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Episode 73: Why Our Kids Need to Study Philosophy

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

Episode 72: The Importance of Nurturing Your Marriage

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

 

 

Episode 71: Fasting for Health and Holiness

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

 

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

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 https://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

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

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

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

 

Episode 65: Consecrating Our Children to Jesus Through Mary

Children around the world are joining together in prayer through the tireless efforts of a lovely homeschooling mom, Blythe Kaufmann. Today’s topic is Consecrating Our Children to Jesus Through Mary!

Find Blythe Kaufman:

The Children's Rosary:
www.childrensrosary.org and
www.childrensrosary.blogspot.com

Phone number for the Children's Rosary: 860 785 3340

Website for the Child Consecration:
https://childconsecration.com

The whole Children's Rosary collection including the Child Consecration book, Christmas cards, DVDs, etc. are available through EWTN:
https://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com/childrens-rosary-inc

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Success Shaming
Contact:
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

Episode 64: Simple Habits for Great Nutrition--On a Budget!

We all want to feed our families well, but we need to stay within our budgets! Today, we’re having a fun and illuminating chat with Dr. Kerrie Berends, who will help us to build Simple Habits for Great Nutrition—on a Budget!

Dr. Berends: Dr_berends@msn.com

Her courses at Homeschool Connections: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/kerrie-berrends-phd

Harvard Eating Plate: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/

Mayo Clinic Food Substitution Guide (for recipe hacks!) https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/healthy-recipes/art-20047195

Past Episode with Dr. Berends:
Episode 51: Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/why-phys-ed-is-important-even-if-you-and-your-kids-are-not-athletic/

Recipe Generator sites:
https://hip2save.com/tips/best-recipe-generators/

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

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