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Feeding Your Family’s Soul :: Book Review & Giveaway

Feeding Your Family’s Soul :: Book Review & Giveaway

When I was a child, my family did not gather around the dinner table to share life together. Sure we ate at the same time, but on most nights, it was at the kitchen counter with the evening news blaring on the TV. When I visited my aunt and uncle’s home, I savored the commraderie around the dinner table—dishes being passed around, conversation flowing, even clean up and the rotation of chores was a novelty that I secretly wished was…

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Daybook: Hello Summer

Daybook: Hello Summer

Outside my window … It is sunny, and the high is supposed to be near 80. We are having a gorgeous late-spring. My children are playing with the neighbors, and it can be quite crazy. But I am grateful for every day they can run and play outside.   Thanking God for … * Another wonderful school year * Good teachers * Good Catholic/Christian schools * My running group and my fitness challenge groups that keep me on track * Success…

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Spring Fever, Mother’s Day, and a FREE Printable

Spring Fever, Mother’s Day, and a FREE Printable

This might sound cliché, but this spring truly has been busy! It is hard for me to even wrap my head around the fact that it is May 6, and my children will be done with school in less than one month! Of course, thoughts like this prompt anxiety to race through my mind and heart … I better get organized! What am I going to do to keep them busy for three months? Of course, it really doesn’t help…

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Egg-stravagant Hunt

Egg-stravagant Hunt

On this #EasterWednesday, I found the perfect post for the #WorthRevisit link up! I wrote this five years ago, and oh how little my children look in these photos! While we did not get this egg-stravagant with our Easter Egg Hunt this year, we have fond memories of past Easters and the joy of sharing the Resurrection with others. This Easter Sunday, we hosted our very first Easter Egg Hunt. We invited extended family and those neighbors who were in town….

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Daybook :: Vacation Memories Edition

Daybook :: Vacation Memories Edition

Outside my window … It is sunny, and the high is supposed to be in the upper 50s. I’ll take it! Two weeks ago, we were in Florida, and the warm sun felt so good! It was such a nice break from the winter cold. I am looking forward to spring.   Thanking God for … * An amazing vacation with my family * The generosity of my dad, who gifted us with the trip * Disney World and the chance to feel…

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#WorthRevisit :: Well-Read Mom Creates Place For Women to Read Together (+ a GIVEAWAY)

#WorthRevisit :: Well-Read Mom Creates Place For Women to Read Together (+ a GIVEAWAY)

One year ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Well-Read Mom founder, Marcie Stockman, for CatholicMom.com. I am reposting my article today (a day late for #WorthRevisitWednesday link-up), because Well-Read Mom is hosting an awesome giveaway now through Dec. 1. I have had the pleasure of being in one of these book clubs, and it is an incredible experience. Not only do you get to read some fabulous books, but you also have the opportunity to get together with other like-minded women. I…

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Day 29 :: 31 Days With Mary—Mondays With Mary (on a Thursday)

Day 29 :: 31 Days With Mary—Mondays With Mary (on a Thursday)

Perhaps I should have planned on sharing this book on a Monday, but sometimes our plans don’t work out the way we would like them to. So, I am coming to you on a Thursday with a wonderful book that will inspire your personal devotion to Our Blessed Mother and equip you with a myriad of ways to pray, honor, and celebrate her within your family. Mondays With Mary by Meredith Henning is my favorite go-to book for planning feast…

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Day 28 :: 31 Days With Mary—Slowing Down

Day 28 :: 31 Days With Mary—Slowing Down

I missed Day 27 (yesterday) of my 31 Days With Mary series, because it was my 14th wedding anniversary! I spent part of my day cleaning out my front closet, which I am still working on. And I spent the other part of my day celebrating with my husband and children. It was a great day! Today, Day 28, I am joining the Yarn Along link up to share what I am reading and what I am about to start…

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Day 22 :: 31 Days With Mary—Marian Consecration

Day 22 :: 31 Days With Mary—Marian Consecration

Today is Day 22 of this 31-day writing challenge! Today also is the feast day of an incredible—and brand new—saint: St. John Paul II. St. John Paul II is known as a “Marian giant,” meaning he had great devotion to Our Blessed Mother and taught prolifically on her role in our faith. In fact, the motto of his entire 27-year papacy was Totus Tuus, which is Latin for totally yours, referencing his belonging to Our Lady, and based on the…

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Day 20 :: 31 Days With Mary—Take It to the Queen

Day 20 :: 31 Days With Mary—Take It to the Queen

Take It to the Queen by Josephine Nobisso is an absolutely beautiful story! About six years ago, we actually found it at our library (surprise!), and it has since become a favorite of our family’s. It is an allegory of the role Our Blessed Mother plays in salvation history. The story, on its own, is delightful, but the theological symbols that are woven throughout make the tale that much more rich and meaningful. (A great explanation of all the theological insight in…

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