History and Impact of the St. Andrew Christmas Novena
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.) Welcome to the fifth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of the classic… Continue reading St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

13 great Catholic Mom products at 90% off!
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

A Very Simple Advent

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) How did you spend Advent last year? Maybe this is your first Advent ever. If that's so, welcome! Advent is the beginning of… Continue reading A Very Simple Advent

Love this Jesse Tree kit! Lots of info and tips on starting a Jesse Tree tradition at home.
Catholicism, Liturgical Year

How {and Why} to Start a Jesse Tree Tradition this Advent

(I received a free Mosaic Jesse Tree as a review copy. This post may contain affiliate links; I may receive compensation if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Advent is coming! I do still feel… Continue reading How {and Why} to Start a Jesse Tree Tradition this Advent

A roundup of resources on celebrating All Saints's Day, All Souls' Day, and All Hallows Eve as a Catholic.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year, Parenting

All Saints & All Souls Roundup – Resources for a Convert’s Hallowtide

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) You guys, I have no idea what to do for All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, or All Souls' Day. Clueless. As Protestants,… Continue reading All Saints & All Souls Roundup – Resources for a Convert’s Hallowtide

Gift ideas for Catholic converts, RCIA, sponsors, Confirmation, Christmas, Easter, with a list of small Catholic businesses and artisans.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

Gift Ideas for Catholic Converts & Reverts

(This post contains referral and affiliate links. I receive a small commission through my affiliate and referral links at no impact to your shopping experience. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.)  Welcome to my Gifts for Converts and Reverts Roundup! With the Christmas season just… Continue reading Gift Ideas for Catholic Converts & Reverts

Super quick and easy Lenten decor
Catholicism, Liturgical Year, Simplicity

{SQT} Simple, Frugal Lenten Decor, Tofu, and Learning as I Go

~1~ Since I'm learning to incorporate the liturgical year into family life at the same time I'm adjusting to being a new Catholic, living in a new state, being a first-time homeowner, homeschooling with some unique challenges, and recovering from a serious financial slump, I'm keeping it simple. And cheap. I spent about 20 minutes… Continue reading {SQT} Simple, Frugal Lenten Decor, Tofu, and Learning as I Go

As a new Catholic, my first Lent was harder than I expected.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

The Lent when I gave up more than expected

Lent 2016 began on February 10. On February 11, 2016, Mark sent another query letter to another job opening across the country from our home. It was no big deal. We had done this hundreds of times before. Usually, we heard nothing back. To us, these two things had nothing to do with each other. The… Continue reading The Lent when I gave up more than expected

Liturgical Year, Moving

The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

We wanted to have a French party for the feast of St. Joan of Arc, since she is Rebecca's confirmation saint. So we did, kinda. Since we are getting ready to move, for most of the day my kitchen looked like this: And like this:   Basically, like this: So, we had "French" pot roast.  It's… Continue reading The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way