Archive for May, 2014

College Prep: Diploma Names

For some time now, Seton has been offering our graduates the option of having their Confirmation names on their diplomas as well as the given names. Although this is not standard practice in the academic world, a Confirmation name is certainly an integral part of a Catholic identity; the opportunity to recognize one’s special patron is a step many of our students find valuable to them personally…

2014 Conferences

MD, Mt. Airy
May 16-17, 2014 (Fri.-Sat.)
IHM Maryland Homeschool & Parent Conference

A Day at the Spa for Homeschooling Moms

Alright, homeschool Dads. Your wife is reaching the end of another academic year. She has endured arguments from the teenagers about book reports for Goodbye, Mr. Chips. She has sharpened dozens of number 2 pencils. She has scrubbed 64 different colors of crayons off the kitchen walls. She has corrected so much Math 54 that she feels like she personally knows John Saxon. She has helped your children diagram so many sentences that she now mentally diagrams sentences as people speak them to her…

The Family as a Natural Society & Domestic Church

In the teaching of the Church, there are only three original societies or communities on Earth: the family, the Church, and the state. … According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:…

Organization: Key for Success!

When we talk about organization as a key for successful homeschooling, many moms become upset or despair or throw up their hands! With a growing young family, organization seems impossible. Being organized has proved to be impossible in the past, so some moms ask “Why try again?”…

A Story of Shrines

As the snows of winter melt away and turn into the warm breezes of spring and summer, the thoughts of children (and parents) turn to the outdoors. Having been ensconced in comfortable chairs and warm slippers for the cold months, it’s now time to venture forth and rejoin the world of the out of doors…

One Family’s Homeschooling Saga

Why equate homeschooling to a saga? One definition of saga (from dictionary. com) is “a … Norse prose of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.” Given our family’s Norwegian background and a time period of over 50 years, it seems to fit! Of course, you are only seeing the “Readers’ Digest Condensed” version. This saga is being told from the perspective of the father of this family, so it is only fitting to begin with his story:…

Your Questions Answered

My 6th grade son’s study skills are very lacking. What can I do?

Imagine if you decided to mow the lawn, but instead of mowing in nice straight rows, you just mowed aimlessly through the yard. By the time you finished mowing the lawn, you would have spent much longer than if you had been organized and mowed the right way. Students who have proper study skills can do more in less time and get better grades with less work…

Saint Monica: Patron Saint of Mothers

St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, is considered by the Church to be a patron saint for mothers, and is honored by the Church with her feast day on May 4th…