You or your hubs or both get home from work around 5 or 6. Dinner needs to be put on the table. Toddlers need to be coaxed into tasting everything even if they don’t think they’ll like it. Dishes need to be cleaned up. Then, all of a sudden, it is 8pm and the bedtime routine begins.
I’m sorry, but where in there am I supposed to cultivate a happy family that is well-bonded and centered in Christ? WHERE??
Oh, I know. We do usually have about 10 minutes between dishes and brushing teeth. So, as long as I can fit it all in there, we should be good…
Or, how about this? You do have a little bit of time to spend together as a family, but you spend it together but separate. You’re too exhausted to come up with an enriching and fun activity that the whole family will enjoy because the baby slept a total of three hours last night, your husband had to wake up at 5 for work, and you dealt with more poop that day than an outhouse emporium. I get that.
In steps Sarah Reinhard and her book Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless.
“In Catholic Family Fun, Sarah equips all of us parents who share the goal of getting our families to heaven with the tools for making real progress. Instead of just weekly pizza and a movie, Sarah brings our faith into the mix in a vibrant and tangible manner by suggesting ways we can serve others, meals we can make together, and adventures we can experience hand-in-hand.” -Greg Willits
How about that? Promising, right? And, listen to what our fearless 7QT leader has to say about it:
“Every Catholic family needs this book on its bookshelf. Drawing from person experience as a busy mom, Sarah offers parents creative ways to lead their families in entertaining, faith-centered activities.” -Jennifer Fulwiler
How It Works
Each section has different activities (sorted by time and cost) that any family can execute with ways to modify for your own family and ways to incorporate the Catholic faith.
Make your next trip to the library a Catholic trip. Create a Mary Garden. Set up a treasure hunt. Have a silly story time. Have tea with God. So. Many. Ideas.
And Sarah wants you to try them. That’s why she is giving away a copy of her book to one Call Her Happy-ite (Do you call yourselves that?).
Be honest, y’all.