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Katie is a homeschooling mother to four active boys and one newborn girl. Together, she and her husband of nine years try to bring peace and justice to the galaxy they call their domestic church. Katie has an interdisciplinary degree in child development and early childhood education, with a paraprofessional certificate in the Montessori method. She is also a professed Secular Franciscan. In between legos and laundry, Katie enjoys carefree timelessness with her husband, singing, dancing and reading. She is a Content Writer for Catholic Family Gifts.

What? A Catholic Children’s Bible that is actually a Bible?!

When initially asked to review a new Catholic Children’s Bible I was anticipating a small, padded book, with a handful of sweetly illustrated and reworded popular stories from the Bible.  What I was handed was a BIBLE.  A 2,000 page, you-could-do-weight-lifting-exercises-with-it-Bible!  Upon doing research I found that this Bible in …

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When My Husband Washed My Feet

It happened several weeks after our wedding day.  My husband and I were enjoying a quiet evening in our first apartment.  I really don’t remember how it all began; I do remember that all of a sudden he was in front of me with a basin full of water, a …

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St. Joseph Altar Traditions

St. Joseph’s Day which falls on March 19th in the Catholic liturgical calendar, means many things for me.  I can be assured that on this day I know that the long, Midwestern winter is nearing an end.  I also know that there is great cause for celebration.  Why?  Because St. …

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Advent Family Traditions

Advent is, hands down, one of the richest liturgical seasons to celebrate as a family.  Unfortunately it is often overshadowed by the business of our need to materially prep for Christmas.  It doesn’t help that our culture starts their Christmas celebration directly after Halloween! This makes living our counter cultural …

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Giving Meaningful Baptismal Gifts

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated …

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