Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us!
This has been a tough couple of weeks with sick children – and they’re still sick! We had to put off our May crowning a few days because kids were either feeling too icky to do anything, or they were too clingy for me to prepare anything. Today, we seem to be between sickness – Peanut is recovering and Sweet… Read More
With kids sick around here, we haven’t been able to go back to our Mass lessons for a little while. Finally, yesterday we had another lesson. I continue to see benefits for Sparkly in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and these Mass Lessons. Things are very ordered, whether it’s the order of presentation in the lesson, or the way… Read More
Today we completed our first introduction to the Mass. It wasn’t really on my list of things to get done today, but the kids just couldn’t wait any longer. They’d seen me assembling and setting up the home atrium (what we used to just call our Feast Table) and gathering all of the items for the mini Mass kit. Some… Read More
We have been really excited for a few weeks now about starting the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. I’ve been reading like crazy, and the ideas are so beautiful! Children are especially open to religious instruction from the ages of 3-6. They are trusting. The parable of the Good Shepherd is very appealing in content and symbolism to children…. Read More
Yesterday was our homeschool retreat to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Our Lord did not let us down. One cannot help but be swept away in the beauty and peace of the Shrine. We enjoyed an inspiring talk on the Feast of the Divine Mercy and our Lord’s generous gift of mercy by Fr. Miguel. He even asked… Read More
When Rob tried to snap this picture, it was chaos. I’m not sure how the picture came out as well as it did. Peanut wanted nothing to do with picture taking. Sweet Pea and Sparkly were trying in their very hands on way to convince him that standing still for a picture was in his best interests – to no… Read More
I love Lent! This liturgical season has to be one of my favorites. I don’t know why, I just long for it. I am not by nature a melancholic person, I’m very joyful I think, but I love Lent. Maybe it’s because I am such a sanguine at heart – I need holy mother Church to remind me to “Be… Read More