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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

Episode 33: A Typological Approach to Literature
Did you know that literature can bring us closer to God, even when it’s neither overtly nor intentionally Christian? Today’s guest, Dr. Henry Russell, will share some fascinating insights on A Typological Approach to Literature.

Find Dr. Russell here:
http://staugustineshep.com/teachers/dr-henry-russell/
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/henry-russell-ph-d

Today’s Short Feature
Celeste Behe: Story Strands
Topic: The Eyes Have It
Find Celeste Behe: https://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

Working-From-Homeschool

Episode 32: Working From Homeschool
Lots of homeschools have more than one breadwinner, even with mom staying at home. Today’s guest, Chantal Howard--a great friend of this podcast--will step us into what it’s like Working from Homeschool!
Find Chantal Howard here:
chantal-howard.com
aromarosary.com.

Today’s Short Feature
Dan Louzonis: Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Kid Trillionaires
Find Dan:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Servant Leadership

Episode 31: Servant Leadership
We hear a lot about “servant leadership” today, but for a Catholic homeschooling family, it’s a lot more than a buzzword for “enlightened teamwork”—it’s a way of life modeled on the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. Today we’re talking with Jenny Bales about how her leadership roles teach important lessons to her children.

Find Jenny Bales: www.heartofamother.net

Today’s Short Feature:
Chantal Howard: From Ideal to Real
Topic: Living Lent As It Was Meant
Find Chantal at 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 30: Keeping Your Husband Happy (Easy Tips)

Okay homeschoolers! You're going to want to take notes on this episode and share it with all your married friends. Today, one of my favorite Catholic experts, Mary Ellen Barrett, is going to surprise you with some incredibly easy ways to make your husband very happy. Because when your marriage has that sparkle, everything else in your homeschooling life gets a BIG lift!

Find Mary Ellen here:
http://maryellenbarrett.com/

Short Feature: Amy Cattapan, Books & Blessings
Today’s Topic: The Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean, by Britt Lee

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 29: How Authentic Love in Your Marriage Teaches Your Children

Today I'm talking with someone very special, a veteran homeschooling mom who knows a thing or two about how Authentic Love in Your Marriage Teaches Your Children.

Find Ellen Gable Hrkach here:
https://ellengable.wordpress.com/

Short Feature: Celeste Behe, Story Strands
Today’s Topic: What's in a Name?

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 28: SALVATION: What Every Catholic Should Know.

If somebody asked you today what it takes to be saved, would you have an answer that was confident and specific? Think about it. Today’s guest, Dr. Michael Barber, is going to help unpack the topic of SALVATION: What Every Catholic Should Know.

Find Dr. Barber here:
https://www.thesacredpage.com/
@michaelpbarber

Enjoy these resources written/recorded by Dr. Barber:
Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (hardback)
Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (paper back)

Salvation, Lectio Study - DVD bible study with participant and leader guides (based on the book)
Michael Barber, Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Eerdmans, 2019) 


Short Feature: Dan Louzonis, Einstein Blueprint
Today’s Topic: How Parents Can Demonstrate Entrepreneurship to their Children

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 27: Ideas From Aquinas That Help Keep Our Kids Catholic

What are the main arguments of atheism, and how do we equip our teens to stand up to a culture intent on destroying their faith? Join me and one my favorite authors, Dr. Kevin Vost, as we share two of the most insidious attacks on our faith and how St. Thomas Aquinas can help you help your kids stand against them.

Find Kevin at https://www.drvost.com/

His new book:
12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas book from Sophia Institute Press.
https://cutt.ly/artwX0K

His memoir:
From Atheism to Catholicism
https://cutt.ly/8rtwCB2

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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 26: Choosing a Transformative Lent, with Chris Stefanick!

If God identifies Himself by saying, “I AM,” not, “I DO,” then why do we so easily forget who we are in the eyes of Christ? Today I have the joy of talking with a powerhouse evangelist for the Catholic faith that many of you already know: Mr. Chris Stefanick!

“We destroy arguments and every pretension raising itself against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ…” (2 Corinthians 10:4)

Find Chris here:
https://reallifecatholic.com/
NOTE: Register for the “I AM _____” 30-day program by February 12th to receive the discounted rate of $39
(After signing up, you can purchase the accompanying book for 25% off!)
https://reallifecatholic.com/coaching-programs/

Short Feature: Chantal Howard, From Ideal to Real
Today’s Topic: You Are God's Glory

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 25: Siblings as Co-Teachers in Your Homeschool

When children become competent enough to help mom and dad, including guiding and mentoring younger siblings, life gets a lot easier for the parents, but great life lessons are also absorbed by the children themselves. Today, we’re talking with veteran homeschooling mom, Ellen Gable Hrkach, about Siblings as Co-Teachers in Your Homeschool.

Find Ellen Gable Hrkach at https://ellengable.wordpress.com/


Short Feature: Books & Blessings, with A.J. Cattapan
Today’s topic: Rightfully Ours, by Carolyn Astfalk
Find Amy at 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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