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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

Homeschooling Saints - Why Our Kids Need to Study Philosophy

Homeschooling Saints - Why Our Kids Need to Study Philosophy

March 4, 2021

Thinking about the most important questions of our lives requires a little training, and today’s guest, Dr. Sam Nicholson, has a passion for teaching and some great reasons Why Our Kids Need to Study Philosophy. You’ll love this!

Contact: Sam Nicholson at scn8v@virginia.edu

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, by Edward Feser

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Superstition-Refutation-New-Atheism/dp/1587314525

 

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis

Topic: Power of Podcasts for Kids

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

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 - Importance of Nurturing Your Marriage

Homeschooling Saints - Importance of Nurturing Your Marriage

February 24, 2021

With the rituals of Valentine’s Day in the rearview mirror and the spiritual deep-dive of Lent just beginning, one of our favorite guests, Charbel Raisch, is here to share a distinctively Catholic perspective on The Importance of Nurturing Your Marriage.

Find Charbel Raisch at https://www.parousiamedia.com/

Today’s Short Feature: A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings
Topic: Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhoades
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 - Fasting is More Than Dieting

Homeschooling Saints - Fasting is More Than Dieting

February 17, 2021

Lent is upon us, and many of us are "tempted" to fast--just to lose a few pounds. But there’s so much more to it. Today, it’s my joy to talk with Dr. Kerrie Berends, who will give us some wonderful spiritual and scientific insights into Fasting for Health and Holiness.

Find Dr. Kerrie Berends here:
Dr_berends@msn.com

Dr. Berend's courses:
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/kerrie-berrends-phd

Her courses at Homeschool Connections:
• High School Health: Personal Fitness
• High School Health: Nutrition
• ASL I & ASL II

Today’s Short Feature: Chantal Howard, Ideal to Real
Topic: Lent - Beginning Again to Climb Higher
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 - Healing Power of the Sacrament of Matrimony

Homeschooling Saints - Healing Power of the Sacrament of Matrimony

February 10, 2021

Episode 70: The Healing Power of the Sacrament of Matrimony

It’s pretty much universal: we parents worry about our children’s souls, as they move out into a spiritually dark culture. We wonder: Can powerful conversions and healings come through imperfect Catholic families like ours? Today’s guest, veteran homeschooler Jess Echeverry, is here to tell us how her broken life was transformed through the The Healing Power of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Don’t miss this.

Find Jess Echeverry and her new book, “Dazzled,” at http://www.mommaletics.com/

Scripture references: Matthew 5:48 and Proverbs 22:6

Today’s Feature: Celeste Behe, The Homeschool Housefly
Topic: TBD
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

Love in a Time of Quarantine

Love in a Time of Quarantine

February 9, 2021

Episode 69: Love in a Time of Quarantine

In the best of times, it is challenging to live out Gospel values in our families and communities, but with the isolation and stress we’re experiencing these days, we’re having to be more attuned to God’s grace than ever before. Today’s guest, homeschool veteran Mary Ellen Barrett, is here to explore Love in a Time of Quarantine.

Contact Mary Ellen: www.maryellenbarrett.com 

More episodes with Mary Ellen:

Episode 1: Busting Myths About Homeschoolers
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/reasons-you-have-to-be-crazy-to-homeschool/ 

Episode 30: Keeping Your Husband Happy (Easy Tips)
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/keeping-your-husband-happy-easy-tips/ 

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis
Topic: Main Street Stroll
Contact Dan at 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 

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

An Australian Homeschool

An Australian Homeschool

February 9, 2021

Episodes 68: An Australian Homeschool

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to homeschool in Australia? Today’s guest, Charbel Raish, will give us a peek into the unique qualities of his family’s Australian Homeschool!

Find Charbel Raish at https://www.parousiamedia.com/

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

Topic: The Other Side of Freedom, by Cynthia Toney

Find A.J. Cattapan: 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

A Homeschool Success Story

A Homeschool Success Story

February 9, 2021

Episode 67: A Homeschool Success Story

If you’re just starting out in your homeschooling journey, you might be having an awful lot of days that leave you feeling a little sub-par. Today’s guest, Caroline Dupuis who has been through many ups and downs, is here to share A Homeschool Success Story.

Find Caroline at littlepetal.dupuis@gmail.com

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

Topic:

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

“But What About Socialization?!”

“But What About Socialization?!”

February 9, 2021

Episode 66: “But What About Socialization?!”

If you’re new to homeschooling, you’re probably getting asked a question that veteran homeschoolers find very familiar. Today, Maureen Wittmann is here with very smart and very reassuring responses to the question, “But what about socialization?!”

Find Maureen at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/directors

Read Maureen’s article on Socialization:

https://www.catholicmom.com/articles/2015/06/08/what-about-socialization

 

Australian article on socialization studies:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-homeschooled-children-socially-engaged.html

National Home Education Research Institute offers a great deal of research studies on homeschooling, including socialization

https://www.nheri.org/

 

Recommended book, “Hard Times in Paradise,” by David Colfax

[NOTE: Read reviews before purchasing]

https://amzn.to/2VFIXGG

 

Today’s Short Feature: Celeste Behe, The Homeschool Housefly

Topic: Placemat Pedagogy

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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