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Join us! 9 Day Back to School Novena

Join us! 9 Day Back to School Novena

“Back to School” certainly has a whole new meaning in 2020. Personally, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what moms must be going through. The myriad of responses from moms that I have spoken to have been at two polar opposites …

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Mama, Don’t Pass the Buck

Mama, Don’t Pass the Buck

At the beginning of the Rite for Baptism the priest or deacon says to the parents: You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training them in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring them up to keep Gods …

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Top Ten List for a Happy Marriage

Top Ten List for a Happy Marriage

July 28th is our wedding anniversary. It is such a special day. It holds so much joy and promise and it’s a day that we celebrate to the fullest! Yesterday was July 28th and we celebrated our 19th anniversary by going to a private Mass that was offered for us, then …

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A Powerful Letter to one Mother

A Powerful Letter to one Mother

When I was a young mother, with two children under foot, I had a number of different friendships. Women that I talked to about a whole bunch of things. Some friends were pursuing their careers with a vengeance, travelling internationally, others were immersed …

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10 Tips for Dealing with Your Mother-in-Law

10 Tips for Dealing with Your Mother-in-Law

Recently, in another group, a young wife and mom asked for some advice about dealing with her mother-in-law and the post exploded. I can’t remember exactly how many comments there were, but I am pretty sure it was close to two hundred or so …

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5 Blessings from 1 Decision

5 Blessings from 1 Decision

One year into our marriage my husband happily told anyone who would listen the secret to a happy marriage. A deep freeze. He wasn’t wrong. Many of the arguments in our first few months as husband and wife centred around food …

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62 Resources for Pornography Addiction

62 Resources for Pornography Addiction

Internet addiction, pornography, infidelity are all serious, complex and painful crosses to work through in a marriage (and otherwise). We are not experts in these fields. We do encourage …

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A Virtual Catholic Mother’s Group Meeting?

A Virtual Catholic Mother’s Group Meeting?

Pivot. It’s a word that has come to mind many times since we started social distancing and self-isolation. As an educator and a mom, I have found myself in the role of organizer – whether it be field trips …

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A Mother in the House

A Mother in the House

During my childhood years (that’s the 1950’s) the Blessed Virgin Mary was a warm, embracing presence within the Catholic community. We named schools and churches after her, hung her picture in prominent places and constantly sought her intercession …

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High Five – He’s ALIVE!!

High Five – He’s ALIVE!!

Easter Monday is traditionally the day I stock up on enough half-price Easter treats to aid in keeping my little ones convinced it’s still Easter for the next 50 days. Like Jesus appearing by surprise to his disciples in the weeks following his Resurrection, surprise Easter-egg hunts pop up often throughout …

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5 Important Reminders for Moms

5 Important Reminders for Moms

Since we can’t meet face to face, live at our local parishes, we at CatholicMomsGroup.com have been hosting virtual Mother’s Group meetings. Every time I have been invited to speak at one of these meetings I am doing my best to remind moms of five things …

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3 Spiritual Tools for — Housework

3 Spiritual Tools for — Housework

I do not belong to a sub group of women who have immaculate houses. In fact, those types of houses (or women) scare me. If I walk into a house and it feels like a store front window, or hotel suite at the Sheraton, I begin …

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Breaking Bread with Mom

Breaking Bread with Mom

Mother-daughter relationships can be tricky. Some moms are overprotective of their daughters and can sometimes come across as overbearing, controlling, and sometimes they can appear down-right mean. Others get caught …

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