Thursday, January 14, 2010

On the Radio

I have an interview tomorrow (Friday) on Relevant Radio to talk online education and take questions. They're giving me the entire hour from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern on the show On Call. I hope you all will tune in and maybe even call in with a question or two. If you don't have a local station, you can listen online.

I'm also scheduled to appear on April 7th and July 8th to discuss homeschooling.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I have 5 confirmed speaking engagements so far this upcoming season. I'd like to share the schedule with you so if you're in the neighborhood you can mark the date. I love meeting friends when I travel.

March 21
North Pittsburgh Catholic Homeschoolers

March 26-27
St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association

May 21-22
Dayton Catholic Homeschool Conference
Topics: Relax You Too Can Homeschool and Virtually Homeschooling

May 28-29
Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference
Topics: Thrifty Homeschooler, Relax You Too Can Homeschool and For the Love of Literature

June 19
Sacred Heart -- New Jersey

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hillside Education and Helping Those in Need

A while back, Margot Davidson of Hillside Education started a special page at her website to help homeschooling families in financial crisis. This month her Helping Those in Need page is focusing on Regina Doman's family. If you'd like to find some good buys and help a struggling family at the same time please pay a visit. Look for the links that say Handmade Items, Books Used, Books new, etc. (I'm leaning toward the rosary roses and crocheted hats myself!)

Homeschool Connections is taking part too. We will donate 50% of all live courses and $30 for every subscription (recorded courses). Just drop us an email at to let us know to credit your enrollment or subscription to Regina and her family.

Thank you Margot for organizing this effort!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Regina Doman, Fairy Tales, and Juvenile Diabetes

I am making a special appeal to you on behalf of our dear Regina Doman. If you do not know Regina, she is a very special Catholic homeschooling mother. Her Fairy Tale Novels have been inspiring teens, including my daughters, for some years now. When I see Regina at conferences there is always a line out the door of homeschooled teens waiting their turn to gush over her.

Recently, Regina's 6-year-old son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Unfortunately, the Doman's current financial and insurance situation leaves little if any room to cover the projected on-going costs of managing this illness.

What I would like to ask of you is this:

In addition to your prayers, please ask your bookstore, library, youth group, homeschool group, school, and book club to consider buying Regina Doman's Fairy Tale Novels.

Buying directly from Regina is the best route to help financially. Also, Regina's Fairy Tale Novels are available on and Barnes & Noble, as well as from these websites and others:

St. George Books
Adoremus Books
Catholic Child
Catholic Company
Living Bread

Interestingly, Regina's Fairy Tale Novels will also be available in Polish. She recently signed an agreement with a publisher in Poland. How cool is that!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Contest - Win One Free Year of Recorded Courses!

Homeschool Connections just started a new subscription service and to celebrate we're having a contest! Leave a comment on the fan page in the next 48 hours and you can win a free 1-year subscription to our recorded courses. If you're not already a fan, that's easily fixed, just go HERE.

This subscription service is great for all families with middle to high school age kids. Try it for 7 days at $1! You can then keep it for only $30/mo or cancel with no obligation. This is a terrific way to supplement your child's education at your pace, on your schedule, and in the comfort of your own home!