Children's Book Recommendations, Crafts & Creative Ideas

Johnny Appleseed & Other Apple Books for September

September is the month when I pull out my basket of books on apples and Johnny Appleseed. We start to welcome in the fall season (even if the temperatures don't acknowledge it and there are wildfires blazing around us still here in northern California). The kiddos and I talk about the stages of an apple… Continue reading Johnny Appleseed & Other Apple Books for September

Crafts & Creative Ideas

Making Chalkboard Frames

Here's another suuuuper easy craft that's great for kiddos' rooms - or even for the kiddos to make themselves! These wooden frames with heart-shaped cutouts are only 99 cents at Michaels Craft stores! You can't beat that. They also sell square frames with square cutouts for $1.50. While you're at the craft store, grab some… Continue reading Making Chalkboard Frames

Children's Book Recommendations

Independence Day/America-Themed Book Recommendations

It's almost time to celebrate America's birthday, so I thought it would be a good idea to bring out some of our family's favorite books to read around these weeks in case you're looking for some recommendations. I think it's an easy way for us to brush up on our history while getting in some… Continue reading Independence Day/America-Themed Book Recommendations

Crafts & Creative Ideas

Making Fabric-Covered Mats

Want to know a super easy trick to making a frame look more fun and personal? Wrap it in your favorite fabric! I'm going to show you how simple it is to do with step-by-step instructions below. This whole process took me about ten minutes. 😀 I have a few of these scattered throughout my… Continue reading Making Fabric-Covered Mats

Liturgical Living

Reflecting on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This weekend, we celebrate the feast day of Pentecost- the day when Jesus, newly ascended into Heaven, sent the Holy Spirit upon his apostles and us all to be with us in His physical absence. From this day forward, the apostles proclaimed salvation in Christ, baptized others in His name, and began their mission spreading… Continue reading Reflecting on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Children's Book Recommendations

Children’s Book Week 2020

Children's Book Week starts today and it's one of my favorite weeks of the year to celebrate with my kiddos. I started celebrating this week with my children several years ago because I think it's important for my kids to see that I, too, get excited about reading, and especially about reading to them. Not… Continue reading Children’s Book Week 2020

Crafts & Creative Ideas

Earth Day – 50th Anniversary

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day, and this year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of its inception. Earth Day is observed globally as a day to recognize the importance of protecting our planet and environment. Granted, that should be our desire every day of the year. 😉 I like to remind our children that God… Continue reading Earth Day – 50th Anniversary

Crafts & Creative Ideas

Tangled – a Disney Dinner & Movie Night Menu

A dear friend of mine has been working her way through my Disney Dinner & Movie Night Menus and her daughter recently threw out a special request: Tangled. It really couldn't have come at a more perfect time because we're all feeling like poor Rapunzel right now... quarantined in our own towers, cut off from the… Continue reading Tangled – a Disney Dinner & Movie Night Menu

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

Celebrating Holy Week

We're about to embark upon the holiest of weeks in the church's liturgical season, and this year, it is falling during a time of social isolation, leaving many of us asking, "How can I celebrate this week and still feel connected?" I've pulled together a list of resources for you - a one-stop-shop, if you… Continue reading Celebrating Holy Week