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Lisa Mladinich is the new host of the winter REFRESH (March 15, 2019) and summer INSPIRE (TBD) virtual conferences for homeschooling Catholic families, sponsored by Homeschool Connections. She is also the host of a NEW podcast called Homeschooling Saints, sponsored by Homeschool Connections, which will debut in August of 2019! (More details to come.)
Mrs. Mladinich is very proud to be an instructor for Homeschool Connections, with courses in academic writing, leadership, study skills, and her original courses for middle and high school girls about the Church’s life-changing and liberating teachings on authentic beauty. (See Theology Department listings for “Discovering Your Authentic Beauty and Making Life Full and Fun for Middle School Girls” and “True Radiance! Discovering Your Authentic Beauty as a Young Woman,” for high school girls.)
A Catholic Life Coach, Mrs. Mladinich is dedicated to helping her clients create a life they love, for God’s greater glory. (For more information about True Vine Breakthrough Coaching, contact lisa@mladinich.com.)
A nationally-recognized speaker and the host of Shalom World TV’s WOMAN: Strong Faith, True Beauty, Mrs. Mladinich is also a regular voice on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air with John Harper. She has appeared on EWTN TV’s Women of GraceSunday Night PrimeBookMark, and Catholic Mom’s Café,  as well as CatholicTV’s This is the Day, the Son Rise Morning ShowThe Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Busted Halo, and many other Catholic television and radio programs.

She is also the host of Triumph, a free online gathering that meets (live, via Zoom) once-per-month, starting March 8, 2019. During the 30 to 40-minute session, Mrs. Mladinich leads the Rosary and teaches attendees to appreciate its power in our times, through short lessons based on the superb scholarship of Father Donald Calloway, MIC. Dedicated to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the group also offers attendees a loving prayer community to thrive in. To opt in to the group, please email her at lisa@mladinich.com.

Her award-winning best-seller, True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life (Servant Books), sparked a renewed conversation about authentic beauty and aging. Her newest full-length book, the best-selling Heads Bowed: Prayers for Catholic School Days (Liguori), is packed with delightful Catholic prayers that help adults and children grow in their faith together.

Mrs. Mladinich has contributed to two best-selling devotionals from Ave Maria Press: The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, edited by Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard, and Word by Word: Slowing Down With the Hail Mary, edited by Sarah Reinhard. She also wrote entries for Why Should I Learn This? from Homeschool Connections and Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Physical and Spiritual Devotions, from Bezalel Books.

Her writing can be also be found at AmazingCatechists.com; CATECHIST Magazine; Catholic Digest; CatholicMom.comWINE: Women in the New Evangelization; and her booklets, Be an Amazing Catechist: Inspire the Faith of Children and Be an Amazing Catechist: Sacramental Preparation, available from Our Sunday Visitor in English and Spanish.

Lisa Mladinich is a member of the elite Catholic speakers’ agency, CMG Booking.

The Homeschooling Saints podcast supports the Catholic homeschooling community by sharing entertaining and informative conversations with inspiring guests, including homeschooling parents, educators, innovators, graduates, and experts on Catholic faith and culture.

Latest Episodes

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Episode 40: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, with Dave Palmer
Have you ever wondered how to integrate the scholarly writings of the great St. Thomas Aquinas into your homeschool curriculum? Today I’m excited to share a resource so accessible that you’ll rush to add it to your daily life. A great friend of the podcast–in fact the announcer for our program–Dave Palmer, is here with his delightful book: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone: 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities and Outdoor Adventures Based on the Summa Theologica.
Dave Palmer’s book is found here:
https://www.amazon.com/St-Thomas-Aquinas-Everyone-Activities/dp/0692687564/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=st.+thomas+aquinas+for+everyone&qid=1583343112&sr=8-2
Dave’s Facebook page for St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone where he regularly posts videos teaching on the Summa Theologica for everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/staforeveryone/
Dave’s Youtube page with videos teaching the Summa Theologica…
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBRZIS5557HP9fPQd3LX-4A/videos?view_as=subscriber
Short Feature: Chantal Howard: From Ideal to Real
Topic: Same Storm, Different Boats
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/
and here: https://www.aromarosary.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:
Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com
Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood
Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Homeschooling Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

Episode 38: The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds

Ever wonder which educational activity will bring you and your family the most enduring and impactful results? Reading aloud to our children can bless them beyond measure, now and throughout their lives. Today’s guest, Maureen Wittmann, has spoken and written extensively on the topic of The Power of Read-Alouds!

Find Maureen here:
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/directors

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maureenwittmann/

Maureen’s Recommended Read-Aloud

Resources: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2020/04/best-homeschool-reading-lists.html 

Maureen’s book For the Love of Literature, https://www.beholdpublications.com/wordpress1/product/love-of-literature/?v=2320522a6676

Short Feature: Amy Cattapan’s Books & Blessings
Today’s Topic: 8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney

Find Amy here:
https://www.ajcattapan.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:
Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com
Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood
Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone
Our host Lisa Mladinich

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Homeschooling Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Einstein Blueprint

Episode 35: Einstein Blueprint
Dan Louzonis stepped out of a lucrative career in finance to create an entrepreneurial homeschool for his two children, and now he coaches families all over the world using a remarkable system he calls the Einstein Blueprint. Don’t miss this!

Find Dan Louzonis here:
https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Listen to The Einstein Blueprint Podcast (500+ episodes!)

Subscribe to Dan’s YouTube Channel
Kid Trillionaire (Dan’s son’s book!)
https://kidsgetrich.com/book

Today’s Short Feature: Chantal Howard’s Ideal to Real
Topic: Persevering, Even With Anxiety

Find Chantal Howard here:
https://www.chantal-howard.com/

And her stunning AromaRosaries:
https://www.aromarosary.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:
Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Homeschooling Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homeschooling Sons

Episode 34: Homeschooling Boys
One of the big reasons that families tend to homeschool is that we don’t want a cookie-cutter education that ignores their unique gifts and callings. But do we try to school our sons the same way we school our daughters? Today’s guest, homeschooling mother of eleven, Jane Ann Bonbrake, is here to share some great ideas about Homeschooling Boys.
Resources recommended by Jane Ann Bonbrake:
Homeschooling Boys
Math curriculum: Math U See (kinesthetic)
https://mathusee.com/
Raising Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson
https://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Up-Boys-James-Dobson/dp/1414391331
Defending Boyhood, Anythony Esolen https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/defending-boyhood-how-building-forts-reading-stories-playing-ball-and-praying-to-god-can-change-the-world-2533.html
Resources on Raising Teens
Seton Home Study School
https://www.setonhome.org/
Catholic Heritage Curricula
https://www.chcweb.com/catalog/
Today’s Short Feature:
A.J. Cattapan: Books & Blessings
Topic: Return to Sender (Novel)
Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:
Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com
Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood
Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Homeschooling Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Typological Approach to Literature

Episode 33: A Typological Approach to Literature
Did you know that literature can bring us closer to God, even when it’s neither overtly nor intentionally Christian? Today’s guest, Dr. Henry Russell, will share some fascinating insights on A Typological Approach to Literature.
Find Dr. Russell here:
http://staugustineshep.com/teachers/dr-henry-russell/
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/henry-russell-ph-d

Today’s Short Feature:
Celeste Behe: Story Strands
Topic: The Eyes Have It
Find Celeste Behe: https://celestebehe.com/

By |March 21st, 2020|Categories: Homeschooling Saints, Uncategorized|0 Comments