by Mary Ellen Barrett | A vacation is not where everywhere you eat has a napkin dispenser on the table and you often have to shout your order into a clown’s mouth.Read More »
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‘Bless me Father, I’m on Vacation’: Finding the Silver Lining
Mary Ellen Barrett doesn't like vacations. But the rest of the family does, so she looks for the silver lining - and surprises herself. Be inspired too!Read More »
Why Camping is a Perfect Vacation for Homeschoolers
Out of the many options for a family vacation this summer, why choose camping? Patricia Purcell shares why camping is her family’s favorite summer activity.Read More »
Education or Vacation? Fun Field Trip Ideas to Supplement Your Homeschool Courses
Combining our parent-teacher experiences with feedback from our families, here are 3 suggestions for homeschool vacations that are both educational and fun!Read More »
Mass During Summer Vacation? 5 Tips to Help You Out
by Jessica Wilde | Going to Mass on vacation - what a great opportunity for us to engage with the community and learn about the locals while growing in our Catholic Faith.Read More »
Do Homeschool Moms Need a Summer Vacation?
It’s easy for moms to miss the joys of summer in the midst of busy lives. However, Jennifer Elia shares practical tips for making summer vacation a reality!Read More »
Is There an Advantage to Homeschooling Over the Summer?
Are there advantages to homeschooling over the summer months? Dr. Clark advises on that and shares ideas on motivating active children to read and what a parent should consider before having a child skip a grade.Read More »
Fishing in Canada: Why It’s Important to Go on Family Vacation
John Clark shares childhood memories of boating and fishing with a military veteran for a Dad. He's convinced that vacations should be done as a family.Read More »
Ask the Experts – What is Your Summer Schedule Like?
Three homeschooling veterans share their time tested tips on keeping their kids active, cool, and happy when the summer days get long, hot, and sticky.Read More »
A Great Family Vacation: The Colorado Plateau
4 minutes Almost everyone knows about and has seen pictures of the Grand Canyon, but did you know that the Grand Canyon is just one of the many national and ...Read More »
5 Tips on Simple Summer Pleasures
All moms know how stressful summer vacations can be without a routine. Debbie Gaudino shares five tips for formulating a fun and restful summer schedule.Read More »
Motivation and Home Schooling: Finding the Right Carrot
I recall once going to my aunt’s house to baby sit for her three daughters. While in the kitchen, I was amused to see that she had a picture of a swimsuit model on her refrigerator. Before pulling anything out of the refrigerator to eat, my aunt had to look at the picture. This was clearly meant to dissuade her from eating, in hopes of having a figure like the woman in the picture. While the idea was amusing to me, it made some sense. Although my aunt had a general intention to lose weight, the picture gave her direct motivation at the time it was most needed.Read More »
Do Families Need to Homeschool During the Summer?
by Dr. Mary Kay Clark | Education should not take a vacation during the summer. In the past, the public schools closed during the summer months...Read More »
The Amazing Benefit of Adding Faith to Your Travel Plans
Family trip more stressful than it’s worth? Anna Marie Jehorek shares how adding pilgrimage sights to your travel plans can transform the family vacation.Read More »
Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is right around the corner. On this special occasion, many of us are given a long weekend to celebrate. We have barbeques, picnics, parties or maybe a family vacation at the beach or some other enjoyable place.Read More »
Summer Simplifying! 5 Tips for Teaching Our Children To Declutter
Teaching children to declutter doesn't have to be a big deal. With Abby Sasscer's 5 ideas, everyone can kickstart a simpler summer, with more time for fun!Read More »
12 Days of Christmas – Free Gifts for a Catholic Homeschool Mom
Debbie Gaudino shares her 12 part wishlist of gifts she'd die for as a Catholic homeschool mom. 12 ideas to pamper your wife/mom this Christmas!Read More »
Patriotism and Our Young People
Jeff Minick explains the necessity of educating young people about our patriotic heroes and how, through reading, this can be achieved.Read More »
Do Road Trips Make the Best, Most Lasting Families Memories?
Road trips are a great American experience and unique opportunities to create lasting memories. So make some plans, gather the family, and get on the road.Read More »
Thinking About Homeschooling? You’ll Want to Read This First
Homeschooling veteran Patricia Purcell offers potential homeschoolers a realistic idea of what they can expect (and why it's still worth the journey).Read More »