Category Archives: Books

4 favorite books for your youngest child

Looking for something to read to your toddler or preschooler while his older siblings are doing there school work? Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite books for 1-5-year-olds. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey was one … Continue reading

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Books to teach boys virtue

Finding good books for boys as they get older is always a challenge. Lat fall I put together a list of good books for boys aged 10-14 . You will see that the scope of it is limited.  On my … Continue reading

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“New” homeschool discoveries from the conference

Continuing my reflections on the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference, I want to share with you some new resources I discovered. They might not all be new to you, but they were to me. God’s Covenant with You: The Bible … Continue reading

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The power of stories

It’s been quite a week at Contemplative Homeschool! Between the release of my free e-book and my two youngest boys having the flu, there hasn’t been a dull moment. Welcome to all my new subscribers. I hope you will introduce … Continue reading

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Diary of a Country Mother: a review

Cindy Montanaro is a Secular Carmelite and former homeschooler. She is also the mother of Tim, a boy she and her husband adopted as an infant. Tim had Tourette Syndrome, phobias, and other mental health issues. In 2005 he died … Continue reading

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Win a free book for a first communicant or other child!

Update: If you have liked my facebook page to enter, please leave a comment on this post. I have discovered that Facebook contests have strict limits and I will have to investigate that more. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please enter … Continue reading

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Yertle in Babylon

This post is part of an occasional series called Finding God in Children’s Literature, in which I look at children’s books in light of the Bible and Sacred Tradition. All correlations between these books and the Christian faith are my … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Digital Age: a review

Prayer in the Digital Age by Matt Swaim. Copyright 2001, Liguori Publications. 138 pages. Matt Swaim’s Prayer in the Digital Age has some solid advice for users of digital media who want to improve their spiritual lives. At the same time, … Continue reading

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