We’ve been hearing from a lot of parents who are frustrated that the pandemic is stopping them from being involved in the ministries they are involved in at their parishes or in their communities. It’s good to want to make a difference, but many of us are missing out on a tremendously important ministry opportunity. Our homes! Did you know that, as far as the Church is concerned, parenting is a ministry. Although we tend to think of “ministry” as “ the churchy stuff we do at church—or to serve others.” Ministry is really any activity that enables us to communicate God’s love to another person. If that isn’t parenting, I don’t know what is. On Teaching Catholic Kids are some ways you can practice the Corporal Works of Mommy (and Daddy Too) to experience and encourage a more meaningful spirit of service in the home.
Do your kids ignore you until you raise your voice? Do you find yourself exhausted by constant nagging? This Lent, give up nagging your kids by focusing on the 4 Cs: Connect, cue, communicate and consequences. Find explanations for all these, plus a bonus fifth “c,” online.
In today’s post you’ll discover five books that mom and bookworm Sarah Reinhard recommends for every Catholic family, from the Bible to the Catechism to Lord of the Rings.
Cleaning with kids doesn’t have to be pure drudgery. It is a duty, yes, but also a path to help them understand that work is holy and redemptive. Here are five ways to teach your children about the dignity of work at home.
Yes, you need to get away on a retreat, even though your kids are young and you’re too busy. Here’s why, and a few ideas for how to make it happen.