Ignatius Press sent two brand new releases my way and as soon as I opened the package, my 5 1/2 year old was at my side. “Are those new books?! Are they for us? Can I read them?” An already proficient reader (<–brag moment), he does best when the books he reads aloud are short. Maïte Roche’s Christmas! […]
Toys are necessary for kids’ education and I’m a big fan of cultivating imagination and creativity in my Fantastic Four; but I also like investing in things that will enhance their little lives or in experiences that give sweet memories, closeness in our family, and wonderful, timeless joy. After polling the Facebook crowd and offering my own ideas, we’ve come up with a knockout list of non-toy gifts.
There’s no toy more classic than a doll. A simple, sweet thing perfect for imaginative play, companionship in solitude, and sentiment to last for years and years. As a little girl, there was nothing I wanted more than an American Girl doll – a tangible image of the child heroines I read about in the […]
Thank you for your support, emails, and patience during my maternity “leave.” Please know that I pray for all of my readers – that you will be blessed with joyful acceptance of God’s will and zeal for the pursuit of it. Please pray for our family! Merry Christmas & a Blessed 2015 to you […]
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the […]
Hey Everyone! Advent starts tomorrow – Happy New Year! Check out this great post from Healthy Family to do your very own Jesse Tree this year. The site offers full-color or black-and-white images for your child(ren) to color, too. These ornaments are geared toward little ones, but there are plenty of “big kid” or “grown-up” […]
With just under a week left before the Christian New Year(!), my mind is lately fixed on December, shopping, and decor; but I think I’ll try a shift in focus this year. Without a doubt, December is my favorite month. It’s so full of coziness, Christmas decorations, and cold temperatures that I can’t help beaming […]
I’m in the middle of Family Birthday Season – we have 7 birthdays beginning mid-September and ending December 2nd and then Christmas totally comes out of left field. Usually Birthday Season and Christmas take us by financial surprise. While excited and eager to send cards and gifts, the lack of preparation beforehand shocks me into a spending freeze. So yesterday […]