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The Best Online Planner: Homeschool Planet Digital Planner Review

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Are you curious about digital planners? Today, I am sharing an honest Homeschool Planet digital planner review. We have been using the Homeschool Planet digital planner for our 2023-2024 school year, and I can honestly say that I will never go back to paper planners! In this article, I will share what I love about […]

Simple Homeschool Morning Time Ideas (Morning Basket)

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Starting your homeschool day on the right foot can really make a difference. Today, I will give you some simple homeschool morning time ideas. This will sort of be a relaxed and laid back morning basket routine. Starting your morning in a relaxed predictable way can bring great peace and stability to your homeschool. When […]

Family Ideas for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus prayer card

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus always falls after the octave of Pentecost (usually some time in June) on a Friday. In fact, the entire month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Read on to learn more about this powerful devotion and how to teach kids about it.  What […]

How to Honor Mary in Our Homeschool

how to honor Mary in our homeschool

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. In this post, I will share how to honor Mary in our homeschool in the month of May!  I will explain why May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin […]

How to Talk About Miscarriage with Kids: Jellybean Book Sneak Peek

jellybean book to help children understand miscarriage

I received a free copy of Jellybean: A Baby’s Journey to God by Theoni and Bastian Bell in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. Recently, I had the opportunity to review a new book by Theoni and Bastian Bell. They wrote a beautiful picture book called Jellybean: A Baby’s Journey […]

Awesome Catholic Easter Science Activity: Free Flower Dissection Lab

Easter Lily

Awesome Catholic Easter Science Activity: Free Flower Dissection Lab I got this idea for a lily flower study on St. Joseph’s Feast Day since one of his symbols is the lily. St. Joseph is often seen holding lilies in photos and statues. This study can be done at any time, but it makes for an […]

The Best Free Preschool Printables for your Catholic Homeschool

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The internet is full of free preschool printables. It can be overwhelming! But which ones are the best? Today, I will share my favorite free preschool printables for your Catholic homeschool. I found some great free preschool printables to share that can be made into flashcards, matching games, and more. You can start all of […]

Holy Week Homeschool Activities to Enter into the Holy Triduum

Have you ever considered specific Holy Week Homeschool activities? During Holy Week, you may find it helpful to shift your homeschool activities, routines, and rhythms. One of the blessings of homeschooling is emphasizing the material that you would like to pass on to your children! In order to pass on the faith to our children […]

World History Project – DIY Lapbook

world history project

It is important to give our children a solid foundation in World History. It can be difficult, however, to engage young children in learning about facts, figures, and time periods that occurred thousands of years ago. One fun and interactive way to review history facts is to create a lapbook. Today, I will share an […]

Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall – Fall Homeschool Science Series

Welcome to the third post in our Fall Homeschool Science Series! Be sure to read this post first for my tips and thoughts on teaching chemistry to kids and find out about the other experiments in the series! Today, we will answer the question: “Why do leaves change color in the fall?” I will provide […]