Ramona recently wrote:
I'd like to humbly request an upcoming post on what other Catholic moms are doing as before school prayers with their kids to start their day. I have my own prayer time before my family wakes up that has been a foundation to my own spiritual life for more than a decade but I want to make a better habit of our group prayers to start our study days.
I am struggling to find a not-too-lengthy, meaningful, somewhat traditional prayer specifically for productive study time Continue Reading
You know the importance of reading aloud. You believe in it. No one has to convince you that reading to your children every day will strengthen your relationship, form happy family memories, improve your child’s ability to communicate, and make a lasting difference in his life.
But just knowing doesn’t make the doing any easier.
If you’re struggling to make reading aloud the priority that you know it should be, you are not alone.
What if I told you that five minutes of reading to your Continue Reading
Remember Camilla? Of course you do. She's got an update here, and as so very many of you have been faithful prayer warriors on her behalf, I knew you'd want to read it.
She's got a long row to hoe, but we'll just pray her right through it, now won't we? Continue Reading
There are a lot of things over the past year that have surprised me about blogging, and one of those is how much I enjoy finding awesome people doing really beautiful work in the world and pairing them up with my really awesome readers (that's you).
I'd like to take a moment to introduce (and re-acquaint) you to our Autumn sponsors here on Amongst Lovely Things. These are all folks I would trust enough to do business with myself, and you might like to know about the wonderful work they are Continue Reading
Outside my window...
Mid-daily walks with the twins are maybe my favorite time of day.
We can't really hang out in the backyard right now unless we are willing to choke on the smoky-winged ash aphids which are literally EVERYWHERE back there [gag]. Anywhere there's an ash tree, there are smoky-winged aphids, and right now they are so proliferate, they stick in your hair and land on your face. It's impossible not to breathe them in. I am eager for the first hard frost to get rid of those Continue Reading
Alice Ozma is the author of The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared. If you read nothing else this year, read this book. I mean it.
I gobbled it up in three swallows and immediately knew I had to have Alice on the show. The book is moving, funny, heart-wrenching, and is a big huge kick in the pants. There is no way you can finish it without being completely motivated to read read read to your kids.
In today's episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, I chat with Alice about the Continue Reading