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Our Children are Leaving the Church. Here’s What We Can Do About It

by: guestDon’t most Catholic children live in Catholic homes with Catholic parents? Shouldn’t that be enough? If we want our kids toRead more »

The Worst Best Advice I Got as a New Mom

The Worst Best Advice I Got as a New Mom

by: Martina KreitzerTime – it does go by fast. In my head, I’m still the young mom, even though the mirror tells a cruelRead more »

TheDamagingEffectsofMakingExcuses

The Damaging Effects of Making Excuses

by: Martina KreitzerWas it coincidental that it came about when I decided to pray a 54 day novena to St. Joseph? Was it that God knew myRead more »

A Letter to Expectant Mothers

Dear Expectant Mother, Sitting in the doctor’s office, I picked up the latest parenting magazine. It was filled with articles aboutRead more »

Trust Jesus to Lead You to the Fireworks

by: Alison WaggonerIn those hard moments, I learned to trust Jesus. More than that, I begged Him to be active in my life. My attitude andRead more »

The Rainbow after the Storm

The Rainbow after the Storm

by: Martina KreitzerThat was November 2014 – almost four years ago when our entire family experienced our first and most devastatingRead more »

Responding to Crisis

Responding to Crisis

by: Maurisa MayerleRight now the Church needs our prayers more than ever.  This crisis has all the hallmarks of a satanic attack on MotherRead more »

Greater the Gold: Adding Siblings is Worth the Sacrifice

This spring, we were thrilled to welcome our seventh baby. And to add to the excitement, it was a boy, after twelve years and threeRead more »

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

I hate the cliché “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I’ve spent a decade as a single mom and I’ll assure you this isn’t true.Read more »

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

by: Devon WattamFast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busyRead more »

The Sacramentality of Shoes

The Sacramentality of Shoes

by: Allison WelchJust like that. The diaper bags and car seats are gone. The baby gates and playpens are put away.  I don’t own a singleRead more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »