Friday, August 20, 2021

A Year of Articles

Last September, I started volunteering as a monthly contributor at I have loved being a part of the team for the past year, and though I haven't been sharing my articles here regularly, I wanted to share a quick retrospective as I complete my first year. Because of my background, my primary focus in my articles is on books, but I also occasionally shift to a different topic. 

If you haven't seen them yet, visit the links below to read my pieces: 

September 2020: Picture Books for Teaching Kids to be Stewards of Creation 
I recommended several picture books that help kids care for and delight in the world God has given us. 

October 2020:  Children's Books That Promote Empathy for the Elderly 
I created a short list of books that help kids understand the intrinsic value of all human beings regardless of age. 

November 2020: Discussing Death with Catholic Kids 
I reflected on how we discuss death with our young children in order to minimize their fear.

December 2020: Advent Read-Alouds for Families
I shared some of my family's favorite books to read aloud leading up to Christmas.

January 2021: Favorite Fiction for Catholic Book Clubs
I made a list of some of my favorite books that I've read with my local Catholic book clubs.

February 2021: Books to Help Kids Use Their Gifts from God 
I selected a few picture books that help kids understand that God has given each of us our own unique gifts to use for His glory. 

March 2021: A Beginner's Guide to Flannery O'Connor
I revamped a post I previously wrote here on the blog to help others appreciate Flannery O'Connor's writing. 

April 2021: Books for the #girlmom: On Being Yourself
I reflected on how Be Bold in the Broken by Mary Lenaburg helps me think about the messages I want to send to my daughters when adolescence arrives. 

May 2021: Books for the #girlmom: On Motherhood
For Mother's Day, I read Motherhood Redeemed by Kimberly Cook and wrote a reflection. 

June 2021: Book Notes: A Holy Hour with Mother Angelica 
I reviewed A Holy Hour with Mother Angelica, published by EWTN. 

July 2021: Books for the #girlmom: On Yelling 
I explained why Harriet You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox and Marla Frazee is the perfect picture book for moms who sometimes yell at their kids. 

August 2021: The Blessings of Catholic Social Media
I shared how social media, though negative in some respects, has enriched my spiritual life. 

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