Homeschooling History

My girls are both using Catholic Heritage Curricula this year, and I really like their history programs. Each are writing summaries of the things they are learning about, and they are both researching in the library and in our nifty new encyclopedia set. (I bought the 2000 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia, minus a…

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Something to be Proud of

I’ve been asked a couple of times about why I insist on a Catholic curriculum, especially when it comes to history and science. Not often, but I was thinking about this recently. The biggest reason I’ve stuck with Catholic-based history and science is because I want my girls to be proud of their Catholic heritage.…

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Seven Quickies: Back to Homeschool Edition

I’m actually writing my Seven Quick Takes ahead of time! Mark the calendar! Prepare for the apocalypse! Hide your women and children! (Oh, thanks to Jen, our lovely hostess!) So let’s get started! ~one~ We sort of started school this week. I want to start Monday (yeah, I know it’s Labor Day), but the library…

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You’re Not Helping, Google!

So I posted just a few minutes ago how I’m looking for a study guide for Humane Vitae and the second page of search results looks like this: I’m guessing there’s not much out there.

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Humanae Vitae

I’m planning on reading Humanae Vitae with my seventh-grader this year in conjunction with her quarter-long study of St. Gianna Molla. I, myself, only read the encyclical a couple of years ago, and I’m trying to work through some Theology of the Body materials, as well. So in light of that, I’m looking for a…

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