A Catholic Parenting Game Plan: Me and My House {Review and a Discount Code!}

Recently I was contacted and requested to review this awesome program Me and My House created and hosted by Canadian Catholic Speaker Patrick Sullivan.

Me and My House is a practical game plan for parents: making little changes to make a huge impact on family life and deepening the relationships between parents and children.

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Book Review: The Sacred That Surrounds Us: How Everything in a Catholic Church Points Us to Heaven


I’m so excited about this book!

This is a beautiful 125 page Catholic reference book as beautiful as any photographic coffee table book. It explains the historical and symbolic significance of each vessel, vestment, linen, devotional, Church furnishing and architectural component found within a Catholic Church. Each sacred article is presented with exquisite photography and meticulously described with infused Catholic teaching to relay the deeper meaning and ethereal qualities and purposes from our rich Tradition and Faith. As we learn more about these vessels, vestments and articles within the sacred spaces of our Church, we can come to a better appreciation of the beauty and significance they lend to the remarkable Sacraments we receive. This book will help to foster reverence and awe within the Faithful, as we are called to approach the Altar of the Lord.

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Book Review: The Word of the Lord

The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen is a delightful little board book introducing little ones to Scripture. Each of the eleven verses of Scripture is paired with a simple and inviting illustration, with bright colors and durable board book pages. The verses selected are key to our Catholic Faith: perfect references to memorize as they guide us to live in virtue and remind us of God’s profound Love for each one of us.

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Equipping Catholic Families…to live liturgically all year long!

Book Review: The Catholic All Year Compendium by Kendra Tierney

With Lent beginning in just a little over two weeks, this is an excellent time to order your copy of The Catholic All Year Compendium* if you haven’t purchased it already!

Catholic All Year Compendium  is available at Ignatius Press or Amazon*.

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Top 20 Saints Books

These are the 20 Saints Books I pulled from my shelves. I love the Saints and I find that this collection of books has helped my whole family delve into the lives of the Saints, satisfy our research projects on the saints, choose our own patron saints and foster the love and devotion we have for them.

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Book Review: Cloud of Witnesses

This is a beautiful board book to introduce your little one to the Saints! I received a copy in exchange for my honest review, but you can pick up your own copy for your child or Godchild through TAN.

I really like the simple and colorful illustrations of the Saints by Meg Whalen and that the text about each saint focuses on a simple and profound quote expressing one of the key teachings of each saint. The durable board book format will not be easily worn and the adorable illustrations will help catch the attention of your little one at Mass or quiet time reading before bed.

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Review: The Great Adventure Catholic Bible

I received The Great Adventure Catholic Bible from Ascension Press in exchange for my honest review.

It really is a beautiful Bible with the soft leather cover and the color tabs for the books of the Bible, corresponding with The Great Adventure’s color-coded Bible Timeline Learning System.

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Review: I Went to Mass, What did I see?

What an awesome book this is for young Catholic kids!

I received I Went to Mass What did I see? by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen in exchange for my honest review…and it is such a sweet book!

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Custom Jesus Icon: Self-Guided Icon Retreat!

Recently, I purchased this book Drawing Closer to Christ: A Self-Guided Icon Retreat by Joseph Malham* as I had heard of Icon Retreats before and was excited to try this at home!

The book is formatted with Scriptural and Theological reflections alongside step-by-step instructions to create a traditional painted Icon. I appreciated the special tips along the way, even though I opted to create a different image and use less traditional materials. While the author directs us to trace, etch and paint on a wood surface, I opted for a framed canvas from the dollarstore.  While I didn’t have access to traditional gold foil, my “gold spun” acrylic paint plus a little gold glitter paint added the texture and color and sparkle I was looking for.

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Catholic Brain: Review of an Awesome Resource for Kids

It’s not too late! Sign up for a FREE Lent Program at Catholic Brain and discover a ton of resources for Catholic kids, all year long!

I was blown away by the comprehensive set of references, lessons, games, printables and videos at Catholic Brain.

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