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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 »

7 Quick Takes Friday Christmas Dinner!

It feels like just yesterday I was advocating that we take joy from the beautiful browns and earthy colours that November is dressed in andRead 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 »

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 »

The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It’s ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year – even though Christmas trees are up and Christmas music is playingRead more »

Seven Quick Takes Friday: Dealing with Dreary November

November, November, November… Such a dreary month in pretty much all the land. Summer is absolutely over; there will be no occasionalRead more »

The Paradox of Motherhood

The Feast of the Solemnity of the Blessed Mother, a Holy Day of Obligation, is celebrated on January 1.  At Mass that morning, IRead more »

Wordless Wednesday, Christmas Edition

On behalf of our Ink Slingers and from our families to yours,  we wish you a blessed and rest-filled Christmas.  xoxo About MartinaRead more »

A Christmas Homecoming

We’ve all heard the story of the Prodigal Son, right?  The father rejoices when he sees his son, who left to strike out on his own,Read more »

Confessions of a Prideful Idiot

Christmas in Ice with 30 preschoolers: another chance to make God laugh. I live in interior Alaska and today was fairly brisk at 20 degreesRead more »

I Banned the Wish List

There is one simple choice our family has made over the last ten years that has surprised me. We do not make Wish Lists. Let me explain byRead more »

Get Your Letter from Santa!

Catholic Sistas began as a collaboration between women who had become friends through an online forum. And as the site’s northernmostRead more »

Your Handy-Dandy Guide to Catholic Christmas Shopping!

I know, I know! Thanksgiving is still 2 weeks away, and Christmas isn’t even on your radar. But when it comes to Christmas shopping,Read more »

Merry Christmas!!

Today is the day our Lord is born – Alleluia!! Scripture for Christmas can be found at the USCCB’s website. In the same spiritRead more »