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.
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 book for them. No, this… Read more →
Homeschooling parents approach educating their children with love, desire, and enthusiasm. We want our children to learn. We work hard to achieve successful outcomes. While some homeschooling parents have a background in education and have been teachers in a traditional setting, many do not. Instead, we base our educational techniques on what the curriculum we are using tells us to… Read more →
This article originally appeared on Kolbe.org and is used with permission. Miss Part One? Read it here: Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part One Part 2: The College Application in Parts (1/3) – Standardized Tests and The Outside Letter of Reference Standardized Tests When evaluating a college application, an experienced admissions committee knows that the ACT, SAT, or CLT… Read more →
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In their June 2016 issue, Catholic Library World published an article by Terry Maksymowych on teaching bioethics to middle and high school students. “Bioethics is the field concerned with the ethical problems and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical research, procedures, technologies, and treatments.” Unlike morality which deals with individual behavior, ethics is a social issue. She quotes St…. Read more →
One of the many great benefits of homeschooling is that it allows families the freedom to take advantage of some wonderful extracurricular activities. The variety of available sports, lessons and clubs are so tempting that many families, like mine, must work hard to choose them with great discrimination in order to keep schoolwork as the top priority. Even when limiting… Read more →
Bonnie Landry, a Canadian homeschooling mother of seven, has written a series of books which aim to simplify homeschooling. These books are short, but packed with useful information. Each one can be read in an hour or two which is perfect for busy moms. Homeschooling, Simplified: Chocolate Chip Math shows you how to teach math in just a few minutes… Read more →
Many people have the luxury of making a leisurely decision to homeschool. It may not be an easy decision, but it can be made over time, carefully weighing the pros and cons. Other people are thrust into homeschooling. This may be due to a school situation that goes bad quickly or to a change in life circumstances. For whatever reason,… Read more →