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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

(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 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

Episode 24: Talking With Kids About God’s Gift of Marriage and Sex

Are you nervous about having “the talk” with your children? Do you wonder if too much information too soon will hurt their innocence? Today’s guest, Suzy Younger, is here to discuss Talking With Kids About God’s Gift of Marriage and Sex.

Find Suzy here: www.suzyyounger.com

Recommended Resources:
Fertility Care: https://fertilitycare.org/
Book: The NAPRO Technology Revolution, by Dr. Thomas Hilgers
Book: Wonderfully Made! Babies: A Catholic Perspective on How and Why God Makes Babies (for ages 9 and up) by Ellen Giangiordano
Book: Made This Way, by Trent Horn & Leila Miller

Contact Suzy Younger: Syounger.cfcp@gmail.com

Today’s Short Feature: Celeste Behe’s Story Strands
Topic: Your Family Prequel

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

Curing Mommy Overwhelm

Episode 23: Curing Mommy Overwhelm
As homeschoolers, we can get really overwhelmed. Self-doubts can wreak havoc on our peace of mind, causing us to lose faith in God’s plan for our families. A wonderful consultant and veteran homeschooling mom, Paola Ciskanik, is here to talk about Curing Mommy Overwhelm. Stay with us!

Paola’s Coaching page:https://emmanuelbooks.lpages.co/homeschool-coaching-simple/

Paola’s BLOG: https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/

Paola’s Family Business: https://emmanuelbooks.com/

All About Spelling: https://www.allaboutlearningpress.net/go.php?id=1164 (I am a proud affiliate because this really works!)

Lauri Alphabet Puzzles: https://www.playmonster.com/product/a-to-z-puzzles-lowercase/

Reading Helper Reading Strips: https://www.rainbowresource.com/category/268/Reading-Helper.html

Homeschool Connections Fiction Writing Courses: https://view.publitas.com/homeschool-connections/2019-20-hsc-recorded-course-catalog/page/242-243

FREE Planning Guide I wrote that contains reflection questions, “Get Ready” : https://emmanuelbooks.lpages.co/get-ready-guide-opt-in/

Articles pertaining to curing overwhelm: 

The Secret to Homeschool Success :https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/2019/08/the-secret-to-homeschool-success/

Ready, Set, Go Homeschool Mom! : https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/2019/01/ready-set-go-homeschool-mom/

3 Tips to Overcome the End of Year Struggle: https://blog.emmanuelbooks.com/2019/05/3-tips-to-overcome-the-end-of-year-struggle/

Today’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonis’ Einstein Blueprint
Topic: Production vs. Consumption Mentality

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 22: How Thriving in Faith and Fitness Benefits Your Homeschool
How often as a homeschooling mom or dad have you wished you were in better shape and had more energy? Today’s guest, Olympic Athlete and homeschooling mom, Rebecca Dussault is here to tell us How Thriving in Faith and Fitness Benefits Your Homeschool.

Find Rebecca Dussault at FitCatholicMom.com: http://www.fitcatholicmom.com/

Today’s short feature: Chantal Howard’s From Ideal to Real
Topic: Theology of the Body

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 21:

Homeschooling has become a haven for kids the traditional school system has failed in some way. It's not that there aren't some great programs and talented teachers in the system; it's mostly that the system may not fit your special needs child. We're talking with author Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur about educating your special-needs child at home. Stay with us!

Patrice is the author of The Power of Forgiveness: https://cutt.ly/pe24EdT

And is the editor of Today's Catholic Homeschooling: https://www.todayscatholichomeschooling.com/

Today's Short Feature: Amy Cattapan Books and Blessings: Frozen Footprints, by Therese Heckenkamp

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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