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!
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
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
If you listen to a kid pray the Lord’s Prayer, it is super cute “our father who art in heaven, Howard be thy name”… until you realize that she has no idea what she is saying. Even for adults, it is easy to zip through the prayer without meaning the words because they are different … More Howard be thy name?!?… the Our Father for kids
At a soccer game this weekend, I listened as a lady and her husband lamented that they could not turn back the clock to a few months ago, before their son began playing Fortnite. They wished they could do it differently. These parents longed for the old productive good fun their son had and they … More Surrender your dreams for your family? No way.
We pray as a family around the fireplace every so often and sometimes just as a married couple. Since this time is not always easy, it can help to have some format. Here’s an idea to try adapting along with your own message: Family Prayer Song Bless the Lord, o my soul and all … More Family Prayer
A little while ago, my family of 6 studied one of the Psalms while eating a nice pancake breakfast. We didn’t fight. It wasn’t awkward. I didn’t preach. I wasn’t pulling teeth. It worked. Was it the fresh strawberries? The fact that my husband made the pancakes extra fluffy? Or maybe it was a good … More Simple Scripture Study – with syrup and kids