Archive for: ‘January 2014’

New Articles for January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014 Posted by Shannon

Presentation stained glassHello Friends! Here is the second installment of the Dividing Tasks articles, plus an article on my newfound time with Mary! Check out St. Blaise if you or your little ones are feeling ill! And the Gospel this week is the Presentation – one of my favorites!

Are you a mom? Are you Catholic? Are you busy? You are a Busy Catholic Mom too!

January 23, 2014 Posted by Shannon

Do you ever feel the need to be a Supermom?  To have it all together?  To have the house clean, a tasty dinner on the table, and your sweet well-behaved children greeting their father with a sweet smile.  All the while, having a faith-filled glow on your face?

The reality is that this isn’t entirely possible.  In fact, that perfection is impossible in this life.  It’s BCMsquareimpossible because we, as moms, hold ourselves to this incredibly high, picturesque, but unrealistic, standard.  We look at other moms we know and we see them all put together in the latest styles, envisioning them in their immaculate house, blissfully playing Candy Land on the floor with their sweet children.  And then we look at our own lives, with our screaming children, messy house, dinner running behind, and we throw up our hands in frustration.

We are busy moms!  What time isn’t spent picking up the random toy or feeding another snack to an ever hungry child is often spent in the minivan rushing between soccer practice and dance class.  I personally confess to throwing out spelling words at stoplights as we drive from one place to the next because who has time for homework too?  And I have spent so many hours with my rear end in that drivers’ seat that if my car was a plane, I would have logged enough hours to fly the Concorde.

Then, if you try to grow in your faith in the midst of it all – both as an example to your children and to bolster your own faith life – you may find yourself wondering how to do it all.  How do we live our Catholic faith in the midst of being a busy mom?  Who has time to go to an extra mass, pray the rosary, read the Bible or a devotional, or spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament?

The answer is that you do!  You can be that faith-filled person!

This website is intended to help you juggle your household duties, busy schedules, parenting responsibilities, marriage, and kids’ activities, all the while living your Catholic faith in every moment of your day.

I invite you to take small daily, but constant, steps in the faith on your own lifelong journey toward our Lord.  And maybe you can help me to do the same!

New Articles for January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014 Posted by Shannon

With our three athletic seasons in full swing, we are attending a number of games each weekend. This past weekend as I watched, I began to see a philosophical meaning to sports. Check out Playing Ball below! Also, we seem to be busier than ever – so I am doing a three part article series on dividing tasks! Stay warm!peter and andrew stained glass

Articles for January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014 Posted by Shannon

Holy Spirit stained glassWe are getting back into the swing of things in this new year.  Here are some articles to hopefully start your new year off right!

New articles for January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014 Posted by Shannon

baptism of christHello all! I hope that you are staying warm in this super chilly week. And hopefully you will enjoy these articles on a few leftover Christmas season items!

New Articles for the New Year

January 1, 2014 Posted by Shannon

epiphanyHappy New Year to you all!  May God bless you richly in 2014!  I already feel very blessed thanks to all of you!  After launching this website in February of 2013, I wasn’t sure how it would grow.  And now, not even a year later, has received 10,000 hits!  Thank you!

Check out these articles to help you celebrate the Christmas season!