YOUCAT for Kids

The YOUCAT for Kids is a Catholic catechism designed for children ages 9 – 13 to read with parents or teachers.

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How to Thrive as an Introverted Mom

Are you an introvert? Do you find that spending your days in the constant presence (and conversation) of your children is physically and emotionally exhausting? Have you ever wondered how other mothers make going to activity after activity look so easy? Have you ever locked yourself in the bathroom to get some peace and quiet …

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The Power of the Rosary

A Single Bead by Stephanie Engelman A Single Bead is a beautiful young adult novel that centers around a family in need and a special rosary that affects the lives around them. This engaging story touches on very real and difficult issues such as loss and depression while focusing on the power of prayer and the importance …

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Why and How You Should Read Aloud to Your Children

Reading aloud to your children can help “build a child’s vocabulary, sow the seeds of reading desire, and help kids continue to love books well into adolescence and beyond.” Even more importantly, it is a bonding experience that helps build a close relationship between you and your children. Sarah Mackenzie is the mother of six …

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Read-Alouds for Snowy Days

Winter’s not over yet, and you probably don’t wanna build another snowman. Instead, snuggle up with your little ones and their favorite warm blanket and enjoy these new read-alouds! (I mixed in one activity book, just for some extra fun.) Little Prayers for Little Ones by Patricia Edward Jablonski, FSP, and illustrated by Becky Fawson, …

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Help Your Child Learn How to Serve God

Helping our children to hear the voice of God in their lives is one of the most important things we do as Catholic parents. So Many Ways To Be Holy: A Child’s Book about Vocations by Kristen M. Soley offers an easy way to invite children to think about how God might be asking them …

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The Story Behind a Classic Christmas Carol: Treachery and Truth

Treachery and Truth by Katy Huth Jones Treachery and Truth is the story behind a Christmas classic – Good King Wenceslas. Have you ever wondered about the inspiration for this classic song? If you’re like me, the answer is probably, no, you never gave a thought to the words you were singing. Well, lucky for …

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Two New Books From Paraclete Press

Margaret’s Night in St. Peter’s Margaret’s Night in St. Peter’s is the second book in The Pope’s Cat series. Margaret is a stray cat who was adopted by the Holy Father. In the first book of the series, she was introduced to life in the Vatican. In this installment, it is Christmas Eve and the …

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Two New Catholic Books for Little Ones

It’s never too early to begin reading to your child; in my house, we read to them  even when they were very young babies. Here are two newly published books for the youngest in your family. These would make terrific baptism gifts! I Went to Mass: What did I see? (TAN Books) riffs on the popular …

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New Books on Biblical and Church Timelines

When you’re interested in the study of history, there’s nothing like a timeline to help you get everything in order. Kids, parents, and teachers will all benefit from two new books that give the visual learner (like me) plenty to geek out over: The Great Adventure Catholic Bible and The Church Rocks! Begin at the …

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