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Episode 56: An Awesome New Multimedia Series on the Lives of the Saints

The liturgical year is like a treasure map, full of opportunities to delve into the feasts and traditions of our Catholic history. But more than that, it’s an opportunity to make powerful friendships with the saints in heaven. Today’s guest, Katie Prejean McGrady, is here to tell us about An Awesome New Multimedia Series on the Lives of the Saints.

Katie Prejean McGrady’s new book, Advent and Christmas

https://www.avemariapress.com/products/advent-and-christmas-mcgrady

Ave Explores: The Saints
https://www.avemariapress.com/aveexplores-series

Ave Explores: The Saints kicks off on October 21, 2020, with podcasts, videos, articles, social media exclusives, and Facebook Live events. The series runs through November 11, 2020.

Polish Papal Cream Cake (favorite of St. John Paul II): https://www.thespruceeats.com/polish-papal-cream-cake-recipe-1136954

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

www.katieprejean.com
Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist
Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus
Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint

Topic: Raising Entrepreneurial Voters
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
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

Episode 55: SaintCards! An Ingenious New Game

Wouldn’t you love a game that would bring your family together and get everyone having a great time, while effortlessly learning about the saints? Today’s guest, David Williams, is the co-creator of SaintCards, An Ingenious New Game. You’ll love this.

Find SaintCards here: https://www.saintcards.com/
$5.00 Discount Code: HOMESCHOOL5
($5 off through Dec. 31, 2020)
CCC 828: saints and renewal
Note spelling of “Loci Method”

Today’s Short Feature: A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings
Topic: Tiger Queen, by Annie Sullivan

http://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 54: How to Foster Religious Vocations in Your Homeschool

Did you know that Catholic homeschoolers are producing a remarkable harvest of religious vocations? Today’s guest is the mother of a cloistered sister. Ana Braga-Henebry is here to share some wonderful insights on How to Foster Religious Vocations in Your Homeschool.

CONTACT ANA: at her blog, Ana Braga-Henebry’s Journal
http://anabragahenebrysjournal.blogspot.com/

Today’s Short Feature:
Chantal Howard, From Ideal to Real
Topic: The Wheat and the Weeds

Find Chantal here: 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 53: Math is Just Plain Good for You!

After Would you like a great answer to your child’s question—“Mom! Why do I have to do math?” Our guest today, Marie Siobhan Gallagher, believes Math is Just Plain Good for You! After this episode, you’ll be convinced, too.

Find Marie Siobhan here: mariesiobhangallagher@hotmail.com or call 516-655-3395

Kahn Academy for instant feedback https://www.khanacademy.org/ ExtraMath.com instead feedback—not overwhelming https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

Kumon workbooks/centers (drills) https://kumonbooks.com/

Saxon Math (textbook) https://www.hmhco.com/programs/saxon-math

Teaching Textbooks (videos/online) http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/

Math U See (manipulatives) https://www.mathusee.com/

Singapore Math https://www.singaporemath.com/

Math for the Gifted Student https://www.amazon.com/Math-Gifted-Student-Challenging-Activities/dp/1411434366

Mathcounts.org https://www.mathcounts.org/

Math Olympiad https://www.moems.org/

Life of Fred Mathematics https://www.lifeoffred.uniquemath.com/

Today's Short Feature: Celeste Behe The Homeschool Housefly: Topic: Snack Time! 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 52: How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering

For most of us, captivating stories have long blessed our homeschools. But did you know that in times of intense suffering, reading aloud to your children can have an amazing impact? Today’s guest is someone I’m extremely proud of, a former student and author, Grace Anne, here to tell us about her new book, “The Winter Elf” and How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering.

Find Grace Anne and her book here:

Website: TheWinterElf.com
Instagram: @GraceAnneOriginals
Facebook/GraceAnneOriginals

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
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

Episode 51: Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!

Creating a physical education program for our children is more than just sending them out to play. Today, it’s my joy to talk with Dr. Kerrie Berends, who will tell us Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!

Find Dr. Berends here:

Dr_berends@msn.com

Dr. Berends teaches the following courses at Homeschool Connections:
• High School Health: Personal Fitness
• High School Health: Nutrition
• ASL I
• ASL II

Other resources recommended by Dr. Berends:

P.E. Central
https://www.pecentral.org/

ACSM: Complete Guide to Fitness and Health
https://www.acsm.org/read-research/books/acsm-complete-guide-fitness-health

Teaching With the Brain in Mind, by Eric Jensen
https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Brain-Mind-Revised-2nd/dp/1416600302/

[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 50: Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child

If you’re the parent of an only child, you may be wondering if it’s a good idea to homeschool. Our guest today is the awesome Megan Fassero, whose only child flourished in their homeschool and went on to a great Catholic college. Today we’ll unpack some Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child.

Find Megan Fassero at Benedictine College’s website:
https://www.benedictine.edu/

References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2373, 2374, 2378

Other episodes featuring Megan Fassero:

How Homeschool Grads Perform in College, with Megan Fassero, Episode 10
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/how-homeschool-grads-perform-in-college/

Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office, with Megan Fassero, Episode 42
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/insider-tips-from-the-college-admissions-office/

Today’s Short Feature:

Books & Blessings with A.J. Cattapan
Topic: Shadow in the Dark, by Antony Barone Kolenc
Find Amy here: http://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 49: Suzuki Style Homeschooling For Your Young Children

There are almost as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families! Join us as Kimberly McCrann unpacks Suzuki-Style Homeschooling For Young Children.

Find Kimberly McCrann here: pondhouseschool@aol.com
VIP Pass for Catholic Homeschool Conference
https://catholichomeschoolconference.com/

Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education)

Twinkle Variation A - Mississippi Hot Dog
http://www.viewpure.com/wGlSrU8TaFE?start=0&end=0
PACE: Program for Achieving Character Education
https://www.catholicpace.com/what-is-pace
Dimensions Math by Singapore Math
https://www.singaporemath.com/programs/dimensions-pk-5/
Free “Cultivated Homeschool Planner” digital download
https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/products/cultivated-homeschool-planner-digital-download]
Good Enough is Good Enough, by Colleen Duggan
https://www.avemariapress.com/products/good-enough-is-good-enough
Free Homeschool Curriculum (but you have to buy the books)
http://materamabilis.org/ma/
RC History
https://www.rchistory.com/

Today's short feature:

Curriculum Chaos is Normal with Chantal Howard
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/ https://www.aromarosary.com/ or  https://www.chantal-howard.com/the-school-of-the-family

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 48: Organizing the School Room and the School Year

Is the start of the school year overwhelming for you? Well join the club. It’s a common experience. As exciting as it is to start fresh, each fall, we all need a little help getting organized. Today’s guest, Margaret Gallipeau, is here to share some tips on Organizing the School Room and the School Year!

Additional resource: Cozi Calendar app - https://cozi.com

Contact: Margaret Gallipeau at FindingJoyontheJourney.com

AND findingjoyonthejourney@gmail.com

Good News School Planners: https://rb.gy/viqyhd

Today’s Short Feature:
The Homeschool Housefly, with Celeste Behe
Find Celeste Behe at 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 47: How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool

Are you—like a lot of homeschooling parents—ready to throw your math curriculum right out the window? Today we’re talking with our guest, Jean Hoeft, about How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool.

Contact Jean: Jean.Hoeft.forjesus@gmail.com
Look for Jean at https://www.jeanhoefteducationalservices.com/
The Wow Factor (see archived courses at Homeschool Connections)

Today's Short Feature:
Einstein Blueprint with Dan Louzonis
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/
Topic: Career Preparation in a Time of Corona Virus

 

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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