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16 Indoor Staycation Ideas

Have I mentioned before that we live in Iraq? There’s a lot I love about it, but I’m going to complain for a moment about something I don’t like: the HEAT! Don’t get me wrong – I love summer just as much as the next person (especially because I work at a school, so summer…

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Planning!

If you’re like me and forgot that next weekend is Mothers’ Day until yesterday, it’s time for a little planning! My parents live really close by (ahem, next door), so we usually celebrate together. My husband and Dad do a great job organizing things, but neither of them are bakers, and we like homemade things,…

Lent Craft Ideas

With Lent starting in two days, I’m sure many of you are planning your Lenten activities! Here are some crafts I loved doing as a child, and am looking forward to doing with my kids as they get old enough. You might already be familiar with some of them, but hopefully you can find a…

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9 Ways to Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day

St. Joseph is a very holy example who, in my opinion, often doesn’t get enough attention. His role in Jesus’ life remained largely in the background, keeping the spotlight on Jesus and Mary. That was his mission, and he did it very well. But, once in a while, it’s good to turn the spotlight to…

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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…