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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

Episode 40: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, with Dave Palmer

Have you ever wondered how to integrate the scholarly writings of the great St. Thomas Aquinas into your homeschool curriculum? Today I'm excited to share a resource so accessible that you'll rush to add it to your daily life. A great friend of the podcast--in fact the announcer for our program--Dave Palmer, is here with his delightful book: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone: 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities and Outdoor Adventures Based on the Summa Theologica.

Dave Palmer's book is found here:
https://www.amazon.com/St-Thomas-Aquinas-Everyone-Activities/dp/0692687564/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=st.+thomas+aquinas+for+everyone&qid=1583343112&sr=8-2

Dave's Facebook page for St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone where he regularly posts videos teaching on the Summa Theologica for everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/staforeveryone/

Dave's Youtube page with videos teaching the Summa Theologica…
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBRZIS5557HP9fPQd3LX-4A/videos?view_as=subscriber

Short Feature: Chantal Howard: From Ideal to Real
Topic: Same Storm, Different Boats
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/
and here: 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 39: The University Model of Homeschooling

Today we’re looking at a fascinating hybrid of traditional and non-traditional schooling methods that growing numbers of homeschoolers are investing in, both financially and personally. It’s called The University Model, and here to tell us what all the fuss is about is author and homeschool veteran, Tami Kiser!

Find Tami Kiser here:
Smart Martha Blog with links to all her many ministries and projects on behalf of Catholic women and families:
https://www.tamikiser.com/blog

Catholic Family Celebrations
https://www.catholicfamilycelebrations.com/

Enjoy Tami's appearance at our 2019 INSPIRE Virtual Summer Conference, telling us about The Slacker’s Guide to Homeschooling: https://homeschoolconnections.adobeconnect.com/_a1158562065/ptsj2cwgr7ig/?proto=true

There is no short feature this week.

 

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 37: A Pep Talk on Accepting Help

Sometimes we’re overwhelmed and someone offers to help, but we feel compelled to say NO Thank YOU. I’m fine. When we’re really not. Today’s guest, Amanda Woodiel, will give us a A Pep Talk on Accepting Help.

Find Amanda:
In a Place of Grace
http://www.inaplaceofgrace.com/
Blog post about accepting help:
http://www.inaplaceofgrace.com/pep-talk-on-help/
CatholicMom.com
https://catholicmom.com/author/awoodiel/
AmazingCatechists.com: http://amazingcatechists.com/author/amandawoodiel/

Short Feature: Celeste Behe's Story Strands
Topic: History Told in Stories
Find Celeste here: 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 38: The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

Ever wonder which educational activity will bring you and your family the most enduring and impactful results? Reading aloud to our children can bless them beyond measure, now and throughout their lives. Today’s guest, Maureen Wittmann, has spoken and written extensively on the topic of The Power of Read-Alouds!

Find Maureen here:
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/directors
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maureenwittmann/
Maureen’s Recommended Read-Aloud Resources: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2020/04/best-homeschool-reading-lists.html 

Maureen's book For the Love of Literature, https://www.beholdpublications.com/wordpress1/product/love-of-literature/?v=2320522a6676 

Short Feature: Amy Cattapan's Books & Blessings

Today's Topic: 8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney
Find Amy here:
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 36: Good Books and Good Friends

It’s difficult to form children in God’s truth and his holy virtues, when you’re battling outside influences that seep in from the culture. Today we’re talking with Catholic author TM Gaouette about the power of Good Books and Good Friends.

Find Tai Gaouette here:
www.tmgaouette.com
Find more great resources at https://www.catholicteenbooks.com/

Short Feature: Dan Louzonis's Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Teaching Our Kids About Debt
Find Dan here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
Find his 15-year-old son, John, here: 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

Einstein Blueprint

Episode 35: Einstein Blueprint

Dan Louzonis stepped out of a lucrative career in finance to create an entrepreneurial homeschool for his two children, and now he coaches families all over the world using a remarkable system he calls the Einstein Blueprint. Don't miss this!

Find Dan Louzonis here:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Listen to The Einstein Blueprint Podcast (500+ episodes!)

Subscribe to Dan's YouTube Channel

Kid Trillionaire (Dan's son's book!)
https://kidsgetrich.com/book

Today's Short Feature: Chantal Howard's Ideal to Real
Topic: Persevering, Even With Anxiety
Find Chantal Howard here:
https://www.chantal-howard.com/
And her stunning AromaRosaries:
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

Homeschooling Sons

Episode 34: Homeschooling Boys
One of the big reasons that families tend to homeschool is that we don’t want a cookie-cutter education that ignores their unique gifts and callings. But do we try to school our sons the same way we school our daughters? Today’s guest, homeschooling mother of eleven, Jane Ann Bonbrake, is here to share some great ideas about Homeschooling Boys.

Resources recommended by Jane Ann Bonbrake:
Homeschooling Boys
Math curriculum: Math U See (kinesthetic)
https://mathusee.com/
Raising Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson
https://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Up-Boys-James-Dobson/dp/1414391331
Defending Boyhood, Anythony Esolen https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/defending-boyhood-how-building-forts-reading-stories-playing-ball-and-praying-to-god-can-change-the-world-2533.html
Resources on Raising Teens
Seton Home Study School
https://www.setonhome.org/
Catholic Heritage Curricula
https://www.chcweb.com/catalog/

Today’s Short Feature:
A.J. Cattapan: Books & Blessings
Topic: Return to Sender (Novel)

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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