Homeschooling for Heaven’s Sake

“The loveliest masterpiece of the Heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux After having eight babies in 13 years and homeschooling for a good 10, I am convinced that even world-class jugglers can’t hold a candle to homeschooling mamas. Catch this screenshot (in words) of a typical homeschooling…

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Homeschool Advice for Catholic Moms

“A child will always learn best when he has a teacher who loves him.” -Anonymous It sounds a bit romantic, perhaps bringing to mind pretty children in lacy pajamas, staring into their father’s eyes as he reads poetry from a rocking chair. Nevertheless, this adage is true. While our concept of love may need tweaking,…

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Homeschool Foundation for the Spiritual Life and Liberal Arts

“You have more than the right; you have the obligation to see to it that your children get the kind of education you want.” -Dr. John Senior Our little Andrew came home from his first semester at Thomas Aquinas College for a Christmas visit. I guess he’s not little. He’s been looking down at me…

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TAN Academy: Voyaging Through Read Aloud Land as a Family

It’s 8:00 a.m. and you are packing up for a seriously groovy adventure.  I suppose you could say you are planning a sort of mature escape from the lovely humdrum of homemaking, or taking a day off to visit a literary amusement park in the midst of the daily grind of homeschooling.  You are really…

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TAN Academy as the Living Order of Creation

“The meaning of human life is to serve God in this life and to enjoy Him forever in the next.” —Dr. Alice von Hildebrand In an age of secularism, relativism, and nihilism, it is more important than ever for Catholic youth to be preserved in their innocence and prepared for adulthood while being brought up…

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