Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

I’m always in the mood for a good parenting book, but if there’s one with a little wit and a lot of common-sense, that’s even better. I just finished a book that touches on an array of topics related to marriage, family life and children. Our Not-Quite-Holy Family: A Practical Guide for Catholic Parents is a perfect combination of humor, practical advice, and intertwines aspects of the Catholic faith. Each chapter addresses pertinent issues in family life: parenting ideologies, the domestic church, being present with children, technology limitations, and marital intimacy. The book is written by Mark and Melanie Hart … Continue reading Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections

I have a soft spot for entertaining and cooking. The book Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections to Inspire Faith and Friendship Around the Table, written by Catherine Fowler Sample, brings together my two loves in one space. Each chapter focuses on a different theme, whether it be “Pioneering”, “A Time to Gather”, “A Time for All Seasons”, or “Closer to Eden”. The theme of each chapter adds personal reflections, family/friend reflections and personal narratives from the author. As a lovely bonus, Catherine Fowler Sample adds several of her favorite recipes with menu ideas, conversation starters, and gathering prayers. This book … Continue reading Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections