Happy (Easy Tips)

February 27, 2020

Episode 30: Keeping Your Husband Happy (Easy Tips)

Okay homeschoolers! You're going to want to take notes on this episode and share it with all your married friends. Today, one of my favorite Catholic experts, Mary Ellen Barrett, is going to surprise you with some incredibly easy ways to make your husband very happy. Because when your marriage has that sparkle, everything else in your homeschooling life gets a BIG lift!

Find Mary Ellen here:
http://maryellenbarrett.com/

Short Feature: Amy Cattapan, Books & Blessings
Today’s Topic: The Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean, by Britt Lee

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

How Authentic Love in Your Marriage Teaches Your Children

How Authentic Love in Your Marriage Teaches Your Children

February 24, 2020

Episode 29: How Authentic Love in Your Marriage Teaches Your Children

Today I'm talking with someone very special, a veteran homeschooling mom who knows a thing or two about how Authentic Love in Your Marriage Teaches Your Children.

Find Ellen Gable Hrkach here:
https://ellengable.wordpress.com/

Short Feature: Celeste Behe, Story Strands
Today’s Topic: What's in a Name?

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

SALVATION: What Every Catholic Should Know

SALVATION: What Every Catholic Should Know

February 12, 2020

Episode 28: SALVATION: What Every Catholic Should Know.

If somebody asked you today what it takes to be saved, would you have an answer that was confident and specific? Think about it. Today’s guest, Dr. Michael Barber, is going to help unpack the topic of SALVATION: What Every Catholic Should Know.

Find Dr. Barber here:
https://www.thesacredpage.com/
@michaelpbarber

Enjoy these resources written/recorded by Dr. Barber:
Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (hardback)
Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (paper back)

Salvation, Lectio Study - DVD bible study with participant and leader guides (based on the book)
Michael Barber, Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Eerdmans, 2019) 

Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint
Today’s Topic: How Parents Can Demonstrate Entrepreneurship to their Children

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Ideas From Aquinas That Help Keep Our Kids Catholic

Ideas From Aquinas That Help Keep Our Kids Catholic

February 5, 2020

Episode 27: Ideas From Aquinas That Help Keep Our Kids Catholic

What are the main arguments of atheism, and how do we equip our teens to stand up to a culture intent on destroying their faith? Join me and one my favorite authors, Dr. Kevin Vost, as we share two of the most insidious attacks on our faith and how St. Thomas Aquinas can help you help your kids stand against them.

Find Kevin at https://www.drvost.com/

His new book:
12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas book from Sophia Institute Press.
https://cutt.ly/artwX0K

His memoir:
From Atheism to Catholicism
https://cutt.ly/8rtwCB2

Dr. Vost recommends the study of philosophy as a core subject in your homeschool. Homeschoolconnections.com offers a full slate of excellent philosophy courses. Email us at info@homeschoolconnections.com to learn more. 

(No short feature, today)

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Choosing a Transformative Lent

Choosing a Transformative Lent

January 30, 2020

Episode 26: Choosing a Transformative Lent, with Chris Stefanick!

If God identifies Himself by saying, “I AM,” not, “I DO,” then why do we so easily forget who we are in the eyes of Christ? Today I have the joy of talking with a powerhouse evangelist for the Catholic faith that many of you already know: Mr. Chris Stefanick!

“We destroy arguments and every pretension raising itself against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ…” (2 Corinthians 10:4)

Find Chris here:
https://reallifecatholic.com/
NOTE: Register for the “I AM _____” 30-day program by February 12th to receive the discounted rate of $39
(After signing up, you can purchase the accompanying book for 25% off!)
https://reallifecatholic.com/coaching-programs/

Short Feature: Chantal Howard, From Ideal to Real
Today’s Topic: You Are God's Glory

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Siblings as Co-Teachers in Your Homeschool

Siblings as Co-Teachers in Your Homeschool

January 23, 2020

Episode 25: Siblings as Co-Teachers in Your Homeschool

When children become competent enough to help mom and dad, including guiding and mentoring younger siblings, life gets a lot easier for the parents, but great life lessons are also absorbed by the children themselves. Today, we’re talking with veteran homeschooling mom, Ellen Gable Hrkach, about Siblings as Co-Teachers in Your Homeschool.

Find Ellen Gable Hrkach at https://ellengable.wordpress.com/

Short Feature: Books & Blessings, with A.J. Cattapan
Today’s topic: Rightfully Ours, by Carolyn Astfalk
Find Amy at https://www.ajcattapan.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Talking With Kids About God’s Gift of Marriage and Sex

Talking With Kids About God’s Gift of Marriage and Sex

January 18, 2020

Episode 24: Talking With Kids About God’s Gift of Marriage and Sex

Are you nervous about having “the talk” with your children? Do you wonder if too much information too soon will hurt their innocence? Today’s guest, Suzy Younger, is here to discuss Talking With Kids About God’s Gift of Marriage and Sex.

Find Suzy here: www.suzyyounger.com

Recommended Resources:
Fertility Care: https://fertilitycare.org/
Book: The NAPRO Technology Revolution, by Dr. Thomas Hilgers
Book: Wonderfully Made! Babies: A Catholic Perspective on How and Why God Makes Babies (for ages 9 and up) by Ellen Giangiordano
Book: Made This Way, by Trent Horn & Leila Miller

Contact Suzy Younger: Syounger.cfcp@gmail.com

Today’s Short Feature: Celeste Behe’s Story Strands
Topic: Your Family Prequel

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

 
 
Curing Mommy Overwhelm

Curing Mommy Overwhelm

January 18, 2020

As homeschoolers, we can get really overwhelmed. Self-doubts can wreak havoc on our peace of mind, causing us to lose faith in God’s plan for our families. A wonderful consultant and veteran homeschooling mom, Paola Ciskanik, is here to talk about Curing Mommy Overwhelm. Stay with us!

Paola’s Coaching page:https://emmanuelbooks.lpages.co/homeschool-coaching-simple/

Paola’s BLOG: https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/

Paola’s Family Business: https://emmanuelbooks.com/

All About Spelling: https://www.allaboutlearningpress.net/go.php?id=1164 (I am a proud affiliate because this really works!)

Lauri Alphabet Puzzles: https://www.playmonster.com/product/a-to-z-puzzles-lowercase/

Reading Helper Reading Strips: https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/268/Reading-Helper.html

Homeschool Connections Fiction Writing Courses: https://view.publitas.com/homeschool-connections/2019-20-hsc-recorded-course-catalog/page/242-243

FREE Planning Guide I wrote that contains reflection questions, “Get Ready” : https://emmanuelbooks.lpages.co/get-ready-guide-opt-in/

Articles pertaining to curing overwhelm: 

The Secret to Homeschool Success :https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/2019/08/the-secret-to-homeschool-success/

Ready, Set, Go Homeschool Mom! : https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/2019/01/ready-set-go-homeschool-mom/

3 Tips to Overcome the End of Year Struggle: https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/2019/05/3-tips-to-overcome-the-end-of-year-struggle/

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis’ Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Production vs. Consumption Mentality

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich