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Christi Gareis is a homeschooling mother of thirteen, with eight children still at home. Her youngest child can boast that she was an aunt before she was born. Christi has been blogging since 2005 and has three blogs. In addition to blogging, Christi has been published on Catholicmom.com as well as in CCL’s magazine Family Foundations. She also wrote the section on How to ‘Prepare Your Child for First Reconciliation’ in the book '101 Stories of Reconciliation' by Sister Patricia Proctor.

Creating Memories

“Today we made our frequent pilgrimage to Panera, following Mass. As I traipsed across the parking lot in our southern heat, I caught aRead more »

Technology In the Homeschool for the Not So Tech Savvy Parent

Today I am going to share a little bit about technology in the classroom – the homeschool classroom that is. I think this is an area whereRead more »

Diary of a Homeschool Mum part 4 – BURNOUT

I know I began my portion of this homeschool series as a diary of memories and I promise I will continue to add those, but this month IRead more »

Diary of a Homeschool Mum part 3

September 6th, 2016- My first two posts in the Diary of a Homeschool Mum have been set in the past as I shared the beginnings of whyRead more »

Seven Quick n Easy Meals

Good day dear readers; this week we are going to face the ugly truth glaring at us down the barrel of time. In a very short number ofRead more »

Seven Catholic Sistas Ink Slingers favorite posts and why!

For this First Friday’s 7QT we will learn what are some of our ink slingers favorite articles and why they chose those particularRead more »

Diary of a Homeschool Mum Part 2

Back in March I introduced the beginning of a new series I am writing for Catholic Sistas – Diary of a Homeschool Mum and todayRead more »

Stress Free Vacation at Home, or As It’s More Commonly Known, a Staycation!

This month with summer full on for most readers, many of us are wondering about what to do for a vacation. Planning is the key here. As isRead more »

Seven Reasons to Subscribe to Mothering Sunshine

There is a new blog that has sprung onto the smorgasbord of resources for Catholic moms.  It’s called MotheringRead more »

Diary of a Homeschool Mum part 1

I don’t know if you know me. If you are a regular reader of Catholic Sistas you have hopefully met me through the 7QT FirstRead more »

7QT – Seven ‘Must Have’ Books Shared by Catholic Authors, Writers, and Educators

I have not been this excited about a QT post in months. Thanks to a friend who inspired me by saying that she’d love to see aRead more »

Seven Ways to Love

We are coming into Lent and right smack dab in the first week we have the feast day of St. Valentine, just four days after Ash Wednesday.Read more »

Seven Quick Takes for January 2016 borrowed from 2015

January is here and with it, of course, comes a new year. So I thought it would be fun to do a quick review of some of CatholicRead more »

Seven Quick Takes: 7 Fun Movies for December

Here we are already – it feels like just days away from Christmas and yet there’s really 3 weeks left in theRead more »

Advent and 7 Quick Takes

First Sunday in Advent 2015 is the last Sunday of this month! I don’t know about you but I often find that Advent catches me byRead more »