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Teaching the Catholic Faith in Our Homeschool

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These are my favorite resources for teaching the Catholic faith to my kiddos. Catechisms   St. Patrick’s Summer: A Children’s Adventure Catechism  (Marigold Hunt) A fun approach to the Catechism in storybook format. The children in the story are visited by Saints who deliver catechism lessons and tell exciting stories from the history of the Church. ARead more …

Tell Me about the Catholic Faith for Small Children {Book Review}

This year, along with the usual assortment of crazy making candy and that magical substance that removes newspaper ink from paper and holds tight to the fibers of my couch and the seat of my pants, the Easter Bunny delivered new books for each of the children. They each received a book about the faithRead more …

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Sep 8, 2011 | Posted by in Our Faith | 0

Today the Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Last year we made a cake for Mary, and Helen still talks about it. So this year we threw a birthday party with some friends. The kids wanted to make a red cake and decorate it with roses. Our roses were inspired by Lacy’sRead more …

Fall is in the Air!!!

Sep 12, 2010 | Posted by in In the Kitchen, Our Faith | 0

Fall is absolutely, hands down, my favorite time of year. The infernal heat of summer transferring its intensity to the blazing leaves of the trees. Harvest festivals,  apple cider, farm field trips, pumpkin carving, cool mountain hikes, Halloween, Thanksgiving.   One of my favorite fall events is the perfect trifecta that is All Hallowed’s Eve,Read more …

Whatever is pure . . .

Aug 10, 2010 | Posted by in Our Faith, The Joys of Boys | 0

We’ve recently had some run-ins with superheroes at our house. It seemed harmless enough at first, but it has started to cause problems with behavior. Spiderman recently swung from his web (i.e. the shower curtain) and ended up in the ER with 4 staples in his head. That was clearly a problem, but the greaterRead more …

Thoughts on Community Service

Jul 14, 2010 | Posted by in Our Faith, Our Homeschool | 2

Random, unorganized, half-formed thoughts on community service. I was recently exposed to an educational philosophy that has me very excited about my decision to homeschool (more on that later). One of the key tenets of this philosophy is that the primary curriculum of a child’s early years (birth to about age 8) is simply (ha!)Read more …