Picture Books for Lent

Sadly, we don’t have many picture books for the Lenten season (yet).  For now, I would like to share a few that our kids will be enjoying again this year.  For books specifically about the events of Holy Week, please follow these links: Palm Sunday, Easter Triduum, or Stations of […]


Celebrating Twelfth Night

My kids were very interested in the twelve days of Christmas year; every day they asked which one we were one, which gift is in the song for that day, and what special activity they were doing that day (play dough with their new play dough Christmas tree mats, painting […]


Kolaczki: Christmas Eve Wigilia Cookies

This year (Christmas Eve, 2017) was the second time I hosted a traditional Wigilia dinner for my family and my husband’s family.  I will probably post about the Wigilia another time; for now, I am simply sharing about baking kolaczki.  My…kids…love…these!!! I found this recipe online, but without step-by-step pictures.  […]


Life with Lots of Littles: Homeschooling

For a list of other topics covered, please click on the image below. We decided to follow a Feb-Nov school year instead of the local school system’s Aug-May calendar.  It works best for our family, especially since it gives us a large break during the busy holiday season.  So, last […]


Sofia Bernadette Collection: Catholic Shirt Company

I wanted to highlight a new collection of stunning saint shirts for Catholic kids, the Sofia Bernadette Collection. These shirts are wonderful!!!  My girls were lucky to receive the St. Therese of Lisieux and the Our Lady of Guadalupe for their 3rd birthday, and I will certainly be ordering more!  […]


O Antiphons Poster for the Last Week of Advent (December 17-23)

I came up with this idea for our domestic church four years ago (in 2013) and have been meaning to share it here.  The inspiration for this project came from errantem animum, an absolutely wonderful and amazing blog. I LOVED the O Antiphon images he came up with (and is […]


Saint Book Series

This is a post, well, meta-post, to link more easily to book series featuring saint stories for children that have been released by Catholic publishers. 1.  Saints and Me!  – Liguori Press – picture books for ages 4-9 – please visit this post for more information   2. Life of […]


Dec. 13: Memorial of St. Lucy

I have two wonderfully Catholic books to share with you for this week’s feast day! Lucy: A Light for Jesus by Barbara Yoffie This is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection for kids age 4-9.  The text in this book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful […]


New (to us) Advent Book

It is hard for me to make a blind purchase, buying something off the internet when there are few or no pictures available online to view its contents.  However, I would love for my children to have more picture books that are special to the Advent Season in our collection.  […]


Nov. 22: Memorial of St. Cecilia

Kateri Tekakwitha: Model of Bravery 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 book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number of pictures, […]


Nov. 18: Memorial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Dreamer and  Missionary 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 book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number […]


Nov. 14: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

I have a beautiful book for you today! Roses in the Snow by Dessi Jackson This is a nice, large paperback picture book about St. Elizabeth.  It begins with a little Hungarian girl named Elizabeth, who asks her grandmother to tell her the story of her patron saint.  Highlights from […]


No-Sew Saint Costumes: St. Mary & St. Teresa of Calcutta

My 3 year old daughters were finally old enough to request their own saint costume for this year’s All Saints’ party!  They loved dressing up as their favorite saints. As a base for both costumes, I ordered a white child’s tunic in the smallest size from Oriental Trading.  They are […]


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 […]