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The Frazzled Catholic Mom's Guide to Getting through Mass Mostly in One Piece

The Frazzled Catholic Mom’s Guide to Getting through Mass (Mostly) in One Piece

by: Martina KreitzerGet the experience of being the frazzled Catholic mom {and dad, too!} in the pew! If you’re a parent who bringsRead more »

Boob Tube Homeschooling

Our Alaskan sun begins shining through the windows again in February and stirs desires for planting and prettiness that the still-deepRead more »

Traveling Technology-Free with Children

My husband and I have lived far away from our families and friends for almost our entire marriage, so we take a lot of road trips with ourRead more »

9 Ways to Cultivate a Servant’s Heart in Your Child

A question I hear from time to time is how to raise your kids Catholic with the undertone of really, how do you get your kids to stayRead more »

It Worked for Us: Zone Cleaning for Teens

Our downstairs bathroom before zone cleaning. (I took this to jokingly guilt my husband while he was on a mini-vacation.) I’ll neverRead more »

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

Top Tips for Flying with a Baby

It wasn’t very long ago that I was a first time mom living in Colorado, with all our family in Michigan. Traveling was a planeRead more »

Ten Liturgical Activities for Advent

This article would actually apply for any Catholic family, not just home educators as it deals with liturgical activities for Advent.Read more »

Three Cool Tools for Getting Kids to Do Their Chores

I knew when we had three kids in three years that we were going to have to get them involved in the household upkeep as soon as possible.Read more »

When the Weather Turns Nice, It is Gut Check-Time for the {Catholic} Homeschool

So what exactly do I mean when I say, “When the Weather Turns Nice, It is Gut Check-Time for the {Catholic} Homeschool?” WhenRead more »

A Foolproof {Catholic} Homeschool Day

When we first moved to Pennsylvania, I had the opportunity to attend a local homeschool “Mom’s Day Out.” One of theRead more »

I Banned the Wish List

There is one simple choice our family has made over the last ten years that has surprised me. We do not make Wish Lists. Let me explain byRead more »

Confessions of The Original Online Junkie: One Does Not Simply Let Teens Play on the Internet

If you’ve been following Confessions of The Original Online Junkie series so far, you know that today’s post was inevitableRead more »

Brace Yourselves, You’ve Chosen to Homeschool…Again

This upcoming school year marks our fourth attempt to homeschool. Over the years, I have shared not only the family discernment ofRead more »

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