Oh, Dearest Mother, Sweetest Virgin of Altagracia, our Patroness. You are our Advocate and to you we recommend our needs. You are our Teacher and like disciples we come to learn from the example of your holy life. You are our Mother, and like children, we come to offer you all of the love of our hearts. Receive, dearest Mother, our offerings and listen attentively to our supplications. Amen.



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Welcome! 4Real provides peer support for Catholic parent home educators committed to nurturing learning in a Catholic family atmosphere. We support families who design their own course of home studies, be it in whole or part. We emphasize the Church's Liturgical Year, living books, nature, beauty in art, music, and natural methods of learning. 4Real has its roots in a Catholic Charlotte Mason Yahoo group and has grown by providing a welcome to like-minded parents, especially those who are new to home education (homeschooling) or the Catholic faith. 4Real hopes to continue its ministry emphasizing 'Living Learning' discussions that are rich in ideas, gratifying, inspiring, and encourage creativity. This do-it-yourself desire will be further supported by 'Home as Haven' chats. We are closed Sundays and other special days.

We warmly invite you to join us in participating in this community. Grab a cup of tea and read more About Us.

A Living Education
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Open Forum [no new posts] Living Learning  Moderators: Mackfam SuzanneG Erin
Join us as we design & adapt curriculum to meet our needs, emphasizing living books and hands-on education as we live our learning!
2559 28272 8/13/2014 at 1:05pm
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Open Forum [no new posts] Planning and Ordering our Days  Moderators: Mackfam Erin CrunchyMom
Gather 'round your favorite baskets, pens, planners, pretty paper, post-its, label maker, a fresh cup of tea, and join us!
435 5463 8/13/2014 at 10:21am
by SuzanneGView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Domestic Church  Moderators: MaryM CrunchyMom JennGM
Share ideas for living the liturgical year, sacrament preparation, and teaching and living the Faith including a variety of resources and educational materials.
3808 33973 8/20/2014 at 4:10pm
by millermom1110View Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Language Arts Come Alive  Moderators: Mackfam Erin
Let's talk about the particulars of reading and writing, including copywork, dictation, and narration.
1128 7769 8/15/2014 at 11:29am
by SallyTView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Picture Book Discoveries  Moderators: SuzanneG SeaStar
Share great titles, experiences and unit study ideas featuring picture books your family loves!
950 6232 8/16/2014 at 6:22am
by SeaStarView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Living Literature  Moderators: SuzanneG SeaStar
Excited about a particular living book? Looking for a good read for your children? Join us here to discuss great literature and poetry.
1039 8353 8/12/2014 at 9:29am
by CrunchyMomView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Living and Loving Numbers  Moderators: MaryM cathhomeschool
A chance to share mathematical ideas and discoveries and to discuss both curricula and living math.
667 4423 8/20/2014 at 11:59am
by pumpkinmomView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Across Time and Place  Moderators: guitarnan Erin
Join us as we explore the history, geography, languages, celebration days, cultures and customs of the world through living books, unit studies, field trips, projects and more.
1441 10523 8/19/2014 at 3:31pm
by PilgrimView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Exploring God's Creation in Nature and Science  Moderators: Mackfam MaryM
Let's discuss the treasures of nature study and pursuing the sciences through living books and hands-on experiments.
1603 11779 8/4/2014 at 5:31pm
by SeaStarView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] The Arts in the Everyday  Moderators: SuzanneG MaryM
Nurture your creative side and discuss practical approaches to art, music, drama, and dance.
924 6100 8/13/2014 at 2:36pm
by AagotView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Nurturing the Years of Wonder   Moderators: Mackfam Erin
Nurturing the joy-filled years of early childhood. Exploring natural and gentle learning opportunities within the family. Ordering the environment, fostering good habits and much more!
1006 8777 7/11/2014 at 4:50pm
by MaggieView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] High School Years and Beyond  Moderators: Chari guitarnan Angie Mc
The ins and outs of high school course selection, transcripts, and the challenges and adventures of education beyond high school...and more!
882 7923 8/20/2014 at 6:51am
by WheatheartacaView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Special Blessings  Moderators: SeaStar
A place to share and to encourage as we raise children with special needs.
349 2586 6/3/2014 at 4:33pm
by cheesehead momView Last Post

Home as Haven
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Open Forum [no new posts] We Pray to the Lord  Moderators: Angie Mc guitarnan
Bring your prayer requests here. We promise to pray for your intentions. Expect miracles.
8266 147274 8/21/2014 at 11:37am
by Servant2theKingView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Hidden Treasure  Moderators: SeaStar
Come join the search for Hidden Treasure with your 4Real friends as we explore together ways to live a life of dedication to the virtues of Mary.
191 2051 11/15/2013 at 12:30am
by 3GiftsathomeView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Philosophy of Education  Moderators: CrunchyMom
Conversation, considerations and questions about the great ideas, curricula and methods that inspire us.
204 3166 8/19/2014 at 4:00pm
by pumpkinmomView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Our Lady's Loom, Larder, and Laundry  Moderators: stefoodie JodieLyn CrunchyMom
Join us to discuss the arts and organization involved in making a house a home: cooking, cleaning, sewing, handicrafts and more.
2809 28285 8/21/2014 at 8:02am
by AngelView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Our Lady of Good Remedy and Care  Moderators: JodieLyn CrunchyMom
A place to discuss topics and ideas related to personal care & beauty, fitness, natural remedies, and healthy living.
1101 10643 7/19/2014 at 2:15pm
by Anneof 5View Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Mothering and Family Life  Moderators: JodieLyn hylabrook1
Share thoughts on the joys, blessings, and challenges of family life and mothering.
2406 30057 7/23/2014 at 4:58pm
by knowloveserveView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Book Club  Moderators: SuzanneG Chari
Come journey with other mothers as we discover and discuss books that enrich our lives and feed our hearts and souls.
246 3832 7/24/2014 at 1:52pm
by stefoodieView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] St. Anne's Tearoom: Growing in Wisdom over 40  Moderators: Angie Mc hylabrook1
"Strength and beauty are her clothing, and she shall laugh in the latter day...Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her." Come laugh with us!
141 2273 8/9/2014 at 4:26pm
by MarilynWView Last Post
Open Forum [no new posts] Tea and Conversation  Moderators: cathhomeschool JodieLyn hylabrook1
Join us for a digital cup of tea and sharing conversations that are encouraging, supportive, and informative.
6391 75508 8/21/2014 at 9:13am
by Anneof 5View Last Post

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Open Forum [no new posts] About Us  Moderators: administrator
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