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

Episode 4: Building a Network When Your Children Are Small

At first, they may be invisible to your homeschool network, but there are lots of moms with babies and toddlers out there looking for support and friendship for themselves and for their children. Some of them are discerning whether to stay at home long-term, and still others are considering homeschooling. But what can they do while their children are too young for the local homeschool coop or the full-day programs available to little ones? Today we’re talking with AnneMarie Miller, a young mother at the very beginning of her homeschooling journey. We’ll be brainstorming ideas for Building a Network When Your Children Are Small. Stay tuned throughout for ways you can encourage and inspire AnneMarie and other moms like her!

Find Annemarie Miller at Sacrifice of Love, CatholicMom.com, and Verily Magazine 

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

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 3

Homesteading: The Joy of Raising Living Things: God’s exquisite creation is a powerful expression of his love for us, so how valuable is it to teach our children to appreciate the complex beauty of the natural world? Today’s guest is Catholic author and homeschooling mom, TM Gaouette, to share her family’s adventure with Homesteading and the Benefits of Raising Living Things.

Learn more about Tai and her faithfully-Catholic novels at CatholicTeenBooks.com and tmgaouette.com/

 

Today's Short Feature:

Learn more about Celeste Behe and "Story Strands" 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 2: Consistency and a Charlotte Mason Education

Today’s guest, author Jessica Ptomey, PhD, will explain the importance of Consistency in a Catholic Homeschool and how Charlotte Mason's methods provide the daily disciplines and habits to achieve a long-term vision for your children’s education. 

Jessica’s blog and podcast: http://jessicaptomey.com/

Charlotte Mason’s six-book series, free online: https://amblesideonline.org/CM/toc.html

Beauty in the Word, by Stratford Caldecott: https://www.circeinstitute.org/store/books/beauty-word-rethinking-foundations-education

(John Senior quote on the prerequisite education for grasping the Great Books, is found on p. 119 of Beauty in the Word)

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, by Karen Glass: http://www.karenglass.net/

Know and Tell, by Karen Glass:

https://www.amazon.com/Know-Tell-Narration-Karen-Glass/dp/1983560189

Cindy Rollins’ podcast, The Mason Jarwww.meremotherhood.com/the-mason-jar-podcast

Jessica Ptomey on The Journey Home, with Marcus Grodi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zltIDGlyQ0c

Julia Carney’s Poem, “Little Things”: https://www.famlii.com/little-things-poem-julia-carney/

 

Today’s Short Feature:

Dan Louzonis, from Einstein Blueprinthttps://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

John Louzonis: https://kidsgetrich.com/book

 

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 1: Busting Myths about Homeschooling

Is it crazy to homeschool your children? Some people think that homeschoolers are weird and antisocial, that their kids have no friends, and that they spend the whole day in their pajamas! In today’s episode, homeschooling expert, Mary Ellen Barret, debunks the most common myths and reveals one common belief that is actually true!

Mary Ellen’s Blog: Tales From the Bonny Blue House

Alice Gunther’s book: Haystack Full of Needles: A Catholic Home Educator’s Guide to Socialization

Seton Home Study School: https://www.setonhome.org/

Mary Ellen’s Columns at AmazingCatechists.com: http://amazingcatechists.com/author/mebarrett/

Find Chantal Howard at Chantal-Howard.com and aromaRosary.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