Confessions of a Catholic Homeschool Mom: Off the Shelf 190 with Karen Salstrom

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Off the Shelf 190 – Karen Salstrom

More and more families are making the tough decision to abandon the public school system and instead choosing to homeschool their children. These can lead to some very stressful times for first-time homeschoolers. What curriculum should they use? How will each school day look? Will they fail or succeed? Was this the right decision? Join Karen Salstrom and I as we discuss the trials and tribulations of being homeschoolers. Check out her book Confessions of a Catholic Homeschool Mom here.

From the Publisher Leonine Publishers 

Confession is good for the soul—and necessary after dealing with an 11-year-old who hates math! Confessions of a Catholic Homeschool Mom is all about finding the strength to get through the challenges of schooling your own brats…brood.

Karen Salstrom, mom of seven children, invites frazzled moms everywhere to join her on a journey into homeschooling.

Here, you can find answers to common questions:

  • What is homeschooling?
  • Is it worthwhile?
  • Can I do it?
  • How can I do it?
  • Where does this fit into family life?
  • And most of all, how do I keep my spirituality… and my sanity?

Though written tongue-in-cheek, chapters unfold around the Sacrament of Reconciliation from “Examination of Conscience” all the way to “Penance and Absolution.”  Full of her own personal stories as well as practical advice, Confessions of a Catholic Homeschool Mom is an accessible tool for moms who now more than ever find themselves swimming in the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling.


Karen Salstrom began her writing career as a songwriter and has several songs listed with CCLI and Hope Publishing. In 2017, she co-authored 95 Questions for Protestants, and apologetics book. Visit her blog

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