In the introduction, Danielle and Elizabeth give us permission as busy moms to use this book as a tool. As a busy working Catholic mom (outside of the home), I am always looking for tools to help me on my faith journey. I don’t have lots of moments of silence for reflection and prayer, and this book gives me the snippets I need to continue a journey to sanctity. By focusing on specific virtues in our motherhood, we are able to journey with other busy moms (that includes all moms, I do believe!), and balance duties of being a mom with the relationships that sustain us most: Father, Son, Holy Spirit – and our Blessed Mother Mary.
By using quotes from the saints of the Church, Danielle and Elizabeth bring the concepts to life. The prayers offered are quick, yet heart-felt and thought provoking. The actions suggested are specific, challenging, and able to be completed. As a working Catholic mom, Small Steps is a daily tool for me to keep moving forward on my faith journey. I expected the same ole devotional. What I found was a gold mine of advice, as if I were sitting down for coffee with my girlfriends. Thank you, Danielle and Elizabeth!