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Home But Not Alone

Home But Not Alone

By Tim and Sara
Welcome to Home But Not Alone, with Tim and Sara, where we talk about real life as a stay-at-home Catholic parent. If it's noon and you're still in your pajamas, have reheated your coffee three times, and tried to pray but got distracted, this is the place for you! Life is crazy, but through it all, remember: you're never alone. You've got God's grace and our friendship coming your way.
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60. Differences Between Tim and Sara
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re celebrating our differences. Often, we’re quick to recognize differences in how other people parent, practice Catholicism, and so much more. And once we see those differences, we can be even quicker to critique, criticize, gossip, or offer unsolicited advice and unwelcome opinions. And while we would never advocate for a relativistic approach to life, it’s important to celebrate and learn from our differences. So today, we’re talking about our differences. Learn More: Subscribe at hbnapodcast.com Find Tim at chastelove.org Find Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
26:57
April 8, 2021
59. Easter Around the World
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re going around the world for Easter. We're currently in the Holiest week of the Year and the Church celebrating the resurrection truly is a global Church. And how people celebrate can vary based on geographic region, religious practices, and even family habits. We don’t always know where these traditions come from, but we know that they are meant to help us celebrate the glory of Christ’s resurrection. So today we’re traveling to different countries to find out how they celebrate Easter. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
26:23
March 31, 2021
58. Advice From Mr. Feeny That We Want Our Kids to Know
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re traveling back to the 90s to get advice from the greatest teacher of all time, Mr. George Feeny. On the classic sitcom Boy Meets World, Mr. Feeny served as the educator, mentor, and surrogate father to the main characters. But his classroom lessons paled in comparison to his wisdom and life-lessons. So today we’re looking at some of the life-lessons from Mr. Feeny that we want our kids to hear. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
27:58
March 24, 2021
57. I Miss Grown Up Movies
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re talking about the movies we miss. Movies are great! Carrying on the centuries-old tradition of storytelling, movies can entertain us, allow us a brief escape to feel refreshed, and even inspire us. But as parents we rarely get to PICK the movies WE want. So today we’re logging out of Disney plus, turning off Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and saving the veggies in VeggieTales for dinner. Because today, we’re talking about grown up movies. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
29:39
March 17, 2021
56. Now Think About the Choice You Made!!!
Have you ever told your kids to take a break and “Think About the choices they made”? This is a practice that not only toddlers need, but parents, too! Our lives are filled with choices to make. Today we’re going to talk about discernment and prudence - two things needed to make good and holy choices. And we’re going to play a game of Would You Rather to put our decision making skills to use! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
28:36
March 10, 2021
55. What Love Languages Do You Speak?
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re learning new languages, love languages! Love languages are just methods of giving and receiving love. Just like how we most often speak the language we best understand, we tend to love in the way we want to be loved. Which is why we need to recognize our love language and the love language of those whom we love. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:41
March 3, 2021
54. Your Grandma Lied to You About These Things
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re talking about things your grandma lied to you about. Old wives tales: we’ve all heard them before; and they’re easy to believe. Whether they were passed down by grandma (who I’m sure WASN’T lying to you intentionally), based on bad science, or even spread as a rumor by British military intelligence, these fictional tales have been adopted as facts. And today, we’re gonna fact-check them! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
27:48
February 24, 2021
53. American Saints You'll Want to be Friends With
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re finding inspiration from the lives of some pretty holy people. We’re talking about Saints, Blesseds, and other Holy people. Too often we think of Saints as people from hundreds or thousands of years ago. But even when people overcome that temptation, many of us still think of Saints as people from the other side of the globe (such as. Mother Teresa, John Paul II, or Blessed Carlo Acutis). So today we’re chatting about American Saints, Blesseds, and other Holy people. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
28:51
February 17, 2021
52. Why It's Okay to be an Un-Perfect Parent
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re talking about things we’re bad at. Have you ever compared yourself unfairly to other parents? We have! But living humbly requires us to embrace our success and our failures, our strengths and our weaknesses. So we’re going to fight the temptation to be pinterest perfect parent by sharing just some of the things we aren’t good at. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:05
February 10, 2021
51. Do You Remember How to Talk to New People?
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re working on our communication skills. As parents, we spend a lot of time with our kids. And when we do get the opportunity to chat with other adults, we quickly realize that we’ve forgotten how to have adult conversations. So let’s practice breaking the ice with some fun and unconventional icebreaker questions. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.    Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org     Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
31:02
February 3, 2021
50. Things We Learned in 2020
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re wrapping up 2020. This year has been a whirlwind. Things have been different from what we’re used to, different from what we expected. It has been a real challenge. But we have learned a lot of lessons from dealing with the craziness of this year, and we want to share those with you today! This is episode number 50!! This show closes out season two of HBNA, and our first year of this podcast. We love that you all have been with us for this crazy ride of parenting. We’re going to take a few weeks winter break, and we’ll be back in 2021 with more encouragement and real life conversations! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.    Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org    Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:59
December 16, 2020
49. A Day in the Life of a Toddler - Challenge!
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re talking TODDLERS!!! Sara recently challenged herself to “A Day in the Life of a Toddler” - in which she spent her entire day doing everythinggg her kiddos did (and especially focusing on her toddler!) Today, she's going to share with you what the day was like and what she learned. We want to encourage you to try this challenge as a practice in empathy and charity for your kiddos, whether you have toddlers, elementary kids, teens, or any age! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
31:46
December 9, 2020
48. The Virtue of Fortitude
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re going to learn about another virtue (you know this is one of Sara's fave topics!)  This time we’re talking about Fortitude!  Sara is really excited about this episode, because when Tim asked her what virtue she wanted to talk about, and she suggested Fortitude, he wasn’t quite sure he knew exactly what that meant…  And a lot of us have been there - unaware of what these virtues mean, exactly, and how to practice them. Which is why studying and practicing the virtues is so important! So let’s dive into Fortitude today! Book on Virtues: If you loved learning about the virtue of Fortitude and want to learn more about the theological and cardinal virtues, check out Sara's book: Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:27
December 2, 2020
47. Advent Quiz!
Happy Liturgical New Year! Today on Home But Not Alone we’re talking all about the season of Advent. Tim has 10 Advent quiz questions - play along to see if you can beat Sara's score! Sponsor: Thanks to Katie Kinuthia of Spirit Within Studio for sponsoring this episode. She sent us one of her hand-painted Christmas canvas decorations to share with you! Check out her Etsy shop for more seasonal and liturgical decor, Sacrament gifts, and beautiful wall Rosaries. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpiritWithinStudios Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:22
November 30, 2020
46. Worst Parenting Advice
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re going to give you some unsolicited parenting advice. In fact, we’re going to give you the WORST unsolicited parenting advice from the last 300 years. So please, don’t follow this advice. If you think the parenting advice you hear at the grocery store is laughable, prepare yourself for some of the absolute funniest, craziest, and sometimes most cringeworthy advice throughout recent history. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org    Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:35
November 25, 2020
45. The Family and Society
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re going to continue exploring what the Catechism says about the Family! Back in Episode 42 we chatted about “The Family in God’s Plan” and today we’re going to look into “The Family and Society.” Both of these topics are found in the section about the 4th Commandment, so they’re really important topics to help us learn how we’re called to live out God’s plan for our lives, and especially our vocation as spouses and parents. CCC 2207 - 2213 can be found here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a4.htm Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
31:20
November 18, 2020
44. Making an Idol of the Family
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re talking about idolatry. But we’re talking about it in a way that most of us have never considered. Today we’re talking about making an idol out of the family.   If you want to love your family more, we invite you to take some time to examine whether you're loving God Most. And if your family is getting in the way of loving God - if you're treating your family as an idol - it's time to get back to putting God first in your life so he can give you the grace to love your family more!   Learn More:   Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org    Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
29:36
November 12, 2020
43. Scripture Verses for Parents
Today we’re diving into Scripture! As Catholics, we really ARE called to live Biblically - and sometimes we joke that Catholics “don’t know our Bibles” (as well as our Protestant brethren) which is all fine in jest - unless it’s true. We HAVE to have a relationship with the living Word of God, along with our love for Tradition and the Magisterium, to live out our lives and vocations as true Catholic Christians. Today we’re going to focus on Scripture verses that are helpful to us as parents. Sponsor: Deanna Bartalini: DeannaBartalini.com Our sponsor today is Deanna Bartalini - On her website, Live Not Lukewarm, Deanna creates courses to help you live your Catholic faith. These courses are for a person who wants to know more, has questions and wants answers spoken clearly and simply.  Both live and recorded, the courses made for those who are interested in learning more about the faith and/or study scripture (which is perfect for today’s topic!).  Check it out at deannabartalini.com under the Live Not Lukewarm Community heading. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
27:35
November 4, 2020
42. The Family in God's Plan
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re going to talk about “The Family in God’s plan!”  We’re taking our topic and our inspiration from the Catechism of the Catholic Church - so as you listen, or after you’re through with the episode, we invite you to open up your Catechism to paragraphs 2201-2206 to read the section and see what your thoughts are on it! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
31:19
October 28, 2020
41. The Virtue of Hope
Hope is in high demand right now.   Want to grow in your understanding of the virtue of hope? Want to hold on to hope more fully?   Let's talk about what hope is, what it's not, what are its opposing vices, and how to grow in hope today!   *One correction: "I believe, Lord help my unbelief" is from the story of the man whose son was freed from an evil spirit, not from the story of doubting Thomas.   Learn More:   Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
31:43
October 21, 2020
40. Favorite Fall Activities
This is NOT your pinterest-perfect Fall episode. We need to stop romanticizing seasons. Fall is not what we see in the L.L. Bean catalogue. All too often this season is more about shorter days, kids returning to school, the ground being wetter more often, etc. But there are some realistic and family friendly activities we CAN do to help us lift our spirits and engage fully in this season. Let's talk about those real-life fall family activities today! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
29:39
October 14, 2020
39. Catholic Movies You Have to See!
We need to tell you about our must-see, favorite Catholic movies of all-time (including plenty of old-school B&W options because that's how we roll).  It can be tough to find wholesome, faith-filled movies that are actually enjoyable and high quality.  If you haven't seen these movies, plan a movie night soon!  And leave a comment on social media to give us you favorite Catholic movie suggestions.  Here's the link to the Vatican List of movies we mentioned:  Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
32:20
October 7, 2020
38. Stop Saying These Things!
Today on Home But Not Alone we’re going to help you improve communication in your life.  Words are powerful.  And some words and phrases have become so common that we don’t even understand their destructive power. Today we’re going to share a few words and phrases that we all need to stop saying, and a few you can add. Learn More:   Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
30:00
September 30, 2020
37. The Benefits of Raising Kids in 2020
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’re going to find a bright light in the darkness.  Sometimes it seems like things are more challenging now than ever, especially when it comes to raising children. The world seems more hostile to our faith and family every day. But we believe that there is a great deal of hope to be found. So today we’re going to put a smile on our faces and find a great deal of hope as we discuss some benefits of raising children in our modern day.   Sponsor:   Our sponsor today is Sophia Institute Press.  They sent us these amazing Saint a Day coloring books.  Check it out here!   January through June: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/produ...  July through December: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/produ...  Learn More:   Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com
31:48
September 24, 2020
36. Saint or Superhero
Today we're going to play a game! Tim has 15 quotes that sound inspirational or important. He's going to read the quotes and Sara has to guess: was the quote said by a Saint? or by a Superhero? Play along with us! Can you beat Sara's score? Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Amy Brooks of Prayer Wine Chocolate.  Amy sent us her amazing new prayer journal for Catholic Boys. A journal? For boys? I didn't think that would fly, either, but let me tell YOU, Amy knows how to write a book that will get boys interested, and thinking, and reflecting, and involved. When the Be Yourself journal for Catholic Boys came in the mail, my 9 year old son flipped through and was SO excited to dive in and get started. This journal is perfect for your teens and pre-teens. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
30:28
September 16, 2020
35. Screen Time: Are Your Kids Getting Too Much?
One of the biggest guilt-inducing topics of our time is how much screen time we give our children. In this episode, Tim and Sara explore the questions of whether our kids are getting too much screen time, and how to prayerfully and prudently discern screen time use in your family. Here's a link to the research Tim cited from the Lancet Medical Journal: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(19)30062-8/fulltext Here's a link to the NY Times article about the possible benefits of screen time: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/magazine/screen-time-kids-teens.html Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com. Subscribe to our channel on YouTube: 
30:27
September 9, 2020
34. Our Favorite Parenting Books
Today, we have some (more!) reading recommendations for you! Click the affiliate links to buy. Parenting with Grace - Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak Beyond the Birds and the Bees - Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak The Whole Brain Child - Dan Siegel The Explosive Child - Ross Greene Made This Way - Trent Horn and Leila Miller Raising Chaste Catholic Men - Leila Miller Head and Heart - Katie Warner Defending Boyhood - Anthony Esolen A Call to Deeper Love - Zelie Martin Dad is Fat - Jim Gaffigan
33:09
August 19, 2020
33. Our Favorite Catholic Books
We have some reading recommendations coming your way today! Here are affiliate links if you want to pick up any of our suggestions. The Catechism: The green one Sara and Tim bothlike The white and gold one Sara's husband likes The Bible: The RSV Sara likes The NAB Tim likes Catholic DIctionaries: The Catechetical Dictionary Tim likes The Fr. Hardon Catholic Dictionary Sara likes Other Reading: Introduction to the Devout Life - Francis de Sales John Paull II for Dummies Conversion - Fr. Donald Haggerty Love and Responsibility - JPII Man and Woman He Created Them - JPII Treasure and Tradition - a resource for the Latin Mass The Good News About Sex and Marriage - Christopher West King of the Golden City - Mother Mary Loyola Sinner and Saint - audiobooks by Leo  Becoming Holy - Sara Estabrooks Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
34:06
August 12, 2020
32. Behind the Scenes of Catholic Ministry
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’re going to give you a behind the scenes look at Catholic ministry work. We want to talk about the Whys and Hows of Catholic ministry, some of the struggles, and why you shouldn’t idolize Catholic celebrities (probably the most important takeaway of this show). We hope this helps give you a little bit of an inside look at the real life stuff that happens behind the public face of ministry work! We talk about how Home But Not Alone came to be, the dangers of Catholic celebrity culture, and the importance of having a strong spiritual life and putting your vocation before your ministry work. This episode is just a fun (and funny!) chat about the work we do here on our podcast, and on our personal ministries - as well as an invitation for you to pray for us as we work to bring the truth of the Catholic Faith to the world. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
30:25
July 29, 2020
31. We Didn't "Waste" Our Degrees
Tim and Sara both have college degrees. And now that we're both stay-at-home parents, some people may say we "wasted" our degrees, or are throwing away our education. We disagree. So today, we're going to share with you the reasons (practical, and theoretical) why we aren't wasting our degrees. We hope this episode is an encouragement to other stay-at-home parents who receive this criticism about their education history, and their choice to pursue stay at home parenting over pursuing a career. Learn Miore Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
33:12
July 8, 2020
30. Catholic Stuff Around Our House
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’ve got a fun show for you called: Catholic Stuff Around Our House. Tim and I are going to take you on a little tour of our “Domestic Churches” - the homes that we live in! We’re going to go on a little scavenger hunt to discover what Catholic things are just hanging out around our houses, to give you a little glimpse of how we live out the faith in our family life. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
30:12
June 17, 2020
29. Are You Receiving the Sacrament of Your Marriage?
The Covid-Quarantined life has given us SO MUCH time to sit around and think deep thoughts. And as we have heard the repeated lament of how difficult it is to be “cut off from the Sacraments” - that got us thinking! As married persons, being stuck at home all the time with our spouse and family, we may not have had the Eucharist or Reconciliation, but there was one Sacrament we could receive every day: the Sacrament of marriage. So today we’re going to dive into what it means to live and receive the Sacrament of marriage daily! Reflection Questions: Here are the questions Tim recommends for diving into how the pandemic has presented challenges to marriage, and how you can overcome those challenges. What is your ideal of marriage? What is the reality of marriage? And where do those two perspectives differ? What about the pandemic has made your marriage more stressful? And how can that information help you to strengthen your marriage in the future? Has this pandemic revealed any weaknesses in your marriage? We all have them. What are you going to do to overcome your own weaknesses, and respond to your spouse’s weaknesses with charity? Having been locked out of so many things, what do you now realize you can live without? And once you know that, how can you and your spouse redirect resources like time, energy, and money to better serve each other? Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kindred Forest Co. Kindred Forest Co. is an artisan wooden Saint medal company. They are striving to create a new narrative about Saints – one that brings them into our everyday lives in the most pure kind of friendship: friendship that desires the best good – God – for everyone involved. Kindred Forest sent us some of their amazing Saint Jewelry and stickers to share with you! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
26:32
June 10, 2020
28. Should We Call Our Daughters Beautiful?
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’re going to chat about the topic of beauty - and specifically, how to discuss it with our daughters. It can be hard to hit the balance between affirming our daughters in their beauty, and feeding their pride. Today we’re going to talk about that challenge and try to help you find some answers. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kindred Forest Co. Kindred Forest Co. is an artisan wooden Saint medal company. They are striving to create a new narrative about Saints – one that brings them into our everyday lives in the most pure kind of friendship: friendship that desires the best good – God – for everyone involved. Kindred Forest sent us some of their amazing Saint Jewelry and stickers to share with you! Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
29:31
June 3, 2020
27. Awkward Catholic Moments
Have you ever genuflected in a movie theater? Dipped your hand in an ash tray to make the Sign of the Cross? Some quirks are rooted in Catholic habits only we can understand. Today we’re going to talk about the best funny, awkward Catholic moments in our lives. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Rooted Designs. Rooted Designs sent us some cute and comfy Catholic T shirts and a few amazing Catholic stickers. She also makes household items, like tea towels and throw pillows, to help you bring the Faith into your daily life. We thank Rooted Designs for sponsoring this episode, and we hope you'll visit and support their shop to help keep our podcast and other Catholic businesses going and growing. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
26:22
May 27, 2020
26. NFP From a Man's Perspective
Today we’re going to chat about NFP from a Man’s Perspective. Tim's going to share his thoughts on the challenges and responsibilities NFP presents in a man's life. He'll also give us some insight into why men should be involved in charting their wife's fertility, and some of his best tips about getting involved in practical and spiritual ways. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Rooted Designs. Rooted Designs sent us some cute and comfy Catholic T shirts and a few amazing Catholic stickers. She also makes household items, like tea towels and throw pillows, to help you bring the Faith into your daily life. We thank Rooted Designs for sponsoring this episode, and we hope you'll visit and support their shop to help keep our podcast and other Catholic businesses going and growing.  Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
29:28
May 20, 2020
25. Things I'm Going to Teach My Kids (non-Faith edition)
Today we’re going to chat about the things we want to teach our kids - that we didn’t learn until we were adults! Today is Part 2 of this conversation. Last week we talked about the “Faith” edition… and Today we’re doing the non-faith edition. Just skills and knowledge we want our kiddos to know before they grow up. Sponsor: Telos Art is a shop you’re going to want to check out. They sent us their amazing Mysteries of the Rosary and St. Benedict Medal window clings, which we absolutely love. In their shop, you can also find calendars and prints to help you live the liturgical year. Telos Art also crafts amazing one-of-a-kind Catholic jewelry. We thank Telos Art for sponsoring this episode, and we hope you'll visit and support their shop to help keep our podcast and other Catholic businesses going and growing. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
29:05
May 13, 2020
24. Things I'm Going to Teach My Kids (Faith edition)
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’re going to chat about the things we want to teach our kids - that we didn’t learn until we were adults! We’re going to double dip this topic. Today we’ve got “Faith edition,” where we explore all the Catholic stuff that’s that you don’t need to wait until you’re an adult to know. And next week we’ll be back with “non-Faith edition,” for some real life skills #adulting that we want our kids to learn. Sponsor: Telos Art is a shop you’re going to want to check out. They sent us their amazing Mysteries of the Rosary and St. Benedict Medal window clings, which we absolutely love. In their shop, you can also find calendars and prints to help you live the liturgical year. Telos Art also crafts amazing one-of-a-kind Catholic jewelry. We thank Telos Art for sponsoring this episode, and we hope you'll visit and support their shop to help keep our podcast and other Catholic businesses going and growing. Resources mentioned: Catechism of the Catholic Church (affiliate link) Kiddie Cat (affiliate link) St. Michael Prayer Discernment of Charisms Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.   Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
28:53
May 6, 2020
23. Mom vs Dad
Who would win in a fight, a SAHM or a SAHD? Just kiddinggg we’re not fighting. But we ARE going to take a look at our unique experiences, and see just what’s different (and what’s not-so-different) between being a SAHM and a SAHM Sponsor: Today’s sponsor is: My Little Patron. My Little Patron makes the most adorable resources for Catholic life with littles. From printables, to coloring and sticker books, to holy cards, rosaries, and more... My Little Patron will capture your kiddos' hearts and help you teach them about the Faith you love. Find My Little Patron here: Books on Amazon (affiliate link)  Holy Cards, Stickers, and Saint Products Galore (affiliate link)  Printables Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
30:09
April 29, 2020
22. Real Talk about Depression.
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’re going to chat about Depression!. Major disclaimer: We are NOT medical professionals. We are not trained psychiatrists. We’re just a couple of parents who’ve dealt with depression and anxiety, and we want to share our experiences with you, and if you’re struggling too - encourage you to get the help you need and deserve. Sponsor: Today’s sponsor is: My Little Patron. My Little Patron makes the most adorable resources for Catholic life with littles. From printables, to coloring and sticker books, to holy cards, rosaries, and more... My Little Patron will capture your kiddos' hearts and help you teach them about the Faith you love. Find My Little Patron here: Books on Amazon (affiliate link) Holy Cards, Stickers, and Saint Products Galore (affiliate link) Printables Resources Mentioned: Pastoral Solutions Institute: catholiccounselors.com 866-724-1196 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Sara’s post on depression Sara's post on secondary infertility Sara's post on the healthy mind platter (free printable!) Learn more: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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April 22, 2020
21. How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex
Today on Home But Not Alone, we’re going to chat about how to talk to your kids about sex. Tim is a total Theology of the Body guru, and together with his wife they run a ministry called “Chaste Love” - all about promoting the virtue of chastity in all stages of life! Tim is going to share his insight with us today, and help us have the tools we need to talk to our kids about sex in healthy, holy, age appropriate ways. Warning: This is a show that you’ll probably want to listen to without your kids around. Resources Mentioned: 7 Tips for Talking to Kids about Sex (article from Chaste Love) From Conception to Birth (MRI imaging video) The Good News about Sex and Marriage by Christopher West (affiliate link) Theology of the Body for Littles: (board books, affiliate links) Every Body has a Body Every Body is Smart Every Body is a Gift Theology of the Body for Kids: (intermediate books, affiliate links) Every Body has Something to Give Every Body has Something to Say God has a Plan for Every Body Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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April 15, 2020
17. Theology of our Favorite Princess Movies
Today we chat about the theology of our favorite Princess movies! When watching movies with our kids, we tend to look deep sometimes - probably deeper than the movie creators intended. And of course, we see everything through a Catholic lens. We know you're going to love this theological spin on some favorite classic princess movies. Sponsor: Our sponsor today is CORDA candles. Saint candles like you've never seen before: modern design, clean ingredients, and unique scents inspired by the Church Triumphant. Check it out at CORDAcandles.com Featured Product: Roses in Winter, inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe. Resources Mentioned: The Rules of being a Disney Princess. Tangled (affiliate link) Moana (affiliate link) Pocahontas (affiliate link) The Little Mermaid (affiliate link) Learn more and support our work: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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April 8, 2020
19. Understanding Working Parent Guilt
Today we want to help you understand your working spouse a little better, and get an inside view into the "working parent guilt" that they deal with in their daily life. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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April 1, 2020
BONUS - Raising Up the Post-Covid Church
The covid quarantine can feel isolating and scary. We want to be here for you with a message of hope and encouragement. Today we're going to chat about "Raising Up the Post-Covid Church." We want to talk about how to pick up your cross and carry it, through the suffering, to the Resurrection. We want to encourage you to intentional respond to the situation at hand. Don't let fear and suffering take over. Hold on to hope!
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March 27, 2020
20. A Day in the Life of a Homeschool Family
Every homeschool family will have a different story. But today, Sara will give you the inside scoop of what her homeschool schedule looks like! From breakfast, to timers, to our homeschool space, to whether "ain't" is a word, to our curriculum choices, and more! We'll walk you through a "normal" day (as much as we can). Resources mentioned: Baltimore Catechism Faith and Life Image of God Kolbe Academy Learn more and support our work: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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March 25, 2020
18. Homeschool Q and A
Tim has questions, and Sara has all the answers. Kiddddinggggg. When it comes to homeschooling, nobody has all the answers. But Sara is always happy to share her thoughts and opinions, and what works for her family's homeschool life. Tim wants to know: Are all homeschoolers weird? Do you ever get out of the house? How much time to you spend on prep? What's the cost of homeschooling? Is it as difficult as people say? What's your favorite thing about homeschooling? If you homeschool or are thinking about homeschooling, you're going to love this honest conversation! Sponsor: Our sponsor today is CORDA candles. Saint candles like you've never seen before: modern design, clean ingredients, and unique scents inspired by the Church Triumphant. Check it out at CORDAcandles.com Featured Product: Battle Cry, inspired by St. Michael the Archangel. Resources mentioned: Kolbe Academy Homeschool Learn more and support our work: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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March 18, 2020
BONUS: Coronavirus - How We're Dealing With it.
Today, we're going to chat about four questions concerning how we're dealing with the coronavirus.  How are you dealing with temptations to fear?  How are you handling restrictions on the Sacraments?  Should we talk about this with our children?  How are you spending your time quarantined?  Resources Mentioned: Magnificat (Free) Give Us This Day (Free) My Catholic Kids (Free) Walking Holy Week with Jesus Prayer Journal (Greatly discounted!) Learn More:  Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more.   Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
27:55
March 16, 2020
16. Making it Through Mass With Kids
Today we chat about how to make it through the Mass with kids. I know that sounds dire, but as parents we all have those days - especially when our kids are little! - when it seems that all that we can do is make. it. through. the Mass. We want to share our tips to help you get through Mass, and hopefully to help you find more peace and reverence when attending Mass with your kids. Tim reminds us that it's more important to make it TO MASS than to make it THROUGH MASS. And he has some great advice for adjusting your attitude to bring you more peace as you manage Mass with kids. Sara has some practical tips and tricks to have up your sleeve when attending Mass with littles. Sponsor This episode is sponsored by Annunciation Designs! Check out the shop and the amazing products at AnnunciationDesigns.com. Today, we feature the Future Saint Activity Cards - a perfect thing to bring to Mass for your littles. Resources Mentioned: Future Saint Activity Cards - from Annunciation Designs Bishop Baron's Homilies - a podcast Fr. Mike Schmitz Homilies - a podcast Priest Doll (affiliate link) from WeeBelievers A Missal for Little Ones (affiliate link) Sara's favorite Mass Missal for kids (English Mass) Learn More and Support our work: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.Learn more and support our work!
32:18
March 11, 2020
Oops - The Thing About the Cup...
Heyyy everybody, Sara here. I said something dumb in the last episode, and I just want to take a moment to correct my mistake and give you the RIGHT information! Read more: The Hunt for the Cup (Catholic Answers Article) The 4th Cup (book by Scott Hahn, affiliate link) The Sacrificial Lamb (Wikipedia)
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March 4, 2020
15. Things You Might Not Know About the Mass
As parents, we spend a lot of time teaching our kids about what the Mass is, how to behave at Mass, and maybe even bribing them with donuts to keep quiet during Mass. But today we want to take a few minutes to feed the souls of moms and dads, by helping you learn a few things you may not have known about the Mass! What's the significance of blessing ourselves with holy water upon entering the church? What does the "Lamb of God" really mean? Learn the answer to these questions, plus some interesting facts about the Traditional Latin Mass, and more in today's episode. Sponsor This episode is sponsored by Annunciation Designs! Check out the shop and the amazing products at AnnunciationDesigns.com. Today, we feature the Future Saint Activity Cards - a perfect thing to bring to Mass for your littles. Resources Mentioned: Tan Planner (affiliate link) New and Traditional Calendar Treasure and Tradition (affiliate link) a beautiful guide to the Latin Mass Know Your Mass (affiliate link) A graphic novel for kids about the Latin Mass The Mass: 2 Things You Know and One that Will Blow Your Mind - on To Jesus, Sincerely. Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
27:54
March 4, 2020
Bonus! Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Tim
In this special BONUS episode, Tim is going to share all about his trip to the Holy Land! This is the perfect episode to listen to during Lent, to help you enter into Christ's Passion, by a little walk through the Holy Land. Learn More: Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and subscribe.  Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org.  Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
32:16
February 28, 2020
14. Quit Complaining About Your Spouse
Today, we'll talk about the dangers of complaining (or "venting") against our spouses. We want to take this opportunity to practice gratitude and appreciation for our spouses, and to encourage you to look for things to say to uplift your spouse - and not to drag them down. Resources Mentioned: Episode 8: Do You Live Under a Rock? Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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February 26, 2020
13. Lent for Parents and Families
Today, we chat about some of our ideas and traditions for observing Lent as a family. But we also talk about the importance of parents entering into the spirit of sacrifice and penance as Catholic adults, and with your spouse as a Catholic couple. What do you think of our ideas? And what would you add? Resources Mentioned: The Origins of Lent from New Advent Eating Alligator During Lent from CNA Step Up Close to Jesus Stations of the Cross for Kids 5 Minute Sacrifice for Lent - on To Jesus, Sincerely Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
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February 19, 2020
12. Modeling and Teaching Virtue
In this episode, we'll use the Catechism of the Catholic Church to define what virtue is. We'll help you become familiar with the theological and cardinal virtues, and talk about different practical ways to model these virtues for your children, and grow in them as a family. Resources Mentioned: Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Virtues (CCC 1803) Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time (affiliate link) - Sara's new book by Our Sunday Visitor! Virtues in Practice (free program) for children Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
27:52
February 12, 2020
11. Inappropriate Things People Say to Parents - and How to Respond
We can often get caught off guard when people say rude or unexpected things to us in public, and we can be unsure of how to respond in the moment. Today we will talk about how to have a charitable interpretation of inappropriate comments. And we'll build our arsenal of great (and sometimes funny) responses! Resources Mentioned: A discussion of secondary infertility. Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
30:23
February 5, 2020
10. Fostering Vocations in Our Children
I think the idea of “vocation” is often misunderstood, or maybe I should say not fully understood. We have “vocations awareness” and “vocation discernment” initiatives for our children, but I think there’s something vital we’re missing in the discussion, and we want to bring that out today, and encourage you in fostering a true sense of vocation in your children. Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
24:26
January 29, 2020
9. Escapism and Healthy Alternatives
Escapism is when we turn to things and behaviors in order to help us get away from the hardships of real life. We want to unpack what this commonly looks like, why it’s a problem, and  what we can do instead of attempting to “escape” from our lives. Article Mentioned: Healthy Mind Platter Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
25:25
January 22, 2020
8. Do You Live Under a Rock?
Today we're going to play a little game called: Do You Live Under a Rock? We think most parents might! Tim is going to ask some questions about Pop Culture, and Sara will show off how little she knows about it. Keep count of how many references YOU know, and let us know whether you live under a rock, too! Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
30:07
January 15, 2020
7. Five Saints Every Mom Needs to Know
Sara wants to introduce you to 5 Saints every mom needs to know. From Mama Mary, to St. Therese and her mom Zelie, to St. John Bosco and more, these Saints are amazing witnesses and models for every mom! Resources Mentioned: St. John Bosco's Educational Method Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
23:39
January 8, 2020
6. Five Saints Every Dad Needs to Know
Tim wants to introduce you to 5 Saints every dad needs to know. From St. Joseph, to Thomas More, to JPII and more, these Saints are amazing witnesses and models for every dad! Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
24:43
January 7, 2020
5. Nursery Rhymes: Disturbing, or Very Disturbing?
Let's chat about the grim but true stories behind Nursery Rhymes. We might get distracted by Sara's personal vendetta against houselamps, kicking off this otherwise disturbing episode on a lighthearted note. But then things get a little deep as we explore parents' responsibility to prudently discern what type of content we expose our kids to, and the implications of sanitizing history - including our own Church history. Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
22:53
January 6, 2020
4. Are Parents Called to Contemplative Prayer?
We're continuing our conversation on prayer - this time, diving into what contemplative prayer means, and whether it's possible for parents. As parents, we're not called to live the contemplative life. Our lives are necessarily active lives - filled with many duties and responsibilities. But does that mean we can't pray contemplative prayer? Sara thinks that just maybe we can. Discover what contemplative prayer is, and how God is waiting to give this gift to you. Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
27:19
January 3, 2020
3. How to Turn a Life of Chaos into a Life of Prayer
Do you feel like your life is too full of chaos to find time to pray? Let's take a quick look at the definition of what prayer really is. Then we'd like to share 9 practical pieces of advice that we have found help us to have a better prayer life, and maybe they’ll help you too! Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
26:20
January 2, 2020
2. Daniel Tiger! 5 Lessons Every Parent Can Learn
Do your kids love Daniel Tiger? It's okay to admit that YOU love it too. We want to share 5 of our favorite Daniel Tiger songs (you get to hear Tim sing them!) and the lessons we take away from them as parents. We also share a few of Sara's favorite parenting books, that seem to line up with the Daniel Tiger world (affiliate links): The Whole Brain Child, The Explosive Child, Parenting with Grace. If you haven't yet seen Daniel Tiger (*cough* *cough*), it's available on Amazon Prime Streaming, so go check it out. Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
28:30
January 1, 2020
1. Welcome to Home But Not Alone!
Meet Tim and Sara, hosts of "Home But Not Alone." Tim started out in Church ministry, but eventually discerned to become a Stay at Home Dad. Sara's career goal was to have a job she could quit, to become a Stay at Home Mom. In this episode, you'll hear their stories about their journey to Stay at Home Parenting, and the reasons behind this podcast. If you sometimes feel lonely, even though you're constantly surrounded by tiny people, this podcast will help you realize - you're not so alone! Learn more and support our work! Visit our Podcast website HBNApodcast.com to learn more and sign up to become a supporter. Find more from Tim at ChasteLove.org. Find more from Sara at ToJesusSincerely.com.
24:19
November 13, 2019