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How a Little Desk Calendar Made a World of Difference

How a Little Desk Calendar Made a World of Difference

It was one of those weeks. Everything was happening within the same seven days, and I didn’t know how I was going to get through it all. In addition to my family’s regular commitments, such as school, work, and errands, I had three deadlines to meet, parent-teacher conferences to attend, and a family party to prepare for. Oh, and two of my daughters and their teams were in volleyball playoff games. I am sure you can relate to the craziness…

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Celebrating the Saints This Halloween With New Greeting Cards

Celebrating the Saints This Halloween With New Greeting Cards

As a little girl, I was always a little apprehensive about Halloween. I liked dressing up and feasting on candy, but some neighbors down the street created this haunted house experience in their front yard, and I wanted nothing to do with it. I don’t know if I just didn’t like feeling scared or if I actually sensed a type of evil in their decorations. What I do know is that it caused Halloween to be one of my least…

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Day 12: #Write 31—Let’s Play a Game

Day 12: #Write 31—Let’s Play a Game

At the end of most tutoring sessions, my daughter’s tutor leaves a little time to play a game with her. It is especially fun to observe my little girl’s confidence soar as she wins a game! When a new concept she has just learned is part of the game, she lights up when she recognizes it. There are several games available to reinforce the reading and spelling work a child is doing in tutoring and at school. Whether or not a…

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Greeting Card Company Shares the Faith {Plus a GIVEAWAY}

Greeting Card Company Shares the Faith {Plus a GIVEAWAY}

Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Salutare, a wonderful greeting card company that is sharing the Catholic Faith through artwork, coordinating Scripture passages and thoughtful well-wishes. My dear friend, Anne, who is the company’s graphic artist, introduced me to Salutare, and once I saw these unique cards, I just had to share them with you! When I received a sample packet of cards in the mail, I was struck by the unique look of them. For example, the feminine…

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“Finding Patience” Blog Tour Stops Here … And a Giveaway!

“Finding Patience” Blog Tour Stops Here … And a Giveaway!

Moving to a new town and starting a new school are difficult transitions for families. And yet, in this day and age, they often are quite normal experiences. From my own personal experience, I moved twice during my childhood. Leaving my familiar home of 12 years, my friendly neighbors, and all that was normal was certainly a challenge. While I didn’t have to change schools during that first move, my new neighborhood no longer had children my age, and that felt…

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Answer Me This: Volume 2

Answer Me This: Volume 2

Well, I better get this little post up, because this is the last week of Answer Me This, hosted by Catholic All Year, for the summer! (And I only just discovered it!) 1. What’s your favorite grocery store splurge? At the moment, my favorite grocery story splurge is flavored sparkling water. I gave up pop (or soda—depending on where you live) quite awhile ago, and flavored sparkling water is a fun and natural alternative. It’s a nice treat when I’m looking…

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Answer Me This: Volume 1

Answer Me This: Volume 1

I discovered a new-to-me link up last week, and I thought it would be fun to participate! Catholic All Year by Kendra is a popular blog that hosts this summer link up. It’s fun, short and sweet! And it’s a great way to meet other bloggers. You can meet Kendra here, if you don’t know her yet, and visit some other great blogs that are linking up with her this week. 1. At what temperature do you keep the thermostat…

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Bloglovin’

Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As I continue to work on personalizing this new blog, I am finding all sorts of things to do! Here is just one of them … Claiming my blog on Bloglovin’! If you use Bloglovin’ to read our favorite blogs, please feel free to add mine to your list! I would be ever-so grateful!

Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

One idea for staying connected to our faith during the summer months is to visit a local shrine or find one near your vacation spot. Here is my family at the living Rosary of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Two Inlets, MN. Two weeks from today is my children’s last day of school. Summer is right around the corner. While sifting through summer camp brochures and swim lesson schedules, I wonder how to intertwine our Catholic faith…

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Camp provides summer fun in a Catholic setting {Plus a camp discount for readers!}

Camp provides summer fun in a Catholic setting {Plus a camp discount for readers!}

As my children count down the days until school is over for another year, I am starting to look ahead to the months of June, July and August. Typically, I feel a sense of panic, as I wonder what I am going to do to keep six children of varying ages occupied for three months. For the most part, my children are still young enough to be happy with afternoons running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles on the front porch….

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