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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. 

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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

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