Posted in Religion The Homeschooling Life

The Importance of Beauty and Story in Catechesis

Bringing our children up to know and love the Lord is a sacred duty we take very seriously, but we may not always have a sense of the best way to bring the Faith to life, in our homeschool lessons. Today, it’s my joy to welcome homeschooling mom, Olivia Spears, to talk about The Importance of Beauty and Story in Catechesis.

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Posted in Charlotte Mason Practical Tips

How to Incorporate Charlotte Mason Notebooks in Your Homeschool

In The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason, Laurie Bestvater explores the various types of notebooks Charlotte Mason used and how we might incorporate them into our homeschools.

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Posted in Religion Resources

“Philo and Sophie” Teaches Pro-life Message

Philo and Sophie: Philosophy for Children is a dynamic new video series that gives parents and teachers a powerful tool to form young people in authentic love and respect for the preborn, elderly, disabled, and terminally ill.

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Beckoning by Claudia Cangilla McAdam

McAdam creates modern-day characters who are mystically transported back to when Christ was crucified.

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Posted in Practical Tips Resources The Homeschooling Life

The Importance of Learning How Things Work

Homeschoolers love making the connection between the theoretical and the practical. Our wonderful guest today, Inshal Chenet, is going to open up a fascinating topic: The Importance of Learning How Things Work.

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Homeschooling: The Call of the Wild + Free

The Call of the Wild + Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education by Ainsley Arment offers a wonderful overview of homeschooling for those who are considering homeschooling for the first time. It also can help renew the spirit and dedication of those who may be struggling a bit in their homeschooling lives.

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Posted in Book Reviews Religion

Children’s Consecration to Mary

What if you want to encourage your child to consecrate themselves to Mary? Are there any resources available that explain the consecration at an age-appropriate level? The answer is yes. Here are a few to choose from to help you and your child as your child walks the road to consecration to Mary.

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Cover of The Well by Stephanie Landsem
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Bible Story Brought to Life

A beautiful retelling of the biblical story of the woman at the well—bringing to life this poignant young woman struggling to survive love and heartbreak.

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Posted in Charlotte Mason The Homeschooling Life

A Charlotte Mason Inspired Lenten Practice

Bestvater recommends spending 100 days in the practice of notebooking – paying close attention to what God might be trying to convey to us, writing down quotes that speak to us and reflecting on them. She suggests beginning this practice on Ash Wednesday.

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Lessons from Blessed Chiara Badano

Modern saints can often seem more approachable and understandable than those who lived a long time ago, especially for young people. Blessed Chiara Badano lived in the late 20th century, and her life has much to teach young people today.

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