When all 6 us of us gathered around the t.v. for the Urbi Et Orbi, we thought we were in for a 15 minute deal. The kids squirmed and fidgeted, trying hard to keep up the reverence, thinking the actual blessing was just around the corner. But Pope Francis was in no hurry. And neither … More Urbi et Orbi Litany of Supplication – a short prayer – family style
We are like a barrel of monkeys over here in my house. But, somehow in the midst of hug-fests and pent up pacing, my family gave me space to finish writing this book! It has been on my heart for three years but in the last 3 months, I felt a burning drive to get … More New Book Coming!
Author talks about new book – Collection of Grace – A Flexible Handbook for Growing a Life of Prayer … More What’s the book about?
If your child is going to Reconciliation for the first time, she might be afraid that she will forget what to do. It can be helpful to bring a paper as a reminder of the steps – even if you don’t write anything. I made this for my kids when they were young and they … More Printable Guide for Reconciliation
Happy New Year! Advent is the start of the liturgical calendar. It can be a terrific time to begin new traditions. I often struggle, wishing there was more prayer into our family mode but it can be hard. Often times we would rather watch one of the many episodes of Star Wars than do something … More Advent Prayer for Families
What should you and your kids do for Lent? Here’s a craft based on these basic Christian practices of prayer, fasting and alms giving (traditionally the main practices of Lent). It contains a calendar, so that like during Advent, kids have a visual of how much closer they are to the feast they look forward … More Craft for Lent – with a calendar
I’m tired. Its not because I worked hard. Its because of what I see. The view from a substitute teacher’s desk weigh’s heavy on my heart… “Time for a little class competition. John, will you please put your phone away and try to factor this trinomial?” Teacher walks next to the kid who is checking … More What I See in the Classroom
Every family has their own wonderful ways to encourage and teach each other. Here are a few of mine. I’d love to hear a few of your ideas too! Display a colorful book at the breakfast table (a children’s bible, a book of saints etc.) Gift cute stuffed animals that have a little recording of … More 20 Playful Ideas for Fostering Faith in your Kids
I didn’t used to be crazy about the saints until I realized that they were becoming my friends. As I get to know the stories of their childhood, their struggles and their ways of living out deep concepts, I myself find a strong grace at work in my own thoughts and actions. Surprisingly, I can … More 3 Easy Ways to Get to Know the Saints
Sometimes getting ready for the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be like staring at a blank wall. We don’t know where to start. Plus, you might be freaked out because you don’t remember what to do once your are in the confessional. Here are two guides that that my family uses. 1. One of the guides … More Guide for Confession