Inspire – Free Homeschool Conference on August 16th

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 …

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How to Help Your Child Cope with Stress

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 …

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The Gift of Music Combined with Prayer

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.  …

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How to Raise Chaste Catholic Men

In today’s highly sexualized world, is it possible to raise chaste Catholic men? Leila Miller argues that it is. While nothing is guaranteed in parenting due to our children’s free will, Miller offers no-nonsense advice for moms in the second edition of Raising Chaste Catholic Men: Practical Advice, Mom to Mom. In the foreword, Fr. …

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Homeschooling for Families who can’t Homeschool

Over 20 years ago, Kenneth Danford started North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens, currently located in Sutherland, Massachusetts. Even before I began my homeschooling journey, I would see the tagline on bumper stickers: “Learning is Natural; School is Optional.” That tagline, which is the title of Danford’s new book, made me question what I thought …

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An Organizational Guide for the Rest of Us

Do you look at your friends’ organized homes with a little bit of envy? Do you wonder how they manage to keep their living spaces clean and organized? Some people are born with the natural ability to organize. Know Thyself: The Imperfectionist’s Guide to Sorting Your Stuff by Lisa Lawmaster Hess is not the organizational …

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How to Be a Helpful Catholic Homeschooler

When you start homeschooling, you join a vast community of fellow Catholic homeschoolers. While we may disagree on educational philosophy and some of the externals of our faith, we all share our Catholic faith and the desire to provide our children with a quality education that will help them develop into the people God wants …

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When You Need Help Homeschooling

In its early days (1970s-1980s), modern homeschooling was often a complete rejection of traditional school. Homeschooling parents, many of whom had to fly under the radar, truly embraced learning at home and had a fierce independent streak. They encouraged other parents to believe that they had the knowledge, tools, and love to educate their own …

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Faith through Fiction – Temptation

Our friends from Catholic Teen Fiction are back with this video exploring the topic of temptation in Catholic fiction.

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Catholic Brain – Catholic Faith Formation

Catholic Brain, a Catholic faith formation program, offers over 5000 educational resources to help you share the Catholic faith with your children. It features animated videos, songs, games, lesson plans, printables, and quizzes. It also offers a reading for each day, as well as a video and saint of the day. In addition, there are …

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