Homeschoolers' feelings of isolation come in many forms but a Catholic family can use Christina Baker's five habits to fortify their family's good fight.Read More »
A Day in the Life of a Coffee-Drinking, Multi-Tasking, Home-Schooling Mom
With multiple cups of coffee and limitless spoonfuls of love, Heather Hibl manages her homeschooling kids with a mix of being firm, soft, and caffeinated.Read More »
The Secret to Breaking the Bondage of Fear
by Lorraine Espenhain | Most people believe that courage is the absence of fear. This, however, is simply not true. True courage is doing something in spite of the fear!Read More »
5 Tips to Better Teaching: How My Students Inspired A New Approach
by Emily Reshwan | Embrace the challenge of transforming your heart through joy and beauty. This is but the beginning, the first seeds of wonder.Read More »
‘The Sanctuary’ in Pre-Production – Navis Pictures Making New Movie
Jim Morlino from Navis Pictures, Director of EWTN favorites 'The War of the Vendee' and 'St Bernadette of Lourdes', is helming a new film to be completed by December 2014. "The Sanctuary" is an exciting and poignant, feature-length drama set in 1949 about a group of plucky children who escape the "confines" of their orphanage - only to find themselves lost in a forest of confusion and unrest.Read More »
How To Organize Your Thoughts… Without Cramping Your Brain
by Lorraine Espenhain | Once a month, I host a book reading club for Catholic homeschooling moms in my home. I like to use these monthly meetings as an excuse to try out new recipes on those gathered under my roof. If the response is favorable, I then make the dish for my family.Read More »
“30 Minute Meals?” Who’s Got That Long?
John Clark shares ideas for when you've got no time to be in the kitchen, and how to cook meals in less than thirty minutes.Read More »
How a Little Princess Spoke the Truth and Changed a Heart
by Dr Kalpakgian | By giving Curdie “some” of the truth Irene led him to “all” of it. By giving Curdie time and being content to be misunderstood for a short period, Irene led her friend to the fullness of the truth. To be a messenger like Irene is to speak the simple truth and let God do the rest.Read More »
“A New Mom at Home All Day? What Do You Do?”
by Liz Beller | As a new stay-at-home mom, I’ve been going through a lot of adjusting. Since when did staying at home all day leave me with less time than I had before?Read More »
Getting More Out of Your Day – Starting Now!
by Mitchell Kalpakgian | Listening to the talk shows on television every night, watching athletic events all day Saturday and Sunday, and spending hours on the Internet do not organize the day, deserve priority, or require the discipline of will power. They do not breathe life, nourish the mind, or lift the soul. A person does not need more time to do these essential things but a greater desire to do first things first.Read More »
‘I Belong to Christ’: How One Man Overcomes Depression and Finds Hope
by John Clark | This Christmas, I prayed to God: “I know that there are certain and special ways in which you want me to spiritually advance this Christmas. Please show me what they are.” During late December of last year, I read John Janaro’s book, Never Give Up: My Life and God’s Mercy, and I believe that this book was part of the answer to my prayer.Read More »
When Things Just Don’t Make Logical Sense
by Mitchell Kalpakgian | The whole episode made no sense to him, and he was at a loss for some possible explanation for his great frustration. The only comfort his mind offers is the knowledge that the accident was not a great tragedy. He acknowledges with gratitude the escape from other “torments and evils to which even this wasted wine would have seemed a wretched jest.”Read More »
Are You A Seeker or A Sender?
So often in human life we wonder if someone is going to call, coming to visit, or going to write us a letter. We assume that we are to expect, ...Read More »
His Father Saw Him from Afar: ‘Windows Into the Life of a Priest’
Kevin Clark shares how God looked out for youngster, Fr. Robert Lange, and saved him from many mishaps. Read more in his memoirs!Read More »
Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!
Stillness is a thing which it seems harder and harder to find. The constant barrage of information that comes to us now is seemingly more confusing than ever. Years ago, I remember seeing pictures of Times Square, with its multiple electronic screens flashing messages to passersby, and I thought it would be a rather disorienting place to be.Read More »
When Satan Comes to Call: Dealing With Temptation… and God’s Love
Because of our fallen nature, you and I are going to be subject to all sorts of temptations for the rest of our lives. There is no point in our lives – no matter how old we are – when we are going to be able to lose our vigilance when it comes to temptation.Read More »
The Circus and Homeschooling – The Greatest Shows on Earth!
Catholic homeschooling is like running a circus! Mary Lou Warren explores 7 things the circus experience shares in common with running a homeschool.Read More »
Judging and Being Judgmental: How To Do It?
Of course civility dictates that a person strive to make a good appearance that befits the occasion in an honest expression of who he or she is, and the person in the role of judge must take into consideration the fact that a first impression may be insufficient grounds for a correct interpretation.Read More »
How the Family Teaches Humility and Common Sense
Members of a family know each other too well to be fooled by brother’s daydream to be a millionaire, sister’s fantasy to be a great actress, or grandson’s ambition to be a professional athlete. The family teaches humility, self-knowledge, the art of the possible, and the way things are.Read More »
Celebrate the Simple Moments of Life! Lattes and Cinnamon Rolls Count.
I am convinced – utterly convinced – that if we all got together more often in order to celebrate the simple occasions in life, we would be a happier people. Each generation seems to be growing more and more isolated than the generation that preceded it. American society is fast becoming an isolated society.Read More »