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BWA 421Going Deeper with God (Peter Andrastek)

BWA 421Going Deeper with God (Peter Andrastek)

January 18, 2020

What does it take to do evangelization effectively? Forming and equipping the laity is where it all begins. My guest Peter Andrastek refers to this as apostolic holiness. I wondered what this was too. Watch this episode and find out this and more.

Learn more about Peter’s work at https://www.evangelicalcatholic.org/

BWA 420 Jumping into God’s will (Tom Peterson)

BWA 420 Jumping into God’s will (Tom Peterson)

January 18, 2020

There is a great need for excellence in our lives but if that’s the focus of your meaning you are going to end up pretty empty. Tom Peterson, the founder of Catholics Come Home, experienced this. Listen in as he and I discuss how he shifted focus from material to spiritual, how that shift changed his life, and how it can changes yours too!

Visit Tom’s website at https://www.catholicscomehome.org/

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

How Thriving in Faith and Fitness Benefits Your Homeschool

How Thriving in Faith and Fitness Benefits Your Homeschool

January 18, 2020

How often as a homeschooling mom or dad have you wished you were in better shape and had more energy? Today’s guest, Olympic Athlete and homeschooling mom, Rebecca Dussault is here to tell us How Thriving in Faith and Fitness Benefits Your Homeschool.

Find Rebecca Dussault at FitCatholicMom.com: http://www.fitcatholicmom.com/

Today’s short feature: Chantal Howard’s From Ideal to Real
Topic: Theology of the Body

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

Educating Your Special Needs Child at Home

Educating Your Special Needs Child at Home

January 18, 2020

Homeschooling has become a haven for kids the traditional school system has failed in some way. It's not that there aren't some great programs and talented teachers in the system; it's mostly that the system may not fit your special needs child. We're talking with author Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur about educating your special-needs child at home. Stay with us!

Patrice is the author of The Power of Forgiveness: https://cutt.ly/pe24EdT

And is the editor of Today's Catholic Homeschooling: https://www.todayscatholichomeschooling.com/

Today's Short Feature: Amy Cattapan Books and Blessings: Frozen Footprints, by Therese Heckenkamp

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 Unity of Faith and Science

The Unity of Faith and Science

January 18, 2020

We all know our kids should study their Catholic faith--and science--but how do we integrate these two vital subjects into our homeschool curriculum? Today's guest, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, is uniquely equipped to help parents and students grasp the unity of faith and science.

Find Stacy here: http://stacytrasancos.com/ And at the St. Philip Institute: https://www.stphilipinstitute.org

Today's Short Feature: Amy Cattapan Books and Blessings: Frozen Footprints, by Therese Heckenkamp

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 to Have a Merry Homeschool

How to Have a Merry Homeschool

January 18, 2020

Dictionary.com defines the word “merry” as meaning cheerful and lively. And in regard to seasons and celebrations, “characterized by festivity and rejoicing.” Wouldn’t you love your homeschool to be merry? Today’s guest, Celeste Behe, will give us some good counsel on How to Cultivate a Very Merry Homeschool!

Find Celeste at CelesteBehe.com

Today's Short Feature: Dan Louzonis
Topic: Marketable Skills
Find Dan Louzonis here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
https://kidsgetrich.com/book

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

Evangelizing Through Beauty and Business

Evangelizing Through Beauty and Business

January 18, 2020

Can running a business from home be an opportunity to teach your children valuable life lessons? And can beautiful products offered in the marketplace be a means to evangelize? We're talking with a very popular speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Carrie Gress, about her family's homeschooing adventure. Stay tuned!

Visit Dr. Carrie Gress at her website: https://theologyofhome.com/ Buy her beautiful new book, Theology of Home: https://cutt.ly/Se24q4K

Today's Short Feature: Chantal Howard From Ideal to Real: Mix it Up With Meal Prayers

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 the JOY in Christmas

Keeping the JOY in Christmas

January 18, 2020

Ho, Ho, Ho. How’s your Christmas spirit, so far? Have you ever wondered where the joy goes, in the midst of all the busyness of managing your home, your children’s education, and the intensity of Advent? Bonnie Landry is here to tell us about Keeping the Joy in Christmas!

Find Bonnie’s workshop video series and Homeschooling Simplified booklets at OhThatsSimple.com.

Also: https://practicingmammal.com/resources-links and bonnielandry.ca

Recommended Books: Bonnie’s books on amazon: Homeschooling, simplified series Revolution of Mercy

Also mentioned: • Fontanini resign crèche figures (search online) • The Bride’s Tree Tradition: (see blog post at PracticingMammal.com)

O Night Divine blog, by Mary Ellen Barrett: https://maryellenb.typepad.com/o_night_divine/archives.html

O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath, by Lisa Hendey 

Short Feature: Books and Blessings with A.J. Cattapan The Perfect Blindside, by Leslea Wahl

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

 
 
Science Increasingly Points to God

Science Increasingly Points to God

January 18, 2020

The secular world tries to claim it and hold it up as proof that religion is false. And yet, Catholics believe that honest inquiry always leads us to God. Today, I get to chat with the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, to talk with us about How Science Points to the Reality of God.

Find Brother Guy at http://www.vaticanobservatory.va/
Sacred Space Astronomy: www.vofoundation.org/ blog
Faith and Science Resources: www.vofoundation.org/faith-and-science
The Galileo Affair (California Studies in the History of Science), by Maurice A. Finocchiaro 

Short Feature: Story Strands Find Celeste Behe: 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

Inexpensive Ways to Create Beauty in the Home

Inexpensive Ways to Create Beauty in the Home

January 18, 2020

There’s a very good reason so many of us love the do-it-yourself programs on TV. We want beautiful homes on a budget. But more importantly, we need sanctuaries of beauty for our families. Today’s guest, Noelle Mering, is here to talk about Inexpensive Ways to Create Beauty in the Home.

Find Noelle Mering Here: NoelleMering.com and TheologyofHome.com

Today’s Short Feature: The Time it Takes to Raise Entrepreneurs

Find Dan Louzonis here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/ and https://kidsgetrich.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 Grace is Enough

The Grace is Enough

January 18, 2020

Is your family too busy and stressed to enjoy your life together? Haley Stewart and her family were sick of the rat race, so they sold their house and signed on for a year-long internship on a sustainable farm. Stay tuned to find out how the simplicity of their new life set this family free to live the Gospel and rediscover joy.

Find Haley Stewart:
Her podcast: https://www.carrotsformichaelmas.com/podcast/

Her blog: https://www.carrotsformichaelmas.com/

Haley's book, "The Grace of Enough" https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Enough-Pursuing-Throwaway-Culture/dp/1594718172

Haley recommends, The Reed of God, by Caryll Houselander

Today's short feature is Chantal Howard's "From Ideal to Real"
Topic: The Jesus Prayer in the Closet

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

Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature

Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature

January 18, 2020

There’s nothing like a really good book, whether it’s a fictional story told well or great ideas from great minds. Today, we’re talking with a well-known Catholic scholar and homeschooling dad, Joseph Pearce, about Inspiring Your Children to Love Literature.

Find Joseph Pearce:
Joseph’s personal website: https://jpearce.co/

(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

Why Should Our Kids Learn Debate, Public Speaking, and Drama?

Why Should Our Kids Learn Debate, Public Speaking, and Drama?

January 18, 2020

Long ago, I pressured my shy, 12-year-old daughter into auditioning for our homeschool network’s junior production of Hamlet. Boy was she resistant. But she got a part, and I can honestly say the experience permanently enhanced her life--and mine. Today we’re talking with the delightful Kevin O’Brien about Why Your Kids Should Learn Speech, Debate, and Drama.

Find Kevin O'Brien at www.grunky.com or http://twinc-tv.blogspot.com/

Today's Short Feature: St. Magnus: The Last Viking
Find A.J. Cattapan at https://www.ajcattapan.com/ and https://www.catholicteenbooks.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

Solutions to Homeschooling Science

Solutions to Homeschooling Science

January 18, 2020

Have you ever dissected a fish on your kitchen counter and then tried to get the eyeball under a microscope? I have, and my daughter and I made quite a mess together. We could have used some advice from today’s guest, Tom Frederick, here to discuss Some Pros and Cons of Doing Science at Home.

Links to online labs and other resources mentioned or referred to in this week's podcast:

https://physics.ccsu.edu/LEMAIRE/genphys/virtual_physics_labs.htm

http://www.physicslab.org/Default.aspx

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives

https://www.perfectionlearning.com/science/physics/kinetic-interactive-physics-programs/virtual-physics-labs.html

https://www.edinformatics.com/HTML5/html5-physics-simulations.html

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/tipsForUsingPhet

Find Tom Frederick here: http://www.physicsisphun.org/

https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/tom-frederick

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomassfrederick/

Today’s Short Feature: Story Strands Illustrative Storytelling

Find Celeste Behe at 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

How Homeschool Grads Perform in College

How Homeschool Grads Perform in College

January 18, 2020

On average, homeschoolers measurably outperform traditionally-educated students in test scores, admission rates, and graduation rates. But is that the whole story? Megan Fassero, the Homeschool Outreach Coordinator for Benedictine College, will enlighten us on How Homeschool Grads Perform in College!

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

2019 Inspire Conference - Planning With the Temperament God Gave You - https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/free-homeschool-help-videos

Today’s Short Feature:
Self-Employment
Find Dan Louzonis here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.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 Kids Who Are Wired Differently

Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently

January 18, 2020

Your child may be a very early reader, deeply focused on creative pursuits, and incredibly interesting as a human being—but what happens when that same child struggles with overstimulation, anxiety, or depression? Today’s guest is Ginny Kochis, here to discuss Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently.

Find Ginny Kochis here: https://www.notsoformulaic.com/
More Recommended Resources:
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum 
National Association for Gifted Children 
SENGifted 
Crushing Tall Poppies (gifted adults) 

Today’s Short Feature: From Ideal to Real
Activities That Will Change Your Family Culture
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/ and 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 Role of the Father in Homeschooling

The Role of the Father in Homeschooling

January 18, 2020

Homeschooling dads have a unique opportunity to lead their families and influence their children in ways that are personal, powerful, and pleasing to God. Today I have the honor of talking with one of my favorite authors, Joseph Pearce, about The Role of the Father in Homeschooling.

Find Joseph Pearce:
Joseph’s personal website: https://jpearce.co/
Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love, by Joseph Pearce 
Some music recommendations from Joseph Pearce:
Scythian: https://www.scythianmusic.com/
L’Angelus: https://www.langelus.com/
Joseph’s article, “Virtue vs. Virtuosity in Education”

Today's Short Feature: Books and Blessings
A Single Bead, by Stephanie Engelman
Find A.J. Cattapan here: https://www.ajcattapan.com/ and https://www.catholicteenbooks.com/

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

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

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

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Time Management Tips from a Homeschool Graduate

Time Management Tips from a Homeschool Graduate

January 18, 2020

Homeschooled students get to develop unique skills and an outlook that strengthens them to live a very intentional life. Today I’m talking with Emily Henry, here to share some Time Management Tips from a Homeschool Graduate.

Find Emily Henry here: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/emily-henry

Today's Short Feature: Story Strands Telling Bible Stories
Find Celeste Behe here: http://celestebehe.com/

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

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

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

Our host Lisa Mladinich