$60 Capsule Wardrobe for a 4 Year Old – Spring/Summer Edition

$60 Capsule Wardrobe for a 4 Year Old – Spring/Summer Edition

+J.M.J.+ We just had a children's clothing resale last week and I was excited to check it out and buy Philomena's wardrobe for this spring and summer. (Read about how I shop resales here) She will be four in June and wears a mix of 4t and 5t clothes right now. Not pictured are a couple [...]

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My Favorite Babywearing Carriers

My Favorite Babywearing Carriers

+J.M.J.+ Second only to nursing, babywearing has been the most life-changing help in parenting for me thus far. Truly, I don't know how we would be able to function without it sometimes, and that isn't hyperbole. From grocery shopping and errand running with ease, no stroller necessary - And facilitating nap time anytime, anywhere - [...]

To The Mom Belittled For Her Healthy Choices: Your Work Matters

To The Mom Belittled For Her Healthy Choices: Your Work Matters

+J.M.J.+ The crunchy mom is often teased as if we're all stuck up, holier-than-thou snobs who want to put others down for their Happy Meal habits. Sometimes it's perceived as cruel to often deny kids junk food that's so mainstream in our society. Furthering this attitude, there are multiple memes going around online right now that [...]

Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

+J.M.J.+ I mentioned in my post yesterday with resources for St. Valentine's Day our natural dye for our cookies. After all, artificial red dye is usually derived from petroleum, can cause hyperactivity in kids, and is incredibly toxic as you can read about here. It's really easy to naturally get around this using... beets. And no, [...]

St. Valentine’s Day Resources

St. Valentine’s Day Resources

+J.M.J.+ The Feast of St. Valentine is this week so I am doing a quick round up of resources for you! I want to quickly throw out a reminder that fun liturgical living type activities should ultimately be making us holier by increasing our devotion. If they're actually making us miserable or feeling dread with [...]

Valentine’s Day For The Single Person – A Different Take

Valentine’s Day For The Single Person – A Different Take

Valentines Day can be seen as a silly commercialized holiday to sell flowers and candy to an incredibly romantic day celebrating love. And if you're a romantic at heart and single on Valentines Day... it can be really painful. I know this from experience because I am probably the most sentimental, romantic, emotional person you'd [...]

My Best Catholic Match Tips

My Best Catholic Match Tips

+J.M.J.+ I personally know at least 15 couples who met their spouse online. Ethan and I's marriage, our children, our home... it all began with an email through Catholic Match. (You can read our whole story here) Because I've been so open about us meeting online, I have been messaged lots of questions or prayer [...]

Our Favorite Advent Resources

Our Favorite Advent Resources

albu+J.M.J.+ (Updated 11/8/19 to include new favorites!) Here are some wonderful resources for both adults and children that we use during this season of preparing ourselves to welcome Jesus at His birth! Advent Calendar My girls loved using "The Story of Christmas" reusable Advent calendar we got here off Amazon last year. Each little hardback book has [...]