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Teaching Your Child How to Pray

I LOVE hearing my three year old pray. There is something so special and endearing in hearing such a tiny voice talking to God. Granted, he might not fully understand what he’s saying, but I think the tender sweetness of a child’s prayer is enough to more than melt God’s heart. No matter how young…

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Summer Bucket List for Families

When Easter’s done, summer’s begun! Maybe not exactly, but at least, that’s how it goes in my mind. As soon as warmer weather sets in, it’s time to start having outdoor summer fun! So I’m sharing my bucket list with you! 1. Make an ice cream bar at home. Get one or two basic ice…

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Happy Easter! Christus Resurrexit!

Happy Easter, everyone! Charbel and Paul had an Easter count down going for several days. One of them would start and then they would continue in unison “today’s Tuesday, then Wednesday, then Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday, and then ding ding ding EASTER SUNDAY!” They just got more and more excited each day as Easter got…

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Holy Week Activities – Part 2

OK – Here are the activities more geared toward the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The last days we have to delve into our Lenten themes before breaking out the joy (and candy?!) of Easter! I don’t know about all of you, but even though these are the most intense…

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Holy Week Activities – Part 1

I’m calling this Part 1 because these activities focus mainly on the early days of Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Spy Wednesday). View Holy Week Activities – Part 2 for ideas focused on the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) within the next few days. 1. On Palm Sunday, children…

The Perfect Life: Keeping it Real

I’ve seen the question of perfection come up a lot recently on different blogs. I’ve basically observed two different approaches: 1)      Bloggers that share the picture-perfect moments and explain that they don’t do so because they have a perfect life by because they prefer to focus on the good rather than the bad, to spread…

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8 Things to Remember in the Heat of an Argument

Yes, beautiful as it usually is, my face has sometimes looked like that! No matter how wonderful your marriage is, you’re bound to have disagreements with your spouse at least once in awhile. Unfortunately, we tend to get angriest at the people we love most, and this can lead to hurtful arguments that are more…

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9 Things Worth Doing Badly (for Moms)

We’ve all heard that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Our parents and teachers wanted to make sure we learned the value of putting forth our best effort and following through. Great! But is that really true?  G.K. Chesterton didn’t think so. He said, “If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth…

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Time to Remember the George Baileys!

It’s that time of year again. It’s a Wonderful Life, one of my seasonal favorites, is on my mind. It isn’t particularly complex or subtle, but it reflects the simple truths of life in a captivating way that speaks to adults and children alike. If you haven’t seen it yet, take time this Christmas season;…

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Family Activities for St. Nicholas’ Day

Many people either loosely associate St. Nick with Santa Claus, or haven’t heard about him at all. Catholics have the best of both worlds, because we celebrate Christmas, but have ANOTHER feast for St. Nicholas as well, a couple of weeks away – December 6.  Just one more way to celebrate our faith and make…

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

All’s been quiet on the blog front for a few weeks because of an unexpected trip I had to make. I’m sure many of you know this already, but being away from your family, especially when you have two little tots, is NOT fun… I knew the kids would be fine, because they have such…

That’s What YOU Thought…

How often do you find yourself in a situation when your plans are turned topsy-turvy? Probably pretty often. We were planning a lovely family vacation in Lebanon… Visiting Eddy’s family, going out with friends, taking our kids to some of our favorite places from when we dates, stealing a few evenings out as a couple……