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How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering

How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering

February 8, 2021

Episode 52: How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering

For most of us, captivating stories have long blessed our homeschools. But did you know that in times of intense suffering, reading aloud to your children can have an amazing impact? Today’s guest is someone I’m extremely proud of, a former student and author, Grace Anne, here to tell us about her new book, “The Winter Elf” and How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering.

Find Grace Anne and her book here:

Website: TheWinterElf.com
Instagram: @GraceAnneOriginals
Facebook/GraceAnneOriginals

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis
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

Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!

Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!

February 8, 2021

Episode 51: Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!

Creating a physical education program for our children is more than just sending them out to play. Today, it’s my joy to talk with Dr. Kerrie Berends, who will tell us Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!

Find Dr. Berends here:

Dr_berends@msn.com

Dr. Berends teaches the following courses at Homeschool Connections:
• High School Health: Personal Fitness
• High School Health: Nutrition
• ASL I
• ASL II

Other resources recommended by Dr. Berends:

P.E. Central
https://www.pecentral.org/

ACSM: Complete Guide to Fitness and Health
https://www.acsm.org/read-research/books/acsm-complete-guide-fitness-health

Teaching With the Brain in Mind, by Eric Jensen
https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Brain-Mind-Revised-2nd/dp/1416600302/

[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

Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child

Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child

February 8, 2021

Episode 50: Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child

If you’re the parent of an only child, you may be wondering if it’s a good idea to homeschool. Our guest today is the awesome Megan Fassero, whose only child flourished in their homeschool and went on to a great Catholic college. Today we’ll unpack some Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child.

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

References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2373, 2374, 2378

Other episodes featuring Megan Fassero:

How Homeschool Grads Perform in College, with Megan Fassero, Episode 10
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/how-homeschool-grads-perform-in-college/

Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office, with Megan Fassero, Episode 42
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/insider-tips-from-the-college-admissions-office/

Today’s Short Feature:

Books & Blessings with A.J. Cattapan
Topic: Shadow in the Dark, by Antony Barone Kolenc
Find Amy here: http://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

Suzuki Style Homeschooling For Your Young Children

Suzuki Style Homeschooling For Your Young Children

February 5, 2021

Episode 49: Suzuki Style Homeschooling For Your Young Children

There are almost as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families! Join us as Kimberly McCrann unpacks Suzuki-Style Homeschooling For Young Children.

Find Kimberly McCrann here: pondhouseschool@aol.com
VIP Pass for Catholic Homeschool Conference
https://catholichomeschoolconference.com/

Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education)

Twinkle Variation A - Mississippi Hot Dog
http://www.viewpure.com/wGlSrU8TaFE?start=0&end=0
PACE: Program for Achieving Character Education
https://www.catholicpace.com/what-is-pace
Dimensions Math by Singapore Math
https://www.singaporemath.com/programs/dimensions-pk-5/
Free “Cultivated Homeschool Planner” digital download
https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/products/cultivated-homeschool-planner-digital-download]
Good Enough is Good Enough, by Colleen Duggan
https://www.avemariapress.com/products/good-enough-is-good-enough
Free Homeschool Curriculum (but you have to buy the books)
http://materamabilis.org/ma/
RC History
https://www.rchistory.com/

Today's short feature:

Curriculum Chaos is Normal with Chantal Howard
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/ https://www.aromarosary.com/ or  https://www.chantal-howard.com/the-school-of-the-family

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

Organizing the School Room and the School Year

Organizing the School Room and the School Year

February 5, 2021

Episode 48: Organizing the School Room and the School Year

Is the start of the school year overwhelming for you? Well join the club. It’s a common experience. As exciting as it is to start fresh, each fall, we all need a little help getting organized. Today’s guest, Margaret Gallipeau, is here to share some tips on Organizing the School Room and the School Year!

Additional resource: Cozi Calendar app - https://cozi.com

Contact: Margaret Gallipeau at FindingJoyontheJourney.com

AND findingjoyonthejourney@gmail.com

Good News School Planners: https://rb.gy/viqyhd

Today’s Short Feature:
The Homeschool Housefly, with Celeste Behe
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 to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool

How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool

February 5, 2021

Episode 47: How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool

Are you—like a lot of homeschooling parents—ready to throw your math curriculum right out the window? Today we’re talking with our guest, Jean Hoeft, about How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool.

Contact Jean: Jean.Hoeft.forjesus@gmail.com
Look for Jean at https://www.jeanhoefteducationalservices.com/
The Wow Factor (see archived courses at Homeschool Connections)

Today's Short Feature:
Einstein Blueprint with Dan Louzonis
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
Topic: Career Preparation in a Time of Corona Virus

 

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

Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling

Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling

February 5, 2021

Episode 46: Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling, with Charbel Raish

When I think of people running life-changing ministries that impact the souls of countless people around the world, I figure they probably don’t have time for anything else. Well, today’s guest, Charbel Raish, is here to talk about Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling. Join us!

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

Join the Spiritual Rosary virtual pilgrimage here: https://www.parousiamedia.com/the-spiritual-rosary-pilgrimage/

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 101, Part Two

Homeschooling 101, Part Two

February 5, 2021

Episode 45: Homeschooling 101—Part Two

Today, we’re continuing our discussion of the basics you need to get your homeschool started. In part two of our discussion, we’ll talk about resources for doing this well, having the right mindset, and getting your children involved in the process. Maureen Wittmann is with us again for Part Two of Homeschooling 101!

Find Maureen at MaureenWittmann.com

No Short Feature in this episode. 

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 101, Part One

Homeschooling 101, Part One

February 5, 2021

Episode 44: Homeschooling 101—Part One
Are you new to homeschooling or need a refreshing look at some basic ideas that will help you get focused for the year? Today I have the privilege of interviewing a great homeschooling veteran, Maureen Wittman, in a two-part episode that will calm your fears, inspire you, and give you confidence for this great adventure. Stay tuned for Homeschooling 101—Part One!

Find Maureen at MaureenWittmann.com

• Orton Gillingham https://www.ortonacademy.org/resources/what-is-the-orton-gillingham-approach/
• Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, by Laura Berquist https://www.ignatius.com/Designing-Your-Own-Classical-Curriculum-P596.aspx

No Short Feature in this episode. 

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

Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

May 28, 2020

Episode 43: Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

As many parts of the country start to reopen in this season of quarantine, it's exciting to look forward to implementing our new skills as an online community, but especially to getting back to the togetherness that is such a part of homeschool networks. Today, one of my heroes in homeschooling, Annette Scarpa, will talk about Creating Group Activities That Benefit Your Kids!

You can find Annette on Facebook as Annette Scarpa.

Link to Blackfriars Cultural Arts Outreach :http://blackfriarsculturalarts.com/

Short Feature: A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings
Topic: Mission Libertad, by Lizette Lantiqua

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

Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office

Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office

May 20, 2020

Episode 42: Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office, with Megan Fassero

It can be pretty stressful preparing for the college applications process, not knowing if your child’s home-grown education will be appreciated by those mysterious people in the college admissions office. Wouldn’t you love to know what they’re thinking and how they evaluate your student? Today, Megan Fassero is with us to share Insider Tips From the Admissions Office!

Find Homeschool Outreach Coordinator for Benedictine College, Megan Fassero here: megan.fassero@benedictine.edu

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

Help Your Student Navigate Choosing a Major: www.Benedictine.Mymajors.com

Understand How Dual Credits will Transfer: www.transferology.com

Compare Colleges: www.nces.ed.gov

Today's Short Feature: Celeste Behe, Story Strands
Topic: Random Acts of Storytelling

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

Building a Network When Your Children Are Small: Part II

Building a Network When Your Children Are Small: Part II

May 20, 2020

Episode 41: Building a Network When Your Children Are Small, Part II

In Episode 4 of this podcast, in August 2019, I had the delightful opportunity to interview a young Catholic mom, AnneMarie Miller, who was really struggling to build community for her children, because they are both still too young for most homeschool programs. She had some great ideas to try, and we agreed to have her back to give a progress report! So, stay tuned for Part Two of "Building a Network When Your Childre Are Small"!

Find AnneMarie Here:
Sacrifice of Love (blog): http://marianninja.blogspot.com/

Listen to Part I of this topic here: https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/buiding-a-network-when-your-children-are-small/

Today's Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Setting Goals


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

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

May 6, 2020

Episode 40: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, with Dave Palmer

Have you ever wondered how to integrate the scholarly writings of the great St. Thomas Aquinas into your homeschool curriculum? Today I'm excited to share a resource so accessible that you'll rush to add it to your daily life. A great friend of the podcast--in fact the announcer for our program--Dave Palmer, is here with his delightful book: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone: 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities and Outdoor Adventures Based on the Summa Theologica.

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 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

Short Feature: Chantal Howard: From Ideal to Real
Topic: Same Storm, Different Boats
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/
and here: 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 University Model of Homeschooling

The University Model of Homeschooling

April 30, 2020

Episode 39: The University Model of Homeschooling

Today we’re looking at a fascinating hybrid of traditional and non-traditional schooling methods that growing numbers of homeschoolers are investing in, both financially and personally. It’s called The University Model, and here to tell us what all the fuss is about is author and homeschool veteran, Tami Kiser!

Find Tami Kiser here:
Smart Martha Blog with links to all her many ministries and projects on behalf of Catholic women and families:
https://www.tamikiser.com/blog

Catholic Family Celebrations
https://www.catholicfamilycelebrations.com/

Enjoy Tami's appearance at our 2019 INSPIRE Virtual Summer Conference, telling us about The Slacker’s Guide to Homeschooling: https://homeschoolconnections.adobeconnect.com/_a1158562065/ptsj2cwgr7ig/?proto=true

There is 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

A Pep Talk About Accepting Help

A Pep Talk About Accepting Help

April 24, 2020

Episode 37: A Pep Talk on Accepting Help

Sometimes we’re overwhelmed and someone offers to help, but we feel compelled to say NO Thank YOU. I’m fine. When we’re really not. Today’s guest, Amanda Woodiel, will give us a A Pep Talk on Accepting Help.

Find Amanda:
In a Place of Grace
http://www.inaplaceofgrace.com/
Blog post about accepting help:
http://www.inaplaceofgrace.com/pep-talk-on-help/
CatholicMom.com
https://catholicmom.com/author/awoodiel/
AmazingCatechists.com: http://amazingcatechists.com/author/amandawoodiel/

Short Feature: Celeste Behe's Story Strands
Topic: History Told in Stories
Find Celeste here: 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

The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

April 16, 2020

Episode 38: The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

Ever wonder which educational activity will bring you and your family the most enduring and impactful results? Reading aloud to our children can bless them beyond measure, now and throughout their lives. Today’s guest, Maureen Wittmann, has spoken and written extensively on the topic of The Power of Read-Alouds!

Find Maureen here:
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/directors
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maureenwittmann/
Maureen’s Recommended Read-Aloud Resources: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2020/04/best-homeschool-reading-lists.html 

Maureen's book For the Love of Literature, https://www.beholdpublications.com/wordpress1/product/love-of-literature/?v=2320522a6676 

Short Feature: Amy Cattapan's Books & Blessings

Today's Topic: 8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney
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

Einstein Blueprint

Einstein Blueprint

April 6, 2020

Episode 35: Einstein Blueprint

Dan Louzonis stepped out of a lucrative career in finance to create an entrepreneurial homeschool for his two children, and now he coaches families all over the world using a remarkable system he calls the Einstein Blueprint. Don't miss this!

Find Dan Louzonis here:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Listen to The Einstein Blueprint Podcast (500+ episodes!)

Subscribe to Dan's YouTube Channel

Kid Trillionaire (Dan's son's book!)
https://kidsgetrich.com/book

Today's Short Feature: Chantal Howard's Ideal to Real
Topic: Persevering, Even With Anxiety
Find Chantal Howard here:
https://www.chantal-howard.com/
And her stunning AromaRosaries:
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 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/

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