The podcast that helps you create the homeschool you love for the people you love.

Episode 15: 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/

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 of Enough

Episode 14: The Grace is Enough

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

Episode 13: Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature

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/

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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

Episode 12: Why Should Our Kids Learn Debate, Public Speaking, and Drama?

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

Episode 11: Solutions to Homeschooling Science

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

Episode 10: How Homeschool Grads Perform in College

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 Youhttps://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

 

Episode 9: Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently
Your child may be a very early reader, deeply focused on creative pursuits, and incredibly interesting as a human being—but what happens when that same child struggles with overstimulation, anxiety, or depression? Today’s 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

Episode 8: The Role of the Father in Homeschooling

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’s article, “Virtue vs. Virtuosity in Education”

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

Episode 7: Time Management Tips from a Homeschool Graduate

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

Episode 6: Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents
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