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Our Lady of the Rosary Celebration with Kids

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October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls on October 7th. The Holy Rosary is a beautiful prayer, but it can be hard to introduce and teach it to kids. The rosary is long. The rosary takes time to pray. The rosary can be abstract […]

How do Glow Sticks Work – Fall Homeschool Science Series

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Welcome to the second 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: “How do glow sticks work?”. I will provide some background information. […]

Static Electricity – Fall Homeschool Science Series

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Welcome to the first post in our Fall Homeschool Science Series! Be sure to read this post first for my tips and thoughts on teaching chemistry to kids! Today, we will talk about static electricity. I will provide some background information and some free printable note-booking pages with not one, not two, but three fun […]

Easy Chemistry Experiments to do at Home

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you. Do you shudder at teaching science to your kids? Does the shudder increase when you think about teaching them chemistry? Or, maybe you want some fresh, fun ideas […]

An Honest Comparison of the Best Catholic Homeschool Curricula

It’s a great time to be a homeschooler. There are so many amazing resources, especially authentically Catholic homeschool curricula! But where to begin? The vast choices can be overwhelming. Today, I will share with you a list of some of the different Catholic homeschool curricula on the market. I will give you a brief overview […]

Catholic Heritage Curricula Phonics Curriculum – A Review

I purchased CHC’s Little Stories for Little Folks with my own money. I am receiving no compensation for this review, and the thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. I do not work for Catholic Heritage Curricula, and I am, in no way, affiliated with them. It is simply something we love and use […]

A Guide to Creating a Daily Homeschool Schedule

Homeschooling offers a unique and personalized approach to education, and with a personalized daily homeschool schedule parents can tailor their child’s learning experience to their individual needs and interests. A daily homeschool schedule must promote learning, engagement, and a healthy balance between academic and non-academic activities. It can be stressful to determine how and what […]

How to Develop a Catholic Preschool Homeschool Curriculum for Free

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Developing a free preschool homeschool curriculum for your Catholic preschooler doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. You can provide a faith-filled education for your little one without breaking the bank. From incorporating Catholic values into your daily routine to tailoring a perfect schedule for your little one, this guide will walk you […]