July 26: Memorial of Ss. Joachim and Anne

Joachim and Anne: Love for Generations 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 […]


Clutterfree with Kids by Joshua Becker

Clutterfree with Kids Joshua Becker Main idea: A former hoarder turned blogger had a life-changing moment one summer when, while cleaning out his garage, a neighbor told him he did not need to own all the stuff he had. As a father of two, he knows owning less can be […]


July 14: Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

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, […]


July 4th with Ellis the Elephant

My kids are getting four new books for this year’s Independence Day! I have been collecting these books for a few years as they went on sale on Smile.Amazon – some of them were only $3 or $4!  Anyway, now that I have four of them to give to my […]


July 3: Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle

Happy feast day!  Here is a great book for today’s feast: 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 […]


June 22: Memorial of St. Thomas More

Thomas More: Faith-Filled Father 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, so […]


3rd Annual Midsummer Party

It’s June!  It’s almost summer!  It’s almost time to host our 3rd St. John’s Day/Midsummer party (although I still don’t understand why it’s called midsummer at the beginning of summer…).  I posted about this last year, but thought I’d share a few pictures of what is now one of my […]


June 13: Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua: Wonder Worker 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, […]


Picture Books to Celebrate Solemnities for Christ!

These differ from Christmas books, which focus on Christ’s birth, and Lent or Easter books, which celebrate His death and resurrection.  Although the following books may incorporate some of those themes, they are primarily stories of Christ’s entire life, or His adult ministry.  This means they are great for any […]


Solemnities for Christ: board books

Here are some fantastic board books that celebrate the life of Christ.  They are perfect for any time of the year, but particularly handy for the string of solemnities that begin with Pentecost every year.  These board books are for toddlers and preschoolers; I have a separate post here for […]


May 30: Memorial of St. Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc: Brave Soldier for Peace 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 […]


New Saints!

All glory to God! Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto are being canonized today by Pope Francis.  Yay! See my post on these two Fatima visionaries here for media ideas in honor of today’s canonization. Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco, pray for us!


May 10: Memorial of St. Damien of Molokai

The following is perfect for Wednesday’s saint, especially if you have young kids! Damien Molokai: Builder of Community 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 […]


April 28: Memorial of St. Gianna Molla

Friday is coming, and with it, St. Gianna Molla’s Day!  As of this post, the below is the only picture book we have in our collection for St. Gianna, but given her recent popularity, I do hope we will have a couple more soon! Gianna Beretta Molla: Wife, Mother, and […]


Oh, BOY! Baby Shower

A very good friend of mine is expecting her first (living) son!  All glory to God!  She has two beautiful girls, a child with the Lord, and is about to deliver a healthy baby boy.  I hosted a baby shower for her this past weekend.  She has a t-shirt she […]


Apr. 23: Memorial of St. George

The Saint Who Fought the Dragon: The Story of Saint George by  Cornelia Bilinsky; illustrated by Theresa Brandon This book is fantastic!  It is a small hardcover book, 25 pages in length, similar in scope to the book for St. Helen posted here.  With some pages containing several paragraphs, the […]


Post-Lent Sticker Scene and Lent Tree

I thought it would be fun to share what the final products looked like for this year’s 40 Days Sticker Scene and Lent Tree.  We still have both hanging in our house for our kids, but will probably be taking them down some time during Eastertide. Anyway, this is my […]


Board Books for Easter

This week, I have been sharing our children’s growing Eastertide book collection with posts about picture books for Easter from a Christian perspective, and picture books for Easter that are secular, but clean and fun for kids.  Those posts are about paperback and hardcover Easter books.  Today, I am going […]


Lamb Cake

Do you have any birthdays in your family that fall during the Octave of Easter?  We do! I was so excited to find a Wilton lamb cake pan in the Easter baking aisle at Walmart this year.  They also had cross-shaped pans, also by Wilton.  Not a single Easter Bunny […]


Secular Easter Books for Kids

Yesterday, I shared our growing collection of Eastertide books.  Those books all at least come from a Christian perspective.  Today, I am going to share two fun books our kids received this year to enjoy during the Easter Season.   I know we have a few other books for Easter that […]