Author Archives: Stephanie

A New Blog!

Hello, friends!  I am excited to announce that I have created a new blog. A Few Beads Short is “an honest look at the life of one Catholic mommy.”  The name comes from my realization that I’m “a few beads … Continue reading

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A Crafty Snack for the Feast of the Guardian Angels

OK, so it’s not perfect, but for someone who’s not crafty, I thought these turned out pretty cute! I noticed as I was making Isaac and Mary Lise peanut butter and jelly for their lunches, that the bread was shaped … Continue reading

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Please Pray a Rosary Novena for the Battle to Save Our Country

Friends, I typically have kept this blog free from politics, feeling that that particular topic was better left to others. But today I feel compelled to ask you to join with me in praying a Rosary novena for our country. … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of Safety

As Jesus walked to Golgotha, bearing the stripes of our sins and the weight of our follies, one woman stood watching. Her heart ached to see this man, who only days before had been welcomed into Jerusalem with shouts of … Continue reading

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Catholic School or Home School – The Decision

I’m sure you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat (ha!) since my July post regarding the education of my children – Catholic School or Home School? . Based on my lack of posts, you’re probably assuming that I’ve … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Crafts

I always intend to do a craft with the kids to celebrate liturgical feasts. Today, I’m ahead of the game and researching early in the morning, so chances are improved that I will actually follow through on my intention. I … Continue reading

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Great Family Fun

My friend Katie introduced me to a new website, Shannon’s Tot School, yesterday and I’m so enamored, we’ve already done two of the activities.  Sidewalk painting was fun, but the “laser” obstacle course was definitely worth writing about. My husband … Continue reading

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Catholic School or Home School?

For several months, I have been struggling to discern whether I should home school our children. Pray and pray as I might, I don’t seem to be getting any clear answers from above. This is a huge decision, and one … Continue reading

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A Great, Totally Catholic VBS

Our parish wrapped up vacation Bible school this week, and I felt compelled to write a review of the curriculum we used, in hopes that more Catholic parishes will choose the “totally Catholic” VBS next year! In previous years, we’ve … Continue reading

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Daily Rosary Prayer Tip #4 – Believe

Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.” (Mark 11:24).  Yet, in our world of “show me and I’ll believe” many of us struggle to … Continue reading

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