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The Catholic Homeschool Podcast
65 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
How to Plan: Key Steps for a Successful Homeschool Year | Jenny Bales - Fireside Chat
We are so very excited to have our next Fireside Chat with the amazing and super generous hearted Jenny Bales! Take the next step with us this time as we PLAN and prepare for an amazing homeschool year! Jenny is a pro at getting you supercharged and ready! Many already are well acquainted with Jenny’s big heart for homeschool moms as she is the founder of the blog and community, Heart of a Mother, where you will find her encouraging and connecting mothers through their homeschooling journeys!
60 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Ponder: Identifying What's Working and What's Not | Jenny Bales - Fireside Chat
Jenny and her husband have been married since 1999 and live in North Texas with their 4 children, ages 8-18, who have been homeschooled all their lives. Her homeschool philosophy is "whatever works" with a smattering of literature-based learning, Charlotte Mason, and Classical elements. She is addicted to tea (hot and sweet), dark chocolate, red wine, college football, and mystery novels and cannot resist an opportunity to coordinate a conference, retreat, co-op, book study, social group, and/or moms night out. She loves to reflect on all aspects of Catholic homeschooling through the lens of our incredible Catholic faith.
67 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Fireside Chat with Maureen Wittmann | Homeschooling Styles and Philosophies
Join Paola this as she discusses the various homeschool styles and educational philosophies to choose from in your homeschool life with wife, mom, grandmother, author and Homeschool Connections co-founder, Maureen Wittmann. Maureen Wittmann is a wife, mother of seven children, and grandmother of four. She is an editor, author, and co-founder/director of Homeschool Connections and the Catholic Homeschool Conference. She is grateful for all the homeschool parents who helped her over the years and works to give back to the community. What is a Homeschool Style? Do you need one? How do you find your best fit for you and your children? What is the difference between, Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unschooling, Scholastic, and others? Come join the conversation as Maureen shares her vast experience in planning your homeschool life to match your family's unique needs and style! Find more of Maureen's Work: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/ https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2016/09/what-rest-of-us-can-learn-from.html Take this quiz to learn what kind of homeschool style is best for you: https://homeschoolon.com/the-homeschool-style-quiz/ These sessions are streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Zoom. Join the community by going to: https://www.catholichomeschoolcommunity.com/
64 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Catholic All Year | Kendra Tierney - Fireside Chat
Kendra is a Catholic wife and mother of many, from little to teen-aged. She also dabbles in teaching, reading, writing, cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, party planning, graphic design, home remodeling, and watching Netflix streaming. Visit her website at: https://catholicallyear.com Check out some of her books: The Catholic All Year Compendium: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621641597/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=catallyea-20&linkId=c848fe41ddb9ca2680d688aeafd32773&language=en_US My Superhero Prayer Book: https://www.amazon.com/My-Superhero-Prayer-Book-Traditional/dp/1986697363/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543934718&sr=1-3&keywords=kendra+tierney&linkCode=sl1&tag=catallyea-20&linkId=d1a30574efa0e12f17e15cb6b21b069b&language=en_US A Little Book about Confession for Children https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586179306/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=catallyea-20&linkId=a0933a6af4d74c4840d7f410590a5abb&language=en_US These sessions are streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Zoom. Join the community by going to https://www.catholichomeschoolcommunity.com
66 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and your Morning Basket | Jenn Mackintosh - Fireside Chat
Learn the value of anchoring your day and all your kids - from preschool to high school - to a simple basket of common reading and inspiration full of truth, goodness, and beauty. Streamline your day and nurture family relationships! Jen Mackintosh is a Catholic home educator with over 20 years of homeschool experience. She joyfully lives out her vocation in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Huntsville, Alabama. She and her husband have 5 children from 23 - 7 years old, 2 of whom have graduated. Jen writes at her blog - wildflowers and marbles - about home education, faith, culture, and finding splendor in the ordinary parts of her day. Find more of Jennifer's work: https://wildflowersandmarbles.com https://www.facebook.com/wildflowersandmarbles https://www.instagram.com/jenmackintosh/ These sessions are streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Zoom. Join the community by going to https://www.catholichomeschoolcommunity.com
61 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Character Education in your Homeschool | Monica Speach, author of PACE
Join Paola as she talks with Monica Speach, the author of the beloved PACE program. What is character education and why is it important for our homeschools? If you are interested in teaching the virtues of: SELF-DISCIPLINE WORK PERSEVERANCE FAITH/TRUST COMPASSION FRIENDSHIP COURAGE LOYALTY RESPONSIBILITY HONESTY Then join the conversation as we unpack what character development can look like in your home and HOW to teach it using literature, the saints, the Bible, the Blessed Mother, art and music and so much more! Find more of Monica’s work: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/ https://www.instagram.com/homeschoolconnections/ Join the community by going to https://www.catholichomeschoolcommunity.com These sessions are streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Zoom.
69 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
St. Valentine’s Day, Loving Your Spouse | Steve Ray Fireside Chat
St. Valentine’s Day, Loving Your Spouse | Steve Ray Fireside Chat | Catholic Homeschooling Walter this week with his guest Steve Ray as they talk about St. Valentine’s Day, Loving Your Spouse: Married Love Beyond the Honeymoon. Steve and his wife Janet began homeschooling decades ago. Today, their four children are grown with their own children (18 and counting!) Steve and Janet shared their experiences and what they learned through their beautiful journey through Catholic homeschooling in our Annual Conference this past June 2020. Steve also spoke on the Dad's Panel at our August "Jumpstart Your Homeschool" event.
56 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Fireside - Chat - Top Tips For Wrapping The Year
Tapping into their 25+ years of homeschool experience, Paola and Maureen share their top tips to end the year strong and do so simply!
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