Family

Striving to be a Great Mom

Have you ever felt like an impostor when someone tells you that you are a great mom? I do. Each time someone tells me this I am caught by surprise. Each time, I am faced with a dilemma: Should I smile sincerely and say, "Thank you" or should I say, "No, I am not a great… Continue reading Striving to be a Great Mom

Cooking with children can make meal preparation a little longer, but the little extra time is worth the effort when we experience the wonderful results of a closer relationship with them and they feel appreciated and valued. Image of slices of homemade pizza on a baking stone.
Family, meals

Simple Tips for Cooking with Children

"Mommy, can I help you?" Sometimes these are not the words I want to hear just as I am working to finish dinner so we can eat sooner than later. "It is easier if I just do this myself!" I often think. But, how will our kids learn if we do not teach them? Plus,… Continue reading Simple Tips for Cooking with Children

6 easy budgeting tips will help us accomplish financial goals without feeling like a budget is a noose. Image graphic of a green dollar sign surrounded by the words mindset, save, adjust, track, and breathe. Blessed Catholic Mom logo on bottom of graphic.
finance

6 Easy Budgeting Tips

Does the term easy budgeting tips sound like a contradiction to you? I have no trouble making a budget each month. It is fairly easy to do. My challenge has been to stay within that budget consistently each month! I don't want our budget to feel like a noose around my neck. Instead, I want… Continue reading 6 Easy Budgeting Tips

The Our Father is the prayer that Jesus taught us himself. See Matthew 6: 9-13 for this prayer. Read more to see why Jesus taught his apostles this prayer. Image of part of the earth and our galaxy form outer space.
Prayers

Our Father

Our Father Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from… Continue reading Our Father

Am I trying now to be a saint? There are many different roads I can take, but I chose the one to be a saint. I can fully rely on God to help me. Image of a graphic of arrows pointing in different directions. They are labeled: the world, be a saint, focus on myself, wasted time, and away from God. Image from Lightstock, but text added.
Faith

I Want to be a Saint

I feel like I should mention this-I am just a regular person wanting to live my life for God and to follow Him. I am not trained in counseling about our faith. My reflections here and elsewhere on my blog are my personal reflections about my faith life. I hope they inspire you to dive… Continue reading I Want to be a Saint