Enriching Learning, Faith, and Family Time with a Small Camel

This post contains affiliate links. For the past several years, my children and I have centered much of our Advent activities around the alphabet and picture books.  As we have enjoyed our literature-rich Advents, I’ve come to know a number of seasonal storybooks that I was not aware of prior to beginning our Alphabet of Advent initiative two years ago.  One of them is Small Camel Follows the Star*, a delightful picture book that can act as the jumping off {Read More}

I Am the Vine Scripture Verse Activity

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John15:5  “I am the Vine, You are the Branches,” is an outstanding passage for children. I am teaching 5th grade CCD this year and have been blessed with a wonderful room that has a bulletin board. So I decided I’d use this opportunity to enhance the program with scripture passages on it through out the year. I chose this verse first because it’s perfect for kids in their relationship with Jesus. It’s perfect for adults too. How to Create Visual {Read More}

Win a Registration to the Great Homeschool Convention

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This is also about an event by an advertiser on this site. I have attended a variety of homeschool conventions during our five years of homeschooling.  Some have been large and some small.  Some Catholic and some not specifically Catholic.  My favorite of all of the homeschooling conventions that I have been to is the Great Homeschool Convention, which I have attended twice.  Both times that I went, I attended the convention in Cincinnati, {Read More}

Free Program for Piano Lessons at Home

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This post is sponsored by FreePianoLessons4Kids.com. I love music.  I have loved music since I was so young that my Mom would put a sticker on the side of the 45 singles that I liked because I couldn’t read the song titles.  When I was in middle school and part of high school, I grew in my love for music as I learned to play the flute.  While I decided to stop playing after five years, I knew that when {Read More}

10 Prayers to Teach Your Catholic Children

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In our home, we started praying with our children when they were very small. Before bed, we started with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. In a matter of months, the children knew all the prayers by heart, and were taking turns leading them. Rachel even surprised me by reciting the St Michael prayer one night, long before I knew she was even paying attention. Take the time to say these prayers with your children. As parents, {Read More}

Homeschool Curriculum of Catholic Mothers Online Writers {2013}

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While the homeschool year is in full swing for many of us already, I thought it would be fun to share some links to the homeschool curriculum choices of some of the CMO writers who are also homeschoolers. Be sure to check them out to see what they’re using this year. Angie from Many Little Blessings Jen from Happy Little Homemaker (two separate links) Stephanie from Harrington Harmonies Dianna from The Kennedy Adventures If you’re also a Catholic homeschooler and {Read More}

Over 90 Homeschooling eBooks for Just $25 {This Week Only}

Homeschool Omnibus

This post contains affiliate links. If you’re a homeschooler, this is a five day deal that you’re not going to want to miss.  Of course, even if you’re not a homeschooler, if you’re a parent, you might find enough eBooks in the collection that will still make it worth the purchase price, since they normally sell for almost $600 when purchased separately. The Homeschool Omnibus is already all the buzz amongst homeschooling blogs. But, just in case you haven’t heard {Read More}

Great Homeschool Conventions Dates for 2014 {Plus a Free eBook}

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This year, I’ve partnered with Great Homeschool Conventions to bring you a few posts throughout the year as well as sharing their information in the sidebar. (That’s a fancy way of disclosing that I’m being compensated for working with them.)  Here’s the thing though – I really have loved both of my trips to one of the Great Homeschool Conventions (in Cincinnati both times), so I am pleased to be partnering with them. Great Homeschool Conventions have recently announced the {Read More}