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Homeschooling Saints - Episode 94

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 94

October 15, 2021

Episode 94: DIY Retreats for Homeschooling Moms

 

It’s not uncommon for busy homeschooling moms to get in the habit of just pushing through their exhaustion, even to the point of burnout. Sometimes we need the help of other women to remind us to take time to rest in the Lord as beloved daughters. Our guest, today, Jenny Bales, is here to share her beautiful DIY Retreats for Homeschooling Moms!

 

Find Jenny Bales:

 

Heart of a Mother

https://www.heartofamother.net

Bloom Homeschooling (Consulting)

https://www.heartofamother.net/bloom/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1416155725067811

 

Today's Short Feature: A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings

Today's Topic: The Boy Who Knew, by Corinna Turner

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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 93

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 93

October 6, 2021

Episode 93: The Paradox of the Prayerful Mom

 

We can’t help it. We worry and we suffer because we love. Yet, in the midst of all our trials, we moms can grow in peace, wisdom, and even joy. Annabelle Moseley is here to help us embrace The Paradox of the Prayerful Mom.

 

Find Annabelle Moseley here: http://www.annabellemoseley.com

 

LIMITED TIME OFFER until October 15, 2021: Purchase Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers at a discount (enter code MOSELEY at checkout):

https://www.avemariapress.com/products/ave-prayer-book-for-catholic-mothers

 

Book Trailer for Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKXutI-9vro

 

Sacred Braille: The Rosary as Masterpiece by Annabelle Moseley:

https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Braille-Masterpiece-through-Reflection/dp/1950108805/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=sacred+braille+moseley&qid=1631205647&sr=8-1

 

Our House of the Sacred Heart: Art, Prayers & Reflections towards Consecration to the Sacred Heart by Annabelle Moseley:

https://www.amazon.com/Our-House-Sacred-Heart-Reflections/dp/1952464439/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=our+house+of+the+sacred+heart+moseley&qid=1631205684&sr=8-1

 

Episode 82: Our House of the Sacred Heart (Homeschooling Saints interview with Annabelle: https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-82-our-house-of-the-sacred-heart/

 

Link to joining 33-Day Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

https://www.annabellemoseley.com/consecration-to-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=newsletter210908

YouTube Devotional Series:

 

Seven Sorrows Devotion Prayer Companion video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnQLfD212V4

Seven Sorrows Rosary Prayer Companion video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fb-6WDBcZ0

Prayer Companion to the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Z6_SaSY_c&t=472s

Prayer Companion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qa1pNf2clM&t=809s

Prayer Companion to the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBcdzzm9VIo&t=1010s

Prayer Companion to the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8do6WvVDLs4

 

Today’s Short Feature:

Chantal Howard, Ideal to Real

Topic: Disagreeing With Our Children

Find Chantal Howard: 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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 92

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 92

September 29, 2021

Episode 92 Discover God in the Creatures You See Outside!

We homeschoolers love to carry field guides on our outdoor rambles, so we can revel with our children in God’s beautiful creation and identify some of the incredible variety of animal species just waiting to be discovered. The wonderful Dave Palmer is here today to help you Discover God in the Creatures You See Outside!

 

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 A Way a Day- Connecting God with His creatures each day | https://www.facebook.com/groups/830025461271708

 

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

 

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 Saints - Episode 91

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 91

September 22, 2021

Episode 91: A Smart Catholic Homeschooling Dad

 

One of the positives of our unusual times is that a lot more working fathers are at home and contributing to the education of their children. And that is a beautiful thing. Today our guest is the very clever creator of SmartCatholics.com, homeschooling dad, Dominic de Souza!

 

Find Dominic de Souza:

https://dominicdesouza.com

https://smartcatholics.com

 

Today's Short Feature:

Paola Ciscanik, The Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint

Topic: How Do I Get Everything Done?

Find Paola Ciscanik: https://paolaciskanik.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 Saints - Episode 90

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 90

September 15, 2021

Sponsored by HomeschoolConnections.com

Episode 90: The Perfect Catholic Marriage

We all feel the pressure to have a perfect Catholic marriage. Especially with our children at home full time, we want them to absorb and learn what the world will never be able to teach them. Today’s guest, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, is here to talk about The Perfect Catholic Marriage!

 

Find Dr. Stacy Trasancos here:

https://stphilipinstitute.org/talks-by-stacy-trasancos/ 

 

Find her book, Particles of Faith, here:

https://www.avemariapress.com/products/Particles-of-Faith 

 

Today’s Short Feature:

Dave Palmer, Aquinas for Everyone

Topic: Five Proofs for God's Existence

Dave's Facebook page for A Way a Day: https://www.facebook.com/groups/830025461271708

Dave's Facebook page for St. Thomas for Everyone:

https://www.facebook.com/staforeveryone/

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 Saints - Episode 89

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 89

September 8, 2021

Episode 89: Mega Curriculum List

 

Choosing a curriculum works best when we have our own individual children in mind, and we share resources with each other! Today’s guest, Jenny Bales, is going to share her Mega Curriculum List.

 

Find Jenny Bales:

https://www.heartofamother.net

 

Mega Curriculum List:

https://www.heartofamother.net/curriculum/ 

 

Bloom Homeschooling (consulting):

http://bloomhomeschooling.com

 

Today’s Short Feature:

A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings

Topic: The Haunted Cathedral, by Antony Kolenc

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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 88

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 88

September 1, 2021

Episode 88: Messy Hospitality

Have you ever wished that your house was the place your friends loved to gather, but you hesitate because your house is full of kids and homeschooling materials and—honestly, it’s kind of a mess? Today’s topic is Messy Hospitality, with the very relaxed, very hospitable, Maureen Wittmann.

Find Maureen here: https://homeschoolconnections.com/

Take a look at Episode 37: A Pep Talk on Asking for Help, with Amanda Woodiel:
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/a-pep-talk-about-accepting-help/

 

"Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels." Hebrews 13:2

Today's Short Feature:
Chantal Howard, From Ideal to Real
Topic: Hinge Moments
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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 87

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 87

August 26, 2021

Our times call for an awareness of history that can help our children grow up and make history in answering the call of God on their lives. Today, it’s my great pleasure to welcome Phillip Campbell, a beloved Catholic historian.

 

Find Phillip Campbell here:

http://phillipcampbell.net

 

His new book!

https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Educators-Guide-Teaching-History/dp/B09BGPFWC1

 

YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjJqvHXIk7QS7kftA__nYQ/videos

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/feelmywath

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 86

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 86

June 9, 2021

Summer vacation. Finally, the learning is done. Or is it? Everybody sure needs a break, but Maureen Wittmann is here to tell us that the learning can be incredibly fun and refreshing for the whole family. She’s here to tell us about Making Learning Fun & Natural Over the Summer!

 

Find Maureen Wittmann at HomeschoolConnections.com

 

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

 
 
Homeschooling Saints - Episode 85

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 85

June 2, 2021

Episode 85: Homeschool Grads Discerning Vocations

Today we’re talking with the amazing Megan Fassero from Benedictine College and two lovely homeschool graduates, Annabeth Demary and Colette Cassar, who are discerning religious vocations! Every mother’s dream!

Find Megan Fassero at Benedictine College’s website:
https://www.benedictine.edu/

Today's Short Feature: Books & Blessings, A.J. Catttapan
Topic: Where You Lead, by Leslea Wahl

Contact: 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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 84

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 84

May 19, 2021

One of the most overwhelming parts of being a new homeschooler is figuring out how to teach math at home. Each child learns in unique ways and—well, let’s face it—very few of us are confident teaching math to begin with. Veteran homeschooler and popular curriculum reviewer, Cathy Duffy, is here to help us to Choose the Best Math Curriculum for Your Child!

 

Find Cathy here: https://cathyduffyreviews.com/# 

 

Here’s the link to a new prayer podcast that features Cathy

https://therootandthefountainpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

 

Find Cathy’s book, “Everyday Evangelism for Catholics”

https://evangelismforcatholics.com/

 

Recommended Resources:

Reflex Math

Arcademics Online Academic Games

Triangle Flash Cards

Math Antics

Songs for math facts

Learning Wrap Ups

Horse Lovers Math, Football Math

Kindertown

Math is fun .com

Math u See

Singapore or Dimensions Math

ALEKS

Redbird Math

Teaching textbooks

Math Lessons for a Living Education

The Good and the Beautiful Math

Life of Fred

Math on the Level for very targeted instruction

Beast Academy – comic books style presentation

Master Math gr 6-8 & Alg 1

Ck12 Interactive Math

Plain and Not So Plain

When Math Matters: Discover the Power of Mathematics in the Real World

 

Today’s Short Feature: Ideal to Real, Chantal Howard

Topic: How to Choose Joy

Contact: https://www.chantal-howard.com 

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 Saints - Episode 83

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 83

May 12, 2021

There’s a humorous stereotype of the homeschooled genius who masters calculus in the second grade, becomes a chess champion, or does the round of the talk shows to sell his new book because he’s just that precocious. Well… have we got a treat for you. The busy entrepreneur you’re about to meet, John Louzonis, is a Homeschooled Teen Entrepreneur who has done all of those things and much, much more. Stay with us!

 

Contact John Louzonis:

https://kidsgetrich.com/book

 

John’s chess mentoring programs:

http://einsteinblueprint.com/chess

 

Today’s Short Feature: Celeste Behe, Homeschool Housefly

Topic: Of Pajamas and Polos

Contact: 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

 

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 82

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 82

May 5, 2021

In our Catholic liturgical cycle, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but Our Lord invites us to fully center the life of our family and our homeschool on this powerful devotion, all year long. Today’s guest, homeschooling mom, Annabelle Moseley, will invite us to a whole new level of appreciation for the love of Jesus--and share about her new book, Our House of the Sacred Heart.

 

Find Annabelle Moseley at: https://tourguideofwonder.com/

 

The link to the Consecration to the Sacred Heart she’s leading:

https://tourguideofwonder.com/consecration-to-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus/

 

The links to her two podcasts:

https://wcatradio.com/destinationsainthood/

https://wcatradio.com/thensingsmysoul/

 

Latest books:

https://www.annabellemoseley.com/2021/01/our-house-sacred-heart/

https://www.annabellemoseley.com/2019/11/sacred-braille/

 

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 Saints - Episode 81

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 81

April 28, 2021

When people hear the term, Unschooling, they very often experience a moment of confusion. How can you be a home educator, they wonder, if you’re not schooling? Veteran homeschooler Patrice Jennings is here to discuss a really fun topic: Unschooling: It’s Not What You Think!

 

Resources Patrice recommends:

Life of Fred: https://www.lifeoffred.uniquemath.com

Math Start: https://www.mathstart.net/books.html

Sir Ci

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/SI8/sir-cumference (can be found many places)

Mathematicians Are People, Too

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/1629218.Mathematicians_Are_People_Too (Volumes I and II)

 

Graphic Classics

 

 

Today's Short Feature: Books & Blessings, A.J. Catttapan

Topic: The King's Prey, by Susan Peek

Contact: 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

 

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 79

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 79

April 14, 2021

We love our children, and most of the time, we know better than anyone else what is best for them. But sometimes our children face challenges that require an expert’s help and encouragement. Today’s guest, Margaret Walsh, is a wonderful lady who loves Helping Special Needs Students to Succeed.

 

Please send in your questions and we’ll answer them in Part II! Coming soon!

 

Contact Margaret Walsh:

https://www.secretgardenep.com/contact/

 

Secret Garden Educational Pathways: https://www.secretgardenep.com 

 

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

https://hslda.org

 

Dr. Campbell-McBride’s research on nutrition and psychology:

https://www.gapsdiet.com

 

Mindware educational toys

https://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com

 

For easy-to-read information: understood.org which has some good articles on different disabilities.

 

One good article that distinguishes between "tutoring" and "therapy" is here: https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/treatments-approaches/therapies/the-difference-between-tutors-and-educational-therapists

 

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis

Topic: Truth, Beauty, and Metrical Feet: The Place of Poetry in Your Catholic Homeschool

Contact Dan at https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/ 

 

Listen to The Einstein Blueprint Podcast (600+ episodes!)

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-einstein-blueprint/id1167562659

 

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KdL0YYfvAzYJJeEXND72Q?reload=9&sub_confirmation=1

 

See the 111 books I read in 2016

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gUHkFbR_1Mnzo9n4ybyc5do7xGaHuNQKKBfmbIXdDKA/edit 

 

https://kidsgetrich.com/book 

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 78

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 78

April 8, 2021

A desire to ignite our kids with great ideas and an appreciation for their dignity as children of God often leads us to good books that jumpstart great conversations! But where to begin? Today, our guest is the delightful Kevin O’Brien, here to explain why Learning from Literature Starts with Scripture.

 

Find Kevin O’Brien at Homeschool Connections and at his wonderful website, www.grunky.com

 

Classes With Kevin

https://www.schole.education

 

The Catholic Reading Club

https://catholicreadingclub.com/

 

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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 77

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 77

March 31, 2021

Holy Week is upon us, once again. The graces are flowing, the liturgy is rich, and the faith journey of Lent is reaching its climax. Today, we are blessed to have bestselling author, Kendra Tierney, here to help us Celebrate the Triduum Like Never Before! Stay with us!

 

Find Kendra Tierney:

https://catholicallyear.com 

 

Find Kendra’s book!

https://www.ignatius.com/The-Catholic-All-Year-Compendium-P3032.aspx 

 

To connect with Kendra on all her social media platforms and ministries, click this link:

 

https://catholicallyear.com/about/

 

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

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 76

Homeschooling Saints - Episode 76

March 24, 2021

It’s amazing what homeschoolers get up to in their spare time—as if they have any! Today’s guests, Jennifer & Kate Waldyke, are the co-hosts of The Catholic Mom & Daughter Show. Stay with us!

 

The Catholic Mom and Daughter Show

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9EZlPjb4_rTadEvTVuAOw/videos 

 

When I started my homeschooling journey, I learned A TON from the ladies at the old 4Real  Learning Yahoo Group.  The group now has a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/102332720219356

 

Notes from Jennifer:

We keep current in the world of books by following the Reshelving Alexandria FB group and Modern Mrs, Darcy:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/reshelvingalexandria

https://modernmrsdarcy.com

 

Our two favorite resources for Catholic teens are Homeschool Connections (for school) and Catholicteenbooks.com (for books).

We are also huge fans of Matt Fradd on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClh4JeqYB1QN6f1h_bzmEng

   

and The Chosen series (which is so great for Catholic teens!!): https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

 

Today’s Short Feature: A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings

Topic: Rosa Sola, by Carmela Martino

Contact: 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

Homeschooling Saints - Strategic Grandparent

Homeschooling Saints - Strategic Grandparent

March 17, 2021

Our families have an untapped superpower that can help our kids get to heaven. Today’s guest, Mike Shaughnessey, is here to share about The Strategic Grandparent!

Find Mike Shaughnessey at
www.grandly.org
Newsletter on youth culture (http://kairos-na.org/YouthCulture_News)
He has done interviews on EWTN
Bit.ly/Grandly-EWTN1
Bit.ly/Grandly-EWTN2
bit.ly/grandyWAU to buy The Strategic Grandparent

Today’s Short Feature: Chantal Howard, Ideal to Real
Topic: The Homeschool Greenhouse
Contact: https://www.aromarosary.com/
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

 

Homeschooling Saints - How a Homeschool Teen Discovered a Passion for Writing

Homeschooling Saints - How a Homeschool Teen Discovered a Passion for Writing

March 11, 2021

Episode 74: How a Homeschooled Teen Discovered a Passion for Writing!

Our teens are full of promise and potential, and it’s a delight to see how educational opportunities can ignite their enthusiasm and begin to shine a light on the path ahead. Today’s guest is 16-year-old Felicity Schmidt, here to talk about How a Homeschooled Teen Discovered a Passion for Writing!

Short Feature: Celeste Behe, The Homeschool Housefly
Topic: Homeschooling Under St. Therese's Patronage
Contact: 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

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