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

Being Catholic {John’s Sacrament of Confirmation}

On a blustery afternoon at the end of last month, John celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. It was a beautiful and memorable mass, celebrated by our parish priest and Archbishop Hartmayer. Having a pew overflowing with John’s loved ones, particularly after the last eighteen months, was a feeling I will carry with me for a… Read More

The Word of the Lord {Printable Teen Scripture Reference Guide}

John attends a weekly youth group meeting and confirmation prep at church. He carried home a wonderful scripture reference guide a couple of weeks ago. I finally sat down and put everything into a smaller, two sided page that fits inside his bible. The page covers a variety of topics relevant to teens and I… Read More