The Homeschooling Saints Podcast
Episode 108: The Role of Philosophy in the Spiritual Life

Episode 108: The Role of Philosophy in the Spiritual Life

January 20, 2022

Many of us have been blessed to discover that the study of philosophy is key for developing our children’s minds, but Dr. Sam Nicholson is here to help us understand the Role of Philosophy in the Spiritual Life.

 

Find Dr. Sam Nicholson:

https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/sam-nicholson/

 

Contact: scn8v@virginia.edu

 

Dr. Nicholson’s suggested “Secondary Sources” List:

 

Previous Episode #73: Why Our Kids Need to Study Philosophy

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-73-why-our-kids-need-to-study-philosophy/

 

Today’s Short Feature: TBD

 

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 107:  Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions

Episode 107:  Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions

January 12, 2022

Episode 107:  Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions

 

Our children are naturally inquisitive, but sometimes we feel ill-equipped to answer their toughest questions. It pays to have a strategy that honors their growth and their innocence. Today, I’m talking with best-selling author and homeschooling mom, Kendra Tierney, about Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions. Join 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/

 

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA

https://www.defendyoungminds.com/product/good-pictures-bad-pictures

 

The Golden Legend, by Jacobus de Voragine

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/661798.The_Golden_Legend

 

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

Topic: Saving Mount Rushmore, by Andrea Jo Rodgers

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 106: Cultivating a Catholic Growth Mindset

Episode 106: Cultivating a Catholic Growth Mindset

January 5, 2022

Episode 106: Cultivating a Catholic Growth Mindset

 

Our Mindset, or the way we think about things, has a powerful influence on the kind of life we build. Today’s guest, Ginny Kochis, is here to help us with Cultivating a Catholic Growth Mindset.

 

Find Ginny Kochis, her community, and her many original and recommended resources at: https://www.notsoformulaic.com/

 

Catholic growth mindset article: https://notsoformulaic.com/catholic-growth-mindset

Made for Greatness: A Catholic Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth: https://notsoformulaic.com/product/made-for-greatness-catholic-growth-mindset

Made for Greatness: Thrive Edition (Catholic Growth Mindset Survival Guide for Tweens and Teens) https://notsoformulaic.com/product/made-for-greatness-thrive-edition-catholic-growth-mindset-for-teens

 

Previous Episodes with Ginny Kochis:

 

Episode 101: Building Executive Function Skills in Moms and Kids

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-101-building-executive-function-skills-in-moms-and-kids/

Episode 9: Homeschooling Kids Who are Wired Differently

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/homeschooling-kids-who-are-wired-differently/

 

Today's Short Feature: Chantal Howard, Ideal to Real

Topic: Discerning Roles

Contact: 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 105: First-Year-Homeschool Survival Tips!

Episode 105: First-Year-Homeschool Survival Tips!

December 29, 2021

Episode 105: First-Year-Homeschool Survival Tips!

 

Whether you’re brand-new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find great ideas in our conversation today, for making your homeschool a success. I’m excited to welcome back a wonderful homeschooling dad, coming to us from Australia, Charbel Raish, here to share his First-Year-Homeschool Survival Tips!

 

Find Charbel Raish: https://www.parousiamedia.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 104: Keep the Joy Front and Center

Episode 104: Keep the Joy Front and Center

December 22, 2021

Episode 104: Keep the Joy Front and Center

 

We homeschool to give our children the best of everything—faith, values, education, opportunity--and it’s quite an adventure. But the work is hard, and sometimes we forget to be joyful. Today’s guest is Marine and homeschooling veteran, Teresa Hansen, here to remind us to Keep the Joy Front and Center.

 

Find Teresa Hansen at ethkids@yahoo.com

 

Teresa's previous episode:

 

Episode 80: Car Schooling: My Joyful Journey

 

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-80-car-schooling-my-joyful-journey/

 

Today's Short Feature:

Paola Ciskanik, The Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint E4

Topic:

Contact: http://www.catholichomeschoolconference.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 103: Homeschooling Through Christmas–With or Without Snow!

Episode 103: Homeschooling Through Christmas–With or Without Snow!

December 15, 2021

Episode 103: Homeschooling Through Christmas--With or Without Snow!

One reason many families choose to homeschool is simply having the freedom to live anywhere they want or need to be, so it’s not uncommon for them to have celebrated the Christmas season in different climates. Veteran homeschool mom, Margaret Gallipeau, is here to share her family’s experiences of Homeschooling Through Christmas—With or Without Snow!

 

Find Margaret Gallipeau: https://www.findingjoyonthejourney.com

 

Resource List:

https://www.findingjoyonthejourney.com/blog/wonder-while-we-wait

 

Catholic Brain:

 https://www.catholicbrain.com

 

The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion, by Kendra Tierney

https://www.ignatius.com/The-Catholic-All-Year-Prayer-Companion-P3771.aspx

 

St. Francis Celebrates Christmas, by Mary Caswell Walsh

https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Francis-Celebrates-Christmas-Caswell/dp/0829411127

 

Tomie DePaola generally, especially Joy to the World

https://www.tomie.com

 

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend, by Julie Stiegemeyer

https://www.christianbook.com/saint-nicholas-story-christmas-legend-hardcover/julie-stiegemeyer/9780758603760/pd/603762

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas

 

Margaret’s previous episodes:

 

#48: Organizing the School Room and the School Year

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/organizing-the-school-room-and-the-school-year/

 

#57: Mid-semester Check-in

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/mid-semester-homeschool-organization-check-in/

 

 

Today’s Short Feature: Dave Palmer, St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Topic: Angels in the Summa Theologica

Contact:

Dave's Facebook page for A Way a Day: https://www.facebook.com/groups/830025461271708

 

Dave's Facebook page for St. Thomas for Everyone:

https://www.facebook.com/staforeveryone/

 

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 102: Gothic Novels Can Be Good Literature!

Episode 102: Gothic Novels Can Be Good Literature!

December 8, 2021

Episode 102: Gothic Novels Can Be Good Literature!

Curling up with various genres of good books is a favorite pastime for a lot of homeschoolers, and our guest today is here to share one of her passions. An avid reader and author with a passion for great stories, Eleanor Nicholson is here to tell us why Gothic Novels Can Be Good Literature!

 

Find Eleanor Nicholson: www.eleanorbourgnicholson.com

 

Eleanor’s courses for your children:

https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/eleanor-bourg-nicholson/?sfw=pass1636051074

 

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

Topic: Treachery and Truth, by Katy Huth Jones

Contact: https://www.ajcattapan.com

Additional link for this short feature:

The Christmas Lights (fundraising book mentioned): https://tinyurl.com/mvars9dp

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 101: Building Executive Function Skills in Moms and Kids

Episode 101: Building Executive Function Skills in Moms and Kids

December 1, 2021

Episode 101: Building Executive Function Skills in Moms and Kids

We want to pass on skills to our children that will help them succeed in building meaningful lives out there in the real world, but we may feel ill-equipped to train them well. In fact, many parents themselves struggle with being able to plan and execute the tasks that will help them achieve their goals. Today’s guest, Ginny Kochis, is here to help us with Building Executive Function Skills in Moms--and Kids.

 

Find Ginny Kochis here: https://notsoformulaic.com

 

More Recommended Resources:

 

Peace on Purpose Student Edition: Executive Function Workbook and Course for Tweens and Teens https://notsoformulaic.com/product/peace-on-purpose-student-edition-catholic-executive-function-workbook

 

Peace on Purpose: Executive Function Course for Moms https://notsoformulaic.com/product/catholic-executive-function-course-for-moms

 

Executive Decisions: Executive Function Workbook for Moms https://notsoformulaic.com/product/executive-decisions-2

 

Made for Greatness: A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth https://notsoformulaic.com/madeforgreatness

 

To Hear His Voice: A Mass Journal for Catholic Kids https://notsoformulaic.com/mass-journal-catholic-kids

 

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

Topic: Author your Homeschool this Advent

Contact: 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 100: Giving Thanks for Episode 100!

Episode 100: Giving Thanks for Episode 100!

November 24, 2021

Episode 100: Giving Thanks for Episode 100!

Today, it’s our joy to be celebrating our 100th episode with the founders of Homeschool Connections, the sponsors of our program, Walter Crawford and Maureen Wittmann. If you’re able to pause and relax with us, we’ll be raising a glass together and having a virtual party, and we’d love to have you join in!

 

We’re going to talk about our own homeschools, our favorite homeschooling tips, podcast episodes, worst homeschool day ever, favorite easy meals, and inviting YOU to be a part of Homeschooling Saints! Don’t miss this!

 

Contact: Lisa@WonderfullyMade139.com

 

Our Favorite Resources:

 

For the Love of Literature, by Maureen Wittmann

https://www.beholdpublications.com/wordpress1/product/love-of-literature/?v=2320522a6676

 

Better Late Than Early, by Raymond & Dorothy Moore

https://www.amazon.com/Better-Late-Than-Early-Education/dp/0883490498

 

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, by Laura Berquist

https://www.ignatius.com/Designing-Your-Own-Classical-Curriculum-P596.aspx

 

The Way Home, by Mary Pride

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-way-home-mary-pride/1000489066

 

Today's Short Feature:

Paola Ciskanik, The Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint

Topic: Tapping into the Grace of YES

Contact: http://www.catholichomeschoolconference.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 99:  Celebrate Advent AND Santa

Episode 99:  Celebrate Advent AND Santa

November 17, 2021

Episode 99:  Celebrate Advent AND Santa

Advent can go by in a stressed-out blur, leaving us exhausted by Christmas morning. But there’s a better way, a Catholic way full of delightful traditions, stories, and prayers your family will learn from and love. Today, we are blessed to have bestselling author, Kendra Tierney, here to help us Celebrate Advent AND Santa! Don’t miss this.

 

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/

 

Previous Episodes with Kendra:

Celebrating the Octave of Christmas and Epiphany:

#63: https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-63-celebrating-the-octave-and-epiphany/

 

Celebrate the Triduum Like Never Before:

#77: https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-77%C2%A0-celebrate-the-triduum-like-never-before/

 

 Celebrate the Holy in Halloween:

#95 https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-95%c2%a0-celebrate-the-holy-in-halloween/

 

The Children of Noisy Village, by Astrid Lindgren

https://www.astridlindgren.com/en/characters/the-children-of-noisy-village

 

Today’s Short Feature: Dave Palmer, St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

 

Dave's Facebook page for A Way a Day: https://www.facebook.com/groups/830025461271708

 

Dave's Facebook page for St. Thomas for Everyone:

https://www.facebook.com/staforeveryone/

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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