940 Saturdays – Family Activities and Keepsake Journal

  I first came across the book, "940 Saturdays" by Harley A. Rotbart, MD in a brief snippet in Parents Magazine.  Turns out Dr. Rotbart is a regular consultant for the magazine.  The periodical put a number to a lingering thought in most parents' minds; we don't have these beautiful blessings we call children at home forever.  940 Saturdays.  Seems like so many and yet, … [Read more...]

Looking to Reduce Family Screen Time? Try Growing Up Social by Gary Chapman (Comment to Win A Free Copy!!!)

My Review Reducing the amount of time my family spends mindlessly glued to the television or computer is an ongoing battle.  Before having kids we routinely fell asleep to the news on the TV in the bedroom, read Face Book posts from our phones to each other at the dining room table, and watched television marathons and Netflix movies every weekend.  With little ones in the … [Read more...]

The Feasts – How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina

Growing up I often looked at being Catholic as a "to do list" or a penance.  Tales of Catholic guilt and nuns with rulers were predominant themes in my knowledge of my faith.  This book focuses on the joy of being Catholic and encourages us to recognize that there is cause for celebration in a love so great that Jesus died for us on the cross. One of the earliest chapters in … [Read more...]

Candy Aisle Crafts by Jodi Levine (Book Review)

Oh my!  The candy crafts in this book are adorable.  A perfect manual for birthday parties or making a "little something" surprise for your youngster, this book is chock full of delightful and surprisingly simple to make sweet treats.  The author uses hard candy, gummy candy, marshmallows, cookies, and cereal to create an array of holiday appropriate and everyday delights. … [Read more...]

Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times by Kelly Pulley (Win a Copy of Your Own!)

We are always looking for new and fun ways to present the bible to our youngsters.  I have found and used several "Princess" themed bible passage books with our daughter, but have found there to be very few good bible choices for young children that are gender neutral or more masculine.  This is a wonderful rhyming book that concentrates on a few of "arguably" the most … [Read more...]