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Episode 69: Love in a Time of Quarantine

In the best of times, it is challenging to live out Gospel values in our families and communities, but with the isolation and stress we’re experiencing these days, we’re having to be more attuned to God’s grace than ever before. Today’s guest, homeschool veteran Mary Ellen Barrett, is here to explore Love in a Time of Quarantine.

Contact Mary Ellen: www.maryellenbarrett.com 

More episodes with Mary Ellen:

Episode 1: Busting Myths About Homeschoolers
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/reasons-you-have-to-be-crazy-to-homeschool/ 

 

Episode 30: Keeping Your Husband Happy (Easy Tips)
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/keeping-your-husband-happy-easy-tips/ 

 

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis
Topic: Main Street Stroll
Contact Dan at https://EinsteinBlueprint.com

 

Listen to The Einstein Blueprint Podcast (600+ episodes!)
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-einstein-blueprint/id1167562659 

 

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KdL0YYfvAzYJJeEXND72Q?reload=9&sub_confirmation=1 

 

See the 111 books I read in 2016
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gUHkFbR_1Mnzo9n4ybyc5do7xGaHuNQKKBfmbIXdDKA/edit 

 

https://kidsgetrich.com/book 

 

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

Episodes 68: An Australian Homeschool

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to homeschool in Australia? Today’s guest, Charbel Raish, will give us a peek into the unique qualities of his family’s Australian Homeschool!

Find Charbel Raish at https://www.parousiamedia.com/

 

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

Topic: The Other Side of Freedom, by Cynthia Toney

Find A.J. Cattapan: 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 67: A Homeschool Success Story

If you’re just starting out in your homeschooling journey, you might be having an awful lot of days that leave you feeling a little sub-par. Today’s guest, Caroline Dupuis who has been through many ups and downs, is here to share A Homeschool Success Story.

Find Caroline at littlepetal.dupuis@gmail.com

 

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

Topic:

Contact: https://www.chantal-howard.com

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 66: “But What About Socialization?!”

If you’re new to homeschooling, you’re probably getting asked a question that veteran homeschoolers find very familiar. Today, Maureen Wittmann is here with very smart and very reassuring responses to the question, “But what about socialization?!”

Find Maureen at https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/directors

 

Read Maureen’s article on Socialization:

https://www.catholicmom.com/articles/2015/06/08/what-about-socialization

 

Australian article on socialization studies:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-homeschooled-children-socially-engaged.html

National Home Education Research Institute offers a great deal of research studies on homeschooling, including socialization

https://www.nheri.org/

 

Recommended book, “Hard Times in Paradise,” by David Colfax

[NOTE: Read reviews before purchasing]

https://amzn.to/2VFIXGG

 

Today’s Short Feature: Celeste Behe, The Homeschool Housefly

Topic: Placemat Pedagogy

Contact: 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 65: Consecrating Our Children to Jesus Through Mary

Children around the world are joining together in prayer through the tireless efforts of a lovely homeschooling mom, Blythe Kaufmann. Today’s topic is Consecrating Our Children to Jesus Through Mary!

Find Blythe Kaufman:

The Children's Rosary:
www.childrensrosary.org and
www.childrensrosary.blogspot.com

Phone number for the Children's Rosary: 860 785 3340

Website for the Child Consecration:
https://childconsecration.com

The whole Children's Rosary collection including the Child Consecration book, Christmas cards, DVDs, etc. are available through EWTN:
https://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com/childrens-rosary-inc

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Success Shaming
Contact:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
and
https://kidsgetrich.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 64: Simple Habits for Great Nutrition--On a Budget!

We all want to feed our families well, but we need to stay within our budgets! Today, we’re having a fun and illuminating chat with Dr. Kerrie Berends, who will help us to build Simple Habits for Great Nutrition—on a Budget!

Dr. Berends: Dr_berends@msn.com

Her courses at Homeschool Connections: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/kerrie-berrends-phd

Harvard Eating Plate: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/

Mayo Clinic Food Substitution Guide (for recipe hacks!) https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/healthy-recipes/art-20047195

Past Episode with Dr. Berends:
Episode 51: Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/why-phys-ed-is-important-even-if-you-and-your-kids-are-not-athletic/

Recipe Generator sites:
https://hip2save.com/tips/best-recipe-generators/

No short feature, today.

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 63: Celebrating the Octave and Epiphany

In the secular world, Christmas day is a huge letdown. But in our beautiful Catholic traditions, we’re just getting started having fun! Today, it is a great joy to have bestselling author, Kendra Tierney, here to tell us about Celebrating the Christmas Octave and Epiphany! 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/

Today's Short Feature:

A.J. Cattapan, PhD: Books & Blessings
Topic: Theresa Linden's "Life-Changing Love"
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 62: A Dickensian Christmas

What is often described as the "magic" of Christmas is something deeper and more meaningful, which can be expressed through great works of literature. Our guest today is the distinguished scholar, Anthony Esolen, to help us imagine and create a Dickensian Christmas.

Find Dr. Esolen:

At Magdalen College: https://magdalen.edu/dr-anthony-esolen-joins-the-faculty-at-magdalen-college/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyEsolen/

Through his books: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyEsolen/

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

Contact: https://www.chantal-howard.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 61: The Inspirational Power of Biographies

Delving into the lives of extraordinary people can ignite our imaginations and help us define a vision for our own lives. Today, we’re talking with Catholic scholar and homeschooling dad, Joseph Pearce, about The Inspirational Power of Biographies.

Find Joseph: https://jpearce.co/

Other podcast episodes with Joseph Pearce:

Episode 8: The Role of the Father in Homeschooling https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/the-role-of-the-father-in-homeschooling/

Episode 13: Inspiring Your Children to Love Literature https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/inspiring-our-children-to-love-literature/

www.ignatiuscriticaleditions.com

www.homeschoolconnectionsonline.com

www.staustinreview.org

Today’s Short Feature:

Celeste Behe, Homeschool Housefly Topic: Knowing and Growing Through Biography

Contact: 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 60: Tips on Having a Chesterton-Inspired Advent and Christmas!

GK Chesterton and his devoted wife, Frances, offered joy and friendship to everyone who knew them. Today’s guest, author Nancy Brown, will give us some Tips on Having a Chesterton-Inspired Advent and Christmas!

Contact: Nancy@Nancy-Brown.com

Nancy’s books and other resources: The Woman Who Was Chesterton: https://www.chesterton.org/shop/frances-chesterton/

How Far Is It To Bethlehem, Frances's poetry: https://www.chesterton.org/shop/how-far-is-it-to-bethlehem/

The Chestertons and the Golden Key: https://www.chesterton.org/shop/the-chestertons-and-the-golden-key/

Father Brown Reader: https://www.chesterton.org/shop/the-father-brown-reader/

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” – “On Running After One's Hat,” All Things

Considered More Chesterton Quotes: https://www.chesterton.org/quotations/timeless-truths/

4 O'Clock Central Thursdays LIVE Rosary with the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton - https://www.facebook.com/AmericanChestertonSociety/ and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chestertonsociety/

Sign up for Daily Advent

Reflections with Gilbert and Frances Chesterton at: https://www.chesterton.org/advent-reflection-2020/

Uncommon Sense PODCAST: https://www.chesterton.org/uncommonsense/?fbclid=IwAR2nrdrws8VFSj1CghQJxdr98KkwMCRN31eFeMbp5Yspk7Lz8Zp-MW14Wus

Uncommon Sense Podcast on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LcgcEiUXi4&list=PLm8wkRUR11aq5ItJvqHtt7JXi7s6Ph0Vn

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint Topic: Deprive Your Kids!

Contact:

https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

https://kidsgetrich.com/

Tips on Having a Chesterton-Inspired Advent and Christmas!

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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