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The Good News! Book Fair | Interview with Liz Lantigua, CEO | THE Scholastic Book Fairs Alternative

Liz Lantigua saw a need: Scholastic Book Fairs were failing her kids, so she created a better way! Erika and Liz discuss reading, freedom, challenging the status quo, and the Good News! Book Fair -- a great Scholastic Book Fairs alternative. How do you fill your library and build up your family cult...

16.06.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
Review: Renewing Catholics Schools | What Homeschooling Parents Can Learn from Classical Education

Erika reviews the new Institute for Catholic Liberal Education book, Renewing Catholic Schools, from a homeschooler’s perspective. Takeaway: this book is a must read for parents, teachers, administrators, donors, bishops, and priests! Whether you homeschool or not, this book will bring hope and cour...

14.06.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
Memoria Press: Kindergarten | See inside the Curriculum Manual and Get Tips! | Homeschooling Option

What does the Memoria Press Kindergarten Curriculum look like? What ages and home situations work best? Erika reviews Memoria Press Kindergarten with tips for parents seeking homeschooling support and structure. Watch all the way to the end for the bottom line on this classical/traditional mixed app...

09.06.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
The CLT (Classic Learning Test) | Ditch the SAT and ACT? | Assess Learning Better

The BEST option for standardized college entrance exams. Hear all about the CLT (The Classic Learning Test), when to take it, why to take it, and how. Erika and Soren Schwab, the CLT’s Vice President of Partnerships, discuss the purpose of college entrance tests, why the SAT and ACT are broken, and ...

09.06.21 12:29 PM - Comment(s)
Danielle Bean & Erika Talk About Catholic Sex Ed | Having the Talk With Your Kids | Catholic Moms Club

Danielle Bean and Erika talk mom to mom about “the Talk”: how do Catholic parents approach sex ed in the home? We talk through our early anxieties about our kids, encouraging a family culture of openness to questions, and the joys of figuring out life together. Danielle shares her experiences parent...

03.06.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
TOP 5 LIKES for Mother of Divine Grace Grade 2 | Review for Homeschool Moms: 2nd Grade Classical Program

Get the inside scoop on Mother of Divine Grace’s classical 2nd grade syllabus for homeschooling. What’s so great about it? Is it worth the price? What are my favorite homeschooling hacks to take full advantage of the MODG and Laura Berquist's genius?  Get all the info in this quick video!


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01.06.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
100 Days of Summer Reading with Memoria Press | See Inside the Memoria Press Summer Reading Journal!

Looking for a way to track summer reading? See the options with Memoria Press’s 100 Days of Summer Reading Challenge workbook (student journal). Tips for parents for getting kids motivated to spend long, lazy days reading this summer. 


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29.05.21 10:58 AM - Comment(s)
TOP 5 LIKES for Mother of Divine Grace 5th Grade | Review Homeschool Moms: Grade 5 Classical Program

Get the inside scoop on Mother of Divine Grace’s (MODG’s) classical 5th grade syllabus and curriculum picks. What’s so great about it? Is it worth the price? What are my favorite hacks to really take full advantage of the MODG and Laura Berquist genius?  Get all the info in this quick video!


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29.05.21 10:53 AM - Comment(s)
Build Your Family Culture: Part TWO | 3 More Ways to Make Your Home a Classical Home

HOW do I grow a classical family culture? (Practical Ideas for the Home) | Don’t just survive: THRIVE as a homeschooling parent. These practical tips will help you re-orient and integrate all areas of your life for stress relief at home. In part two, I talk about simple (and affordable) shifts in yo...

24.05.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
Pentecost CELEBRATION! | 5 Simple Ways to Mark the Birthday of the Church | Catholic Moms Club

Parents and children will all appreciate these 5 ideas for building a Catholic Christian family culture! We celebrate Pentecost, or Whitsunday, with food, prayer, and fun! Preschool kids, elementary-age kids, and middle and high school siblings all together! Homeschooling and home life working toget...

21.05.21 09:04 AM - Comment(s)
COMMENTARY: Threats to Freedom in US Schools Are on the Rise

May 19 marked the final date Americans could submit public comments on a new rule of “Proposed Priorities — American History and Civics Education,” set forth by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, a division of the U.S. Department of Education. 

This priorities document will be use...

21.05.21 09:00 AM - Comment(s)
Build Your Family Culture: Part 1 | Make Your Home a Classical Home

HOW do I grow a classical family culture? (Practical Ideas for the Home) | Don’t just survive: THRIVE as a homeschooling parent. These practical tips will help you re-orient and integrate all areas of your life for stress relief at home. In part two, I talk about simple (and affordable) shifts in yo...

21.05.21 08:57 AM - Comment(s)
College Prep: ACT vs. SAT vs. No Test | How to Choose the Right Test for Your Child

SAT vs ACT Standardized Tests for College Applications | What test is best for my student? What are the key differences between the SAT and ACT tests? Are there major benefits to the SAT over the ACT? When should I take the SAT or ACT? All the answers right here for you. Do home schoolers even need ...

21.05.21 08:54 AM - Comment(s)
GUEST EDITORIAL: Motherhoods Greatness

Mother’s Day is likely to be a time of reunion and even greater appreciation for moms than before 2020’s pandemic. Thankfully, many families are emerging from pandemic restrictions that brought both imposed and prolonged isolations and, on the opposite extreme, many hours of quality, or not-so-quali...

21.05.21 08:51 AM - Comment(s)
Memoria Press Literature Guides Review | High School Homeschool Resource for English & Lit Studies

What’s really inside a Memoria Press literature guide? Take a sneak peek into Memoria Press’s high school/college-prep level guides to classical literature from the Western canon for homeschoolers or any classical education students. You’ll get my take on how and when to use these…. And if the price...

21.05.21 08:49 AM - Comment(s)
3 Preschool Activities: Gardening | Easy Outdoor Activities You Can Do with Your Preschool Children

THREE Fun Outdoor Preschool Activities (Get Outside with your STEM) | Walk with me through 3 distinct preschool activities that you can do even in a small yard or bucket of dirt! Engage their imagination and affirm their curiosity and wonder as you explore nature together. Young children begin the a...

21.05.21 08:46 AM - Comment(s)
How To: Math Assessments and Leveling Up | How do I know my child is ready to level up in Math?

Knowing when to move on in math can feel overwhelming: let me help! I’ll show you what tests I use, the tools I look at, the signs I use to know we are ready. You can have a math vacation AND keep them on target! I also help you find good math assessments and understand how to read the results. ...

21.05.21 08:43 AM - Comment(s)
Juliet English, Homeschooling Advocate & Veteran Homeschooler | Interview about Education & Freedom

I interview Juliet English, veteran homeschooler and homeschooling advocate from South Africa. | A transplant to the United Kingdom (England), Juliet describes the unique cultural and political challenges home educators face around the world, the role her faith plays in home education, and the conne...

03.05.21 05:00 PM - Comment(s)
5 Outdoor Math Activities | Find New Motivation for Math Outside! | Homeschooling Math Games

FUN Outdoor Math Activities (Get Outside with your STEM) | This video shows us taking math facts, geometry, and logical reasoning outdoors to inject some fun and movement into our homeschool. Classical educators will love approaching the same problems from a different angle in these simple outdoor a...

29.04.21 06:01 PM - Comment(s)
Writing Road to Reading Phonics Program REVIEW | Yes, You Can Homeschool Phonics

I review the complete phonics, spelling, and reading program, Writing Road to Reading! Looking for a way to decode the Writing Road to Reading? I give you my 9 - year experience and my take on how to maximize this program’s potential. This is a long-term phonics commitment, and it is worth it. Learn...

29.04.21 05:57 PM - Comment(s)