An Exciting Announcement and A Huge Change

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Note to email subscribers: I have some very important information about your email subscription, so please refer to that section of this post by scrolling down until you see “Email Subscription Change.”  Thanks! The Huge Change As we inched closer to being received into the Church at the Easter Vigil in 2007, I had something happen (which is really a longer story than we have room for here) that made me start searching for a blog roll for Catholic women. {Read More}

Enriching Learning, Faith, and Family Time with a Small Camel

This post contains affiliate links. For the past several years, my children and I have centered much of our Advent activities around the alphabet and picture books.  As we have enjoyed our literature-rich Advents, I’ve come to know a number of seasonal storybooks that I was not aware of prior to beginning our Alphabet of Advent initiative two years ago.  One of them is Small Camel Follows the Star*, a delightful picture book that can act as the jumping off {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}

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}

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}

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}

Brother Francis Film Review

Brother Francis DVD cover

My sister is my son’s godmother.  Although he is only four years old she tries to find little ways to encourage him in his Catholic faith.  Sometimes she sends him cards on his birthday or the feast day of his patron Saint.  She’ll include a message to him about God’s love for him and how much she loves him and is praying for him.  Other times she gives a faith-related gift.  As a mother it is wonderful and refreshing to see how {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}