It’s pretty slick to be married to a man who has never listened to Vanilla Ice or the Beastie Boys on purpose, or watched Pulp Fiction or Sixteen Candles. It’s a blessing to have a husband who has never smoked a cigarette, who saved his first kiss for his wife, and has prayed the Rosary almost every single
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7 Ways to Prepare as a Homeschool Parent Pray for Wisdom – Each of my children are unique in their learning styles and needs.  Although I think I know my children best, I realize that their Creator knows them far better than I do.  Seeking wisdom from God about the needs and direction for my children
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We are delighted to present the speeches from our recent graduation ceremony. Check back at the blog over the coming days and weeks to read or listen to the speeches in the order in which they were delivered. Here is the first installment.  The first student speaker was Monnica Prudlo, who both delighted and challenged
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Imagine someone came to you and said, “I have a gift for you.  I am giving you a special account.  Every day, I will give you $1,440 to spend.  No more, and no less.  But you cannot save those dollars.  At the end of each day, I will take whatever you didn’t spend.  And I
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As principal of a “classical” Catholic school and a lifelong advocate for the liberal arts, I am excited by the growing classical school movement—which now has reached even many public charter schools. Catholic families are understandably attracted to charter schools’ free tuition and classical schools’ commitment to established curricula, teaching methods and virtue development. But
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This past Saturday, Kolbe Academy held its class of 2019 graduation ceremony at the Catholic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. What could have turned out to be a frustrated event–due to heavy rain causing several of the participants, including two of the featured speakers, to be rerouted and delayed–ended up being a
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I finally had a reason to buy that phonics program that I just knew would work for her.  How could it not?  We started those lessons, day after long day.  But she still wasn’t learning how to read.  I turned back to my research and tried another program.  That one didn’t work either.  Time was
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Summer is upon us. I find that if my kids have a total break for too long everyone is at loose ends. We don’t technically school “year round,” but I definitely try to plan learning activities during those hot summer months.  It’s important, also, to remember to plan FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids. I’d like
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