10 Prayers to Teach Your Catholic Children

prayers to teach Catholic children

In our home, we started praying with our children when they were very small. Before bed, we started with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. In a matter of months, the children knew all the prayers by heart, and were taking turns leading them. Rachel even surprised me by reciting the St Michael prayer one night, long before I knew she was even paying attention. Take the time to say these prayers with your children. As parents, {Read More}

10 Books for Catholic Children and Families

books for Catholic children and families

The following post is from contributing author Dianna Kennedy, and contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! Are you looking for books for Catholic children to help you teach your children our faith? On our bookshelves, you’ll find loads of Catholic children’s books – check out my favorites and add them to your home. 1. Little Acts of Grace We use these booklets as a starting point to our day. I take one section, read it out loud, and we {Read More}

10 Bible Songs to Teach Your Children

Favorite Bible Songs to Teach Children

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. (This post contains affiliate links) If you’re a mother, you’ll teach your children a song or two while they’re small. Children often learn by repetition – like singing the same songs over and over! It’s never too early to lead our little ones to Christ with music. Let’s make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Want to entertain your children while you teach them the faith? I have a long {Read More}

10 More Books for a Catholic Mother’s Bookshelf

10 More Books for a Catholic Mother's Bookshelf

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. You’ll find books all over my house and filling up my Kindle app in my iPad. We listen to audiobooks in the car, at lunchtime and even when I run. Need a list of great Catholic books to add to your summer must-read list? Here are some authors that I’ve read recently or plan to peruse by the pool in the next few months. 1. Kate Wicker I honestly don’t {Read More}

Keeping Your House Clean with Small Children Underfoot

If you have children, this may happen one day at your house.

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. Want to know why you rarely see pictures of my house? I’ll let you in on a little secret. I stink at cleaning house. I was halfway decent when I only had one child. Now, with a teenage daughter and four children under the age of six, my house looks like a cyclone hit most days. I know that there are many of you out there like me — let’s {Read More}

10 Things to Put in Your Children’s Easter Basket Besides Candy!

Hide and Squeak Eggs

It’s almost time for Easter, and that means we’re on the hunt for fun items for Easter baskets. I’m trying to stay away from candy this year – since it makes my children a little crazy. Here are my best ideas for non-candy Easter basket fillers.   1. Sandals and other Summer Gear In our area, Easter seems to be the turning point into warmer weather. It’s a tradition in our family to gift items such as bathing suits, sandals, {Read More}

A Decluttering Challenge: 40 Bags in 40 Days

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I’m in the throes of children’s consignment sale season over here.  I’m furiously going through my basement and closets, ironing, hanging and tagging. During the mundane task of ironing, my brain tends to wander. “What are you going to do for Lent?” I generally have a million lofty goals for Lent, and end up being about 10% successful. This year, I’m setting my sights for more reasonable achievements, and hope to clean my house in the process. It stands to {Read More}

10 Saints to Have in Your Corner as a Catholic Mother

Our Lady of Grace

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. One of my favorite things about being Catholic is our treasury of saints. Countless men and women have gone on before us, struggled with some of the same vices, and gone on to be models of our Catholic faith. They’ve finished their time on Earth, and are now prayer warriors in Heaven. Think of them as Church Alumni — they’ve been through the battle and now serve on the advisory {Read More}