Egg Tree for Holy Week

Here is another Lenten activity from Jesse Tree Treasures, specific to Holy Week: an egg ornament tree counting down the remaining days of Lent.   We purchased this set a few years ago, but, well, twins plus two toddlers…  Just today, in going to find the link to their etsy […]

Picture Books for Holy Week

Palm Sunday is almost here!  I pulled out a few books this week to help my kids prepare for Palm Sunday, as well as some of the events of the upcoming Holy Week.   All of the books listed in this post begin with Palm Sunday and continue the narrative through […]

Stations of the Cross for Kids

This year, we added in a new family tradition for the Fridays of Lent: praying the Stations of the Cross as a family after dinner.  Naturally, the books below are perfect for any time during Lent, not just Fridays. My oldest just started Kindergarten at home, using the Catholic Heritage […]

Palm Sunday Books

Thanks to reading books about that little donkey colt, my children absolutely love Palm Sunday.  Here are a few adorable books that center on Palm Sunday’s entrance into Jerusalem.  These only detail the narrative of the donkey ride; if you are looking for books about Palm Sunday along with what […]

April 7: Memorial of St. John Baptist de la Salle

If you have younger children, here is a fantastic book to celebrate this Friday’s saint: John Baptist de la Salle: Caring Teacher and Mentor 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 […]

Party Tex-Mex Toasties

I am not a very good cook, but I am hosting a baby shower soon.  I purchased some really cute paper cupcake liners that I would like to use for the shower, but I am not comfortable enough in my cupcake baking skills to try serving cupcakes on the big […]

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Mama Rachel Macy Stafford Main idea: A blogger and mother of two daughters recently discovered that, in her quest to keep a full, well-connected social calendar, she had begun to miss out on her daughters’ and husband’s lives.  She was absorbed with laptops and hand-held devices, frequently checking […]

Mar. 19: Game for the Solemnity of St. Joseph

Yes, this year, the solemnity of St. Joseph is March 20, also the first day of Spring!  Perfect for the old adage: Anyway, I would like to share a simple little roll and move game I put together for my children this year. To make your own, you will need: […]

Lenten Path

Jesse Tree Treasures does it again!  We use their Jesse Tree ornaments to make Advent trees, but until this year, we had not invested in their “Jesus Tree” set.  I am so glad we waited because new this year is an accompanying book to go with the Jesus Tree set […]

40 Days Sticker Scene

This year, we have three ongoing Lenten activities that our children participate in: filling the Lent tree with leaves, turning over disks on the Lent path, and decorating a pastoral scene with stickers.  This sticker scene is, by far, the favorite among my children (age 2-5). I purchased it from […]

March 1: Memorial of St. David

It is time to celebrate the patron saint of Wales!   We currently do not have any picture books devoted to St. David himself.  I have one on my wish list, so if we do end up purchasing it, I will update this post later.  In the meantime, I do have […]

Lent Tree

When my son had a birthday on Ash Wednesday, one of the gifts he received was a hand-made Lent Tree.  The idea for this tree is that children make small sacrifices or do kind deeds in exchange for a leaf to add to the bare tree.  If they add a […]

A Rainbow Baby Shower

A friend of mine had a healthy daughter who was followed by an early miscarriage.  She is now carrying baby #3, another daughter, who will be their “rainbow baby.”  If you have never heard of a rainbow baby before, it is the baby born after a miscarriage or stillbirth: God […]

Feb. 20: Memorial of Saints Jacinta & Francisco Marto

*update 2017: SAINTS Jacinta & Francisco, no longer Blesseds!  All glory to God! Our kids enjoyed a few media goodies today!  We do not own any actual picture books about Fatima (yet), but an audio story and a board book were certainly enough for my kids to get excited about […]

Feb. 13: Memorial of St. Modomnoc

The Saint and his Bees by Dessi Jackson This is such a neat little book!  I love introducing lesser known saints to my kids.  Any time I introduce a saint story that incorporates animals, my kids are sure to love it!  The illustrations in this book reminiscent of illustrations in […]

Feb. 11: Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes

A few things to help you celebrate today with your kids: Shining Light Dolls’ Our Lady of Lourdes doll to play with Reading or displaying the Shining Light Dolls’ page on Lourdes from their Marian board book Sharing picture book on St. Bernadette Enjoy!

Saints and Me!

I would like to point out a fantastic resource for those who have very young children in their household.  The Saints and Me collection from Liguori Press is an extremely affordable collection of saint books.  They were originally marketed for children age 4-9; the website now says age 3-8 within […]

Marian Board Books

I already have a post for Marian picture books, but wanted to add a separate post for our growing collection or board books for toddlers and preschoolers. Virgin Mary Around the World by Chantal Baros This beautiful board book is a companion book to Shining Light Dolls’ line of Marian […]

Jan. 31: Memorial of St. John Bosco

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! John Bosco: Champion for Youth by Barbara Yoffie This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small […]

Toy Rotation Day!

It’s that time of the year again!  TOY ROTATION DAY! Once a year, about four weeks after Christmas, I sort all of my kids’ toys into three piles: keep, put away for possible future babies, or donate.   I then make two lines of toys out of the toys we […]