HSP 20 Leila Lawler: Order and Wonder

Our guest for this episode is mother, grandmother, author, and seasoned homeschooler Leila Lawler, of the popular blog Like Mother, Like Daughter. She joins us to share about her experiences homeschooling her own children, who are now grown.

Leila encourages us to consider time-tested approaches, as well as time-tested literature, as we develop our homeschool plans and also gives some great advice about getting the routine household tasks, like laundry and meal planning, done and out of the way.

Leila’s wisdom is both practical and inspiring, so sit back and enjoy!

HSP 20 Leila Lawler: Order and Wonder

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Links and resources from today’s show:

 The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School The Wind in the Willows Treasure Island The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2) Swallows and Amazons (Godine Storyteller) The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales

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  • Cassie says:

    Much enjoyed! Looking forward to checking out the systems.

  • Jamie says:

    Thanks! Loved the podcast. Love Auntie Leila’s practical advice!

  • Jess Jensen says:

    I just listened to this twice in a row to make sure I didn’t miss anything. What great wisdom!

  • Heather Finley says:

    Another great episode. I look forward to each new one! I ordered Leila’s book, and I’m eager to read about incorporating prayer into the rhythm of our homeschool days. Have you ever read A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot? It is very practical and encouraging for homeschool moms. School Year, Church Year by Peter Mazar is also a good one. Although I am Anglican rather than Catholic I have learned so much from wonderful Catholic authors.

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