Aunt Anna and Our Lady of Fatima

Let me answer this riddle for you right away – Aunt Anna is 101 years young, and Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the little children in Portugal 100 years ago. 100 – that’s a lot of years. 100 1. The number of pennies we glued to a poster board for my daughter to illustrate […]

I Should Have Said No

I should have said no. But when I said yes, I felt POWERFUL. I felt NEEDED. I felt SOUGHT AFTER. I felt DESIRED. Now, I just feel TIRED. I tend to bite off more than I can chew. That’s something my mother told me long ago when I was a teenager. Constantly trying to get […]

Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus – A BOOK REVIEW

As a mother, I can think of no stronger devotion than a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a working Catholic momma, the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a necessity. Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus by Philip Michael Bulman presents a plethora of historical background on […]

Landed! Proven Job Search Strategies for Today’s Professional: BOOK REVIEW

Since my first attempts at blogging, I’ve been blessed to meet both in person and through virtual networks working men and women who live integrated lives.  My new friend, Randy Hain, is perhaps a professional who understands this concept most.  We are blessed with Randy’s writing about integrated work lives, meaning making from your work, […]

BOOK REVIEW: “Danny Celebrates Advent” by Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, Ed.D.

Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, Ed.D., provides young readers a catechetical teaching of Advent traditions, as only a mommy catechist could: full of truth, adventure, and lots of creative activities! I tested this book out with an expert critic of children’s books…my 7 year old, Elie Frances. I wanted to know how she viewed the book, and […]

The Language of the Soul: Work, Faith, Love and Anna Karenina

This summer I read the novel, “Anna Karenina,” by Leo Tolstoy.  I had never read the novel previously, and I had no preconceived notions about the plot, the characters, or the emotional turmoil I would experience as I read.  The book evokes so many different emotions, as Tolstoy weaves a political, social and religious tale, […]

Small Steps for Catholic Moms – A Book Review

Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss give moms the gift of time management in their new book, “Small Steps for Catholic Moms:  Your Daily Call to Think, Pray and Act.”  This truly is a daily call, formatted almost like a daily text message.  Because the messages are succinct, focused, and efficient, I am drawn into the […]

Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest – Book Review

It is very difficult to pick out the best pieces of Under the Mantle when you’ve practically outlined, underlined, dog-eared, and post-it noted almost every page of the book. This is one of those books that move you along on your faith journey. Written for a lay audience, Fr. Donald takes us on a Mary […]

Book Reviews!

I’m a book reviewing Working Catholic Mom this week!  Take a look at the review for Pat Gohn’s new book:  “Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious,” as well as Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s new book, “Catholic Mom’s Cafe.”  These books are sure to bless your journey as a Catholic woman!    Send article as PDF   

BLOG TOUR: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle stops by The Working Catholic Mom

Celebrating the gift of motherhood and challenging momma’s to ponder their vocations deeply, popular Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and EWTN host, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle gives us, “Catholic Mom’s Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year” (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013). You can also check out the facebook page for both the book and the […]

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