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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 ‚Äúmerry‚ÄĚ as meaning cheerful and lively. And in regard to seasons and celebrations, ‚Äúcharacterized by festivity and rejoicing.‚ÄĚ Wouldn‚Äôt you love your homeschool to be merry? Today‚Äôs 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: ‚ÄĘ Fontanini resign cr√®che figures (search online) ‚ÄĘ The Bride‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒbut what happens when that same child struggles with overstimulation, anxiety, or depression? Today‚Äôs 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‚Äôs article,¬†‚ÄúVirtue vs. Virtuosity in Education‚ÄĚ

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

Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents

Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents

January 18, 2020

Getting started with homeschooling can be overwhelming, but our guest is a homeschooling mom who loves to encourage and equip new homeschoolers! Today we’re talking with Amanda Woodiel about her Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents.

Find Amanda Woodiel:
In a Place of Grace
CatholicMom.com
AmazingCatechists.com
12 Top Tips for New Homeschooling Families

Today’s Short Feature: Einstein Blueprint
Find Dan Louzonis here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.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

Preparing for a Joyful Homeschool Year!

Preparing for a Joyful Homeschool Year!

January 18, 2020

Have you ever wondered how some families manage to radiate joy in their homeschooling journey? Well, there are secrets to that joy that anyone can learn, according to our guest, Bonnie Landry, who will give us some tips on Preparing for a Joyful Homeschool Year!

Bonnie’s workshop video series and Homeschooling Simplified booklets:
https://www.ohthatssimple.com/

Bonnie is offering our listeners a discount code on her workshop DVDs. Here’s the code: MAKEJOYNORMAL. (The code gets you the $75 program on joy in homeschooling for only $40, until October 15, 2019. If you are reading this after the expiration date, please contact Bonnie at her blog, http://practicingmammal.com/)
Also recommended:
https://practicingmammal.com/resources-links
https://practicingmammal.com/homeschooling-simplified-posts-about

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

Recommended books:

Hallowed Be This House: Finding Signs of Heaven in Your Home, by Thomas Howard
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld
Sink Reflections, by Marla Cilley
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Today’s Short Feature: From Ideal to Real
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

Music 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

Building a Network When Your Children Are Small

January 18, 2020

At first, they may be invisible to your homeschool network, but there are lots of moms with babies and toddlers out there looking for support and friendship for themselves and for their children. Some of them are discerning whether to stay at home long-term, and still others are considering homeschooling. But what can they do while their children are too young for the local homeschool coop or the full-day programs available to little ones? Today we’re talking with AnneMarie Miller, a young mother at the very beginning of her homeschooling journey. We’ll be brainstorming ideas for Building a Network When Your Children Are Small. Stay tuned throughout for ways you can encourage and inspire AnneMarie and other moms like her!

Find Annemarie Miller at Sacrifice of Love, CatholicMom.com, and Verily Magazine 

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

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

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

Our host Lisa Mladinich

The Joy of Raising Living Things

The Joy of Raising Living Things

January 18, 2020

Homesteading: The Joy of Raising Living Things: God’s exquisite creation is a powerful expression of his love for us, so how valuable is it to teach our children to appreciate the complex beauty of the natural world? Today’s guest is Catholic author and homeschooling mom, TM Gaouette, to share her family’s adventure with Homesteading and the Benefits of Raising Living Things.

Learn more about Tai and her faithfully-Catholic novels at CatholicTeenBooks.com and tmgaouette.com/

 

Today's Short Feature:

Learn more about Celeste Behe and "Story Strands" 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