Advent: A Time To Serve

I think the hardest part about passing on the faith to the next generation is getting our kids to connect the faith with the minutiae of real life. You know what I’m talking about, right? You wrap up an eloquent, profound chat about “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” and five minutes later, your saint-in-training turns around and wallops Brother with his light saber, just because he can. When I was in grade school, my {Read More}

Holiness in Motherhood

holiness in motherhood

Yesterday was just one of those days. One of those days when it seems like each task takes a little more patience and a whole lot of letting go of any and all expectations I had of accomplishing household chores and errands. I realized this as I was feeding my 6 month old, Grace, who has recently discovered that it is oh so fun to sputter and bubble and blow at the precise moment her daily pureed flavor reaches her {Read More}

Keeping Your Faith When Life Gets Really Tough

Going through a time in your life when you feel like Job? Laura from WaldenMommy offers some tips on maintaining your faith when life gets tough.

The other night, my husband and I were sitting at the kitchen table, sharing a snack after the Herd was in bed. In the quiet stillness, I looked at him and muttered, “I feel like Job.” Engineer Husband was confused. “Job? The guy in the Bible?” “Yeah, him,” I said, shoving a cracker in my mouth. “The guy who had everything and then Satan told God that Job was only faithful because Job had it good? So God took everything {Read More}

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}

5 Things You Can Do When Your Kids Leave the Faith

What to do when your child leaves the faith | Catholic Mothers Online

Every good Catholic mom’s number one goal is to raise her kids with a strong faith.  All we have taught them has been with the hope that they will come to know, love, and serve God with all their hearts. Most young people need to seek their own answers and reasons for things. It’s just part of growing up.  But even though we have guided them through their doubts and answered their questions sometimes our children still go astray. After {Read More}

10 Go-To Sites for Planning Saint Day Celebrations

What do you get when your cross a rich history of virtuous saints, a dedicated group creative Catholics and a widespread desire to learn and share online?   A near eternity’s worth of ideas for edifying and enjoyable Saint Day celebrations, if you ask me!   Each time I sit down to plan gluten-free Saint Teas and play dates for my family, I am amazed with the inspiration that I find online.  My go-to sites are many.  Ones that I {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}

Potty-training, Evangelization and the Spiritual Journey

Clara Lake 2012

My daughter is almost 3. With baby #3 on the way we were really hoping we could have her potty-trained soon. We’ve already done two kids in diapers and it can be a bit of a burden on the monthly budget no matter which way you look at it. Plus, 3-year-old diapers are gross. Problem number one, my daughter is SO stubborn (my husband likes to call it independent – wonder where she gets it?). There isn’t any enticing this {Read More}