My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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Ohio Law

The Church has always affirmed the primary right and duty of parents to educate their children. The new Catechism of the Catholic Church
(1994) makes the following statements:
#2221 The right and the duty of parents to educate their
children is primordial and inalienable.
#2223 Parents have the first responsibility for the
education of their children.
#2225 Through the sacrament of marriage, parents
receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing
their children.
• #2229 As those first responsible for the education of
their children, parents have the right to choose a school
for them which corresponds to their own convictions.
This right is fundamental.

The Charter Rights of the Family issued by the Vatican in 1983
makes this statement: “Since they have conferred life on their children,
parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate

Susan Bauer
“The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home” ISBN-10: 0393067084 ISBN-13: 978-0393067088

Mary Kay Clark
“Catholic Home Schooling” ISBN-10: 0895554941
ISBN-13: 978-0895554949

Cathy Duffy
“Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual : Elementary Grades” ISBN-10: 0929320131 ISBN-13: 978-0929320137

“100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Educational Philosophy for Your Child's Learning Style” ISBN-10: 0805431381
ISBN-13: 978-0805431384

Elizabeth Foss
“Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home”
ISBN-10: 0971889511 ISBN-13: 978-0971889514

Kimberly Hahn, Mary Hasson
“Catholic Education: Homeward Bound - Useful Guide to Catholic Home Schooling”
ISBN-10: 0898705665 ISBN-13: 978-0898705669

Holly Pierot
“A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul”
ISBN-10: 1928832415 ISBN-13: 978-1928832416

Mary Pride
Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
ISBN-10: 0736909184 ISBN-13: 978-0736909181

The Big Book of Home Learning : Getting Started: Introduces All Major Home School Methods & Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
ISBN-10: 0740300067 ISBN-13: 978-07403


The Big Book of Home Learning : Preschool and Elementary (vol. 2) ISBN-10: 0740300075
ISBN-13: 978-0740300073

Maureen Whittman, Rachel Mackson
“Catholic Homeschool Companion” ISBN-10: 1933184167
ISBN-13: 978-1933184166

Where to buy homeschooling books and curricula?

Catholic Heritage Curricula

Classical Academic Press

Emmanuel Books

Rainbow Resources

Sacred Heart Books and Gifts

Free Resources on the Web:
4Real Learning Homeschool Forum

Donna Young Printables and Resources

Sprittibee's big list of homeschool links!  new!

Catholic Curriculum Providers:
Kolbe Academy Home Study

Mater Amabilis

Mother of Divine Grace

Our Lady of the Rosary School

Regina Coeli

Seton Home Study School

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy


Special Needs:
Dr. Karen Holinga The Reading Doc

Dianne Craft

NATHHAN Christian parents homeschooling special needs children.

Christian Home Educators of Ohio

Immaculate Heart of Mary Conferences

Ultimate Homeschool Expo


Blog Posts:
1 Corinthians for Homeschool Moms
A Homeschool Dance
Letter to a High School  Junior
10 Reasons to Homeschool with Updates
Keeping it Real the CLEP American History 1
Reality Home Schooling
Reading Fluency
Public and Catholic Schools defy College Board on allowing homeschool student to take PSAT
Homeschool Connections
Teaching my Right Brained Homeschool Girl to Read
Ohio Home Schoolers Get Ready to Notify  Updated 2015/2016
One Subject I insist be on my high school daughter's curriculum 
Good News for Ohio Homeschoolers
Record Keeping for Diploma Fairness
The Ordinary Homeschool
Encouraging Moms who Want to Homeschool, but Are Afraid to Try!
My Homeschool Influences - Why I Started, and Why I Keep Going. 
The Mommy Wars - Why I gave up persuasion. 
How My Catholic School Education Made Me a Homeschooler
Why We Homeschool - Home Educators? or Glorified Housewives. 
Breastfeeding and Homeschooling - Similarities in How Both are Discouraged
Looking Back - Encouraging a Homeschooled Son on His Career Path
The Mandate of Catholic Parents
20 Reasons to Homeschool Through the Summer

Homeschooling Links of Interest on Delicious!


  1. Anonymous10:54 AM

    There are great resources! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm creating a blogroll of blogs that blog (at least occasionally) about homeschooling high school. ( I came across yours today and would LOVE to add it. If you would consider this, could you email me? Thanks in advance! Blessings...

    Katie :)


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