Preparing for the new year by examining the last one and considering what is really important, with a free printable worksheet.
Catholicism, Musings

The Act of Contrition: a Meditation for the New Year

(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.) 2017, y'all. Crazy town. Is there anybody who didn't have a rough go in 2017? That whole 2016-2017 package, guys. Can we all just breathe a… Continue reading The Act of Contrition: a Meditation for the New Year

How to use a popular cashback site to save money on Catholic goods like rosaries, books, and liturgical calendars.
Catholicism, Conversion

How to Use Ebates to Save on Catholic Goods

(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.) So, let's talk religious items. Protestants don't really have "religious items." (In fact, they don't tend to like the term "religion" at all. It sounds… Continue reading How to Use Ebates to Save on Catholic Goods

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

Super Girls and Halos Blog Tour!
Book Reviews, Catholicism

Book Review: Super Girls and Halos

(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.) Welcome to Stop #13 of the Super Girls and Halos Blog Tour! I got a free copy of this book in exchange for… Continue reading Book Review: Super Girls and Halos

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 convert's breakdown of the Memorare prayer in the Catholic Piety for Protestants Series!
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

(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.) Welcome to the fourth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

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

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

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