Mondays with Mary: A Celebration of Marian Feasts Throughout the Year

mondays_cover_highrezLooking for a way to increase devotion to Mary in the lives of her family, author Meredith Henning developed a sound and effective method for spending time with and “reflecting on the life and the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

Marian devotions for throughout the year. You’ll find activities, tea time recipes, prayers, and suggestions for further reading. Encourage a devotion to Our Lady by setting aside a little time each week to get to know her through her Litany. (Coil bound, 204 pages, 8½ ” x 11″)

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Little Flowers Girls Club

Little Flowers Wreath 1 Leaders GuideThe Little Flowers is a group whose goal is to provide young Catholic girls, from age 5 and up, the opportunity to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith, and traditions as well as other “womanly” traditions that may have faded from view.  Through the meetings the girls will hear, read, share, and learn about their role model – the Blessed Virgin Mary, their patroness – St. Therese of Lisieux, saints of the church, women in religious life, and their own mothers.  This guide provides guidance to running your own group.  Includes the details for running a meeting with activity sheets that are focused on the virtues.  Each virtue has a flower, a color, a saint, and a memory verse from Scripture.  Four wreaths (years) are available!!! 

The Little Flowers Members Guide Books are about 33 pages each, and save you the time and trouble of copying bios on saints and activity worksheets for each meeting.

Fully embroidered patches (or badges, if you prefer) to augment your Little Flowers Girls Club sashes are available for all 4 wreaths of the program. Each 9 patch set includes the virtue, color and flower for the virtues. The badges create a 4 ½ inch diameter flower shape when finished except for Wreath 4, which makes a crown.

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Haystack Full of Needles: A Catholic Home Educator’s Guide to Socialization

Haystack+full+of+needles+coverMost of us at one time or another have had to wrestle with the issue of socialization, either when dealing with friends and family members who question our decision to home educate, or when in our own hearts we worry about our children’s hopes for friendship. In this book Alice shows that “Socialization is not the weakness of home education—it is its strength and joy.” Alice chronicles her own path from skepticism about home educating’s ability to provide sufficient social experiences for her children, to the flowering of a local home school group that provides its members with meaningful social experiences within the context of home educating. Full of examples and practical suggestions, this will be an extremely uplifting addition to your cache of home education resources. (PB, 156pp.)

Little Women Hospitality Program

Little-Women-Logo-_framedOn the title page of this book is the following verse, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” -Matthew 25:35. How uplifting to find a mom who has seen the need to teach the virtue and skills of true hospitality and put together a program that is well thought out and easy to use. But what is especially delightful to me is how she has also tied in stories from literature, the Bible, or a saint’s life that are tied to the particular skill. This program teaches 10 different aspects of hospitality which can be used during the school year from September to June, or as a follow-up to your Little Flowers group or just about anytime and in any order. Your girls will learn the proper way to clean a room, how to Bring Hospitality to Others, Table Manners and Conversation, Correspondence, Sewing and dressing Modestly, Cooking, How to set and clear a table, Preparing a room for a guest, how to plan a Mother and daughter tea and even a book club idea! The teacher’s manual lays out all the organizational ideas and prep needed for each hospitality taught,including Demonstration of the skill, practice of the skill, fun games, Take Home ideas and even field trip ideas. You will most likely want a student Companion book for each girl in the program. In it she will find all the take home ideas, recipes and field trip ideas too! (recommended for ages 10+)