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Accept the #BlessChallenge Here and Share in Charity

Today’s the day!! Welcome to the #BLESSCHALLENGE The goal is to spread compassion and charity. During November, we all reflect on the blessings we have been granted, whether it be by creating Thankful Trees, “I Am Thankful” journals, or Thank You cards. This year, the Things want to CHALLENGE you to a different way of …

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Halloween and All Saints’ Day (Catholic Homeschooling)

Being Traditional Catholics,  the Things and I are often asked if we celebrate Halloween.  The short answer is, “Yes.”  We just modify.  First you must understand the history of All Hallows Eve, the original name of the “holiday”. A common misconception is that the Catholic Church used this particular date, October 31, to suppress a …

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How Scholarships Make College Dreams a Reality

Bug began looking into colleges during the spring semester of her junior year of high school.  By that summer, there she was, college guide in her lap, creating a spreadsheet of everything she was looking for in the perfect college.  I was amazed.  Her criteria was so different than what mine had been almost 30 …

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What is YOUR purpose in homeschooling?

Understanding the purpose of your homeschool is something I find very important.   Having a a purpose (or mission) statement helps you clearly remember why you have chosen to homeschool.  (Yes, even on those days that YOU are the one asking WHY?!) How often have you met someone and shared that you homeschool and you are …