8 Essential Books for an Expectant Catholic Mom

books for Catholic pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth is a road I’ve traveled many times as the mother of six. Each pregnancy is unique and different from the others, but always filled with wonder. I’m always anxious to meet our baby, but in these last pregnancies with Maeve and Daniel, I’ve focused on enjoying the pregnancy instead of trying to […]

Easy Beef Dishes to Take to New Moms

easy beef dishes to take to new moms

Looking for something meaty? These easy beef dishes to take to new moms are great for boosting iron levels and providing a hearty meal.   Even my friends who usually stick to a vegetarian diet have admitted to changing their meal plan temporarily during pregnancy and childbirth. Don’t forget to check with the family first […]

Reflections on the Rosary with Sarah Reinhard: CMCP Blog Tour

  To celebrate the launch of her new book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism, Sarah Reinhard invites all of us to spend her blog book tour praying the rosary together. Today, she shares this reflection on the Agony in the Garden: When I read about the apostles falling […]

Saints and Scripture Sunday: Baby 5.0 has Arrived!

    John 16:21: Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. Truer words have never been spoken. All of the complaints […]

10 Tips to Having a Natural Childbirth

10 tips to natural childbirth

We’re less than 2 weeks from the due date of Baby 5.0, and I’m planning a natural, unmedicated childbirth. If you’re considering the same path, I’m offering my best tips. 1. Learn All You Can I stumbled into natural childbirth by accident — I wanted to wait as long as I could before requesting an […]