Mary and the 50 States is a beautiful picture book by Brenda and George Nippert. For the 200th birthday of America in 1976, a litany was written in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book uses those titles – assigning one title of Mary to each state. Each title, from “Our Lady of the Gulf” in Alabama to “St…. Read more →
Gifts: Visible and Invisible is the latest offering from the talented writers of CatholicTeenBooks.com. This collection of eight Christmas stories for teens offers enjoyable tales for fans of contemporary, historical, and dystopian genres.
Listen to the latest Homeschooling Saints Podcast on Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature featuring Joseph Pearce.
Have you ever thought about how you would draw God? Drawing God by Karen Kiefer (Paraclete Press) is a new picture book that examines that question. Emma is a young girl who goes to a trip to an art museum where she is inspired by the works of Picasso. She wants to draw something spectacular, but what should it be?… Read more →
A dear friend who is also a Speech-Language Pathologist and Reading Specialist recommended How Your Child Learns Best: Brain-Friendly Strategies You Can Use to Ignite Your Child’s Learning and Increase School Success by Dr. Judy Willis to me. While this book is designed for use of parents whose children are in traditional school systems, Dr. Willis intended parents to use… Read more →
Our traditional school system spends a great deal of time trying to fit square pegs into round holes. Thankfully, in recent years, there has started to be a greater appreciation and respect for those whose brains seem to be wired a bit differently. Yet, there is still much work to be done. One of the gifts of homeschooling is that… Read more →
Are you an introvert? Do you find that spending your days in the constant presence (and conversation) of your children is physically and emotionally exhausting? Have you ever wondered how other mothers make going to activity after activity look so easy? Have you ever locked yourself in the bathroom to get some peace and quiet (at least for the two… Read more →
The school year is quickly approaching and you may be feeling nervous, excited, unprepared, or somewhere in between. We all have a wide range of emotions this time of year and homeschooling can start to feel a little overwhelming so here at Homeschool Connections, we would like to give you a day to pause and get INSPIRED. On Friday, August 16 we want… Read more →
What is Stress? When we think of stress we might think of the pressures of adult living – the pile of work that needs to get accomplished before an unrealistic deadline, struggling to pay too many bills with too little money, or stretching ourselves too thin as we care for the needs of others. If we are asked about our… Read more →
Music is one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Children are naturally moved by music and respond to it even before they are born! There is no better place to foster this development than in your home. Fun musical play activities create an effective learning environment and foster family bonding. When children interact with parents, they learn. Combine these elements purposefully and… Read more →