Oct. 22: Memorial of St. John Paul II

I have a gorgeous picture book to share with you for tomorrow! A Boy Who Became Pope: The Story of Saint John Paul II by Fabiola Garza I do believe I now have a new favorite children’s book illustrator!  So far, this is Fabiola Garza’s only title so far, but […]


Oct. 16: Memorial of St. Gerard Majella

As of writing this, we only have one picture book in our collection for today’s saint, but it is perfect for our young children! Gerard Majella: Guardian of Mothers by Barbara Yoffie This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small […]


No-Sew Saint Costumes: St. Joseph & St. Patrick

My kids are already very excited about next month’s holy day!  Yay!  They LOVE the saints, and it took them no time at all to choose their saints for this year.  Age 5 wants to be St. Patrick again, age 4 chose St. Joseph, and the girls, almost age 3, […]


Two New St. Therese Books!

My daughters each received a new book about St. Therese in their Mary Bags this year, which we will be pulling out to read again tomorrow.  For  a peek inside the cover and a description, please follow the link to this post. I pray for the success of Peanut Butter […]


Life with Lots of Littles: Breakfast

For a list of other topics covered, please click on the image below. When it comes to managing breakfast with a group of young children in the house, simplicity and routine are essential. Simplicity Mess is not something that will make any mother well prepared to tackle the long day […]


Merry Michaelmas! 2

After my kids woke up this morning, I wished them a Merry Michaelmas.  They (ages 5, 4, 2 & 2) naturally did not know what Mommy was talking about, so I explained that we were celebrating a feast day today in honor of St. Michael and the other Archangels, St. […]


Sept. 29: Feast of the Archangels

Merry Michaelmas!  Here is a great book for today’s FEAST day: Thomas the Apostle: Builder and Believer by Barbara Yoffie This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books about saints for kids age 4-9.  The text in this […]


Life with Lots of Littles: Going to Mass as a Family

This post is part of a series.  For a list of other topics covered, please click on the image below. Just about every week, after Mass, at least one older lady will come up to me and comment on how well my children behave in Mass.  It is encouraging to […]


Sept. 21: Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle

Happy feast day!  If you are looking for a good little book to celebrate today’s feast, check out this one: Matthew the Apostle: Baker and God’s Storyteller by Barbara Yoffie This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books […]


Life of a Saint Book Series

If you have not heard of the Life of a Saint series by the Magnificat division of Ignatius Press, well, now you have! Each book in the Life of a Saint series is an 8.75″ x 10.25″  hardcover picture book, originally suggested for age 7 and up. While there are […]


Sep. 5: Memorial of St. Teresa

Yay!  I am updating last year’s post because we now have in our hands the St. Teresa of Calcutta book from the Life of a Saint series.  Come check out a few pictures here!


Life with Lots of Littles: Dinnertime

This post is part of a series.  For a list of other topics covered, please click on the image below. Dinnertime is a really, really tough area when you have young children. In the early years, we simply tag-teamed dinner if my husband was home, and if he was at […]


Celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption

Disclaimer: This idea is not something I found anywhere online or in any Catholic celebration books.  I thought of it myself, so it is by no means any sort of Catholic tradition.  Perhaps it should be, though! For those of you with family birthdays clustered around Christmas and/or Easter, you […]


A Playlist for the Blessed Virgin Mary

In addition to the Marian CDs I just shared, our family spent a good bit of time listening to some wonderful Marian music to celebrate today’s Solemnity of the Assumption.  Here are some of our favorite Marian tunes, which are perfect for any Marian celebration during Ordinary Time: Antiphon “Nonne […]


Marian CDs

It has been a while since I posted about music collections!  In honor of today’s solemnity, I would like to share a few CDs in our collection that we use for a variety of Marian celebrations during Ordinary Time, whether they are solemnities, feast days, memorials, or ordinary Saturdays held […]


Aug 11: Game for the Memorial of St. Clare

Several months ago, I posted about a roll and move game I assembled for the Solemnity of St. Joseph.  Last year was my first attempt at such a game, with a roll and move game for the Memorial of St. Clare: This one is very similar to the St. Joseph […]


Life with Lots of Littles: Lunch Made Easy

If your family is like ours, meal times are a bit of a hassle: several bowls/plates to prepare, and no helpers.  Meals are simply full of stress and mess when you have young children, and there is no avoiding it.  It just comes with this stage.  I do have an […]


Life with Lots of Littles: Family Prayer Time

This post is part of a series; for a list of other topics covered, please click on the image below. For my second topic, I would like to write about the importance of dispersing prayer times for our family throughout our daily routine.  Before we had children, my husband and […]


Life with Lots of Littles: Daily Schedule

This post is the first in a new series for my blog.  For a list of other topics covered, please click on the image below. A few months ago, a mother in my homeschooling group who has 4 children under 7 noticed she was depending too much on large chunks […]


Life with Lots of Littles: An Introduction

Ever hear an expectant mother worrying about how she is going to deal with a group of close in age children?  Have you yourself been in a position to worry about the practicalities of life with: 2 kids under 2.  2 kids under 1 1/2.  2 kids under 1. 3 […]