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I'm Connie Rossini, and I'm a Catholic homeschool mom, blogger, and author of Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. I believe the best way to keep our kids Catholic and to educate them in the faith is modeling prayer and virtue for them. I write from a Carmelite perspective.
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Tag Archives: Parenting
Falling asleep during prayer
If you are a parent trying to grow in holiness, you have no doubt fallen asleep in prayer. Among nursing babies, sick toddlers, wet beds, and waiting up for teenagers, parents spend years being sleep deprived. Then we go … Continue reading
Posted in Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Parenting, Sleeping, Story of A Soul, Thérèse of Lisieux, Vocation 18 Comments
God and parenting woes
Remember when you had all the answers about parenting—in other words, when you were single? Then you got married, conceived your first child, and were instantly unsure of yourself. You decided you must consult the experts. At least, that’s what … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Greag and Lisa Popcack, Guest Post, Parenting, Self-abandonment, Suscipio, William Sears 7 Comments
If God is willing…
” Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain’; whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you … Continue reading
Posted in Virtue Tagged Catholic, God's Will, homeschool, Jean Pierre de Caussade, Parenting, Working Moms 4 Comments
Diary of a Country Mother: a review
Cindy Montanaro is a Secular Carmelite and former homeschooler. She is also the mother of Tim, a boy she and her husband adopted as an infant. Tim had Tourette Syndrome, phobias, and other mental health issues. In 2005 he died … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged Book Review, Carmelite, Catholic, homeschool, Parenting, Special Needs 3 Comments
3 reasons I love Catholicism: Truth, goodness, and beauty
Micaela at California to Korea is hosting a link-up called “3 Reasons I love Catholicism.” You can submit your link all month. There are lots of good submissions, so check them out and join up. My reasons (in this post, … Continue reading
Posted in Education Tagged Beauty, Catholic, goodness, homeschool, Link-up, Parenting, truth, unity 3 Comments
Win a free book for a first communicant or other child!
Update: If you have liked my facebook page to enter, please leave a comment on this post. I have discovered that Facebook contests have strict limits and I will have to investigate that more. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please enter … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged Catholic, First Communion, Giveaway, homeschool, Parenting, review, Saints 21 Comments