Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: Free Coloring Book

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing another one of my Uncle Dan’s hand-drawn creations: The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Coloring Pages.  Just like the Pop-Up Baby Jesus Activity I shared from him before Christmas, he is allowing me to share this meaningful coloring book with you totally free.  Just download, print, color and (hopefully) …

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The ONLY WAY to be Happy as a Stay-At-Home Parent

Dear At-Home Parents, This post has the power to radically change your life for the better.  I mean it.  This concept is the key to being and staying happy while at-home with the kids full-time.  So, if you wrestle with feelings of failure, burnout or simply struggle to remember who you really are, pay attention. …

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Pop-Up Baby Jesus Printable Activity

This Pop-Up Baby Jesus activity is simple and spectacular.  Download the free printable, pull out the markers and the glue sticks and create something fun, meaningful and seriously cool this Christmas. This past weekend we celebrated Christmas with my mom’s family with three day event we call Cross Christmas Camp.  That side of the family …

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Handmaid Coloring Page

Advent is a perfect time to really dive into scripture.  Whether your family is doing the Jesse Tree or you are working through a Bible Study, this period of waiting for the Lord is best done in His Word. And, for all of us sleep deprived moms, I have created another, very simple coloring page–because …

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How To Embroider A Name on a Stocking

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions about stockings: where to get them, how to make them and how to add a child’s name to the top of a stocking.  There are, of course, lots of answers to these questions, but I thought it might be helpful to put together a little tutorial on the …

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The Catholic Saints In Cross Stitch: THE BOOK

No longer just a digital download–the Catholic Saint Cross Stitch Patterns are now an actual book…which is on sale today! You can purchase it for $30 right HERE. The book turned out so good.  It’s thrilling!  Here are the details: The book contains over 150 different patterns–30 of which I have never offered before.  Just …

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The Names of Jesus Advent Countdown

And all of the sudden it’s mid November.  WHAT!?!  Perhaps it’s the beautiful weather here in Kansas, or the fact that I have been busy lauching my planner, but this fall is flying by.  Advent is right around the corner, and I really want to do a good job with Advent this year.  To be …

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Miraculous Medal Cross Stitch Pattern

The Catholic faith is awesome, isn’t it?  There is just so much to continue to discover, and just when some small part of the faith and Catholic history is starting to feel common, there is something else to learn and marvel at. Last year sometime I read this and became dedicated to wearing my miraculous …

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A Mother’s Call to Greatness

Most days it feels plain ludicrous that I have the audacity to blog and blab about motherhood, faith, life and love. Days when I get so frustrated with Gus that I’m a red-faced screaming banshee by 9am.  Days when we are 10 minutes late…and only 3 of the 4 kids have shoes on.  Days when my …

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The Catholic Woman’s Companion: Available Today

What if there was one book that could help you manage it all: your faith, family, meals, calendar, budget, responsibilities and goals?  One book small enough to fit in a diaper bag.  One book made exclusively for people like us, Catholic Mothers. Well, as of today there is. The Catholic Woman’s Companion is on sale …

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The Practice Of Gratitude

The future has never appeared more bleak. After the kids are in bed each night my husband and I lay down for a few minutes in our own bed–to make sure all little ones stay tucked in–and quietly scroll Facebook.  What used to be a fun little diversion of other people’s new babies and funny articles has become …

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Holiday Characters in Cross Stitch

Everything is cuter in cross stitch.  It’s a fact.  And you know what we all need during these dark political times–more cute (and diligent prayers). I’m in a funny mood today.  We are leaving on a BIG road trip tomorrow, so instead of packing/laundry/cleaning I am doing something totally silly–making cross stitch patterns.  And you …

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The Lie of Productivity

I hate to say that my life is defined by a lie, but some days it kinda is. The lie that it if I accomplish enough, if I get every little thing done and read the kids a million books and grocery shop and clean out the car and eat so crazy healthy and exercise …

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Cathoilc Saints in Perler Bead

In my youth I was fascinated by the lives of the saints.  My sisters and I used to beg our mother to read about the saints every night.  More often than not we begged to hear about Maria Goretti, because she was our favorite.  It’s a bit of a gruesome story–attempted rape and murder–for a …

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Embracing Foolishness

**Quick Note**  My husband and I use this PRINTABLE AGENDA, which allows us to reconnect in a POWERFUL way.  Get it here: This past April, when I eight months pregnant, I braved Walmart with my then three small children.  By the time we turned into a checkout line I had threatened and bribed everyone within …

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