The Children’s Little Advent Book

Are you looking for a book to help your children prepare for Christmas? The Children’s Little Advent Book by T.J. Burdick is a great resource to use for family prayer time. Each day of Advent features a Scripture passage, reflection, prayer, and a coloring page. While the book is advertised as being for children ages …

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Do You Feel Broken, Tired, or Discouraged?

“Oh well, that’s the day so far, and it’s still only noon. If this continues I will be dead by this evening! You see, at the moment, life seems so heavy for me to bear, and I don’t have the courage because everything looks black to me.” Do you feel like you could have written …

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A Novena for Homeschooling Mothers

I don’t know about you, but I can use all the spiritual help I can get in my role as homeschooling mom. That’s why I was so excited to see  this novena by homeschooling mom Julie Streeter in the CatholicMom.com archives: Novena for Homeschooling Moms It’s a wonderful way to get ready for the new …

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Unschooling from a Christian Perspective

In God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn, Julie Polanco offers faith-based Christian reasons for pursuing an unschooling approach to homeschooling. While there is certainly no one “right way” to approach education, Polanco shows how listening to God’s will for her family brought her peace as a homeschooling mom. The Scripture passage she uses …

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Why Your Family Needs the Rosary

If you have ever attempted to pray the Rosary with your family, you may have discovered it is not quite the meditative experience that the writers of many Rosary books put forth. Yes, at its ideal, praying the Rosary should be a quiet time of reflection on the lives of Mary and Jesus, but life …

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Do You Find Joy in Your Homeschool Life?

When you think of your homeschooling life, is “joy” the first word that comes to mind? No? Me, neither. Being a mom isn’t easy, period, regardless of whether one homeschools or not, but homeschooling certainly adds another dimension to the complexity of life. There are seemingly always too many balls that need to be juggled …

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Five Lessons from Fatima for Children

One of the most fantastic aspects of Our Lady of Fatima’s message is that she entrusted it to children. Here are five lesson ideas to share and discuss with the children you know. The importance of praying the Rosary for peace One of Our Lady of Fatima’s central messages was to pray the Rosary every …

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Time to Start Praying for the New Homeschool Year

I just flipped over my calendar to August. The first day of our homeschool is highlighted on the 29th. I would like to say that is a day I look forward to, but I really don’t. I’m thankful for homeschooling. For our family, it works so much better than traditional school, but that doesn’t mean …

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