Carnival of Homeschooling – Saintly Edition

SaintsWelcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling. Today is celebrated by some Christians as the Festival of All Saints. This likely began as a Christian response to the Pagan Halloween tradition (which also has been co-opted by Christians as the Festival of all Souls or more recently, Harvest parties). It’s been a time-honored but controversial strategy to counteract the popularity of pagan rituals by Christianizing them. Although it’s a stretch to weave all these posts into some kind of saintly theme, at least I’ll decorate this carnival with some righteous artwork.

Our own children sometimes are saintly but not always. Kathy shares a bit about our struggles with our son in her review of Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner here at

Many (myself included) consider their mothers as saintly. Mrs. White shares The Legacy of Home: Mother’s Labors posted at The Legacy of Home.

Laura Grace Weldon presents Fun Theory via Laura Grace Weldon.

Cristina shares College after Homeschooling, Part 2 at Home Spun Juggling.

Tisha Tolar gives Tips for Curbing a Non-Stop Tween Talker from Parenting Squad.

Maggie Wells presents an interesting history in Celebrating Day of the Dead With Children via Parenting Squad.

I knew there would be at least some saint-related posts this week as Tiger’s Mum presents Medieval Stained Glass via The Tiger Chronicle.

nak explains Science Narration Journals at Sage Parnassus.

Susannah tells Our Island Story Lapbook -part 1 at The Five of Us.

e-Mom shares the sotry of Family: The Pumpkin Patch Parable via C h r y s a l i s ღ.

Pamela reveals A Different CSI at Blah, Blah, Blog.

Kendra Fletcher asks How Do I Possibly Keep Them Busy? via Preschoolers and Peace.

Melanie Krumrey asks if You’re Still Homeschooling Your High-School-er? at Gluten Free Krums.

Nissa Gadbois offers Toward a Home Education: Tips for Beginners via The Gadbois Family.

Andrea is Getting Carried Away with AP? via Notes From A Homeschooling Mom.

Gina Clifford shares: Kid Creates Lego Stop-Motion Animation Videos for Good: A 9 year-old homeschooler creates stop-motion Lego animation movies to inspire other children to use their skills for good. His first video in the series, entitled Tolerance, encourages youth to create their own videos about fighting hate and intolerance. His goal is to build a community of youth video makers (under 18) to fight hate in the world -
via SpottyBanana

Julie asks When did you last ‘not’ miss out on something? at Homeschooling Ideas Blog.

Richele shares Teaching Shakespeare to Young Children at Under the Golden Apple Tree.

Wayne S. Walker reviews Country Kids Pumpkin Patch, Hoyleton, IL at wswalker310.

SaintsAlisonBarry compares Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party: Happymess Investigates at Homeschool Happymess: A Naturally Inspiring Approach to Education.

Laurie Bluedorn shares some great stories regarding Ron Paul, Davy Crockett and Mother Teresa via Trivium Pursuit.

Katherine Collins says "It’s open house as the homeschool career of our oldest child possibly comes to an end, I realize that we have given him an excellent foundation for sucess." via No fighting, no biting!

Linda Dobson crafts The Art of Education: Part 1 of 4 at PARENT AT THE HELM.

Jamie helps with Avoiding the Pitfalls of Educating Online – Blogs – Parent Community and Forum at Parent Community and Forum.

Dr. G shares Homeschooling Moms Exercise via Mom FITNESS.

Annie Kate shares Learning from Real Writers at Tea Time with Annie Kate.

Chris Shaw compares Which is Right For Your Children? Home School vs Public School? via

Janine discusses Drop Out rates for high school and how this problem effects all of us, even homeschoolers. Why Homeschool

Bethany LeBedz lays out The Master Plan at Confessions of an Organized Homeschool Mom.

Lisa inspires Creativity & Imagination at Golden Grasses.

Denise describes More Than One Way to Solve It, Again via Let’s Play Math!.

Angela Gray offers More Finger Games – Team Gray! at team Gray!.

Cindy West is Teaching Computer Skills at Our Journey Westward.

That’s it for this week’s edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. We hope you’ve enjoyed the many posts and found a few new blogs to follow. Next week will be hosted by Under the Gold Apple Tree.

7 thoughts on “Carnival of Homeschooling – Saintly Edition

  1. Lovely long carnival! I am looking forward to working my way through it. Thank you so much for putting it together – and for including my blog post.
    best wishes, Julie.

  2. Thank you for highlighting our articles! We’re delighted these are considered a resource for your readers.

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