Celebrating Lent with Young Kids Lent truly is a countdown to Easter. We offer prayers, almsgiving, and fasting as we await the resurrection of our Lord. A countdown chain gives kids a more concrete understanding of how many days are in Lent and a visual for how long Lent will continue. A paper chain is also simple and quick with little mess, all bonuses … [Read more...] about How to Make a Lent Paper Chain
Amy Grant is an amazing recording artist and a family favorite. Her Christmas albums always top the stack when we start playing seasonal music. Her songs play in the background during some of my favorite holiday memories; decorating the Christmas tree, making cookies, and snuggling up with beloved Christmas picture books. Her newest album, "Tennessee Christmas" has … [Read more...] about Win an Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas CD!
Last week the family and I headed to Charleston, SC, so I could attend the Edel Conference, a gathering for Catholic women looking to offer and receive camaraderie and support! The conference is named after the Venerable (meaning holy, but not yet a saint) Edel Quinn. This was my first time attending the conference. There's so much to say that it's easy to get … [Read more...] about Take Aways From Edel 2015
I was seven when I first accepted the Eucharist, but twenty-seven before I realized I wasn't going to hell for my actions on the morning of my first holy communion. Left unsupervised for mere minutes in the parish, curiosity got the better of me, as it often did in my childhood, and I reached my hand into the bowl of wafers that were meant for holy communion. I ate … [Read more...] about We Are God’s Toddlers
The good news is that I can officially add The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson to my read shelf on Goodreads, having devoured the entire thing. The bad news is the book is meant to last an entire year (one entry per day) and I gorged on the entire book in between naps, setting up the crock pot, and sub-par monitoring of my daughter's paint … [Read more...] about The American Catholic Almanac – Book Review