By Colleen Presprich
I absolutely love homeschooling my kids, and this year, as I know there are many families who are trying it out for the first time, I wanted to share a little bit about how we supplement our curriculum to add more religious education throughout our day. There are so many ways to do this (a quick look on Pinterest will tell you that the possibilities are nearly endless) but personally, I like to keep it simple. Thankfully, Brother Francis has some great products that make it easy for me as a mom of four.
By Anne Metz
Our current pandemic situation has caused us to change a lot of our regular habits, including sometimes going to Mass in person as a family. As with many other situations we’ve faced this past year, celebrating Mass from home with kids can be challenging to say the least, but it is possible! Here are some tips to help you and your family enjoy a peaceful Mass on Sundays.
By Lindsay Schlegel
Being in the world but not of the world means honoring civil holidays, while keeping our hearts—and our families—centered on Christ. New Year’s Eve may seem like a holiday that doesn’t have much appeal for young families like mine, who have bedtimes well before the ball drops. But really, this day is a great opportunity for fostering family unity.
By Desiree Hausum
Christmas is going to look different this year. (It’s 2020, after all.)
But, a pandemic can’t stop Christmas.
It can’t stop the Incarnation of Jesus. It can’t stop the love of God for the world, and it cannot stop the songs of the redeemed. In some ways, the kind of sufferings that we have endured just make those songs that much stronger and sweeter. So while we may not be able to gather for Christmas dinner, or pack out the pews for midnight Mass, there are still a lot of ways that we can celebrate!
A review of Brother Francis Advent products
By Desiree Hausam
Advent is a beautiful season, packed with meaning and overflowing with opportunities for spiritual growth. It's a time for wonder, prayer, and learning together as a family.
But in today's world - hectic enough in normal times, let alone this year - the season of Advent becomes quickly overwhelmed with everyday life and the festivities of the impending Christmas holidays. Year after year, our best intentions get run clean over before they can even begin.
At least, mine sure do. Can you relate?