A Mom's Perspective on the The Presentation of Our Lord

Happy Feast of the Presentation of the Lord! Have you ever wondered why the Presentation of the Lord is one of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary? I always have. I mean, look at Mary’s face in this picture… (Image Source) and in this one…and in this one… …it says it all. If I had just heard what Mary heard in that temple, I would not be thinking “This is such a joyful moment in my life!” This past December I had a baby right before Christmas. As chaotic as it was trying to celebrate Christmas with our four other young children and a new baby, it was a very special experience me. Staring at my new baby with the Christmas music in the background and lights shinning all around us, it was impossible not to think of Mary staring at her new baby (but not

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A Prayer for Moms

Dear Moms: Today is Friday, and people all over are TGIFing. But we know that your work never ends, we know that you are tired, and we know that 99% of what you do goes unnoticed. So today, know that we are praying for you. And know that your Heavenly “Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:4). We wanted to take a moment and thank moms everywhere for all you do. Thank you! Love, The Holy Heroes Crew All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old. We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy. We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us

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Good news about a very bad topic

I’ve been procrastinating about writing this post for a couple months now. It’s a distasteful topic, frankly. Distasteful, but very important to address for our children. Sometimes I put off writing it for a very good reason: some of the kids were in the office packing orders or filing or otherwise helping, so I didn’t want them to see some of the research up on my computer screen while I was typing. Sometimes I put it off for bad reasons, for lazy reasons, because I didn’t want to confront it. I put it off so much that finally I was pushed to do it–and your family can benefit from my procrastination if YOU do NOT procrastinate. (I’ll explain what I mean, below.) Here’s what I didn’t want any of my kids to see: 70% of teens say they have accidentally

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Test how well you (and your children!) know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

How well do you know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe & St Juan Diego? Try your “Saint Smarts” here (and if you don’t do as well as you’d like–check out the rest of this post to get a free audio CD so you and your children can learn the story of the “Patroness of the Americas” together)! Well, did you know as much as you’d hoped?DON’T PANIC–we have the (FREE) solution for you and your family (well, at least while our supplies last).You can get a free copy of this audio CD (and it includes two complete stories–BONUS!).* * * What a wonderful gift to enrich our appreciation of the “Patroness of the Americas:” Our Lady of Guadalupe!”Fresh Flowers in Winter” tells the story of Saint Juan Diego and Our

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Eight (8) Free Holy Heroes Products

Do I have your attention now? Who doesn’t like free? Many people know about our online “Adventures,” like Advent and Lenten Adventure, or our weekly Mass Prep materials at HolyHeroesFun.com. (If you did NOT know about those–hop over there and register your email!). But did you know that Holy Heroes also offers many other “freebies”? Well, we do! Today I am going to let you into all the little secrets of getting those little extras at no extra cost. We get emails all the time from moms looking to save a dollar and so I thought I would put all of my Holy Heroes Money Saving Tips in one easy to find spot. Please be sure to share this post with your friends and family so that they can take advantage of the many ways of saving as well! Before we start with the

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