Being Catholic {John’s Confirmation Celebration}

After John’s confirmation mass, we filled our home with guests that love John, and we broke bread over a menu of John’s favorites. I had hoped to have the party outside in the courtyard under the twinkle lights, but it rained all day. My parents and my bestie worked tirelessly to help pick up tables… Read More

Being Catholic {John’s Confirmation Mass}

Last October we had the great honor and joy of celebrating John’s sacrament of confirmation. The Catholic Church views confirmation as a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ. It confers the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon the recipient. John prepared for confirmation for three years, including prayer, studies and retreats. The seven gifts bestowed upon… Read More

Celebrating Easter {Updated Today For Lent Printables for Teens & Kids}

The Lenten season is here! My family has now reached a full decade of using our “Today for Lent” cards.  Each one has a prayer, act of kindness or a simple sacrifice and it has proven to be a wonderful, tangible way to bring Lent and Easter into our home every day. Having two teens… Read More

Celebrating Easter {Favorite Lenten Dinners Part 3}

With Lent on the horizon, I thought I’d share our favorite meat free dishes for the season. I’ve done this the past few years and love having the ideas all in one place when I go to menu plan. Spaghetti Squash Arrabbiata This feels like comfort food to me! You can always serve the homemade… Read More

Being Catholic {St. Simeon’s Feast Day}

When we were learning about John’s patron saint, Simeon, during his confirmation preparation, we decided that we would celebrate his feast day at home each year. This wasn’t something I did growing up, but we love to eat, we love to celebrate, and I thought it would be a nice way to “remember” our patron… Read More