The Homeschooling Saints Podcast
Episode 91: A Smart Catholic Homeschooling Dad

Episode 91: A Smart Catholic Homeschooling Dad

September 22, 2021

Episode 91: A Smart Catholic Homeschooling Dad

 

One of the positives of our unusual times is that a lot more working fathers are at home and contributing to the education of their children. And that is a beautiful thing. Today our guest is the very clever creator of SmartCatholics.com, homeschooling dad, Dominic de Souza!

 

Find Dominic de Souza:

https://dominicdesouza.com

https://smartcatholics.com

 

Today's Short Feature:

Paola Ciskanik, The Thriving Catholic Homeschool Blueprint

Topic: How Do I Get Everything Done?

Find Paola Ciskanik: 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 90: The Perfect Catholic Marriage

Episode 90: The Perfect Catholic Marriage

September 15, 2021

Episode 90: The Perfect Catholic Marriage

We all feel the pressure to have a perfect Catholic marriage. Especially with our children at home full time, we want them to absorb and learn what the world will never be able to teach them. Today’s guest, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, is here to talk about The Perfect Catholic Marriage!

 

Find Dr. Stacy Trasancos here:

https://stphilipinstitute.org/talks-by-stacy-trasancos/ 

 

Find her book, Particles of Faith, here:

https://www.avemariapress.com/products/Particles-of-Faith 

 

Today’s Short Feature:

Dave Palmer, Aquinas for Everyone

Topic: Five Proofs for God's Existence

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 89: Mega Curriculum List

Episode 89: Mega Curriculum List

September 8, 2021

Episode 89: Mega Curriculum List

 

Choosing a curriculum works best when we have our own individual children in mind, and we share resources with each other! Today’s guest, Jenny Bales, is going to share her Mega Curriculum List.

 

Find Jenny Bales:

https://www.heartofamother.net

 

Mega Curriculum List:

https://www.heartofamother.net/curriculum/ 

 

Bloom Homeschooling (consulting):

http://bloomhomeschooling.com

 

Today’s Short Feature:

A.J. Cattapan, Books & Blessings

Topic: The Haunted Cathedral, by Antony Kolenc

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 88: Messy Hospitality

Episode 88: Messy Hospitality

September 1, 2021

Episode 88: Messy Hospitality

Have you ever wished that your house was the place your friends loved to gather, but you hesitate because your house is full of kids and homeschooling materials and—honestly, it’s kind of a mess? Today’s topic is Messy Hospitality, with the very relaxed, very hospitable, Maureen Wittmann.

Find Maureen here: https://homeschoolconnections.com/

Take a look at Episode 37: A Pep Talk on Asking for Help, with Amanda Woodiel:
https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/a-pep-talk-about-accepting-help/

 

"Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels." Hebrews 13:2

Today's Short Feature:
Chantal Howard, From Ideal to Real
Topic: Hinge Moments
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 87: Making History with Your Homeschool History Lessons!

Episode 87: Making History with Your Homeschool History Lessons!

August 25, 2021

Episode 87: Making History with Your Homeschool History Lessons!

Our times call for an awareness of history that can help our children grow up and make history in answering the call of God on their lives. Today, it’s my great pleasure to welcome Phillip Campbell, a beloved Catholic historian.

 

Find Phillip Campbell here:

http://phillipcampbell.net

 

His new book!

https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Educators-Guide-Teaching-History/dp/B09BGPFWC1

 

YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFjJqvHXIk7QS7kftA__nYQ/videos

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/feelmywath

 

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 86: Making Learning Fun & Natural Over the Summer

Episode 86: Making Learning Fun & Natural Over the Summer

June 9, 2021

Episode 86: Making Learning Fun & Natural Over the Summer

 

Summer vacation. Finally, the learning is done. Or is it? Everybody sure needs a break, but Maureen Wittmann is here to tell us that the learning can be incredibly fun and refreshing for the whole family. She’s here to tell us about Making Learning Fun & Natural Over the Summer!

 

Find Maureen Wittmann at HomeschoolConnections.com

 

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 85: Homeschool Grads Discerning Vocations

Episode 85: Homeschool Grads Discerning Vocations

June 2, 2021

Episode 85: Homeschool Grads Discerning Vocations

Today we’re talking with the amazing Megan Fassero from Benedictine College and two lovely homeschool graduates, Annabeth Demary and Colette Cassar, who are discerning religious vocations! Every mother’s dream!

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

Today's Short Feature: Books & Blessings, A.J. Catttapan
Topic: Where You Lead, by Leslea Wahl

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 84: Choose the Best Math Curriculum for Your Child

Episode 84: Choose the Best Math Curriculum for Your Child

May 19, 2021

Episode 84: Choose the Best Math Curriculum for Your Child

 

One of the most overwhelming parts of being a new homeschooler is figuring out how to teach math at home. Each child learns in unique ways and—well, let’s face it—very few of us are confident teaching math to begin with. Veteran homeschooler and popular curriculum reviewer, Cathy Duffy, is here to help us to Choose the Best Math Curriculum for Your Child!

 

Find Cathy here: https://cathyduffyreviews.com/# 

 

Here’s the link to a new prayer podcast that features Cathy

https://therootandthefountainpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

 

Find Cathy’s book, “Everyday Evangelism for Catholics”

https://evangelismforcatholics.com/

 

Recommended Resources:

Reflex Math

Arcademics Online Academic Games

Triangle Flash Cards

Math Antics

Songs for math facts

Learning Wrap Ups

Horse Lovers Math, Football Math

Kindertown

Math is fun .com

Math u See

Singapore or Dimensions Math

ALEKS

Redbird Math

Teaching textbooks

Math Lessons for a Living Education

The Good and the Beautiful Math

Life of Fred

Math on the Level for very targeted instruction

Beast Academy – comic books style presentation

Master Math gr 6-8 & Alg 1

Ck12 Interactive Math

Plain and Not So Plain

When Math Matters: Discover the Power of Mathematics in the Real World

 

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

Topic: How to Choose Joy

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 83: Homeschooled Teen Entrepreneur

Episode 83: Homeschooled Teen Entrepreneur

May 11, 2021

Episode 83: Homeschooled Teen Entrepreneur

 

There’s a humorous stereotype of the homeschooled genius who masters calculus in the second grade, becomes a chess champion, or does the round of the talk shows to sell his new book because he’s just that precocious. Well… have we got a treat for you. The busy entrepreneur you’re about to meet, John Louzonis, is a Homeschooled Teen Entrepreneur who has done all of those things and much, much more. Stay with us!

 

Contact John Louzonis:

https://kidsgetrich.com/book

 

John’s chess mentoring programs:

http://einsteinblueprint.com/chess

 

Today’s Short Feature: Celeste Behe, Homeschool Housefly

Topic: Of Pajamas and Polos

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 82: Our House of the Sacred Heart

Episode 82: Our House of the Sacred Heart

May 5, 2021

Episode 82: Our House of the Sacred Heart

 

In our Catholic liturgical cycle, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but Our Lord invites us to fully center the life of our family and our homeschool on this powerful devotion, all year long. Today’s guest, homeschooling mom, Annabelle Moseley, will invite us to a whole new level of appreciation for the love of Jesus--and share about her new book, Our House of the Sacred Heart.

 

Find Annabelle Moseley at: https://tourguideofwonder.com/

 

The link to the Consecration to the Sacred Heart she’s leading:

https://tourguideofwonder.com/consecration-to-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus/

 

The links to her two podcasts:

https://wcatradio.com/destinationsainthood/

https://wcatradio.com/thensingsmysoul/

 

Latest books:

https://www.annabellemoseley.com/2021/01/our-house-sacred-heart/

https://www.annabellemoseley.com/2019/11/sacred-braille/

 

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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