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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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