The Homeschooling Saints Podcast
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

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