Learning how to pray in the way of Lectio Divina is not difficult. Here are the five simple steps to get you started. Image of a an open Bible with a hand about to turn the page. A lit candle in the background.
Faith, Prayers

Learning How to Pray: Lectio Divina

I remember when I read the term Lectio Divina a few years ago. I am sure that I had heard about it before that point in my life, but I had not learned how to pray in this way in order to use the technique in my own prayer life. The book where I learned… Continue reading Learning How to Pray: Lectio Divina

Here is a simple solution to our family's laundry dilemma: kids can do their own laundry. When we work as a family, we share the work load. Image of a white basket full of laundry. Blessed Catholic Mom logo on image.
At Home, kids

Teaching Kids to Take Care of Their Own Laundry

Do you feel like laundry is one thing that has a life of its own in your home? One minute the dirty laundry basket is almost empty, then you blink and it is overflowing with two and a half loads? When our kids were younger (like last week), they would sometimes put their clean laundry… Continue reading Teaching Kids to Take Care of Their Own Laundry

God places dreams in our hearts that are uniquely suited to us. We do not have to fear them. Dream big and work every day to make those dreams a reality. Image of a giant woman sitting by a town reading her Bible.
Faith, Personal Enrichment

Dream Big and Take Action

Do you feel like you have lost your ability to dream, that the reality of life has crowded out the dreams you once had? Now that you are an adult, it is time to be realistic, right? We do need to be realistic. The reality is that if I do not pursue my dreams now, when… Continue reading Dream Big and Take Action

By paying closer attention to our family members and having a plan to remember the important things, combating mom forgetfulness is a lot easier. Image graphic of title of post, "Combating Mom Forgetfulness in 6 Simple Steps" with questions we ask when we have forgotten something. Blessed Catholic Mom logo on the bottom.
Family

Combating Mom Forgetfulness in 6 Simple Steps

Are you forgetful sometimes? Has one of your kids or your husband said something to you and then five minutes later you don't remember what it was? Maybe sometimes it takes less than five minutes to forget (like it does for me sometimes). I call this challenge combating mom forgetfulness. When this happens to me,… Continue reading Combating Mom Forgetfulness in 6 Simple Steps

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that you desire to be for your family, for yourself, and for God? Spending time with God can help to combat feeling overwhelmed.
parenting

Simple Ways to Combat Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood

I remember one day when I was really feeling overwhelmed as a mother. We had two children at the time. I was sitting on the couch in the living room of our apartment. Our son had fallen asleep as I held him and our daughter had just fallen asleep nursing, so I had one sleeping… Continue reading Simple Ways to Combat Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood