A Rationale for Latin

Just a quick note — Latin discussion at one of my homeschooling moms’ group and the question came up: Why Latin? What are your end goals? My answer: My end goal was simple: for my kids to develop an appreciation for Latin since it’s where the Romance...

So I Lost My Planner/Journal Today….

I got to Kroger and as I stepped out of my car, I reached for my journal on the passenger seat and WHOOPS! IT’S NOT HERE. I had left it at Costco, probably on the baby/toddler seat plastic thingie on the cart, because my journal’s pink and I might not have...

Resources for Drawing Comic Superheroes

We were just at Michaels to pick up stuff for Nino’s sacramental preparation portfolio (will blog that at a later date) and he found a book on how to draw comics, except it wasn’t on sale, and the “50% off any item at regular price” coupon we...

Making Sense of Islam and ISIS (2 of 2)

Way past due compilation of news items and commentaries. Treating this like a homeschooler and educating myself. I’ve bolded the articles that I found most helpful to me. Note that inclusion on this list doesn’t mean I agree with the author or the article....

Making Sense of Islam and ISIS (1 of 2)

Way past due compilation of news items and commentaries. Treating this like a homeschooler and educating myself. I’ve bolded the articles that I found most helpful to me. Note that inclusion on this list doesn’t mean I agree with the author or the article....

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...