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A Guide to Intentional Christmas Giving

A few years ago, I started making an effort to do my all my Christmas shopping before the start of Advent. I wanted to be free duringRead more »

The First Sunday of Advent: A Reminder to Love

Preparing our hearts and minds for authentic Christmas is challenging. With how much our culture promotes consumerism, Santa, decoratingRead more »

2015 Advent Instagram Photo Journey – Who’s In?

Each year as we draw closer to Advent, I always am encouraged by how different we all are. We respond to a call to a deeper, moreRead more »

The Official 2015 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide and Giveaway!

It’s heeeeere once again – Catholic Sistas annual Christmas gift guide and giant giveaway! This year we’ve addedRead more »

Random Acts of Kindness: An Advent Gift

With Advent right around the corner and Christmas to follow afterward, Catholics everywhere are getting ready for the upcomingRead more »

Joyful Anticipation: A Prayer to Prepare our Hearts

Throughout Advent we have shared ideas on how to make the Advent season more holy and more memorable for your family. As we near theRead more »

Christmas Joy is a Choice, Not a Feeling

In early November, long before Thanksgiving, I started Christmas shopping. Not because I’m obsessed with my kids having the latestRead more »

Ishmael: Your Next Family Christmas Book

Today I’m excited to share with you a new children’s book: Ishmael: The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem. As a mom of toddlers I am alwaysRead more »

Line by Line Prayer Reflection, Anima Christi Part XI

This is the eleventh and final of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. That with Your saints I may praise YouRead more »

Catholic Children’s Movies – a Review of CCC and a Fantastic Giveaway!

CCCKids Saints campaign from Tuesday 12/02-Friday 12/05: 3 movie giveaways: Watch the spirit of giving and the magic of Christmas sparkleRead more »

Preparing for the Christ-Child Through Prayer

Advent is the season in which we wait for the coming of our Lord. We begin preparing a place in our hearts, just as Mary and JosephRead more »

#CSAdvent – Are You Ready for an Instagram Photo Challenge?

If you’ve been following any of our social media accounts lately, you’ve been waiting patiently for this day. YouRead more »

Ten Liturgical Activities for Advent

This article would actually apply for any Catholic family, not just home educators as it deals with liturgical activities for Advent.Read more »

Your Handy Dandy List to an Intentional Advent

Have you made plans yet for Advent? Is Advent a spiritual time for you or is it all about shopping, decorating the house and the tree,Read more »

For a Simpler Life, Get Rid of Your Soul-Sucking STUFF

Does anyone REALLY need a 64-piece set of food storage containers? I think not. You all know the drill–every December, stuff startsRead more »