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Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

by: Maurisa MayerleI have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having freedom from planning and writing weekly lesson plansRead more »

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest's Father's Day ROCK!

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest’s Father’s Day ROCK!

by: Martina KreitzerThey definitely need all the prayers we can send their way! When I had an emergency appendectomy, both Father Dean andRead more »

Thirteen Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ Thirteen Simply Great Ideas

13 Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ 13 Simply Great Ideas

My firstborn graduated from a high school course of study accepted by the state of Alaska and is now attending college (paid for byRead more »

Sanctifying the Ordinary

Sanctifying the Ordinary

I have been changing diapers for the last 14 years of my life- a task that I first approached with a mix of apprehension and excitement asRead more »

Swimsuits and Son Bathing

Well, it’s here again. That wonderful season where bathing beauties fill the covers of our favorite magazines announcing the latest andRead more »

The Guiding Light of Mary: Inspiration for Deepening Our Relationship with Christ

The month of May is one of two months devoted to Mary, the mother of God. This past Lent, I found myself reflecting on the ways in whichRead more »

Holy Budgeting_ Practicing Detachment and Stewardship in a World Filled with Money

Holy Budgeting: Practicing Detachment and Stewardship in a World Filled with Money

Money, more specifically budgeting, is one of those topics that everyone urges you to sort out before you get married. Make sure you areRead more »

Love As Christ Loved (Part 3): Recognizing Honor, Dignity, and Beauty of Children

by: Anni HarryIn Matthew 19:14, Christ made it abundantly clear His love extends even to the littlest of us, by instructing His disciples,Read more »

Love As Christ Loved (Part 2): Recognizing Our Spouse Through the Eyes of Christ

I previously wrote about how we should love ourselves as Christ loved us on the Cross. He recognizes our inherent worth and beauty,Read more »

My Kid Drinks Juice in Mass - Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

My Kid Drinks Juice during Mass – Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Please let me explain. THE JUICE INCIDENT My son’s iPod rings several times from his pocket. He pullsRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

by: guestHave your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as sheRead more »

Uniting to Christ's Life-Giving Suffering

Uniting to Christ’s Life-Giving Suffering

by: Sarah AntonioGod’s perfect original plan did not include all of this suffering. In the same way, His original plan did notRead more »

The Frazzled Catholic Mom's Guide to Getting through Mass Mostly in One Piece

The Frazzled Catholic Mom’s Guide to Getting through Mass (Mostly) in One Piece

by: Martina KreitzerGet the experience of being the frazzled Catholic mom {and dad, too!} in the pew! If you’re a parent who bringsRead more »

Beyond the Darkness

Beyond the Darkness

I wrote this post last year after a dark season of Lent.  If you entered the Lenten season with a heavy heart, where fears and doubtsRead more »

Stepping out of the Boat

Stepping Out of the Boat

by: Darcie NielsenWe planned to slowly build it up until there was enough work for my husband to leave his current job and come onRead more »