The Homeschooling Saints Podcast
Episode 116: They Might Be Saints!

Episode 116: They Might Be Saints!

March 16, 2022

As Catholic homeschoolers, we want our children to develop relationships with the saints as role models and friends. However, not everyone who lived a life of heroic virtue has been formally canonized by the Church, so we might have to dig a little deeper to study their fascinating and inspiring lives. My guest, today, the Miracle Hunter himself, Michael O’Neill, is here to tell us about his new book, They Might Be Saints!

 

Find Michael O’Neill:

http://www.miraclehunter.com

 

Michael’s new book:

https://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com/the-might-be-saints/p/BKEPUB82248

 

More of Michael’s books:

http://www.miraclehunter.com/books/

 

Michael’s “They Might Be Saints” TV Show here:

https://www.ewtn.com/tv/shows/they-might-be-saints

 

Television: 'They Might Be Saints' Fridays 11:30 am and 5 pm ET (EWTN)

Radio: The Miracle Hunter (with a Might be Saint of the Day segment) on EWTN Radio show - Saturdays 1 and 7pm ET

Facebook: @theymightbesaints

Twitter: @MightBeSaints

 

Today’s Short Feature: Aquinas for Everyone, with Dave Palmer

Topic: The Different Kinds of Virtues

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 115: Favorite Saintly Moms

Episode 115: Favorite Saintly Moms

March 9, 2022

Catholic culture is uniquely appreciative of lives that are lived out in great holiness Simply put: we love the saints and what they can teach us about following Jesus in our daily lives, in good times and in bad. My guest today is author Kelly Guest, here to share about her Favorite Saintly Moms.

 

Kelly Guest blogs at CatholicMom.com and her own website Nun2Nine.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram here: @nun2nine

 

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

Topic: The Woman in the Trees: A Novel About America's First Approved Marian Apparition, by Theoni Bell

Contact: https://www.ajcattapan.com

Author: Theoni Bell

Her website: https://theonibell.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 114: The Importance of Learning How Things Work

Episode 114: The Importance of Learning How Things Work

March 2, 2022

While we love the spiritual and intellectual aspects of raising our children, Homeschoolers love making the connection between the theoretical and the practical. Our wonderful guest today, Inshal Chenet, is going to open up a fascinating topic: The Importance of Learning How Things Work.

 

You can find Inshal Chenet and his courses at 

https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/inshal-chenet/

 

The Way Things Work Too by David Macaulay: https://amzn.to/3C9cm0u

 

Short Feature: Ideal to Real, Chantal Howard

Topic: 3 Tips to Remain Peaceful in Communicating Hard Things to Your Kids

 

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 113: Homesteading for Independence

Episode 113: Homesteading for Independence

February 23, 2022

Many homeschooling families are now “homesteading” because they love the self-sufficiency, as they raise animals and grow wholesome food. It’s a simpler kind of life for them and their children. Today’s guest, a very smart homeschooling dad, is here to share how he and his family are Homesteading for Independence.

 

Find Nick Wilson and his courses: https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/nick-wilson/

 

THE MARVELOUS PIGNESS OF PIGS: Nurturing and Caring for All God’s Creation

http://www.polyfacefarms.com/the-marvelous-pigness-of-pigs/

 

Short Feature: Paola Ciskanik, The Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint

Topic: One Goal Per Child Per Year

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 112: The Importance of a Few Good Friends

Episode 112: The Importance of a Few Good Friends

February 16, 2022

Sometimes the Lord calls us to clear a new path forward for our families, and it can feel lonely, at first. But God rewards our commitment and calls others to come alongside us and share the journey--and oh boy, do those friendships make all the difference. I’m excited to welcome back a very good friend of this podcast, Charbel Raish, here to share about The Importance of a Few Good Friends . Find Charbel Raish: https://www.parousiamedia.com/

Today’s Short Feature: Dave Palmer, Aquinas for Everyone Topic: What is the human being’s Final end?

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 111: Morning Baskets

Episode 111: Morning Baskets

February 9, 2022

Really good morning routines can set the tone for the whole day. In fact, we’re talking today about an easy system that can set a truly engaged and exciting tone for the whole homeschool year. The wonderful Pam Barnhill is here to tell us all about Morning Baskets.

SHOW NOTES:

You can find Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices by Theoni Pappas at https://amzn.to/3uxS7ry

To check out the Hallow App, https://hallow.com/

A Minute In The Church: The Mass Pamphlet by Gus Lloyd, https://amzn.to/3LkxLYM

Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, https://amzn.to/3gEIv5X

The above may contain affiliate links.

Contact Pam Barnhill...

Website, https://pambarnhill.com/

Morning Basket information and sample lessons, https://pambarnhill.com/homeschool-morning-basket/

Morning Basket Podcast, https://pambarnhill.com/basket/

Pam Barnhill is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/PamBarnhill 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourmorningbasket/

Short Feature: Ideal to Real, Chantal Howard
Topic: Memory Matters
Visit Chantal at her website today! 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 110: Jumpstart Your Teens with Dual Enrollment!

Episode 110: Jumpstart Your Teens with Dual Enrollment!

February 2, 2022

These days, online programs are booming, and that’s great news for homeschooled teens who may want to earn college credits during their high school years. Today’s guest is Tom Weishaar, the Director of Online and Graduate Enrollment for Franciscan University at Steubenville, here to explain how to Jumpstart Your Teens with Dual Enrollment!

 

Email Tom Weishaar: online@franciscan.edu

Call Tom: (740) 283-4410

 

Learn more about Franciscan Fast Track (dual enrollment):

https://online.franciscan.edu/programs/fast-track-dual-enrollment/

 

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

Topic: St. Teresa of Avila, by Yoon Song-i

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 109: Cultivating Friendship with the Early Church Fathers

Episode 109: Cultivating Friendship with the Early Church Fathers

January 26, 2022

Our families pass on traditions, values, and relationships that are priceless to our children. And as Catholics, we can help our children find even greater riches of faith and friendship with the earliest Christians. Today’s guest, homeschooling dad and best-selling author, Mike Aquilina, is here to guide us into Cultivating Friendship with the Early Church Fathers.

 

Contact Mike Aquilina: https://fathersofthechurch.com

 

Order His New Book: Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized

from Catholic Books Direct https://catholicbooksdirect.com/collections/all?tab=products&page=1&rb_filter_metafield_fd55d0bf6f08ed330906ceced579a791=Mike+Aquilina Short

 

Today's Short Feature: Paola Ciscanik,

The Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint E5

Topic: How to Have a Successful Homeschool

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 108: The Role of Philosophy in the Spiritual Life

Episode 108: The Role of Philosophy in the Spiritual Life

January 20, 2022

Many of us have been blessed to discover that the study of philosophy is key for developing our children’s minds, but Dr. Sam Nicholson is here to help us understand the Role of Philosophy in the Spiritual Life.

 

Find Dr. Sam Nicholson:

https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/sam-nicholson/

Contact: scn8v@virginia.edu

 

Dr. Nicholson’s Philosophy Book List for Beginners: 

https://homeschoolconnections.com/catholic-philosophy-reading-list-for-beginners/

 

Previous Episode #73: Why Our Kids Need to Study Philosophy

https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/episode-73-why-our-kids-need-to-study-philosophy/

 

Today’s Short Feature: St. Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature with Mr. Dave Palmer

 

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 107:  Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions

Episode 107:  Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions

January 12, 2022

Episode 107:  Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions

 

Our children are naturally inquisitive, but sometimes we feel ill-equipped to answer their toughest questions. It pays to have a strategy that honors their growth and their innocence. Today, I’m talking with best-selling author and homeschooling mom, Kendra Tierney, about Answering Your Children’s Toughest Questions. Join us.

 

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/

 

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA

https://www.defendyoungminds.com/product/good-pictures-bad-pictures

 

The Golden Legend, by Jacobus de Voragine

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/661798.The_Golden_Legend

 

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

Topic: Saving Mount Rushmore, by Andrea Jo Rodgers

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

 

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