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My seven year old daughter recently had her First Reconciliation, which is one of the seven holy sacraments in the Catholic church.  During Reconciliation, a person confesses their sin to a priest in private and then the priest absolves it, letting the person know that God forgives them for their sins.  It was a very exciting day for my daughter, because her teacher had been preparing my daughter and her classmates for this sacrament for months now.  I could tell that my...

This is a sponsored blog post for Mariacommunion. I was seven years old when I had my first holy communion. To prepare for my first communion, I attended Catholicism classes once a week after school. I learned the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers. I learned how important and special it is to receive the body and blood of Christ and what it means to truly live and love like Jesus. I remember being very excited about the big day and finally being able to receive communion...

For those of you who believe in the power of prayer, these are wonderful daily prayers for children with ADHD.  Any parent of a child with ADHD knows how difficult, frustrating, and challenging life can be for them. It is important for us as their parents to help them and guide them whenever and however we can. My daughter and I have found that praying to God on a daily basis helps alleviate the struggles of her ADHD while building her relationship with God. For those of...

“I see the questions in your eyes.  I know what’s weighing on your mind…”  You’ve been dying to know what my kids are giving out as Valentines, right?  (I know it’s not true, but humor me here.)  So… As many mothers do this time of the year, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for cute homemade Valentine ideas for my children to make and give to their classmates, but then I got an Oriental Trading magazine in the mail and decided to take the more lazy approach this year.  I bought...

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year.  You know what that means…  Your kids won’t be in school and it is up to you to keep your little love bugs entertained all day.  Don’t panic.  I’ve got you covered.  Here are some kid-tested and approved Valentine’s Day activities and crafts I’ve done at my daycare.  Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Jumps Individual or Group Activity: Have your child use a stethoscope (a toy one will work just fine) to listen to their heartbeat and/or...

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