Author name: Susie Lloyd

The Conversational Narcissist as Conversational Googlist

You’ve heard of the conversational narcissist, the person who talks about himself non-stop in a conversation except for occasional pauses to take a refreshing glance at his reflection in your eyes? Today, on Homeschool Impossible we will take a look at the new and not so improved twenty-first century conversational narcissist – the conversational googlist […]

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Homeschooling with a Baby in the House – with Audio

Homeschooling with a baby in the house seems distracting but it teaches kids values and life skills that go way beyond books. On this episode of Homeschool Impossible, we answer one of homeschooling’s frequently asked questions: How do you teach older kids with a baby in the house? Stay tuned. The answer will surprise you.

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Portrait of 20th Century Ukrainian Martyr as Bishop Nykyta Budka

Ukrainian Catholic Martyr Blessed Nykyta Budka: Die with your Boots on

The rugged life of Ukrainian Catholic Martyr Blessed Nykyta Budka (1877–1949) shows that Christianity and grit run deep in the Ukrainian soul. When you read about the Eastern Rite saints who lived under Roman persecution, you might wonder if they were really as heroic as their biographers say they were. It was so long ago.

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Barely Getting Homeschooling Done? A Lesson from your Junk Drawer – with Audio

If you’re barely getting homeschooling done because there’s too much going on, take a lesson from your junk drawer. Do you have a junk drawer? I do. It has dry pens, broken pencils, grubby crayon stubs, rogue staples, crumbs, and erasers that some long grown baby tried to eat for breakfast. But that isn’t the

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Homeschool Moms Have Unsung Strength

Cries of “Feminist!” greeted a recent compilation of articles under the heading, Homeschool Moms Discuss Raising Strong Daughters. Not your usual reaction to the phrase “homeschool moms” so I suppose the “strong daughters” were to blame. Anyway, it was a title guaranteed to interest me – a homeschool mom of six daughters. It didn’t hurt that

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St. Gianna Molla, happy, in her wedding dress

St. Gianna Molla Told her Future Husband “I Love You” First

St. Gianna Molla embraced life with gusto. She was adventurous and passionate by nature. Her oldest child, Pierluigi, remembers that his mother loved to drive fast. If the roads were clear she put the pedal to the metal. She was that way with love too. Whatever or whomever she loved, she loved daringly with her whole

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Beat Winter Homeschool Burnout with 20 Minutes of Joy

What did Melville write again, “The damp, drizzly November in my soul whenever I find myself pausing involuntarily before coffin warehouses?” That is exactly how homeschool burnout feels – only forget November. November is National Decorating Season in America. Having died before reaching the age of one hundred seventy-two, Melville never knew. I feel certain

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