5 Easy Ways to Work the Liturgical Year Into Your Busy Life

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  The Catholic liturgical year is full of feasts to celebrate. And Pinterest is full of ways to feel inferior about how you do (or do not) celebrate it.  Even though the liturgical year has already begun, I thought I would share this while you are setting goals for the upcoming year. I’ve come up with a 5 step way to introduce liturgical year feasts & celebrations into even the busiest seasons of life. 1. Christmas & Easter Evaluating your {Read More}

Catholic Gifts for Children Ages 0-5

Catholic gifts for children

Each year, I remember the baptism anniversaries of not only my children, but also those of my Godchildren. With 5 of them now, I have bought a LOT of Catholic gifts for little ones. Here are some of my favorites from birth to about age 5. Birth/Baptism Guardian Angel bear or stuffed lamb (can be found at Easter) St Joseph rattle books Personalized church bags (I like to order mine from VistaPrint) Saints cards rings. I add new cards for {Read More}

Prepping For Baby | Catholic Edition

Prepping for Baby | Catholic Edition

A quick note to email subscribers: You (hopefully) will receive this post twice today.  Once through Feedburner and once through our new delivery system for these emails, Mad Mimi.  If you don’t receive the Mad Mimi one, please check your spam folder.  After I know the new email has gone through successfully, I will turn off the old email service and you’ll go back to receiving each new post only once.  Thank you for your patience! Not an email subscriber {Read More}

My Four Favorite Books for New Catholic Mothers

As I’m nearing the end of the wait for baby number three (at the time of writing, anyway), I’m working on becoming prepared and noticing how much things have changed since we were awaiting baby number one. For one thing, I started to become stronger in my faith.  I realized that if she were going to be strong in the faith, I had to be that example –and I wasn’t much of an example. Over the years I have found {Read More}

Mother-Daughter Banquets: A Reflection

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  This year is kind of a sad one for me;  it’s the first year since my daughters were born that I probably won’t be attending the annual Mother-Daughter Banquet with my grandmother in the town where I grew up.   I am due to have a new baby next month and driving 3 hours and chasing around my 5 and (especially the) 2 year old and then trying to get them to settle down for bed in a strange place {Read More}

Ten Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas

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I am a gift giver – it’s one of my languages.   I don’t fill like filling an Easter basket full of candy and junk though.   I’m also a fan of making fancy gifts and presentation of stuff I’d buy them anyway.   That being said, here are ten candy-free Easter basket ideas. Easter accessories (girly) hat purse shoes gloves hair accessories jewelry Church busy bag personalized bag stuffed lamb (easy to find at Easter!) holy card ring age-appropriate bible notebook or {Read More}

Your Body Is Not Your Own

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Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 It’s never more obvious that your body is not your own than when you are pregnant.  It shouldn’t be the only time that you take time to take care of yourself, though. With the start of the New Year, {Read More}

Five Rosary Resources for Busy Moms

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I don’t know about you, but praying the Rosary feels like it takes 10 times longer than it does and having 25 minutes of quiet to myself?   Well, many days it just doesn’t seem possible.   I’ve amassed quite a collection of Rosary resources to help overcome those feelings. 1.  In the car. It takes 10-15 minutes to get anywhere.  I usually get 2-3 decades in on the drive TO somewhere and the rest on the way home.   My favorite audio {Read More}