What Nino Read, June 2016

A Rooster in the Sun / Ang Tandang sa Araw A Spider Story (Isang Kuwentong Gagamba) Alamat ng Ampalaya Alexander Graham Bell Ang Mahiyaing Manok Ang Prinsipe ng mga Ibon Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare Beverly Cleary: Henry and the Paper Route Cam...

What Nino Read, May 2016

Religion 57 Saints A Gift of Gracias Catholic Children’s Treasure Box Christopher The Holy Giant Jesus (Brian Wildsmith) Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves St. George and the Dragon St. Martin de Porres The Beginner’s Bible The Children’s Book of...

Flax Seed, Quinoa and Raisin Whole Wheat Bread

1/4 cup flax seeds 1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup raisins 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast 3 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting 1 tablespoon sea salt 2 tablespoons honey Cooking spray, oil or softened butter Toast flax seeds for a few minutes in a dry skillet over...

Abstinence and Chastity Education, An Evolution

1979-1984: St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body Audiences | Michael Waldstein’s Outline here 1995: The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education Within the Family 1998: Chastity After the Sexual Revolution Chastity Before Marriage:...

What Nino Read, April 2016

101 Secrets A Good Dad Knows – learned how to multiply any number from 1-100 by 11 A Little History of the World (history spine) Abner Doubleday (COFA) Airplanes by Gallimard Jeunesse Artistic Pursuits Book 1 (doing art lessons from this now) American History...

Protected: Trust: What Would Mary Do?

Tradition holds that Mary was in the midst of prayer when the Archangel Gabriel came with his message. At that moment, her mind, her soul, her heart, her very body, was prepared to receive. “Hail, full of grace,” he greeted her. It was her life of prayer...

What Nino Read March 2016

The Missing Chums Geronimo Stilton and the Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye The Bungalow Mystery Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery Chess for Kids Popular Mechanics: The Boy Mechanic A to Z (Sandra Boynton) Crow Boy The Kid Who...

Spotlight on Clergy Abuse

Important to understand: 1. Many claims of abuse are exaggerated. 2. Many claims are against deceased priests who cannot defend themselves. 3. The Church has already taken MANY steps, and continue to do so, to correct wrongs, and to prevent abuse from taking place,...
Humans + Animal Behavior: Offensive or Not?

Humans + Animal Behavior: Offensive or Not?

The Internet seems to have lost its collective brain cells again, this time thanks to boxing superstar and pride of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao’s statement on same sex “marriage”, saying, Common sense lang. Makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki...

What Nino Read, February 2016

Zita the Spacegirl Legends of Zita the Spacegirl The Return of Zita the Spacegirl Little Catechism on the Eucharist Hurricane and Tornado Childcraft World and Space The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook Saint Martin de Porres Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles Airplanes and...

What Nino Read, January 2016

Religion/History/Geography The Time Traveller Book of Rome and Romans Fun with Hieroglyphs Davy Crockett (COFA) Time/Life Millennium St. Augustine and his Search for Faith Martha Washington (COFA) George Washington (COFA) Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections: Castle...

Intimacy Through the Lens of Fear (Part 2 of a Series)

The fear of intimacy is neither rare nor new. Every person has this fear, though we experience it to different degrees. Its root of course is a fear of rejection. As we raise our children, it is our constant challenge to love them unconditionally, so that they never...

Homeschooling First Grade Science (A Sample Curriculum)

Posting this for my friend Madora who asked for a bit of guidance on how to homeschool Science with a first grader without the use of a textbook. Prior to fifth grade and often even beyond, I rarely use a textbook. I find that living books very much fit our...

How I Didn’t Teach Science

A close friend and fairly new homeschooling mom recently asked, “How do you teach science?” I told her the truth. “I don’t.” There was a time, years ago, when I would have been embarrassed to say that, because I would have interpreted my...